Why are we having this lesson?
The children of Ephraim, being armed, and carrying bows, turned back in the day of battle. 10 They kept not the covenant of God, and refused to walk in his law; 11 And forgat his works, and his wonders that he had shewed them.
The children of Ephraim were going into battle and they got scared. They forgot how God had won battles for them in the past.
We must remember God’s victories from the past. This gives us the faith to win. This is a testimony.
What is the battle of Jehoshophat?
Joel 3:1-3 = Human trafficking
For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem, 2 I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land. 3 And they have cast lots for my people; and have given a boy for an harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they might drink.
They sold a boy for prostitution, and sold a girl so they could drink. If you look up that drink in the Strong’s Concordance it means a strong potion. I submit for your analysis that strong drink was taken from the girl’s body. I believe this is referring to adrenochrome.
The battle of Jehoshophat is Human trafficking.
Before we get started let’s lay some groundwork.
10 tribes, in the North, Israel, King Ahaziah (at that time)
2 tribes, in the South, Judah, Jerusalem, King Jehoshophat (at that time)
Please note (at that time) Jerusalem was in the South, while Israel was in the North. That will trip you up if you don’t watch it. Now Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. It wasn’t then.
How did the battle of Jehoshaphat go? 2 Chronicles 20
It came to pass after this also, that the children of Moab, and the children of Ammon, and with them other beside the Ammonites, came against Jehoshaphat to battle. 2 Then there came some that told Jehoshaphat, saying, There cometh a great multitude against thee from beyond the sea on this side Syria; and, behold, they be in Hazazontamar, which is Engedi. 3 And Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek the LORD, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah.
Just a note here in 2020 everyone was fasting. They were fasting in Texas, Georgia, California, Pennsylvania, etc. Some were fasting for 2 days, 3 days, 5 days, 7 days, 21 days, 30 days and even 40 days. Well we did it! We did a good job. We don’t need to do that again, unless personally called by God to do so.
4 And Judah gathered them selves together, to ask help of the LORD: even out of all the cities of Judah they came to seek the LORD.
5 And Jehoshaphat stood in the congregation of Judah and Jerusalem, in the house of the LORD, before the new court,
Now Jehoshophat prays, let’s join him in prayer.
6 And said, O LORD God of our fathers, art not thou God in heaven? And rulest not thou over all the Kingdoms of the heather? And in thine hand is there not power and might, so that none is able to winthstand thee? 7 Art not thou our God, who didst drive out the inhabitants of this land before thy people Israel, and gavest it to the seed of Abraham thy friend for ever? 8 And they dwelt therein, and have built thee a sanctuary therein for thy name, saying,
We in American have built Him a Sanctuary. Let’s go to Washington DC and look at the Lincoln memorial, Jerfferson memorial, Washington memorial, Arlington National Cemetary. The entire town is filled with scripture verses engraved all over the walls of most all of the buildings, giving credit to God. Oh sure there has been some recent pollution, some very bad things have been erected and built. But the good far outweighs the bad.
9 If, when evil cometh upon us, as the sword, judgement, or pestilence, or famine, we stand before this house, and in thy presence, (for thy name is in this house,) and cry unto thee in our affliction, then thou wilt hear and help. 10 And now, behold, the children of Ammon and Moab and mount Seir, whom thou wouldest not let Israel invade, when they came out of the land of Egypt, but they turned from them, and destroyed them not;
Okay everybody say, Ammon, bad guys, Moab, bad guys and Mt Seir, bad guys.
11 Behold, I say, how they reward us, to come to cast us out of thy possession, which thou hast given us to inherit. 12 O our God, wilt thou not judge them? For we have no might against this great company that cometh against us; neither know we what to do: but our eyes are upon thee.
Amen. That is the end of Jehoshophat’s prayer.
13 And all Judah stood before the LORD, with their little ones, their wives, and their children. 14 Then upon Jahaziel the son of Zechariah, the son of Benaiah, the son of Jeiel, the son of Mattaniah, a Levite of the sons of Asaph, came the Spirit of the LORD in the midst of the congration; 15 And he said, Hearken ye, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thou king Jehoshaphat, Thus saith the LORD unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God’s. 16 To morrow go ye down against them: behold, they come up by the cliff of Ziz; and ye shall find them at the end of the brook, before the wilderness of Jeruel. 17 Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the LORD with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; to morrow go out against them: for the LORD will be with you. 18 And Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground: and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell before the LORD, worshipping the LORD.
They lay prostrate as they worshiped.
19 And the Levites, of the children of the Kohathites, and of the children of the Korhites, stood up to praise the LORD God of Iarael with a loud voice on high.
So these guys stood up to praise the LORD. Point is, it doesn’t matter how you worship and praise, just do it.
20 And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in the LORD your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper. 21 And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the LORD, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the LORD; for his mercy endureth for ever. 22 And when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten.
The way to fight is to praise and worship. (sing)
23 For the children of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of mount Seir, utterly to slay and destroy them:
Ammon and Moab fought against mount Seir.
23 And when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, every one helped to destroy another.
Then Ammon and Moab destroyed each other!!!
