All our preaching and teaching will mean nothing if we do not allow God to help us overcome in every weak moment of our lives. Let’s see how we can allow God to live big in and through us! Some of you reading this are going to receive a mighty breakthrough in the understanding this key revelation in Jesus’ name! Amen!
God said to Gideon, “The people with you are too many for Me to give the Midianites into their hand, lest Israel boast over Me, saying, ‘My own hand has saved me.’” Judges 7:2 ESV
We see God does not want to encourage the arm of self deliverance or dependance on self efforts, lest pride sweep into our hearts.
God literally commanded Gideon’s army to reduce from 32,000 to 300; not just that, God gave them the most foolish weapons to win their battle. Each of these weapons show us a unique role, each one of us should practise to allow God to deal with us personally.
This is how God did it, He commanded Gideon’s army to break the empty jars, lift up the fiery torch and blow the trumpet. The sound of breaking jars, the glowing of the fiery torches and the sound of the trumpets put such fear in the hearts of the Midianites that they ended up killing each other. Israel didn’t even have to fight or use their swords because God defeated the enemy and got all the glory. No flesh was glorified in the presence of the Master.
Let us understand the symbolic significance of Gideon’s weapons which God had commanded:
1. Empty Jars – This is symbolic of us when we have emptied ourselves. When that “I” factor is gone and when you are reduced to nothing – A zero, you are an empty vessel for the King to fill His choice wine; and then when you break yourself before God, He, the Lord almighty – Jesus Christ will manifest in and through our lives.
2. Burning Torch – When God breaks through our flesh, when we get away from the way of the flesh, the fire of the Holy Spirit begins to burn in and through us.
3. Trumpet – When we lift up your voices in total dependence on the Lord and praise Him. The enemy knows we have already received our victory in believing The Lord!
When we become nothing, we are like those empty jars; and when we are broken on the inside before God, the fire of the Holy Spirit will begin to burn to bring the victory of Jesus Christ.
“It’s not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit says the Lord of hosts” (Zechariah 4:6 KJV).
I pray that the Lord Jesus Christ will increase and we will choose to decrease. Lets empty ourselves today to see that through our broken lives the Fire of the Holy Spirit will burn bright and the praise of Calvary’s victory will begin to blow the wind of God over our enemies in Jesus name!
Do comment on what you think we must do for God to increase in our lives.