Get Ready for the coming of the Lord.
2 Corinthians 9:6–8 (KJV 1900)
6 But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. 7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:
"He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep to gain that
which he cannot lose."
Romans 15:13 (KJV 1900)
13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
God does not need our resources
God is the source
When your money runs out
When your job runs out
When your family runs out
When your so called friends run out (True friends want run out Jesus is a friend
When your time runs out
God is God
He is the source
He’s the only source we need
Gideon felt inadequate
Gideon was looking at where he was instead of where he was going.
Song: im a nobody trying to tell somebody
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? 15 And he said unto him, Oh my Lord, wherewith shall I save Israel? behold, my family is poor in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father’s house. 16 And the Lord said unto him, Surely I will be with thee, and thou shalt smite the Midianites as one man.
2 Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.
What is the lesson in the story of Gideon?
Gideon's story — and indeed that of all those forgetful Israelites — shows how easily we can slip away from God's guidance and fall into real trouble. It doesn't take much. We get so busy and distracted. But we can't become lax in seeking God's will for our lives, praying, reading, studying and thinking about his word.
What is Gideon's army in the Bible?
Gideon had 32,000 soldiers and God told Gideon he had too many soldiers. Then God said " Go tell the men that if they are afraid that they may leave." Twenty thousand men left leaving Gideon with ten thousand men. God again appeared to Gideon and said to him, "There are still too many soldiers.
Gideon was the sixth Judge and one of the most prominent of the Judges. He and Samson, the thirteenth and last Judge in the book, have more recorded of them in the book of Judges than do any of the other Judges.
Butler, J. G. (1992). Gideon: the mighty man of valor: Vol. Number Five (p. 9). LBC Publications.
Jude 20 (KJV 1900)
20 But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,
3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: 4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) 5 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; 6 And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.