1 28 07 Bishop Carelton Leonard preaching at Mountaintop – These few notes are offered in obedience and hope that they will meet you where the need is.
2 Chronicles 20:17 Victory Without Conflict
“Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the Lord with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: Fear not, nor be dismayed; to morrow go out against them: for the Lord will be with you.”
God needs a champion in you. This test is His way of revealing it to you; all He has deposited through the years of prayer and fasting.
Start praying His promises. Now, Lord, you said, that you would supply all good things for my use. You said, no weapon formed against me shall prosper. The promises of the Lord are yea and amen in Him. If I can stay out of ‘me’ He can have his way.
Praise redirects your focus. Praise heightens your revelation about God. Praise God not for the stuff but the God whose unmerited favor (mercy) gave you the stuff!
I was appointed to praise and therefore cannot be disappointed!
Listen for the prophetic after you have prayed His promises.
Jael = snatched away by God – don’t give the devil so much credit.
Let go of good because God is trying to give you great!
Prophets are speaking now, into your future. Notice who God is using to stretch you! “Folk who’ll tell you 1+1=11! I can’t flip out behind them, they aren’t qualified! No one can bring you terror without bringing the treasure attached to it. You don’t have to fight or throw a single punch, but you have to show up – in the right attire – dressed for battle and STAND – hold your position.
See this trial not as a test but as an opportunity to be on display for God. God is saying it was necessary for you to come against the enemy at this level because the enemy brings a blessing you will be 3 days in gathering when it’s done!
2 Chronicles 20:21-30 See the enemy as your servant, let him bear it, bring it, let him come. God has set the enemy’s boundaries. If God didn’t give the devil permission to operate you wouldn’t have been prepared to receive these gifts and offer this praise. Don’t give the enemy permission of your praise!
It has to happen to you before it can happen for you!
You are a royal priesthood, a peculiar people!
What you go through will change but why you go through it will not: I will bless the Lord at all times!