STUDY. Gideon and his 300. By Fabian Massa.

Translated from Spanish to English with Google Translator.

The Epic of Gideon


 

1. The Call of Gideon

12 And the angel of Yahweh appeared to him, and said, YHWH is with you, mighty warrior. Judges 6



2. The purpose of his call

14 And YHVH at him, he said, Go in this thy might, and save Israel from the hand of Midian. Do not I sent thee?
16 Yahweh said to him, Surely I will be with thee, and smite the Midianites as one man. Judges 6

3. Gideon was God's answer to the cry of Israel because of the Midianites:

1 The children of Israel did evil in the sight of YHWH, and YHWH delivered them into the hand of Midian seven years. 2 And the hand of Midian prevailed against Israel. And the children of Israel, because of the Midianites were caves in the mountains, and caves, and strong holds. 3 And so it was, when Israel had sown, the Midianites and the Amalekites and the children of the eastern peoples rose and attacked. 4 And they encamped against them, and destroyed the fruits of the earth, till thou come unto Gaza, and left no sustenance for Israel, neither sheep, nor ox, nor ass. 5 For they and their cattle, and came with their tents like swarms of locusts, they and their camels were without number: and they entered into the land to destroy. 6 Thus Israel was greatly impoverished because of the Midianites, and the children of Israel cried unto the LORD. Judges 6


4. The first thing God commands, is removed from His presence that you dislike:

25 came to pass that night, that Yahweh said: Take a young bull from your father, the second bull seven years old, and throw down the altar of Baal that thy father hath, and cut down the wooden image that is beside it; 26 and build an altar to YHWH your God on top of this rock, in the ordered place, and take the second bull and offer a burnt sacrifice with the wood of the grove which thou shalt cut. Judges 6


5. The second thing God does is, give the anointing needed to do the work entrusted to us

34 Then the Spirit of Yahweh came on Gideon, Judges 6


6. The third thing is to do things God's way

Gideon had assembled an army of 32,000 men, while the Midian had 135,000 "men who drew the sword":

10 And Zeba and Zalmunna were in Karkor, and their hosts with them, about fifteen thousand men, all that were left of all the army of the children of the east: for there fell an hundred and twenty thousand men that drew sword. (15,000 + 120,000 = 135,000) Judges 8


But Gideon did not protest or refused to obey God when only allowed to attack the enemy with only 300 men armed with a trumpet and a lighted torch. As large army defeated and put to flight, and pursued them without a single casualty among their ranks.

300 to 135,000, winning the battle without suffering any casualties.
It was not the 300, obviously, was the hand of God that did the work. Nothing is impossible for Him

We want to have that kind of faith, we want that touch of Your Spirit. We want to be more than conquerors in Christ Jesus. Watch us Lord, we are Your people. Pour out Your Spirit on us. Forgive all our sins: we give now to the complaint, gossip, doubt, lack of faith, fear, bad thoughts, selfishness, pride, vanity and pride. Help us improve every day before Your Presence, I want to please. Thanks for all the things we put in Your Hands, guide us in the paths of justice for the sake of Your Name.

In the Name of Jesus.


Amen.

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