And when Gideon was come, behold, there was a man that told a dream unto his fellow, and said, Behold, I dreamed a dream, and, lo, a cake of barley bread tumbled into the host of Midian, and came unto a tent, and smote it that it fell, and overturned it, that the tent lay along. And his fellow answered and said, This is nothing else save the sword of Gideon the son of Joash, a man of Israel: for into his hand hath GOD delivered Midian, and all the host. And it was so, when Gideon heard the telling of the dream, and the interpretation thereof, that he worshipped, and returned into the host of Israel, and said, Arise; for the LORD hath delivered into your hand the host of Midian. And he divided the three hundred men into three companies, and he put a trumpet in every man's hand, with empty pitchers, and lamps within the pitchers. And he said unto them, Look on me, and do likewise: and, behold, when I come to the outside of the camp, it shall be that, as I do, so shall ye do. When I blow with a trumpet, I and all that are with me, then blow ye the trumpets also on every side of all the camp, and say, The Sword of the LORD, and of Gideon. (Jdg 7:13-18)
Our GOD can and does do many mighty things for His people, He wants to shew Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is perfect toward Him. Our faith and trust must be in Him and in His ways and His thoughts which though they are higher than ours, we have from His Word, and can know them and seek the face and mind of GOD through it and believe. Gideon obeyed GOD, though his trust wavered somewhat, and GOD responded with the deliverance of Israel. We also must trust and obey, that GOD can work in our lives the battle He has already won.
We have His Sword, the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of GOD. We must know how to wield it, that GOD, whose Word does not go out void, and who goes before us into battle, can win a victory in our battles. Whether it is witnessing, or fighting temptation, or maturing disciples in their walk with the Lord, or correcting those who oppose themselves and are at war with GOD, the Sword of the Spirit is our weapon, not of the flesh, but mighty through GOD to the pulling down of strong holds; casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of GOD, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.
We are His ambassadors, living the Kingdom life, not of this world even while we are still in it, and representing our King. We have His Word of reconciliation, and are ministers of His peace, to serve others and share Christ with those around us who are hurting and in need. We have His Word to disciple others, profitable for Doctrine, for correction, for reproof, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of GOD may be perfect throughly furnished unto all good works. We have His Gospel to take to this lost and dying world that they may hear of their need to repent of their sins and be forgiven, and to receive Him by faith in His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary, and as we go, share the Good News of forgiveness in Christ and Salvation in His Name.
For GOD is not willing that any should perish, but that all would come to repentance and the knowledge of the the Truth. Jesus loves you and wants to establish a covenant relationship with you that is real and personal. Surrender to Him on His terms and He will give you a brand new life of discipleship and fellowship with Him that is abundant and everlasting. GOD calls you to trust Him and what He has already done for you to pay your sIn debt. He has provided the only way of reconciliation with GOD, forgiveness from GOD, and Salvation through Jesus Christ, the Son of GOD who is GOD the Son, to give you a new life in Christ. Turn away from yourself and your sIn and turn to Him alone for eternal Life, now and always.