Heavenly Memo: "Let the Lord fight your battles"

I am placing the emPHAsis on what I would like your eyes to catch in Bold lettering in case some of you would like to get the message quicker.  🙂   God’s got a message for you in it!

2 Chronicles 20:1-25

2 Chronicles 20

It came to pass after this also, that the children of Moab, and the children of Ammon, and with them other beside the Ammonites, came against Jehoshaphat to battle.

Then there came some that told Jehoshaphat, saying, There cometh a great multitude against thee from beyond the sea on this side Syria; and, behold, they be in Hazazon–tamar, which is En–gedi.

And Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek the Lord, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah.

And Judah gathered themselves together, to ask help of the Lord: even out of all the cities of Judah they came to seek the Lord.

And Jehoshaphat stood in the congregation of Judah and Jerusalem, in the house of the Lord, before the new court,

And said, O Lord God of our fathers, art not thou God in heaven? and rulest not thou over all the kingdoms of the heathen? and in thine hand is there not power and might, so that none is able to withstand thee?

Art not thou our God, who didst drive out the inhabitants of this land before thy people Israel, and gavest it to the seed of Abraham thy friend for ever?

And they dwelt therein, and have built thee a sanctuary therein for thy name, saying,

If, when evil cometh upon us, as the sword, judgment, or pestilence, or famine, we stand before this house, and in thy presence, (for thy name is in this house,) and cry unto thee in our affliction, then thou wilt hear and help.

10  And now, behold, the children of Ammon and Moab and mount Seir, whom thou wouldest not let Israel invade, when they came out of the land of Egypt, but they turned from them, and destroyed them not;

11  Behold, I say, how they reward us, to come to cast us out of thy possession, which thou hast given us to inherit.

12  O our God, wilt thou not judge them? for we have no might against this great company that cometh against us; neither know we what to do: but our eyes are upon thee.

13  And all Judah stood before the Lord, with their little ones, their wives, and their children.

14  Then upon Jahaziel the son of Zechariah, the son of Benaiah, the son of Jeiel, the son of Mattaniah, a Levite of the sons of Asaph, came the Spirit of the Lord in the midst of the congregation;

15  And he said, Hearken ye, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thou king Jehoshaphat, Thus saith the Lord unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God’s.

16  To morrow go ye down against them: behold, they come up by the cliff of Ziz; and ye shall find them at the end of the brook, before the wilderness of Jeruel.

17  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.

18  And Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground: and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell before the Lord, worshipping the Lord.

19  And the Levites, of the children of the Kohathites, and of the children of the Korhites, stood up to praise the Lord God of Israel with a loud voice on high.

20  And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in the Lord your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper.

21  And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the Lord, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the Lord; for his mercy endureth for ever.

22  And when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten.

23  For the children of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of mount Seir, utterly to slay and destroy them: and when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, every one helped to destroy another.

24  And when Judah came toward the watch tower in the wilderness, they looked unto the multitude, and, behold, they were dead bodies fallen to the earth, and none escaped.

25  And when Jehoshaphat and his people came to take away the spoil of them, they found among them in abundance both riches with the dead bodies, and precious jewels, which they stripped off for themselves, more than they could carry away: and they were three days in gathering of the spoil, it was so much.

What a wonderful story to read in the bible. It is so awesome to see how God totally fought for the Israelites in whom we are grafted in with today. His Word is true. His Word still stays the same and changes not. If God fought for them then, He is waiting to fight for you now. The first thing to do…..

1. Stop trying to fight your enemies on your own accord. Our focus should be on telling as many about Jesus as we can before our time is up. To everything there is a season. People are so busy about life that they forget that Jesus comes first, we follow Him, He doesn’t follow us. He is a Good Leader and will not leave us forsaken and abused.  When you take your faith away from Jesus and focus on fleshly, earthly things, you begin to lose the battle because you are fighting alone. The enemy fights against us every day and will not give you a “rest.” Oh…and without Jesus, the enemy will win.

2. Read God’s Word daily even if it is only for a scripture at a time. God is a good God and is very capable of having you pinpoint the scripture that He wants you to read. It’s happened to me and a few friends many times. Try to graduate to reading more than one though but if one is your style right now, it will do, but know this….God wants you to know more. His Wisdom is there for the asking. We should be eating the meat of the Word by now but the weak ones are still sucking on that bottle, going from formula to formula instead of plate to plate. God has a huge celebratory dinner for you, accept it now. I love meat, potatoes, bread, the desert and the drink. And when I am through, I have a habit of putting the napkin on top of the plate to let the waiter know that “It is finished.” Won’t you join me? (By the way, that’s my daughter at the Smokin’ Crab in Uniontown, Pa. The food was awesome.)

