Iyyar (Iyar) 12
Day 26 Omer Reading
Week 4 /Attribute 4 Victory/Endurance/Determination (Netzach)
We have completed 3 weeks counting to Shavuot. Sitting At The Feet Of Our Master YAHUSHUA
Are You A Gideon Warrior?
Judges 6:12 The angel of ELOHIM appeared to him and said to him: “You valiant hero! ELOHIM is with you!”
Judges 6:13 “Excuse me, sir,” answered Gid`on, “but if ELOHIM is with us, then why is all this happening to us? And where are all his miracles our ancestors told us about when they said, ‘Didn’t ELOHIM bring us up from Egypt?’ For now ELOHIM has abandoned us and handed us over to Midyan.”
Judges 6:14 ELOHIM turned to him and said, “Go in this strength of yours and save Isra’el from the hands of Midyan. Haven’t I sent you?”
Judges 6:15 But Gid`on answered him, “Forgive me, my LORD, but with what am I to save Isra’el? Why, my family is the poorest in M’nasheh, and I’m the youngest person in my father’s house!”
I don’t know abou you but It have felt the same way. Father if you have called me why I am going through all these problems, where are the miracles that Pharoah will know that you are YAHUVEH?. Why is it so hard to accomplish what you want me to do? Why would you even want to use me in the first place? Don’t you know that I am the least, there are others who are much smarter then I am.
What is His Answer to us?
Judges 6:16 ELOHIM said to him, “Because I will be with you, you will strike down Midyan as easily as if they were just one man.”
Then you hear this! There are to many of you! What? But YAH don’t you understand that we have a great big battle ahead of us? How can we accomplish what you have called us to do with so few to do the work?
Judges 7:2 ELOHIM said to Gidon, “There are too many people with you for me to hand Midyan over to them, because I don’t want Isra’el to be able to boast against me, ‘We saved ourselves by our own strength.’
Judges 7:3 Therefore, proclaim to the people ‘Anyone who is anxious or afraid should go back home, while we stay here on Mount Gilad.’ ” Twenty – two thousand returned, but ten thousand remained.
(So much for having a MEGA Church!)
Judges 7:4 ELOHIM said to Gidon, “There are still too many people. Have them come down to the water, and there I will screen them for you. If I say of anyone, ‘This one is for you,’ he will go with you; and if I say, ‘This one is not for you,’ he won’t go with you.”
Judges 7:5 So he brought the people down to the water, and ELOHIM said to Gidon, “Put to one side everyone who laps up water with his tongue the way a dog does, and put to the other side everyone who gets down on his knees to drink.”
Judges 7:6 Three hundred lapped, putting their hand to their mouth; all the rest of the men got down on their knees to drink water.
Judges 7:7 ADONAI said to Gid`on, “I will use the three hundred men who lapped the water to save you; I will hand Midyan over to you. Let all these others go back home.”
What was YAHUVEH looking for? The same thing HE is looking for today. Those who are not anxious or afraid to follow HIS commands, and those who are alert and ready for battle. Those who will not take the glory for what YAHUVEH has done. Those who are not impressed by great numbers but who are willing to do what HE has called them to do no matter how small in number they may seem.
We need to realize that if HE has called us to do something HE will make sure that HE will give us what we need to win the battle, HIS way not our way.
YAHUVEH’s Word, HIS Commandment’s are not a ‘Burger King’ where you can have it your way.
It is His way or no way. But His way will guarantee you will have victory in HIM.
Read Psalm 119:26-34
Psa 119:33 ה (Heh) Teach me, ELOHIM, the way of your laws; keeping them will be its own reward for me.