A Wave is Coming
In the book of 2 Chronicles, we read about an event of great significance. King
Jehoshaphat found himself at war. The people of Moab with the people of Ammon, and
others with them besides the Ammonites, came to battle against Jehoshaphat. This
great multitude was a significant threat against Jehoshaphat, whose last experience
on the field of battle was a narrow escape from death. Jehoshaphat feared, and set
himself to seek the LORD, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah. So Judah gathered
together to ask help from the LORD; and from all the cities of Judah they came to
seek the LORD.
Jehoshaphat was terrified by this news and begged the LORD for guidance. He also
ordered everyone in Judah to begin fasting. So people from all the towns of Judah
came to Jerusalem to seek the LORD’s help.
2 Chronicles 20:3
As Jehoshaphat and all of the people were seeking the Lord, a Levite named Jahaziel
began to prophesy:
He said, “Listen, all you people of Judah and Jerusalem! Listen, King Jehoshaphat!
This is what the LORD says: Do not be afraid! Don’t be discouraged by this mighty
army, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.
2 Chronicles 20:15
Early the next morning, they rose and went out into the WIlderness of Tekoa. Jehoshaphat
appointed the worshippers and sent them out ahead of the army. The battle was led
by singing worshippers:
After consulting the people, the king appointed singers to walk ahead of the army,
singing to the LORD and praising him for his holy splendor. This is what they sang:
“Give thanks to the LORD; his faithful love endures forever!”
At the very moment they began to sing and give praise, the LORD caused the armies
of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir to start fighting among themselves. The armies of
Moab and Ammon turned against their allies from Mount Seir and killed every one
of them. After they had destroyed the army of Seir, they began attacking each other.
So when the army of Judah arrived at the lookout point in the wilderness, all they
saw were dead bodies lying on the ground as far as they could see. Not a single
one of the enemy had escaped.
2 Chronicles 20:20-21
Let's skip ahead to our day. There are wars and rumors of wars. Terrorism and fear
threaten us from many angles. Sickness and tragedy are devestating many lives. But,
God is sending the worshippers out in front of the army again. We've been satisfied
with a good set list on Sunday, when God is asking us to shift the atmosphere over
our cities and regions so that healing starts breaking out, so that mental illness
and depression starts to be broken off of people's lives, so that the entire economic
structure of cities begins to be revitalized and renewed.
I believe we are entering into a time where the acts of God and the heart of God
are going to unite. Where the lovers and the warriors are going to become one heart.
This heart is going to put on display the goodness of God like never seen before.
The heart of the Father is going to be seen and this display of God is going to
wash away pain, sickness, disappointment, and suffering. It is going to set the
lonely in families and begin a new season of the kingdom of heaven on earth.
your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
A wave of worship and worshippers are coming, and coming along with it is healing,
freedom, broken chains, and everything that happens when the kingdom comes. When
we worship, heaven is released naturally and light begins to displace darkness.
Are you a worshipper? Get a vision bigger than Sunday. Find God's heart for your
city, then worship Jesus. Sing over your city, declare goodness, healing, freedom,
and restoration over it. Worship the King and let heaven come.