The Lord is saying, “Your singing and praising will release the favor of my hand upon you and I will fight your enemies. Any enemy of yours is mine as long as you make my enemies yours as well. You cannot walk the fence with me. You are in a war with evil and there is no demilitarized zone. The devil will approach you with every evil tactic that he knows to get you to turn your back against me and be defeated. Don’t be so concerned about whether or not you can ‘carry a tune in a suitcase’ or not. Just sing to me. The gods of this World will ask you for dangerous and harmful things. I only ask that you sing and talk to me. Is that asking for too much? I love the voice that I gave you. It is a part of my heart, my love. To those of you who cannot speak, have no fear, I can hear your heart. People are selling their souls to the little ‘g’s’ of this world for fortune and fame. They will stay on a highway to hell until they repent with their hearts and accept Yeshua/Jesus the Christ as their “true” Savior. Tell everyone that you know about me. I love you.”
2Ch 20:1 Some time later, the people of Mo’av and the people of `Amon with other `Amonim came up to fight Y’hoshafat.
2Ch 20:2 Y’hoshafat was told, “A huge army from beyond the [Dead] Sea, from Aram, is on its way to fight you; right now they are in Hatzatzon-Tamar” (that is, `Ein-Gedi).
2Ch 20:3 Y’hoshafat was frightened, so he determined to seek Adonai. He proclaimed a fast throughout all Y’hudah,
2Ch 20:4 and Y’hudah assembled to seek help from Adonai; they came from all the cities of Y’hudah to seek Adonai.
2Ch 20:5 Standing in front of the new courtyard in the house of Adonai, among those assembled from Y’hudah and Yerushalayim,
2Ch 20:6 he said: “Adonai, God of our ancestors, you alone are God in heaven. You rule all the kingdoms of the nations. In your hand are power and strength, so that no one can withstand you.
2Ch 20:7 You, our God, drove out those living in the land ahead of your people Isra’el and gave it forever to the descendants of Avraham your friend.
2Ch 20:8 They lived in it, built you a sanctuary in it for your name, and said,
2Ch 20:9 ‘If calamity strikes us, such as war, judgment, disease or famine, we will stand before this house—that is, before you, since your name is in this house—and cry to you in our distress; and you will hear us and rescue us.’
2Ch 20:10 “So now, see: the people of `Amon, Mo’av and Mount Se`ir, whom you would not let Isra’el invade when they came out of the land of Egypt, so that they turned away from them and did not destroy them,
2Ch 20:11 are now repaying us [evil]; they have come to throw us out of your possession, which you gave us as an inheritance.
2Ch 20:12 Our God! Won’t you execute judgment against them? For we haven’t strength enough to defeat this huge horde coming against us, and we don’t know what to do, but our eyes are on you.”
2Ch 20:13 All Y’hudah stood before Adonai with their little ones, their wives and their children.
2Ch 20:14 Then, in the middle of the assembly, the Spirit of Adonai came upon Yachzi’el the son of Z’kharyahu, the son of B’nayah, the son of Ye`i’el, the son of Matanyah the Levi, from the descendants of Asaf.
2Ch 20:15 He said, “Listen, all Y’hudah, you who live in Yerushalayim and King Y’hoshafat: here is what Adonai is saying to you: ‘Don’t be afraid or distressed by this great horde; for the battle is not yours, but God’s.
2Ch 20:16 Tomorrow, go down against them. They will be coming up by the ascent of Tzitz, and you will find them at the end of the vadi, before the Yeru’el Desert.
2Ch 20:17 You won’t even need to fight this battle! Just take your positions, Y’hudah and Yerushalayim, stand still, and watch how Adonai will deliver you! Don’t be afraid or distressed; tomorrow, go out against them; for Adonai is with you.’ “
2Ch 20:18 Y’hoshafat bowed his head with his face to the ground; while all Y’hudah and the inhabitants of Yerushalayim fell down before Adonai, worshipping Adonai;
2Ch 20:19 and the L’vi’im from the descendants of the K’hati and the descendants of the Korchi, stood up and praised Adonai the God of Isra’el at the top of their voices.
2Ch 20:20 The next morning, they rose early and went out into the T’koa Desert. As they left, Y’hoshafat stood and said, “Listen to me, Y’hudah and you inhabitants of Yerushalayim! “Trust in Adonai your God, and you will be safe. Trust in his prophets, and you will succeed.”
2Ch 20:21 After consulting with the people, he appointed those who would sing to Adonai and praise the splendor of his holiness as they went out ahead of the army, saying, “Give thanks to Adonai, for his grace continues forever.”
2Ch 20:22 Then, during the time when they were singing and praising, Adonai brought a surprise attack against the people of `Amon, Mo’av and Mount Se`ir who had come to fight Y’hudah; and they were defeated.
2Ch 20:23 What happened was that the people of `Amon and Mo’av began attacking those people who lived by Mount Se`ir, to kill and destroy them completely; and when they had finished off the people from Se`ir, they set to work slaughtering one another.