There was a man in the bible named Gideon who was fearful and weak in his own sight, but mighty in the eyes of God. The name Gideon means “Mighty warrior”. Gideon was called to deliver Israel from the Midianites, but one day Gideon was hiding as they were attacking Israel. God had sent an angel to him saying, “The Lord is with you, mighty man of valor”. Gideon replied with a question, If the Lord is with us, why did all these terrible things happen?
The Lord responded, “Surely I will be with you, and you shall defeat the Midianites as one man. After this encounter with the angel, Gideon went and rescued Israel from the enemy with an army which the Lord had reduced from thirty two thousand, to three hundred. The Lord also allowed Gideon to see into the enemies’ camp. Many of you feel as if an army is rising up against you, but Jesus calls you a mighty man/woman of valor. He is with you to defeat every army and adverse situation that comes against you.
The Lord says;
“I am raising up a remnant as My mighty men and women of valor. They are those who are students of My word, and will see themselves as I have created them to be. I am calling My warriors who are strong and courageous.
I am looking for those who will walk in faith and are not moved by adverse circumstances. They are those men and women who are willing to go to the front lines regardless of what they hear and see in the natural. They will take Me at My word as they rescue and deliver others from the grip of the enemy. They are spiritually intuitive, and their lives are transparent before Me. They are not moved by bad reports but will continue to advance into all that I have called them to do. They do not dread the unknown, because they know that I have given them everything that they need to accomplish My purpose. They will not become weary as the enemy seems to be battering and relentless.
As they seek My counsel, I will give them clear understanding and keen discernment. They will seek Me for wisdom and direction when they are in doubt.
They will sacrifice everything for My name’s sake, and they are willing to burn their bridges behind them and forget the failures of their past. To them I will expose the plans of the adversary, and they will discern the enemies tactics and recognize his schemes. They will then understand the assignments that was brought against them to distract them, and remove them from their place of authority. I will show them how to disrupt the plans of the enemy over their life. This discernment that I give will bring wisdom and direction from My word.
This discernment will come through prayer and intimacy with Me. Store My word within your heart. In the days ahead you will look back and understand that everything that you have done was not in vain.
Although the armies seem to be gaining ground, I have already equipped you and made a way of escape. Don’t allow your circumstances to rule your thinking, but align your thoughts with My word. Do not allow discouragement and despair to wear you down. I have created you and called you for such a time as this.
Stand strong in the face of adversity and don’t allow anything to divert your attention off your purpose. As you pray and believe, know that your prayers are powerful and effective. I did not call you to mediocrity but I have called you to be strong and conquer every battle.
Submit your lives in total surrender to Me, ask Me and I will give you the wisdom, discernment and understanding for the days ahead. Just as I sent the angel to Gideon with a message, I say to you, rise up you mighty man/ woman of valor and carry out the assignment that I have for you,”
says the Lord.
“Now the Angel of the Lord came and sat under the terebinth tree which was in Ophrah, which belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, while his son Gideon threshed wheat in the winepress, in order to hide it from the Midianites. And the Angel of the Lord appeared to him, and said to him, ‘The Lord is with you, you mighty man of valor!'”Judges 6:11-12.
Gideon arrived just as a man was telling a friend his dream. “I had a dream,” he was saying. “A round loaf of barley bread came tumbling into the Midianite camp. It struck the tent with such force that the tent overturned and collapsed.” His friend responded, “This can be nothing other than the sword of Gideon son of Joash, the Israelite. God has given the Midianites and the whole camp into his hands.” When Gideon heard the dream and its interpretation, he bowed down and worshiped. He returned to the camp of Israel and called out, ‘Get up! The Lord has given the Midianite camp into your hands'”Judges 7:13-15.
“Even so then, at this present time there is a remnant according to the election of grace” Romans 11:5.
Blessings in Christ Jesus,