How to win the Battle with the fellowship of God

Author: Voice Of God Ministry  //  Category: Leadership

In Chronicles Jehoshaphat says The Battle is Not Yours, But God’s.Sometimes, if we are to succeed and win victory, the Lord has to be the One to fight the battle. This is the way it must be to win the victory over sins. Only through what God has done can we win the victory.

We cannot redeem ourselves from our sins. We have no price we can offer. That battle must be the Lord’s! There are many examples of this principle throughout the pages of Scripture. Some time when we are in failure we have to analyses the reason for the failure.

This will help us to know how to win again in the next time and we got more experience day by day. All the servant of God and who trust the Lord regularly come across the failure. . But, it is not a final result. God many time want to proof that He is Almighty to understanding for our own benefit.. Hence David said in Psalm Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it. Psalm: 139:4-5

Thereforeif God loves us as love as David we have also to be across some failure. But, it is not the net result.Be remembering before our failure and after our failure our loving God is still loving us. No one can separate us from our loving God.

Why the loving God giving punishment In job 5:17 he says, “How enviable the man whom God corrects! Oh, do not despise the chastening of the Lord when you sin. For though he wounds, he binds and heals again. He will deliver you again and again so that no evil can touch you… But God is so rich in mercy; he loved us so much even though we were spiritually dead and doomed by our sins, he gave us back our lives again Ephesians 2 :4-5.And have you quite forgotten the encouraging words God spoke to you, his child? He said, “My son, don’t be angry when the Lord punishes you.

Don’t be discouraged when he has to show you where you are wrong. For when he punishes you, it proves that he loves you. When he whips you, it proves you are really his child.” Let God train you, for he is doing what any loving father does for his children. Whoever heard of a son who was never corrected?

If God doesn’t punish us we you need it, as other fathers punish their sons, then it means that you aren’t really God’s son at all—that you don’t really belong in his family. Since we respect our fathers here on earth, though they punish us, should we not all the more cheerfully submit to God’s training so that we can begin really to live? Hebrews 12:5-9.

I continually discipline and punish everyone I love; so I must punish you unless you turn from your indifference and become enthusiastic about the things of God. Revelation 3:19 So my dear most loving brother don’t disappointed when you are suffering by failure still you needed to be closer to the God. He eagerly expects your coming to encourage you in Old Testament as well as in the New Testament

God replied to Moses, “I Am Who I Am. Say this to the people of Israel: I Am has sent me to you.” Exodus 3:14 Moses said to God, What name shall I give it to the Israelites, Your name is? God replied that His name is “I am that I am” and again He said “I am”. When God reveals His name, He confirms that He is unchangeable God.

For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.(Malachi 3:6). Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and for ever. (Heb 13:8). But thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end. (Ps 102:27).

Illustrationfrom the Old Testament. Jehoshaphat’s Prayer and Victory

As all the men of Judah stood before the LORD with their little ones, wives, and children, the Spirit of the LORD came upon one of the men standing there. His name was Jahaziel son of Zechariah, son of Benaiah, son of Jeiel, son of Mattaniah, a Levite who was a descendant of Asaph.

He said, “Listen, all you people of Judah and Jerusalem! Listen, King Jehoshaphat! This is what the LORD says: Do not be afraid! Don’t be discouraged by this mighty army, for the battle is not yours, but God’s. Tomorrow, march out against them. You will find them coming up through the ascent of Ziz at the end of the valley that opens into the wilderness of Jeruel. But you will not even need to fight. Take your positions; then stand still and watch the LORD’s victory.

He is with you, O people of Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid or discouraged. Go out against them tomorrow, for the LORD is with you!” Then King Jehoshaphat bowed low with his face to the ground. And all the people of Judah and Jerusalem did the same, worshiping the LORD. Then the Levites from the clans of Kohath and Korah stood to praise the LORD, the God of Israel, with a very loud shout.

Early the next morning the army of Judah went out into the wilderness of Tekoa. On the way Jehoshaphat stopped and said, “Listen to me, all you people of Judah and Jerusalem! Believe in the LORD your God, and you will be able to stand firm. Believe in his prophets, and you will succeed.”

After consulting the people, the king appointed singers to walk ahead of the army, singing to the LORD and praising him for his holy splendour. This is what they sang: thanks to the LORD; his faithful love endures forever!”

