Devo Satisfied Part 3
Judges 6:12-14 (KJV)
12 And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him, and said unto him, The Lord is with thee, thou mighty man of valour.
13 And Gideon said unto him, Oh my Lord, if the Lord be with us, why then is all this befallen us? and where be all his miracles which our fathers told us of, saying, Did not the Lord bring us up from Egypt? but now the Lord hath forsaken us, and delivered us into the hands of the Midianites.
14 And the Lord looked upon him, and said, Go in this thy might, and thou shalt save Israel from the hand of the Midianites: have not I sent thee?
God told me here is a man of faith and vision. I had never thought of Gideon as a man of faith and vision. I thought he was a coward. He was a realest. He understood he could not defeat his enemies, so he was in hiding at the wine press trying to thresh wheat. Smart man. He figured his enemies would not expect him to be threshing wheat at the wine press. He knew he could not overcome his enemies, so he tried to outsmart them. The angel of the Lord calls him a mighty man of valor. A brave man. His statement of faith was if God is for us why are we in this mess or I know we would not be in this mess if God was with us. Hebrews 11:6 says “6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” Gideon believed that God would reward or deliver them if God was with them. He did not realize that God was with them. When He knew God he understood that God was with them. God then did the impossible though Gideon and completely overcame His enemies. He had a vision of who God is. He understood and knew God’s character. Gideon was not satisfied with the way things were, but wanted the fullness of what God had for them. God never wanted them in that circumstance. Someone had to know God and understand what God wanted for their lives and then release God’s will on earth. God is looking for a man to stand in the gap on behalf of the people. Don’t settle and be satisfied with what life has given you, seek what God wants for you.
Pastor Jeff Lane
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