C.T Studd the missionary talked about Chocolate Soldiers in the church. Those that melt in the heat and who need to be wrapped in foil to survive life.
We all live through the heat of battle at some stage in our lives. In Gideon’s day, the Midianites always waited till Gods people were about to harvest and then they attacked. They come to steal the harvest and fruit from Gods people. Just when it seemed that God was giving something to Israel, the enemy came to take it away. They needed a Gideon. Maybe you were just beginning to prosper in an area of ministry or life and something came along and it brought you back to square one. You were tripped up or did something stupid in your life. It seems like it has been two steps forward and one step back.
God has a way to defeat your enemy but it will require you. It is never “whatever will be will be”, but whatever you let be will be. With God, whatever you defy can be defeated but we cannot conquer what we will not confront. Gideonites beat Midianites.
God calls his Gideon “a mighty man of valour” and God calls you that today. You are what Heaven says you are. God sees something in you, you can’t see in yourself. Hell only fights you over what Heaven calls you. The devil didn’t show up until after God said to Jesus “You are my beloved Son.” The devil only turns up after the Dove. Father tells us who we are and the devil comes to see if we believe it!
Friend, believe it today. You are not chocolate; you were birthed from above and sent from God. The same heat that softens the chocolate only tempers steel and prepares earthen vessels for Him. You don’t need to be wrapped in foil because God has promised to be your shield and buckler. Stand up and drive the devil off your harvest, your family and your finances.