I want to talk about a valley experience and some battles won against all of the odds, especially when all appears to be lost. Have you been there does it sound familiar, is that happening now?
Usually when you talk about being in a valley, you are down in the valley, you are far from the place of conquering on a mountain top.
This is the down position, being in the valley, you have heard about the valley of despair.
Well in Gods timetable in history, He created a whole new valley experience when His people were situated down in the valley in the place of certain defeat, where in the natural you could see that the situation was hopeless.
The first battle involves King Jehoshaphat and the people of God in Judah in the city of Jerusalem. The people of God were facing an enormous army of various opposing mighty nations surrounding them on all sides.
What do you do when you are looking square at the face of defeat? You seek the Lord and submit to His ways and wisdom and rely on His Mighty Arm to save.
The word of the Lord came through the prophet Zechariah.
Zechariah the prophet declared to King Jehoshaphat and the people, 2 Chronicles 20:15 - And he said, "Listen, all you of Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem, and you, King Jehoshaphat! Thus says the Lord to you: 'Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God's'."
Then we read about prospering when you listen to the Lord and His prophets and follow His instruction.
20 So they rose early in the morning and went out into the Wilderness of Tekoa; and as they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, "Hear me, O Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem: Believe in the Lord your God, and you shall be established; believe His prophets, and you shall prosper."
21 And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed those who should sing to the Lord, and who should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army and were saying:
"Praise the Lord,
For His mercy endures forever."
22 Now when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushes against the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; and they were defeated.
23 For the people of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of Mount Seir to utterly kill and destroy them. And when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, they helped to destroy one another.
Praise is a weapon, a spiritual weapon that takes our eyes off the situation and puts our focus on God.
Now the place where they were defeated was in a valley and this valley was renamed as it was a valley of defeat that was transformed into a Valley of Blessing for the people of God.
The word Berachah means blessing when translated into English.
The Valley of Berachah.
25 When Jehoshaphat and his people came to take away their spoil, they found among them an abundance of valuables on the dead bodies, and precious jewelry, which they stripped off for themselves, more than they could carry away; and they were three days gathering the spoil because there was so much.
26 And on the fourth day they assembled in the Valley of Berachah, for there they blessed the Lord; therefore the name of that place was called The Valley of Berachah until this day.
27 Then they returned, every man of Judah and Jerusalem, with Jehoshaphat in front of them, to go back to Jerusalem with joy, for the Lord had made them rejoice over their enemies.
28 So they came to Jerusalem, with stringed instruments and harps and trumpets, to the house of the Lord.
29 And the fear of God was on all the kingdoms of those countries when they heard that the Lord had fought against the enemies of Israel.
30 Then the realm of Jehoshaphat was quiet, for his God gave him rest all around.
As you can see this was an enormous turnaround and a suddenly moment for the people of God.
Then how about Abraham, he was a 100 years old and was promised that he would have a son with Sarah his wife who was 99 years old.
Against all hope he believed the promise of God and his faith was strengthened and he believed in the God who calls things that appear to be dead and hopeless to be alive.
16 Therefore it is of faith that it might be according to grace, so that the promise might be sure to all the seed, not only to those who are of the law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all
17 (as it is written, "I have made you a father of many nations") in the presence of Him whom he believed-God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did;
18 who, contrary to hope, in hope believed, so that he became the father of many nations, according to what was spoken, "So shall your descendants be."
19 And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body, already dead (since he was about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah's womb.
20 He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God,
21 and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform.
22 And therefore "it was accounted to him for righteousness."
We need to apply the faith examples in the impossible situations that we face today. We can be encouraged and strengthen our resolve in these troubled times of uncertainty and confusion where there is a big black cloud of bad news, disinformation psyops, AI created propaganda, lies spread like a virus in the midst of corruption, suppression of free speech platforms, plots to destroy our businesses and incomes, false flag operations, anti constitutional global dark powers and foreign entities invasion aided by traitors with agendas, infiltration of our Governments, Judiciary and Security Forces; which is an outright attack on us the peoples liberties and freedoms.
Abraham is our example to exercise faith and he is the father of faith. Abraham did not waver but strengthened himself in the Lord, increasing his faith, fully convinced that what God promise He will perform.
