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  1. Jehoshaphat resolves to ASK GOD GoodBible resolutions • Problem • Prayer • Praise

  2. Jehoshaphat resolves to ASK GOD GoodBible resolutions • 1. The problem… • Some men came and told Jehoshaphat, “A vast army is coming against you …Alarmed, Jehoshaphat resolved to inquire of the Lord • (2 Chr. 20:2-3) • An opportunity to prove God’s control

  3. Jehoshaphat resolves to ASK GOD GoodBible resolutions • 2. The prayer… • Power of God… • Past performance of God • Present confidence in God • …we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon you. (12)

  4. Jehoshaphat resolves to ASK GOD GoodBible resolutions • 2. The prayer… • Then the Spirit of the Lord came upon Jahaziel son of Zechariah... • He said: “Listen, King Jehoshaphat and all who live in Judah and Jerusalem! This is what the Lord says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s.

  5. Jehoshaphat resolves to ASK GOD GoodBible resolutions • 3. The praise… • …Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to the LORD and to praise him for the splendour of his holiness as they went out at the head of the army, saying: • “Give thanks to the LORD, for his love endures forever.” • As they began to sing and praise, the LORD set ambushes against the men of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir who were invading Judah, and they were defeated.

  6. Jehoshaphat resolves to ASK GOD GoodBible resolutions • 3. The praise… • There was so much plunder that it took three days to collect it. On the fourth day they assembled in the Valley of Beracah, where they praised the Lord. This is why it is called the Valley of Beracah (“Praise”) to this day. • An opportunity to prove God’s control

  7. Jehoshaphat resolves to ASK GOD GoodBible resolutions • The outcome… • everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. • (1 John 5:4)