 Mine was catfish, sweet potatoes and greens.

3.  Know who’s side you are on. It is very pertinent to know who you serve. God’s Grace is awesome, yes, but we are not to abuse it either by thinking that we can do whatever we want and He will still forgive us. God will not tolerate us living for the devil and asking Him on a daily basis to forgive us. This is like a person smoking a pack of cigarettes a day and asking God to forgive them on each cigarette. He forgives 70×7 yes but wants you to at least attempt to be loyal to Him. Wouldn’t you as well? Put yourself in His place (although that’s not possible) but how much would you put up with?

4. You’ve danced for the World now dance for God. In our youth at some point we’ve all danced in some kind of way with some kind of music albeit Elvis, the Beatles, the Temptations, Kool and the Gang, the Beach Boys, Little Richard, or the more modern singers and groups. Get your self in gear and praise and dance for the Lord. Show Him that His praise is better than anything else that your ears could possibly hear. There are even violinists and other instrumentalists who play and sell “Heavenly” music that has been handed directly to them from God’s Hand Himself. If you cannot afford to buy this music, make your own. Most songs can be downloaded for free on the internet. One great C.D. to listen to is “I Am, 365 Names of God” by John Paul Jackson. You will get lost in the 45 minutes of listening to this beautiful and strong music with all of God’s names being chanted in the background. 

I hope that this helps you in knowing that God wants to fight your battles. All that He requires is for you to praise Him. God loves praise. God moves in faith and praise as you can see in the scripture above. Israel began to praise and their enemies turned on one another. This is not to be taken lightly, this is very real. God will take all of your enemies and make them wipe out one another. Soak this Chapter into your soul and spirit and get the revelation of it. When your enemies fall, you will reap the riches that they once had. Christians, this is about our enemies not one another.  (Had to clear that up. 🙂 

Sing and dance on! Let God fight your battles. Just simply, lay back and take your hands off of the steering wheel and let Jesus drive. Watch your blood pressure and sugar levels lower, your pain slowly go away, your body functions will heal themselves, and your mind will be more at ease. This will give you more time to help somebody else. 

Rev Esther R. Scott

Spiritual Sickness….excuses, excuses…..

Spiritual Sickness

by Rev. Esther R. Scott

In a world full of excuses as to why we didn’t get things done or cannot at the moment, what people need to understand is that they are not as sick in their bodies as they are spiritually. The bible says, “In Him we live and move and have our being.” We are to be strong and mighty in Jesus and have full Joy that He intends for us to have.  We are so concerned about the cares of this world that we put Jesus on a back burner and come up with every excuse that we can to keep from serving Him wholeheartedly. What these people need is a death to their flesh and a revival of their spirit. They need to remember their first love. I’ve seen people with titles in front of their names that I wouldn’t send my dog to if he had problems. The greater the title, the more sickly and weak they are. Their faith in God is next to nothing. 

1 Peter 4:17

17  For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?

If judgment begins at the house of God, there are going to be a lot of Christians who won’t make it. God wants strong believers not doubters. 

There are different types of Spirits in the bible. If you know anyone who has any of the following symptoms/spirits, pray for them. 

The different types of spirits that we see in the bible are:

1. Mk 9:25 Foul Spirits

2. Mt 10:1 Unclean

3. 2 Tim 1:7 Fear

4. 1 Tim 4:1 Seducing

5. Lk 13:11 Infirmity

6. Act 16:16 Divination (Where we get the word Python from. Witchcraft as well.  Tarot, horoscopes, etc.)

7. Ro. 8:15 Bondage

8. Ro 11:8 Slumber (too much sleeping)

9. 1 Cor 2:12 World

10. 1 Jo 4:3 Anti-Christ

People who are possessed with these spirits show unusual signs.  Eye-twitching, outrageous mood swings, uneasiness, excessive talking or laughing, dead stares as though they were looking through your soul, double mindedness to the point of affecting others around them, spiritual manipulation, confusion, unexplained absences.  This is where we get the name ‘demon’.  The word mean to divide and conquer. 

