Saturday, March 17, 2012

Victory In Your Life!

Reading from the Book of Judges 6:5, 7:6
Judges 6:5 They came up with their livestock and their tents like swarms of locusts. It was impossible to count them or their camels; they invaded the land to ravage it.

Gideon was a simple farmer who God called to drive the Midianites out of Israel. When Gideon rallied an army of 32,000 men, God first reduced it down to 10,000, then to 300--and equipped them only with torches and trumpets. Marching against the innumerable Midiantes, with 300 men would have seemed like madness to Gideon--and to us. But Gideon learned that victory comes from the Lord, not from human strength or resources. Instead of telling Gideon that He would give him more men, God told him that he had too many men to gain the victory.

Sometimes God works through our weaknesses better than our strengths.  There are times when we have too much on our side in the natural for God to give victory. If we depend on ourselves and our own strength too much, God cannot work.  Our problem is not big enough for God to give us a miracle if anyone can help us but God.

Judges 7:6And the number of them that lapped, putting their hand to their mouth, were three hundred men: but all the rest of the people bowed down upon their knees to drink water.

God was telling Gideon that his men were too strong in themselves and that He wanted them in a position where they would have to depend entirely on Him. God cut their army down to a size that made it impossible for them to experience victory without His divine intervention.

As the saying goes, God plus one equals a majority. If you are facing a formidable challenge, don't be discouraged by a lack of resources. Be encouraged by the presence and promises of God. Trust God and experience victory in your life!

1 comment:

Gods Modern Day Martyr said...

Father God, I declare that You are my King! And through You and with You--You and I will have the Victory! Thank You, Father.