Your weapons for victory
December 11, 2009
For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power…
--2 Corinthians 10:4
The battle plan that the Lord gave Gideon to defeat the Midianites is one of the most unusual battle strategies in Scripture.
These 300 men were to go into battle against an army of 135,000 using only trumpets, clay pots, and little torches! They had to have hoped for a spear or sword, but the Lord knew better.
Gideon's troops were positioned around the enemy, and when Gideon sounded his trumpet, his troops sounded theirs. He smashed his clay pot, and they smashed theirs. Gideon held up his light, and they held up theirs. And they shouted, "For the sword of the Lord and of Gideon!" The Midianites were startled out of their minds, and ran for their lives!
Now let me ask you, what did Gideon's men actually do? They did nothing but watch God bring the victory. This battle against all odds was won entirely by faith!
And in the same way, God has given you powerful weapons to win victories of faith.
So the next time the enemy threatens, do this: Sound the trumpet of your testimony, stay broken before God like that clay pot, shine his light, shout for the Lord, and watch God bring the victory!
GOD HAS GIVEN YOU POWERFUL WEAPONS TO WIN VICTORIES OF FAITH!
OUR THANKS TO YOU!
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