Monday 30 March 2020


By: Daniel Dunn
In the prayer of Jehoshaphat, when there was a multitude coming against him to battle, he feared, and sought the Lord in 2 Chronicles 20:12 KJB - 
"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." 
God is the righteous Judge, and Jehoshaphat cries to the Lord "we have no might" and "neither know we what to do". He is at his own wit's end, the end of himself. He placed no faith in himself and said by faith "But our eyes are upon Thee". Came the answer...
"For the battle is not yours, but God's." (vs 15). 
God indeed judged the multitude, they were utterly destroyed, and Jehoshaphat and his people were safe and sound by the mighty hand of the Lord. 
"Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee: because he trusteth in Thee."- Isaiah 26:3 KJB 
Stayed: Fixed, Settled, Sober. (Webster's 1828).
In this perilous time we are called to Look unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith and salvation. We have no might to save ourselves, and we must come to the end of ourselves and cry "Neither know we what to do!". 
The eyes of true faith turn unto the Lord Jesus Christ, believing and trusting on Him alone. The Lord calls all the unsaved to repentance towards Himself, and unfeigned faith in the Lord Jesus this very hour. 
To those saved, we are to keep our minds STAYED on Him. "But our eyes are upon Thee". We are to stand still and see the salvation of God. 
"Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life." - Jude 1:21 KJB. 
We are to keep our minds STAYED on the Lord Jesus, keeping ourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. Looking unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith. Our minds are to be STAYED, FIXED, SETTLED upon Him. 
"Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;" - Titus 2:13 KJB. 
In this present evil world we are to be looking unto the Lord Jesus Himself, and looking for that blessed hope, and the appearing of our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Not for the antichrist, not for world events to take shape, not for the end of the world, not unto the arm of man, not looking unto ourselves...but unto the Lord Jesus. 
We are to be sober-minded and ready.
This is not a time to be drunken with the things of this world, with those lost in darkness...rejecting the word of God, neglecting the word of God, distracted from the plight of our eternal soul and pursuing the things of this world...our eyes STAYED on vain religion, creeds, doctrines of men, works, money, homes, cars, cares of this life, education, philosophy, music, movies, media, entertainment, amusements, fables, fiction, books, etc. 
Nay, can you honestly say...
"But our eyes are upon Thee."? 
Everything else leads to judgment, utter destruction and ruin. The multitude that came up against Jehoshaphat did not have their eyes upon the Lord, and were caught unaware of the judgment of God that was about to come upon them. They marched on in their own might, and were utterly destroyed. Their ways seemed right unto them, but it led to death. They marched right into the path of God's wrath and judgement. 
The Lord Jesus is at the door, READY to return to this world.
He only is King of all kings, and Lord of all lords. To the saved, our blessed hope unto salvation and redemption...our great God and Saviour. To the unsaved, as Judge of the quick and the dead, in wrath and fury as a Consuming Fire. 
Are you ready? What must we do?
Turn your eyes unto the Lord Jesus, and be ye saved.
Keep your mind STAYED upon the Lord Jesus. 
Dan Dunn
Updated March 30th, 2020


Sunshine Country said...

This was such a great blessing to me, thank you so much for sharing. So very true...that we need our mind taken away from all the distracting things of this world, be it in entertainments or whatever else it may be...and to have our mind stayed upon the Lord. So many do not desire this - and live in fleshly enjoyment of temporal things that will all fade away someday. Praying during this time that the Lord will graciously keep the minds of His children stayed upon Him and cause us to see any hindrances in our lives that are displeasing to Him, and that lost ones will look to Him in repentance and faith.

Linda Shukri said...

Thank you for sharing that! Very important to keep our eyes on the LORD. :)

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

A wonderful truth presented by your husband! Keeping our eyes focused on Jesus is the only answer we have in these difficult times that all of us are facing. How thankful I am for our hope in HIM! Wonderful verses and truths shared, with a message of encouragement. How wonderful it is to encourage each other across the miles. I pray the Lord blesses and takes care of your family abundantly through this time. Much love to you sweet friend!