Praise Ahead of Victory

Anneta Pinto

“Give thanks to the Lord, for his steadfast love endures forever” (2 Chronicles 20:21).

In 2 Chronicles, a great army gathered against Jehoshaphat and the people of Judah and he called a fast and commanded his people to seek God (2 Chronicles 20).

During their time of fasting and prayer the Lord spoke through a Levite and encouraged the people not to be afraid of the great army……for the battle is not yours but God’s (2 Chronicles 20:15). “You will not need to fight in this battle. Stand firm, hold your position, and see the salvation of the Lord on your behalf, O Judah and Jerusalem”( :17).

Once Jehoshaphat and the people heard from the Lord, they fell before the Lord in worship. On the day of battle Jehoshaphat appointed singers to go before the army and declare, “Give thanks to the Lord, for his steadfast love endures forever” (2 Chronicles 20:21).

Just as the Lord had promised the people did not even need to lift a sword, but their praise and worship was enough to destroy their enemies. And when they began to sing and praise, the Lord set an ambush against the men of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah, so that they were routed (2 Chronicles 20:22).

There are some situations that you will feel powerless to fight and the enemy may come against you when you lack strength. Seek the Lord, listen for his word and once he has confirmed his word to you, take your position in worship and let God fight your battles. This battle belongs to God so thank him in advance for your victory.


Published by Anneta Pinto-Young

I am a trained Social Worker who currently provides professional leadership on a programme to support Social Work students and Newly Qualified Social Workers entering the Social Work Profession.

Born and raised in Jamaica in a Christian family where my father is an ordained Pastor and Deacon who has served for over 50 years in the ministry. My father is also a trained musician and our family can be described as a musical family. I grew up in a small farming community in St. Peter’s, St. Andrew and my parents also have a small farm.

I credit my gift of writing to my father who I watched and listened to over the years as he wrote sermons, poems and other recitals in his capacity in ministry. English has always been an easy subject for me and over the years I have developed an increased interest in writing.

I am a Trainer, I sing and have a passion for worship, the spoken word and the free flow of the prophetic anointing. I am married to my best friend Andrew Christopher Young who is an advanced Musician and whose music you can find on YouTube and Facebook. I am a trained Coach and Mentor and I love experimenting with food so I love cooking. I enjoy trying cultural dishes from across the world and I view food as an entry into cultures and languages.
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December 13, 2022

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