Relax Your Grip, Open Your Hand

 Relax Your Grip, Open Your Hand

by Pastor Roy Esposito

2 Chronicles 20:12-17 – Jehosaphat
John 5:19
Judges 6:1-16 – Gideon
2 Corinthians 4:6-7 – Vessels of clay get broken so the treasure of Light can breakthrough.

2 Chronicles 20:17-30 – God gives the specifics for victory:

  1. Position yourselves to listen
  2. Stand still
  3. See
  4. Don’t fear or be anxious
  5. It’s coming down tomorrow at the Ascent of Ziz.

Verse 18 – Jehoshaphat bows his head: “Worried” king to “Worshipping” king
Hallel Praise – to rave; to boast; to be clamorously foolish; to act madly before God.
Verse 20 – Prophetic/ Apostolic mantle
Verse 21 – Tehellah Praise – a spontaneous, prophetic song that speaks what is on God’s heart.

Psalm 22:8 – God came in their midst and set ambushes against the enemy.

John 4:23-24 (Passion)

  1. Truth -clear sight and discernment
  2. Spirit — The graces of divine empowerment

Ekklesia – The “called”
Matthew 22:14 – “Many are called but few are chosen…”
Passion – “For everyone is invited to enter in, but few respond in excellence.”
Chosen – Eklektoi – worthy, pure, excellent
Excellence – done passionately and to the best of one’s ability.

The ” New Song” –

  1. the sound of God’s unquestioned authority sung-through His people.
  2. Accompanied by a “Death-knell” Selah over the enemy.
  3. Declares, “God is present” in Zion

Revelations 14:5 (Passion) – a song “…whose words are always true and flawless.”