The word ambushment, which comes from the word ambush is defined as making a surprise attack on someone or some group. It also means to conceal oneself with the intent to attack suddenly and unexpectedly, from a concealed position.
With that said, scripture records in 2 Chronicles 20:1 - 37 that the children of Moab and the children of Ammon, and with them other beside the Ammonites, came against Jehoshaphat to battle.
To provide some background here, Jehoshaphat was the king of Judah and the nations mentioned above decided to come up against him and the people of God. King Jehoshaphat sought God and proclaimed a fast over the nation. The following is the prayer that King Jehoshaphat prayed:
“O Lord God of our fathers, art not thou God in heaven? And rulest not thou over all the kingdoms of the heathen? And in thine hand is there not power and might, so that none is able to withstand thee? Art, not thou our God, who didst drive out the inhabitants of this land before thy people Israel, and gave it to the seed of Abraham, thy friend forever? And they dwelt therein, and have built thee a sanctuary therein for thy name, saying, If, when evil comes upon us, as the sword, judgment, 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. And now, behold, the children of Ammon and Moab and mount Seir, whom thou would not let Israel invade when they came out of the land of Egypt. However, they turned from them, and destroyed them not; Behold, I say, how they reward us, to come to cast us out of thy possession, which thou hast given us to inherit. 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.” 2 Chronicles 20:6-12
As a result of King Jehoshaphat’s prayer, scriptures record that the spirit of the Lord came upon Jahaziel and declared the following:
“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 because of this great multitude; FOR THE BATTLE IS NOT YOURS, BUT GOD’S.” 2 Chronicles 20:16.
Long story short the Bible says that when the people of Judah began to sing and to praise, the Lord set “AMBUSHMENT” against the children of Ammon, Moab and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten.
“For the children of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of mount Seir, utterly to slay and destroy them: and when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, every one helped to destroy another.” 2 Chronicles 20:22-23.
Before making my declaration this morning, I have an interesting question. If the word ambush, which we get the word ambushment from, means to hide and make a surprise attack – then, who was it that was hidden and made a surprise attack against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir to the point they literally turned on one another and according to scripture utterly destroyed each other?
Well, I am convinced it was the invisible Angelic army of the Lord that God was assigned to his people to keep us in all our ways, which have also been commanded to bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone according to Psalm 91:11-12.
My declaration for whoever is reading this prophetic post this morning is simply this. “LORD IT IS MY PRAYER ON THIS DAY, THAT AS YOUR PEOPLE BELIEVE AND REJOICE MORE IN WHAT YOU ARE DOING FOR THEM THAN WHATEVER IT IS THAT THEIR ENEMIES ARE DOING TO THEM; THAT YOU WOULD SETUP AN AMBUSHMENT AGAINST THEIR ENEMIES TO THE POINT THAT THEIR ENEMIES WHO HAVE CONSPIRED AGAINST THEM WILL MYSTERIOUSLY TURN AGAINST THEMSELVES IN THE MIGHTY NAME OF YOUR SON JESUS CHRIST. AMEN!”
My friend, please receive the word of the Lord this morning, THIS BATTLE IS GOD’S BATTLE. The Lord will vindicate and provide divine justice for you, all the Lord requires of you is to hold your peace towards your enemies and rejoice in the Lord for what He has already done spiritually that will be manifested in short order physically.
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