At the very moment they began to sing and give praise, the LORD caused the armies of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir to start fighting among themselves. The armies of Moab and Ammon turned against their allies from Mount Seir and killed every one of them. After they had destroyed the army of Seir, they began attacking each other. So when the army of Judah arrived at the lookout point in the wilderness, all they saw were dead bodies lying on the ground as far as they could see.

Not a single one of the enemy had escaped..2 Chronicles 20:13-24.And vigorous young men stumble badly, Yet those who wait for the LORD Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary. (Isaiah 40:28-31)

Waters made blood in Egypt

And the LORD SPAKE unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and stretch out thine hand upon the waters of Egypt, upon their streams, upon their rivers, and upon their ponds, and upon all their pools of water, that they may become blood; and that there may be blood throughout all the land of Egypt, both in vessels of wood, and in vessels of stone. And Moses and Aaron did so, as the LORD commanded; and he lifted up the rod, and smote the waters that were in the river, in the sight of Pharaoh, and in the sight of his servants; and all the waters that were in the river were turned to blood. Exd: 7:19-20.

Take thy rod, and stretch out thine hand upon the waters is the simple part where as the river were turned to blood is the difficult part.

Marah’s waters sweetened

And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter: therefore the name of it was called Marah. And the people murmured against Moses, saying, what shall we drink? And he cried unto the LORD; and the LORDshewed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet: there he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved them.Exd 15:23-25

When he had cast into the waters, is thesimple part where as the: the waters were made sweet is higher part.

Water flowing from the Rock Take the rod, and gather thou the assembly together, thou, and Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock: so thou shalt give the congregation and their beasts drink..

And Moses took the rod from before the LORD, as he commanded him. And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock, and he said unto them, Hear now, ye rebels; must we fetch you water out of this rock? And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also.

And the LORDspake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them.Num 20:8-12 Speak ye unto the rock, isthe simple part whereas bring forth to them water out of the rock is the difficult part.

.Hear, one more lesson we have to learn .We may the right leader of the Church may lead many laks people to Lord be conscious on God’s advice. If we do reluctantly lose is more for us than any ordinary believer. Here is the, Jesses illustrate in Matthew 25:.25You wicked and lazy servant!

And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine. His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed: Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.

Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents. For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath. And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth Matthew 25:25-30 Speaking to the rock is simple part where as the water comes from open rock is the difficult part.

Serpent healing the Israelites` Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, we have sinned, for we have spoken against the LORD, and against thee; pray unto the LORD, that he take away the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people.

And the LORD said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live. And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.Then anyone who was bitten by a snake could look at the bronze snake and be healed!Numbers 21:.7-10

Look at the bronze snake is the simple part where as bitten by a snake healed is the difficult part.

The river Jordan divided So the people left their camp to cross the Jordan, and the priests who were carrying the Ark of the Covenant went ahead of them. It was the harvest season, and the Jordan was overflowing its banks. But as soon as the feet of the priests who were carrying the Ark touched the water at the river’s edge,the water above that point began backing up a great distance away at a town called Adam, which is near Zarethan.

And the water below that point flowed on to the Dead Sea until the riverbed was dry. Then all the people crossed over near the town of JerichoJoshua 3:14-16 Touched the water is nothing where as the river turn to dry is the difficult part. Walls of Jericho fall down So the people shouted when the priests blew with the trumpets: and it came to pass, when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city. And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the edge of the sword. Joshua 6:20-21 Shout; for the LORD PRAISING IS THE SIMPLE PART WHERE AS: utterly destroyed all is the difficult part.

Naaman cured of his leprosy Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God: and his flesh came again like unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean. And he returned to the man of God, he and all his company, and came, and stood before him: and he said, Behold, now I know that there is no God in all the earth, but in Israel: now therefore, I pray thee, take a blessing of thy servant. But he said, As the LORDliveth, before whom I stand, I will receive none. And he urged him to take it; but he refused. 2 Kings: 5:14-16-

Down, and dipped himself seven times in river is the simple part where as leprosy flesh turn to flesh of a little child is the difficult part. As well as the servant of God not eagerly ready to receive anything from others.

Widow of Zarephath’s meal

So he went to Zarephath. As he arrived at the gates of the village, he saw a widow gathering sticks, and he asked her, “Would you please bring me a little water in a cup?” As she was going to get it, he called to her, “Bring me a bite of bread, too.”

