Harp and Story

In the Spring When Kings Go Out to War

According to the Hebrew calendar Rosh haShanna or Yom Teruah begins the New Year 5777. Using the Pythagorean skein mathematical system we see that the numbers 5+7+7+7=26 which we reduce further by adding 2+6 to equal the single digit number of 8. The number 8 means “new beginnings”.

As we enter this year of “new beginnings” YHVH is releasing His Word to His set apart ones that “In Worship we will find our strength to stand in the day of battle!” His Word, (as I heard it) is being accompanied by the sound of marching as to war with vibrant, strong harp music. There is nothing melancholy about this New Year, 5777!

Now is the time to “cut away”, “cut off” and “cut through”. YHVH will arm us with His spiritual sword to cut away, cut off and cut through those things outside of His will in our lives. (Prophetic word given at River of Life fellowship in Lucedale, MS, by Mark and Tammy McLendon, Yom Teruah, 2016)

As we look at the state of the world today it seems that there is war and/or the threat of war everywhere we turn. How are we supposed to respond? Do we run and hide? Do we stand and fight? Do we tremble in fear? Do we ignore and hope it all goes away? Do we pretend that all things will continue as they have been?

I believe we will find the answer to our conundrum in the story of King Jehoshaphat from 2Chronicles 20:1-30. The Moabites and Ammonites are coming against Jehoshaphat, king of Judah for battle; a great multitude is coming and they are already at Engedi, which is within the territory of Judah.

Jehoshaphat is afraid, but he sets his face to seek YHVH, and proclaims a fast throughout all Judah. And Judah assembles to seek help from YHVH; from all the cities of Judah they come to seek YHVH.

Jehoshaphat stands in the assembly of Judah and Jerusalem, in the house of YHVH, before the new court, and says, “O YHVH, God of our fathers, are you not God in heaven? You rule over all the kingdoms of the nations. In your hand are power and might, so that none is able to withstand you. Did you not, our God, drive out the inhabitants of this land before your people Israel, and give it forever to the descendants of Abraham your friend? And they have lived in it and have built for you in it a sanctuary for your name, saying, ‘If disaster comes upon us, the sword, judgment, or pestilence, or famine, we will stand before this house and before you—for your name is in this house—and cry out to you in our affliction, and you will hear and save.’ And now behold, the men of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir, whom you would not let Israel invade when they came from the land of Egypt, and whom they avoided and did not destroy—behold, they reward us by coming to drive us out of your possession, which you have given us to inherit. O our God, will you not execute judgment on them? For we are powerless against this great horde that is coming against us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.”

Scripture tells us that all Judah is standing before YHVH, with their little ones, their wives, and their children.

And the Spirit of YHVH came upon Jahaziel, a Levite of the sons of Asaph, in the midst of the assembly. And he said, “Listen, all Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem and King Jehoshaphat: Thus says YHVH to you, ‘Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed at this great horde, for the battle is not yours but God’s. Tomorrow go down against them. You will not need to fight in this battle. Stand firm, hold your position, and see the salvation of YHVH on your behalf, O Judah and Jerusalem.’ Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed. Tomorrow go out against them, and YHVH will be with you.”

Then Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground, and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell down before YHVH, worshiping YHVH. And the Levites stood up to praise YHVH, the God of Israel, with a very loud voice.
The story concludes with this counsel of King Jehoshaphat; “Hear me, Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem! Believe in YHVH your God, and you will be established; believe his prophets, and you will succeed.”

Jehoshaphat appointed those who were to sing to YHVH and praise him in holy attire, as they went before the army, and say, “Give thanks to YHVH, for his steadfast love endures forever.” And when they began to sing and praise, YHVH set an ambush against the men of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah, so that they were routed. And all the people of Judah saw when they came to the watchtower of the wilderness were dead bodies lying on the ground; for none had escaped.
They were three days in taking the spoil, it was so much. On the fourth day they assembled in the Valley of Beracah, for there they blessed YHVH. Then they returned, every man of Judah and Jerusalem, and Jehoshaphat at their head, returning to Jerusalem with joy, for YHVH had made them rejoice over their enemies.

The Proposal: An Esther fast for three days — beginning at sundown on the 5th of November and ending at sundown on the 8th of November.

The enemy is in the land. The question is: Will the enemy be successful in its efforts to kill, steal and destroy or will YHVH’s people, who are called by His Name rise up and chose life and that in abundance? (John 10:10)

Every hour for the 72 hour period of time on Facebook/FLASHPrayer and on Twitter @Americas7000 there will be posted a scripture to pray regarding this battle for the hearts and minds of human kind along with relevant issues. Please take three (3) minutes every hour as you are able to pray fervent and effective prayer concerning these posts.
If you have a prayer need to include in this 72 hour Esther fast please go to: www.GodsPowerLines.com/media and fill out the form with your request. (Please note that I can’t promise that every request will be included.)

We have a GREAT NEED! Let us make sure we get a GREAT CURRENT flowing so that we will have GREAT POWER available to address the needs of this time in our world’s history.
1Corinthians 4:20, God’s kingdom isn’t just a lot of words. It is power!

It is my opinion that if we ignore this and other calls to prayer we will become engaged in a “war” and not on some other country’s shores, but on our own. Are we going to embrace a “reprieve” from judgment that YHVH may be giving us or are we going to blaze full speed ahead into destruction? It’s our choice and how we chose will determine whether the kings go out to battle or not…

1Chronicles 20:1, “In the spring of the year, the time when kings go out to battle…”

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