What is God saying for our now? What is the promise for His own?
Seek Him, pray and declare His will be done and His Kingdom come in other words come into agreement with God and enter into His rest, which also means standing firm, fighting the fight of faith with the armour of God, this is the reliance on His strength and His ways to defeat the enemies.
Not by might, not by power but by My Spirit says the Lord this mountain will be removed.
Jesus told us to be as wise as serpents and gentle as doves in a crooked world.
Dont riot, dont do anything violent with knee jerk reaction and dont get sucked into being part of the scheme of false flag operations to accuse conservative voices and those wanting justice done with hate crimes to introduce more oppressive laws to control. Dont do anything that opposes the rule of law.
Dont be distracted by all of the noise and media bombardment. Ask for discernment, do your own research, wait on God, ask for His direction and wisdom for what to do and how to combat.
God has a strategy that will defeat the enemy every time.
Remember our fight is against spiritual forces in the heavenly realms, 2nd heaven warfare, win the battle here first under the Authority given to us as believers in submission to God.
No it isnt a bunch of higher order origin DNA alien watchers that are coming to rescue mankind either. Aliens equals higher order beings, think the 2nd heaven powers of darkness master deceivers and refer to the Book of Enoch, Nimrod and the tower of babel.
Whatever you do, dont get the so called superior Human 2.0 DNA alteration it is a death trap, could mean marked forever.
God reigns above all powers and authorities.
Jesus is the King of kings and every knee will bow to Him.
The truth will set you free, the truth will always reign supreme above the lies of this worlds systems of control.
The God who calls things that do not exist as though they did.
What is that? This is that Faith Talk.
This is faith in action before manifestation. This the engine and the energy of faith.
Energy is not something you can see but it has an effect on things you can see.
Notice God calls things that don't exist into existence.
Now He has delegated believers to be His voice on earth to what He has already established in Heaven.
We are Co-Heirs with Jesus as Jesus is Lord and the Head to the Body of Christ, so lets partner with Him and give voice to what He has said is done in Heaven.
Lets not be detached from Him and speak things that are contrary to His will being done.
Pilate asked Jesus "what is truth?" when Jesus was being judged by Pilate the Roman Governor and Pilate went with the crowd and allowed Jesus to be crucified.
People dont always know the truth or see the truth when it is standing right in front of them.
Things cant get much worse than that in the natural when you are crucified and you end up six feet under or in Jesus case dead in a tomb.
However as we know God always had a plan and was totally in control of the situation.
Faith in action, the promises from the Word of God were announced by the prophets which already declared that Jesus the Messiah would come and save mankind.
Things looked dire to the disciples of Jesus when Jesus was in the tomb those three days and nights.
The disciples were in panic mode at this stage, they had given up on the dream and went fishing.
To make matters worse one of the disciples closest to Him betrayed Him, others denied Him and the rest scattered.
The God who calls things that do not exist as though they did.
Jesus was resurrected and He is the way the truth and the life.
That means no one but Jesus can save us.
The truth is what God says is established in Heaven.
Things on earth need to come into alignment and agreement with Gods will being done and His Kingdom established.
Conversely the lie is whatever is contrary or in opposition to Gods will being done.
We don't want to be on that side of things, that is the darkness.
Have the faith of God, which is the God kind of faith.
See things as He sees them already done and established in Heaven.
Call things that do not exist as though they did.
Are you on the winning team, running the race to win like it is already done?
Are you in agreement with the truth?
We are bombarded by lies and what is truth is being suppressed.
We don't give up because the truth is King and the lies will be exposed and justice will have the final say.
Our Father in Heaven loves His children who are learning the faith language and growing up representing Heavens decrees. Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Let your Kingdom come.
Its happening people.
God is not panicking or worried about the outcome. Don't worry let the Peace of God rule in your hearts and minds.
Move into your designated sphere of influence, this is delegated authority from God for all believers.
The signs and wonders will follow as we move into agreement with Him.
God can do immeasurably more than we hope or imagine.
So what will happen? Something far greater than we could ever possibly imagine, the best plan ever.
Something will go down. Something will shift, shaking, binding the strongman of the deep.
We are rising above the valleys of darkness and defeat into our valley of the blessings of God.