But she said, “I swear by the Lord your God that I don’t have a single piece of bread in the house. And I have only a handful of flour left in the jar and a little cooking oil in the bottom of the jug. I was just gathering a few sticks to cook this last meal, and then my son and I will die.” But Elijah said to her, “Don’t be afraid! Go ahead and do just what you’ve said, but make a little bread for me first. Then use what’s left to prepare a meal for yourself and your son. For this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: There will always be flour and olive oil left in your containers until the time when the Lord sends rain and the crops grow again!”

Make a little bread for the servant of God is simple thing whereas flour and olive oil not became empty even after consume is the difficult part. .So she did as Elijah said, and she and Elijah and her family continued to eat for many days. There was always enough flour and olive oil left in the containers, just as the Lord had promised through Elijah. Sometime later the woman’s son became sick. He grew worse and worse, and finally he died.

Then she said to Elijah, “O man of God, what have you done to me? Have you come here to point out my sins and kill my son? “But Elijah replied, “Give me your son.” And he took the child’s body from her arms, carried him up the stairs to the room where he was staying, and laid the body on his bed. 20 Then Elijah cried out to the Lord, “O Lord my God, why have you brought tragedy to this widow who has opened her home to me, causing her son to die?”1Ki 17:10-19

Illustrations from the New Testament. In Old Testament or in New Testament God remains unchanged in loving their own people taken Burdon of their people in all care like an excellent Father. He never hate their people and to make them to Shute His mighty level.

Moses said to God, What name shall I give it to the Israelites, Your name is? God replied that His name is “I am that I am” and again He said “I am”. Exodus 3:14. When God reveals His name, He confirms that He is unchangeable God. For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed. (Malachi 3:6). Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and for ever.(Herb 13:8). But thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end. (Ps 102:27).In both Testament God want to have a close relationship with us like Enoch with Him.

Water turns to wine in Cana. Six stone water pots were standing there; they were used for Jewish ceremonial purposes and held perhaps twenty to thirty gallons each. 7-8 Then Jesus told the servants to fill them to the brim with water.

When this was done he said, “Dip some out and take it to the master of ceremonies.” When the master of ceremonies tasted the water that was now wine, not knowing where it had come from (though, of course, the servants did), he called the bridegroom over.

“This is wonderful stuff!” he said. “You’re different from most. Usually a host uses the best wine first, and afterwards, when everyone is full and doesn’t care, then he brings out the less expensive brands. But you have kept the best for the last! John 2; 6-10j Filling- the water in the pot is simple part whereas turning it into wine is thedifficult part. (Jn. 2:1-)

Feeding of the five thousandpart Then Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, spoke up. “There’s a youngster here with five barley loaves and a couple of fish! But what good is that with all this mob?”He invited a little boy to give Him his lunch packetand: “Tell everyone to sit down,” Jesus ordered.

And all of them—the approximate count of the men only was five thousand—sat down on the grassy slopes. Then Jesus took the loaves and gave thanks to God and passed them out to the people. Afterwards he did the same with the fish. And everyone ate until full!.“Now gather the scraps,” Jesus told his disciples, “so that nothing is wasted.” 13 And twelve baskets were filled with the leftovers! John 6:8-12

Five barley loaves and a couple of fish given by the boy is simple whereas: every one ate until full for five thousand people is the difficult part. . A man blind from birth seeing Then he spat on the ground an

d made mud from the spittle and smoothed the mud over the blind man’s eyes, and told him, “Go and wash in the Pool of Siloam” (the word Siloam means “Sent”). So the man went where he was sent and washed and came back seeing John 9:6-7 Washing their eyes is the simple part: blind from birth seeing is the difficult part.

Raising of Lazarus “Roll the stone aside,” Jesus told them. But Martha, the dead man’s sister, said, “By now the smell will be terrible, for he has been dead four days.” “But didn’t I tell you that you will see a wonderful miracle from God if you believe?” Jesus asked her.

So they rolled the stone aside. Then Jesus looked up to heaven and said, “Father, thank you for hearing me. (You always hear me, of course, but I said it because of all these people standing here, so that they will believe you sent me.)” Then he shouted, “Lazarus, come out!” And Lazarus came—bound up in the grave cloth, his face muffled in a head swath. Jesus told them, “Unwrap him and let him go!” John 11:39-44

Removing the stone is simple part: Rising the dead body is difficult part. His friends did the easy part – removing the stone that covered the grave. Jesus then did the difficult part – of raising Lazarus from the dead. His friends were then once again given the opportunity to do what they could – to unbind Lazarus and release him (Jn. 11:38-44).

