And When They Began Singing And Praising The Lord … Text: 2 Chro 20:1-25, by Pastor Samuel Obafaiye

The battle was with the ‘unthinkable’ to Judah.

Moab (Cousin); Ammon (Cousin); Mt. Seir or Edom (Brother), all relations to the tribes of Judah and Benjamin.

You are fighting an unusual and unthinkable battle, you will not lose in Jesus name.

A report has reached you of collaborative efforts against you; God will scatter them on your behalf.

Engedi was about 36 miles from Jerusalem. The war was very close and Judah was too small and not even prepared.

A certain ‘war’ has closed in on you; you will escape it in Jesus name.

We are all gathered here to seek help from God. None of us shall be put to shame. You will not experience captivity.

Four evils or disasters that can trouble a man mentioned by Jehoshaphat that God had promised their ancestors to save them from:

  • Sword, attack, war.
  • Judgement, flood.
  • Pestilence, disease, sickness, plague.
  • Famine, hunger, poverty.

You will not suffer from any of them.

You will be victorious over all of them in Jesus name.

There is someone here, something massive is coming at you and you don’t know what to do. As you are praising God now, I hear that your victory is sure and certain in Jesus name.

As we progress in praising God, it may be that God will speak to you, write it down and relay the message afterwards.

God says I should tell someone, ‘Be not afraid and be not dismayed’.

These are 2 negative things that can make a man to lose easily in any battle:

  • Fear; and

You will not be a candidate of any.

As they were about to enter the desert advancing towards the enemy, so that the people would not scatter when they hear the noise of war; Jehoshaphat charged them again saying, ‘Believe and trust in God and you will be established and be made secure. Believe His prophet and you will succeed and prosper’.

I will not be there with you as you go into the week tomorrow. You may probably hear the ‘noise’ from the enemy’; the word I leave with you today is ‘Believe and trust in God; Believe His prophet also and you will not lose in any battle of life.

God sent ambushment to the enemy. (In Army – ambush is to lie in wait and attack unexpectedly). How could that be? The three groups were advancing to Judah together. It’s either that God made a flanking attack by the Edomites to go wrong or some angels were sent to lay the ambush by God.

Whichever one might have happened, may God sent ambushment to the hosts advancing against you in Jesus name.

There is someone here, your present challenge will give birth to your wealth. The enemy has desired to surprise you negatively; you will, however, be surprised positively in Jesus name.

I don’t know what are those ‘Moab, Ammon and Edom’ that have come against you. As you begin to sing and to praise God now, may God send ambushment against those things in Jesus name.


Glory be to God in the highest, Amen! x 2

For His mercy endureth forever, Amen! x 2


Prophetic words as we began singing and praising the Lord:

Through Deaconess Caroline, the Lord said:

“Remember the children of Judah, when they began to praise and worship, I set an ambush against their attackers. These were not strangers who came to attack them, but relatives. I will defend you as I have defended them”.

Through Bro Geoffrey, the Lord said:

“Rise ye up, take your journey, and pass over the river Arnon: behold, I have given into thine hand Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon, and his land: begin to possess it, and contend with him in battle. This day will I begin to put the dread of thee and the fear of thee upon the nations that are under the whole heaven, who shall hear report of thee, and shall tremble, and be in anguish because of thee (Dt. 2: 24-25)”.

Through Pastor Samuel, the Lord said:

“I will triumph Myself in your case”.

“You thought I was not with you before; I will show you clearly now that I am”.

“It was My decision to favour you and I will not change that”.

The sermon, And When They Began Singing And Praising The Lord … Text: 2 Chro 20:1-25, by Pastor Samuel Obafaiye, was delivered on March 18, 2018, at the Special High Praise Service.