In Luke 13:11 we see the woman who had what the Word calls, “a spirit of infirmity” for eighteen years.  There are some who are constantly sick and cannot seem to get over it.  That, typically is the very same spirit.  There is usually not enough fasting and praying to rid this evil spirit and sometimes people are so infatuated with ‘bragging’ about the sickness, they can’t even discern that the evil spirit is about them.  Some use it as a conversation piece.  The person is so used to the indwelling of the evil spirit that they don’t even realize that others have become detached from their explanations of sickness.

In Mark 5 we see the man who had Legions of spirits within him and he lived in tombs. Legions when looked up means that he had approximately 4,800-6,000 spirits in him.  Tombs are places of deadness where one’s heart is heavy.  They  experience unusual sickness and mental disturbances.  The man used stones to cut himself.  Today they call it “cutting” where teens, etc cut their skin as a way of releasing pain in their lives.  The man was trying to release all of the pain in his life with physical abuse.  Possessed people lay awake at night and some for days, and are unable to sleep.  They are experiencing torment day and night.  The bible says that God gives His beloved sleep.

Those inflicted with these spirits run from those who care the most about them.  They won’t run toward Godly people.  They set people at odds with one another.  They have many emotional holds and spiritual leprosy, trying to disturb others and scare others from their normal way of living/walking.  You will also notice that they can become extremely violent out of the blue, sometimes to the point of being dangerous.  Dwelling on past memories becomes their ‘here and now’.  Inside they could be experiencing rebellion from broken relationships and upon first knowing them one will begin to notice that their relationships really don’t last too long before something odd and unusual comes up.  They are in constant pain of some kind and when they say that they’ve had a good day, it’s usually in a mocking manner that they say it.  (Just to please the listener.)  These tormenting spirits cause people to abuse alcohol, medication and drugs to kill the pain. They cannot tell that people realize their addictions because they are so deep into their own heartache.  The spirits cause them to continue to operate as though it is a personal secret. They stay in the same rut year after year. When you talk to them, they haven’t accomplished anything. Most are possessed. Their possessors won’t allow them to have Joy yet they cannot see in the spiritual realm to know it. 

Possession gives these spirits/demons hands, feet and a voice.  It gives them a body to ‘operate’ in. 

If you know someone or, if you suspect that you are having this problem, call on Jesus and keep your ears open to the answers that He will give you.  Continue to pray for these people.  Tell them to go to a bible believing church/house/gathering place and keep plugged into Jesus at all times.  Call on His name.  Tell them to cover themselves with His blood.  And most of all, they shouldn’t resist the ministers that God places in their lives.  These spirits like to “challenge authority.”  Don’t be one of them.  They must stop challenging the authoritative figures in life and enter into a redemptive covenant with Jesus Christ who will set them free from slavery.  And remember to ask, pray, study, listen….

….the anointing destroys the yoke.  

God bless,

Rev. Esther R. Scott ~ IHS


Heavenly Memo: "Be free in Jesus and relax."

Romans 5:1-8

Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:

By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;

And patience, experience; and experience, hope:

And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.

For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.

But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

You, child of the Most High are justified by faith having peace through Jesus, did you know that? You need not explain yourself to anyone. But you only will have peace through Jesus and no other way. Oolong teas, Dead Sea salt baths, soft music, and spices are only temporary. Peace through Jesus is everlasting. Stay in contact with Him through prayer, for He is the Prince of Peace.
This scripture proves that your life is supposed to be suttle and peaceful but there is an enemy out there seeing to it that anything that can set you on edge, will. It’s up to us as to whether or not we will give into the wiles of the devil and lose our Peace. That’s why you are tried everyday. satan wants you to lose your peace so that he can boast about how short-tempered you are. Being short-tempered is the opposite of God’s Holy Spirit. 

Galatians 5:22-26

22  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

23  Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

24  And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.

25  If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

26  Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.

Now what time do you have to pay attention to devils and demons who try to make you blow your top everyday? There is a scripture that says that when one demon leaves he will come back with 7 of his brothers. Have you ever had someone harass you for no reason and when God stops them, someone else comes to you with the same spirit and does the exact thing that the first person did to you? That’s not God at work. It is the work of the enemy trying to ruin your peace. Pray for the poor people who are being used by these ignorant demons to rob you of your peace. They don’t know any better. Their spiritual maturity is null and void no matter how wise they claim to be in their own eyes.

Matthew 12:43-45

43  When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.

44  Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.

45  Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.

Know that you are prayed for by the leaders of New Birth Ministries and it is our desire that you have peace and stay free from all that would attempt to bind you or become a stumbling block unto you. 

Live free in Christ Jesus!

Rev Esther R. Scott