Jesus and the Temple Tax When they reached Capernaum, the collectors of the temple tax came to Peter and said, “Does your teacher not pay the temple tax?” He said, “Yes, he does.” And when he came home, Jesus spoke of it first, asking, “What do you think, Simon? From whom do kings of the earth take toll or tribute? From their children or from others?” When Peter said, “From others,” Jesus said to him, “Then the children are free. However, so that we do not give offense to them, go to the sea and cast a hook; take the first fish that comes up; and when you open its mouth, you will find a coin; take that and give it to them for you and me” Matthew 17:24-27 (NRSV)

Jesus is interested even in helping us to pay our taxes. From the mundane things that affect our everyday life here on the earth, on to the things that will abide forever, Jesus calls us to live by the principle of “You and Me”.Nowadays there are too many servant of God present to tell “make a little bread for me first.”

but, very rare to. Pray as like as Elijah and like Jesus to tell give it to them for you and me. This is the Secrete of winning the battle. Now, for the new covenant people there is no battle but, Paul says in Ephesians and other letters about our battle against the bond of sin and how to win over it. .

The Whole Armor of God  Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his power. Put on the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For our struggle is not against enemies of blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.

Therefore take up the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to withstand on that evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Stand therefore, and fasten the belt of truth around your waist, and put on the breastplate of righteousness. As shoes for your feet put on whatever will make you ready to proclaim the gospel of peace.

With all of these, take the shield of faith, with which you will be able to quench all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Pray in the Spirit at all times in every prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert and always persevere in supplication for all the saints Ephesians 6:10-18

These people all trusted God and as a result won battles, overthrew kingdoms, ruled their people well, and received what God had promised them; they were kept from harm in a den of lions Hebrews 11:33.In every battle you will need faith as your shield to stop the fiery arrows aimed at you by Satan. Ephesians 6:16

When Christ has finally won the battle against all his enemies, then he, the Son of God, will put himself also under his Father’s orders, so that God who has given him the victory over everything else will be utterly supreme. 1 Corinthians 15:28.It is true that I am an ordinary, weak human being, but I don’t use human plans and methods to win my battles.

2 Corinthians 10:3.Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him. John 14:23

Conclusion The net result of all above from the Genesis toRevelation is God just wants to have Fellowship with us It can prove by Jesus mighty prayer in John.. . I have loved you even as the Father has loved me. Remain in my love.John 15:9and now I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you.

Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one.John 17:11.Jesus said to her, “Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” John 20:17

After the resurrection, we see the disciples going fishing one night. “And that night they caught nothing” (Jn. 21:3). That is a picture of man striving under the law! Then Jesus came. He could have filled their boats with fish without their casting their nets into the sea.

A God who commanded the fish to come near Peter’s boat on that lake, could just have easily commanded those very fish to jump into his boat. But then there would have been no partnership. So man had to do his part. They had to cast their nets into the sea. Thus in partnership with Jesus the miracle was done. Man does the easy part and Jesus does the difficult part.

But they did have to cast their nets. That is the obedience of faith – which Paul speaks of in Rom. 1:5.This is the gospel of the new covenant that the apostles proclaimed. Where this gospel is not understood, man tends to swing either to one extreme of legalism (striving all night forever and forever, with empty boats and no victory) or to the other extreme of a false grace (where there is no striving at all and no victory either!).

First day is the rest When God made Adam on the sixth day, He sanctified the very next day as a day of rest. Though it was chronologically the seventh day, yet for Adam, it was his very first day. The law, which came 2500 years later, stated “Six days shalt thou work and the seventh day thou shalt rest”. But for Adam God instituted first a day of rest and fellowship and then six days of work. That is grace. Under grace, the “day of rest” comes first. We have to enter into rest before we can serve the Lord. Then every day of our earthly life can be a sabbath. And that is God’s intention for us.

Then Enoch walked with God three hundred years after he became the father of Methuselah, and he had other sons and daughters. So all the days of Enoch were three hundred and sixty-five years. Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him. Genesis 5:22-24. These are the records of the generations of Noah.Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his time; Noah walked with God. Genesis 6:9

Many sincere souls are weary and heavy laden because they are groaning under the burdens of self-made commandments. Like Pharaoh’s taskmasters whipped the Israelites to produce more bricks, the devil (disguised as a “preacher of righteousness” – 2 Cor. 11:14, 15) whips many sincere believers saying, “You are not reading the Bible enough. You are not fasting and praying enough. You are not witnessing enough, etc”. Many a preacher too has unconsciously taken sides with Satan in bringing God’s people under condemnation through such preaching. All such condemnation is the result of ignorance of the new covenant gospel.

