By Dr. Jacquelyn Simmons
\\\!! Pray! Beware!! Forgive!!! Love!!!!
My Dear, Dear Children, please accept this old lady’s plea and advice not to continue fighting among ourselves. To our common enemies’ delight, we will destroy each other as is revealed in our below mentioned scriptural account of King Jehoshaphat’s and Israel’s victory over their three well-organized enemies. Please let us walk together in our God’s required forgiveness and love for each other. Select and support one candidate, discuss and “iron out our differences. Afterwards, focus our attention on God’s plan for victory as did King Jehoshaphat, and prayerfully marched, thankfully on to bask in His victory for us all.
Now the Word of God: Then there came some that told Jehoshaphat, saying, There cometh a great multitude against thee from beyond the sea on this side Syria…Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek the LORD, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah. And Judah gathered themselves together, to ask help of the LORD: even out of all the cities of Judah they came to seek the LORD. And Jehoshaphat stood in the congregation of Judah and Jerusalem, in the house of the LORD, before the new court. And said, 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?…
And all Judah stood before the LORD, with their little ones, their wives, and their children. Then upon Jahaziel… a Levite of the sons of Asaph, came the Spirit of the LORD in the midst of the congregation; 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…And when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and 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.
And when Judah came toward the watchtower in the wilderness, they looked unto the multitude, and, behold, they were dead bodies fallen to the earth, and none escaped. 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… And they came to Jerusalem with psalteries and harps and trumpets unto the house of the LORD (Selected passages from 2 Chronicles 20:1-28 KJV).
Love you much!
P.S. I consider all of you my children because I taught many of you, your parents, grandparents, great grandparents, siblings and know others of you. Forgive! Love!! Coordinate!!! Plan!!!! Win!!!!!