"We didn't choose to come into this world, but we have this right to choose where we'll spend eternity."
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Dec2012

Humiliation, Revolt and Faith

It has nothing to do with bargaining, trade or business, let alone luck.

A faith boiling faith boils because it comes from the Almighty.

Gideon was an example of this.

He was not chosen because he was a war hero, or because he had military weapons or special talents.

Gideon and his three hundred warriors possessed humiliation, anger and faith.

Their humiliation sparked revolt, and revolt mixed with certainty…

Certainty that the God of Abraham was the Living God…

Certainty that what He had done in the past, He will do in the present and in the future.

That’s why their state of destruction was unacceptable.

Israel would plant, but at harvest time their enemies would gather like locusts and destroy everything. They left nothing in the land.

Humiliation, anger and faith were the garments of Gideon and his brave warriors.

"…since the weapons of our warfare are not worldly, but are powerful through God for the demolition of strongholds." 2 Corinthians 10.4 (HCSB)

They had nothing to lose.

That’s why they were hand-picked by God.

The bottom of the pit has its advantages, it leaves no other option but to depend on an answer from Above and to give a loud war cry.

This is the faith of the Campaign of Israel.

We will go to the same valley where the enemies of Israel were camped.

"...had settled down in the valley like a swarm of locusts, and their camels were as innumerable as the sand on the seashore." Judges 7.12 (HCSB)

Despite their power and numbers, those enemies were also the enemies of God. That was Gideon’s great advantage.

No matter how powerful and numerous our enemies, they are the enemies of our God, the Lord Jesus Christ.

Just as Gideon surrounded their camp, in the same place with the same weapons we will fight them.

"Then he divided the three hundred men into three companies, and he put a trumpet into every man’s hand, with empty pitchers, and torches inside the pitchers." Judges 7.16

We'll blow the trumpet – our cry of humiliation – break the pitchers, lift up our torches and manifest a revolt of living faith in the promises of the Spirit of God.

The three hundred gave the war cry: A sword for the Lord and for Gideon!

We will also cry out in the same place: A sword for the Lord and for the UCKG!

"When the three hundred blew the trumpets, the Lord set every man’s sword against his companion ..." Judges 7.22

In the very same way, when the pastors and bishops of the UCKG sound their trumpets in that Valley, the SPIRIT OF THE LORD will make the weapons of our enemies turn against themselves, and we will bring your victory home in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ!

 


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