Worship Weekend: Praise and Worship in Battle

written by Kelly Langston | Featured, Worship

January 23, 2011

Praise and Worship in Battle: Can you imagine sending a praise team into battle ahead of the soldiers? That’s exactly what the Israelites did in 2 Chronicles 20. This act of faith and worship brought about an amazing supernatural victory.  It’s a fascinating story that I want to share with you.

In this Bible story, which I talk about in the video below, King Jehoshaphat discovers that praise and worship is one of the mightiest methods of warfare that believers can use against the enemy.  When you face walls that keep you from your own Promised Land — the place that God prepares you for — follow King Jehoshaphat’s lead, declaring the victory for God and praising Him for the victory that lies ahead.  Then you, too, will see God move in mighty ways!

Here’s the video:

Read the story in Scripture:

2 Chronicles 20 (The Message):

21 After talking it over with the people, Jehoshaphat appointed a choir for God; dressed in holy robes, they were to march ahead of the troops, singing,
Give thanks to God, His love never quits.

2 Chronicles 20 (Holman Christian Standard Bible):

21 Then he consulted with the people and appointed some to sing for the LORD and some to praise the splendor of [His] holiness. When they went out in front of the armed forces, they kept singing:

Give thanks to the LORD,
for His faithful love endures forever.

2 Chronicles 20 (NIV):

21 After consulting the people, Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to the LORD and to praise him for the splendor of his holiness as they went out at the head of the army, saying:

“Give thanks to the LORD,
for his love endures forever.”

Each Worship Weekend, I want to give you a special video. Here’s one by U2. Enjoy!:

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Kelly Langston sees prayer move mountains... and she writes about it. Author and prayer enthusiast, inspires through her writing, combining faith, storytelling, and transformative prayer to encourage deeper a rich spiritual connection with the Father. Having authored four non-fiction books and a series of "God Speaks" digital journals, she guides readers towards intimate conversations with God and recognizes the impact of prayer on our world.

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