THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16
Scripture: 2 Chronicles 13:1-5
2 Chronicles 13:1-5 says, “In the eighteenth year of King Jeroboam, Abijah became king over Judah. He reigned three years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Michaiah the daughter of Uriel of Gibeah. And there was war between Abijah and Jeroboam. Abijah set the battle in order with an army of valiant warriors, four hundred thousand choice men. Jeroboam also drew up in battle formation against him with eight hundred thousand choice men, mighty men of valor. Then Abijah stood on Mount Zemaraim, which is in the mountains of Ephraim, and said, ‘Hear me, Jeroboam and all Israel: Should you not know that the Lord God of Israel gave the dominion over Israel to David forever, to him and his sons, by a covenant of salt?’” Here we have the unfolding war between the Northern Kingdom and the Southern Kingdom. We have Abijah who rules Judah in the Southern Kingdom, and we have Jeroboam who has 10 tribes and rules the Northern Kingdom. Jeroboam had set up a counterfeit, impure altar and was selling the priesthood. Abijah, in Judah, was obedient to God and in verses 6 and 7 he told Jeroboam’s camp they could not win because of Jeroboam’s sin. This is a picture of our warfare today! When we faithfully participate in the tithe our obedience births power in prayer and God makes us victorious. Declaring covenantal authority over God’s enemies is part of the blessing of obedience to covenant. Victory is Blood bought and enforced by angels! God’s people have the power of the Holy Spirit to take authority over agents of evil and pray them into the Kingdom to cut off their funds or perhaps even their life. The judicial anointing for spoiling the enemy is activated by the covenant of the tithe!