God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world but to save it (Jn. 3:17). Those who minister condemnation to others are therefore not sent by God. God’s servants always lead people to salvation.Jesus said that when we took this yoke of partnership with Him we could find rest in our souls (Matt. 11:28-30). This is the rest that we are exhorted to enter into, by ceasing from our own works (Heb. 4:10, 11).

It is not easy to cease from our own works, for our self-life is so strong. That is why God has to arrange our circumstances so that we are broken. He allows our plans to be frustrated and our hopes to be shattered. Our scheming and planning come to ruin and we fall again and again into sin. Thus He teaches us to cease from our own works, so that we might do His. The Old Testament sabbath was a picture of this rest for God’s people in the new covenant (Heb. 4:9, 10). It is rest in God that has to come first before we can do anything of eternal value.

When the Pharisees asked Jesus why Moses permitted divorce under the law, He replied that it was a temporary provision made for man as long as his heart was hard (Matt. 19:8). But, Jesus said that it was not God’s perfect will from the beginning. Many things in the law were part of God’s permissive will – not His perfect will. But now that the new covenant has been established, God desires that we live in His perfect will – as He intended man to live “from the beginning” (Matt. 19:8). And so for us, as for Adam, it is this rest that must come first. Life must be a perpetual sabbath of rest in God.

Only when we enter into rest can we joyfully testify that God’s commandments are not burdensome (1 Jn. 5:3). Where God’s commandments are considered to be a burden, and the message of denying oneself and obedience to all the commandments is considered to be bondage, it is evident that such a person has not yet come under the yoke of Jesus. He is still laboring under his own yoke, under the law.

In the Outer Court of the tabernacle and even in the Holy Place, there is plenty of activity. But in the Most Holy Place, inside the veil, there is no activity – only fellowship. Even service for God flows out of that fellowship. That is the difference between Old Testament service and New Testament ministry. This is clearly illustrated by Martha and Mary, in the incident described in Lk. 10:38-42. Mary was (symbolically speaking), in the Most Holy Place – at rest, fellowshipping with the Lord. Martha was in unrestful service (“for the Lord”) in the Outer Court. Jesus said that what Mary had chosen was the one thing everyone needed.

The veil has now been rent by Jesus and we can boldly enter and dwell in the Most Holy Place – of fellowship with the Father and His Son Jesus Christ, all our days. If only we could see this: That what God desires from man first of all, is not service, not Bible-reading, not fasting and prayer, etc., but fellowship.

Adam was created by God in His image – not because God wanted a gardener for Eden, but because He wanted someone with whom He could have fellowship. God did not save us out of the pit of sin in order that we might serve Him, but rather in order that we might have fellowship with Him. It is due to a lack of understanding of this that multitudes of believers are weary and heavy laden today, just like Martha.

At the age of 95, having walked with God for over 65 years, the apostle John decided to write a letter -inspired by the Holy Spirit. The theme of his letter was `fellowship’ (1 Jn. 1:3). Having seen churches and leaders who had left their first love (Rev. 2:4) and who now had a name that they were alive (with all their varied Christian activities) but who were in fact dead in God’s sight (Rev. 3:1), John certainly saw that the great need was to lead Christians into the joy of fellowship with the Father and His Son Jesus Christ, inside the rent veil.

If only we could see this and be gripped by it! How lightly we speak and sing about following Jesus! To follow Jesus means to value fellowship with the Father like He did. Sin would then become exceedingly sinful to us, for it breaks our fellowship with the Father. An unloving attitude towards another human being would not even be tolerated, for it would break our fellowship with the Father, etc.

May the Lord give us revelation so that we see clearly that true Christianity is nothing less than a life of unbroken fellowship with a loving Father in heaven!

Prayer Request: Dear beloved Brother/ Sister in Christ, this is to bring to your kind notice that, coming 15th, i.e September 15th am again going to CMC Vellore for my treatment, this time it would be a review and a scan to be taken. So dear Brother/ Sister please do uphold me in your daily prayers that the Lord should perform miracle in my life and make the medical process simple. I surely believe the Lord can do mighty things. Thank you once again for your prayers. God Bless


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