They fought from heaven; the stars in their courses fought against Sisera – Judges 5:20

Judges chapter four tells the story of the children of Israel, and their oppression for twenty years under Jabin, the king of Canaan, and Sisera, his captain (Judges 4:2). Deborah, who was the prophetess and Judge of Israel at the time sent for a man called Barak and prophesied to him that God would use him to deliver Israel (Judges 4:6-7). In the battle that followed, the Bible says “…the LORD discomfited Sisera, and all his chariots, and all his host, with the edge of the sword before Barak; so that Sisera lighted down off his chariot, and fled away on his feet” (Judges 4:15).

Though Sisera didn’t know it, he was fighting against a heavenly host, not just the army of Israel. The Bible says, “…the stars in their courses fought against Sisera” (Judges 5:20). God’s angels fought alongside the children of Israel to defeat their enemy.

Now, two things were clearly responsible for the divine intervention. First, as the children of Israel were being brutally oppressed by the king of Canaan, the Bible says they “cried unto the Lord; they prayed” (Judges 4:3). Also, Judges 5:2 says, they offered themselves willingly to the Lord. They turned to the Lord with all their hearts. Thus, through prayer, they made contact with the heavenly army that fought on their behalf. Only a miracle of this nature could have destroyed Sisera.

For that miracle that you desire in your life, it’s important for you to submit yourself willingly to the Lord—His Word—and follow His leading. Don’t run helter-skelter, seeking man’s help. Fight from heaven. Many people put so much effort and resources into endeavours that don’t succeed. What they haven’t learned is how to function from heaven; how to fight from heaven.

When God says, “Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us” (Romans 8:37), He wants you to have a certain kind of mentality—the mentality of a victor. With that mentality, you’re confident that nothing can work against you. Therefore, whatever “battle” you may seem to be in, yours isn’t to fight! The Bible says you should give thanks, because the stars in their courses, the natural forces, and the circumstances of life, are working together for your good!

For more, please read and study: Isaiah 31:1; Zechariah 4:6; Psalms 20:7

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Prayer

Dear Father, thank you for showing me how to fight from heaven and mobilize angels on my behalf. I refuse to rely or lean on the arm of flesh, for I know that my help comes from the Lord of heaven and earth! All things work together for my good, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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