24 And when Judah came toward the watch tower in the wilderness, they looked unto the multitude, and, behold, they were dead bodies fallen to the earth, and none escaped. 25 And when Jehoshaphat and his people came to take away the spoil of them, they found among them in abundance both riches with the dead bodies, and precious jewels, which they stripped off for themselves, more than they could carry away: and they were three days in gathering of the spoil, it was so much. 26 And on the fourth day they assembled themselves in the valley of Berachah; for there they blessed the LORD: therefore the name of the same place was called, The valley of Berachah, unto this day.
Berachah as in Obama. This gives us a time frame. I think Human trafficking got more prevalent during the reign of Berachah.
27 Then they returned, every man of Judah and Jerusalem, and Jehoshaphat in the forefront of them, to go again to Jerusalem with joy; for the LORD had made them to rejoice over their enemies. 28 And they come to Jerusalem with psalteries and harps and trumpets unto the house of the LORD. 29 And the fear of God was on all the kingdoms of those countries, when they had heard that the LORD fought against the enemies of Israel. 30 So the realm of Jehoshaphat was quiet: for his God gave him rest round about. 31 And Jehoshaphat reigned over Judah: he was thirty and five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned twenty and five years in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Azubah the daughter of Shilhi. 32 And he walked in the way of Asa his father, and departed not from it, doing that which was right in the sight of the LORD. 33 Howbeit the high places were not taken away: for as yet the people had not prepared their hearts unto the God of their fathers. 34 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoshaphat, first and last, behold, they are written in the book of Jehu the son of Hanani, who is mentioned in the book of the kings of Israel. 35 And after this did Jehoshaphat king of Judah join himself with Ahaziah king of Israel, who did very wickedly:
Remember Ahaziah was the king of the Northern 10 tribes. It was a logical thing to do. But…. Jehoshaphat did not ask God first. And it was a mistake.
36 And he joined himself with him to make ships to go to Tarshish: and they made the ships in Eziongeber. 37Then Eliezer the son of Dodavah of Mareshah prophesied against Jehoshaphat, saying, Because thou hast joined thyself with Ahaziah, the LORD hath broken thy works. And the ships were broken, that they were not able to go to Tarshish.
Look at the picture below:
God had to put Biden in office, so that he would leave our weapons behind. Because God had a plan. God can see the bigger picture. You see God really is in control.
MOAB 2 Chronicles 20: 9 remember these are the bad guys. MOAB is the acronym for Massive Ordnance Air Blast, Mother Of All Bombs. This bomb was designed by the United States Air Force, for the Afghanistan war. This bomb is let down with a parachute and a GPS. When it blast this air with such force, it levels buildings. It does not destroy the land like a nuke. You can go there the next day.
Ammon 2 Chronicles 20:9 remember these are the bad guys. Ammon is the acronym for Ammoniated, to combine or impregnate with ammonia or an ammonium compound.
If you add bleach to ammonia, you have mustard gas.
The Soviets used mustard gas in Afghanistan
SIER 2 Chronicles 20:9 remember these are the bad guys. SEIR is the acronym for Simulating International Economic Relations
Simulating = Fake, International, money, relations. = Fake money.
Matt 17:20 If you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
Mt Seir = the (fake money) will be removed by Moab (the bomb) and Ammon (Mustard Gas).
So my sister and I thought, all letters must have an acronym. So we tried different combinations of letters. Not all letters have acronyms. But these do. Thanks Rosie.
I was talking to my brother on the phone. I was sharing this lesson with him, and I told him I don’t know what the spoils are but it will take us 3 days to gather them. He said, Oh I know what the spoils are!! Thanks Mike.
Afghanistan possesses a wealth of nonfuel minerals whose value has been estimated at more than US$1 trillion. For millennia the country was renowned for its gemstones – rubies, emeralds, tourmalines and lapis lazuli. These minerals continue to be locally extracted, both legally and illegally, in mostly small, artisanal mines. Far more value, however, lies with the country’s endowments of iron, copper, lithium, rare earth elements, cobalt, bauxite, mercury, uranium and chromium.
We will be 3 days collecting the spoils.
Afghanistan is the world’s largest producer of opium, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
Its opium harvest accounts for more than 80% of the world’s supply.
In 2018 the UNODC estimated opium production contributed up to 11% of the country’s economy.
International Organization for Migration
The Head of IOM’s Counter Trafficking Department, Richard Danziguer, tells us there is a link between various forms of organized crime, such as the illegal drug trade and human trafficking.
“When there is criminal activity, especially drug trafficking, weapon trafficking, often we will find there is a link to human trafficking as well,” he said. “And, then some people actually are forced into working for the opium godfathers, if you will, working as practically slave labor in the fields cultivating the poppy.”
According to the 2006 State Department Report on Trafficking in Persons, Afghanistan is a source country for women and children.
The IOM says children are trafficked within the country to work as beggars or as bonded labor in the brick kiln and carpet making industries. It says women and girls are kidnapped or sold for forced marriages. They are pushed into prostitution and sometimes used to settle debts or to resolve conflicts.
Internationally, IOM says Afghan women and girls are being trafficked primarily to Iran, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia.
The battle of Jehoshaphat is Afaganistan. This is when God is going to stop Human trafficking. God is going to stop the illegal drug opium trade. We will be 3 days collecting the spoils. You see right now those spoils are mined by children. Those children will be released when we come in with big LeTourneau like mining equipment and mine in a more efficient, better and bigger way. There is a lot there for us. Enough to share!! All we have to do is (like Jehoshaphat) stand still and praise God and we will see the salvation of God!!!
Diane and Rosie