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Gideon - Master's Minority (2 of 12)
Series: Bible Giants
If we are to be used of God, as a church, if you are to be used of God as a Christian, if you are to be used of God as a husband or wife, then there are some principles of victory that God has reiterated to us in the scripture.
We are going to going to look at principles of victory in the life of a man named Gideon.
Judges 7:7 - And the Lord said unto Gideon, By the three hundred men that lapped will I save you, and deliver the Midianites into thine hand: and let all the other people go every man unto his place.
Verses 20-21 - And the three companies blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers, and held the lamps in their left hands, and the trumpets in their right hands to blow withal: and they cried, The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon.
(21) And they stood every man in his place round about the camp and all the host ran, and cried, and fled.
The New Testament tells us that these Old Testament characters were given to us as examples. The Old Testament is an admonition to those of us who live now in New Testament times.
The background of the passage is this: The children of Israel had turned against the God that had blessed them so greatly. They had turned to idols and because of that, God had allowed the Midianite people to come and scattered their flocks and herds, burn their flocks, take their women and children to be captives and, generally, the land was under the oppression and slavery of the Midianites.
The Israelite people were hiding in caves. They were trembling in fear and what a picture they were of the modern church and the modern day Christian. All too often we find ourselves, rather than being victorious, hiding in the caves of despair and doubt and knowing so very little about the victorious Christian life that God wants every Christian to have.
So God raised up a man named Gideon and God spoke to this man and through this man, God set about ...
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