Your light will shine the brightest in the darkest of times
God chose the weakest weapons to bring down a mighty army and He can use anything to unlock this lockdown for us… Judges 7:1-25
💥What is amazing is God never ceases to use any of method to bring victory. In this lockdown I am so comforted by the unusual strategy that God gave Joshua to bring the Jericho Wall down, in Joshua Chapter 6 and now we can see another unusual strategy given to Gideon to defeat the Midianities.
💥We need to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit and be ready to do what He wants us to do, even if it looks ridiculous to the world. In this lockdown, to get our victory, we just have to be simply obedient, even when someone else might be doing something that looks great. Seek the Lord, like never before and study the Word diligently and you will be rewarded, Hebrew 11:6
💥The unusual battle strategy which God gave Gideon against the Midianites has some powerful principles for our spiritual warfare against the kingdom of darkness. The sword of the Lord was not in Gideon’s hands but in his mouth!. The gospel is a sword, not in the hand, but in the mouth, the sword of the Lord and of Gideon, Judges 7:20.
💥Joshua, too had to meditate on the word of God day and night, and it was to be found in his mouth always, Joshua 1:8. When he shouted together with the people, the wall came down, because of the Word of Lord, which is the Sword of the Spirit was in his mouth, Ephesians 6:17. The Sword of the Lord from our Mouths is the Trumpet of the Gospel for the World…Judges 7:16-22.
💥God chooses the foolish things of the world to confound the wise, 1 Corinthians 1: 27-28, a barley-cake to overthrow the tents of Midian, Judges 7:13 so that, all power,glory, honour and wisdom will be given to God.” The gospel is a sword, not in the hand, but in the mouth, the sword of the Lord and of Gideon, Judges 7:20. Gideon organised his 300 men in 3 groups, so they will look like a large army, seemed to be surrounding the enemy. They were instructed to do exactly as told, Judges 7:16. Precision was the key to victory.
💥They were given to hold earthen vessels with light in one hand and trumpet in the other. They were to shout at the right time and break the earthen vessels to release the light, Judges 7:19. The sound and light effect created a supernatural war zone that had a atomic bomb explosion effectiveness
💥The earthen vessels easily broke, the sudden blaze of the torches and the echo of the trumpets, pierced through the stillness of the night that brought such terror in the enemy camp, that the shout of the King was among Gideon’s army, Numbers 23:21. God created such a confusion, delusion and chaos in the camp of the Midianites in the middle of the night when they were in deep sleep, that they could not tell friend from foe and under the fury of their passion, they fought indiscriminately against each other, There was panic and pandemonium all around, causing them to flee, and took flight down to the Jordan, by the foot of the mountains of Ephraim, Judges 7:21-25
💥Child of God, Remember this, If you are going through dark times, your light will shine the brightest in the darkest of times. Turn on your light to the fullest. Gideon chose the middle watch, Judges 7:19, when the enemy is at its weakest and most vulnerable, as drowsiness , weariness and sleepiness would have a triple effect on them. Be alert at the middle watch, listening to God’s instruction through the sword of the Lord which should be found in your mouth.
💥Gideon chose the dark and dead of the night ,so that he can increase the terror in the enemy camp by the trumpets, whose sound would be the loudest and best heard in the stillness of the night, and the lamps, whose light would shine most brightly, and the element of surprise seemed biggest when they were sleepy to their disadvantage. The night attack could also conceal the smallness of their numbers!
💥In this lockdown you may feel vulnerable, inadequate and feeble, but you are mighty in God’s Hands when you become His Trumpet to blast through Satan’s stronghold….Amen🙏
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