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Four Principles of Victory (3 of 6)
Series: Bring Back the Glory
Dr. Adrian Rogers
Be finding, please, Judges chapter six. When you have found it look up here. Popular writer Max Lucado told a story that is taken from the proceedings of the U.S. Naval Institute. A man is telling what happened one day in the maneuvers, and two battle ships were maneuvering, they were in a training process. They were at sea and the seas were heavy and the visibility was not good and the captain was there on the bridge, on the watch out to take care of the ship. And a message came. The message came from the man on the lookout and this is what he said. He said, There’s a light bearing on the starboard bow. And so the Captain said, Is the light steady or is the light moving astern? The answer came back from the wing, It is steady sir. And so the Captain said, Signal that ship that we are on a collision course and tell them that they are advised to alter their course twenty degrees. And so they flashed that signal to the other light and a signal came back and it said, No, you alter your course twenty degrees. And the Captain was infuriated and he said, Send the message back - I am a Captain. You alter your course twenty degrees. And the message came back I am a seamen second class; advise that you alter your course twenty degrees. The Captain was furious. He said, I’m in a battle ship. Alter your course twenty degrees. The message was flashed back, I am a lighthouse. You alter your course twenty degrees. And then according to these proceedings the man said, We altered our course.
Now God is the lighthouse of the universes and we find ourselves sometimes on a collision course and the wise thing to do is to alter our course because God will not alter His. That’s what Israel found out. Look if you will in Judges chapter 6 verse 1, “And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord, and the Lord delivered them into the hand ...
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