Sword of the Lord and You

Gideon led his men to the river to drink. It was a defining moment for some; the way we drink at Gods River always is.   Gideon chose 300 men who were vigilant for the enemy but trusting in the Lord.  God doesn’t need many to win but he does need someone.   We say the battle is the Lords but it’s never just the battle of the Lord. It is always the sword of the Lord and of somebody else – the sword of a person. “When I blow the trumpet, I and all who are with me, then you also blow the trumpets on every side of the whole camp, and say, ‘The sword of the LORD and of Gideon!’”  Judges 7:18 

God needs us to be in the battle in prayer and declaration for lost souls and lost ground. He might be able to do it himself but he has chosen not to.  God said to Moses stand still and see the salvation of the Lord but it was Moses who held the rod. God parted the Red sea with his breath but He needed Moses to strike the water in faith.  God can guide a rock to only the part exposed on the giants head but he needed David to launch the rock.

Your victory is going to require you; someone who’s willing to be a trumpet, a lamp, and a broken vessel.  The Lord thy God in the midst of us is mighty but what if there is no “midst of us” because we aren’t gathered for war?   God is always looking for a lightning rod; someone who can be his instrument to flow through to bring His power to earth.

In ancient Israel’s history is the story of the City of Samaria under siege and even doves dung was expensive to buy.  The evidence of a past move was all they had and they were starving. The church was not in good shape.  “And there was a great famine in Samaria. And, behold, they besieged it until an ass’s head was sold for eighty pieces of silver, and the fourth part of a cab of dove’s dung for five silver pieces.” (2Kings 6:25)

Outside the city were four lepers. One of them said why sit we here till we die and they rose up at twilight, risked their lives and walked to the enemies’ camp in search of food. When they acted, it was like God took a microphone and put it on feet of those four shuffling lepers.  He turned the volume up and it sounded like chariots were coming. The Midianites thought Israel had hired the Egyptian army. The lepers moved in, feasted then spread the good news.

Friend, if you will just start moving forward you have no idea what God can make it sound like to your enemies. Go forward today for where you thought the enemy was you will find food, new garments, and a song!  Those lepers brought revival back to Samaria but God did not do it all- they had to do something! The Sword of the Lord who is in heaven must be wielded by somebody on the earth. Let’s get praying!


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