During the night the Lord spoke to Gideon and said, “Get up. I will let you defeat the Midianite army. Go down to their camp. If you are afraid to go alone, take your servant Purah with you. Go into the camp of the Midianites. Listen to what they are saying. After that you will not be afraid to attack them.” Judges 7:9-11
If you’ve never read the entire story of Gideon, I encourage you to take the time. It tells a story of a man who measured his worth by mans standards until God told him who he truly was; a mighty man of valor! It took some convincing, even after God stirred his spirit.
I’m pretty sure that all of us can be intimidated by our enemies. Their size doesn’t matter because their voice is loud. They steal from us financially, and even when they’re not speaking, we’re convinced they see all and know all. We’re frozen in fear, refusing to do what God has asked us, because we’ve believed that what they say is truth.
So Gideon and his servant Purah went down to the edge of the enemy camp. The Midianites, the Amalekites, and all the other people from the east were camped in that valley. There were so many people that they seemed like a swarm of locusts. It seemed like they had as many camels as there are grains of sand on the seashore.
Gideon came to the enemy camp, and he heard a man talking. That man was telling his friend about a dream that he had. He was saying, “I dreamed that a round loaf of bread came rolling into the camp of the Midianites. That loaf of bread hit the tent so hard that the tent turned over and fell flat.”
The man’s friend knew the meaning of the dream. He said, “Your dream can only have one meaning. Your dream is about that man from Israel. It is about Gideon son of Joash. It means that God will let Gideon defeat the whole army of Midian.”
After he heard the men talking about the dream and what it meant, Gideon bowed down to God. Then Gideon went back to the camp of the Israelites and called out to the people, “Get up! The Lord will help us defeat the Midianites.” Judges 7:12-15
This day I say to you, your enemy may have been loud and proud, but your God will convince you that the thing you fear the most is not as real as He is. His word is solid and you can trust that it will happen just as He said it would. Allow God to take you to their camp and listen to how afraid they are of the blood that covers you and the God who empowers you.
Father, I believe what You say about me. I’m an overcomer. I overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of my testimony. Each time the enemy makes me afraid, I will simply run to you, my strong tower. I will not fear, for you empower me, and greater is He who is in me then he who is in the world. No weapon formed against me will prosper and every tongue that rises up in judgement, You will condemn.
There’s nothing greater or more powerful then knowing the truth, because the Truth sets me free. I will trust You with my future. You always stand with me and if You stand with me, who can be against me? This day, I will follow Your instructions because I cannot lose with You on my side. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray. Amen
Be Mighty and Immovable,
“The thing you fear most is not as real as He is.”
Thank you, Sandy. There are several good points in you post today that I needed to hear!
It’s easy to listen to the loud, threatening voices who are right up in your face, but it’s liberating to remember that they don’t necessarily speak for God. Again, thank you, and God Bless!
I love hearing that! So thankful that God once again used my words to encourage others. Blessings on you! God ALWAYS had the final say!
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