The Sword of The LORD and Gideon! — Coming Before Christmas!
In a dream I was giving my mother a Bible for Christmas and in the dream I asked her if she’d rather have it on Mother’s Day or Christmas.
For some reason I knew in this dream that Mother’s Day meant her birthday, because her birthday (as in Mom’s Day) falls on December 19th.
And then she said, “Yes — because I want something to be excited about on that day!”
And then she asked me a very strange question, she said,“Why does the front of the bible say “THE SWORD OF GIDEON” then she said, “What is Gideon’s Guild?’
Well, I said to her, “I didn’t know it was on there!”
Then I woke up at 5am.
“So now proclaim in the ears of the men, saying, Whoever is fearful and trembling, let him turn back and depart from Mount Gilead. And 22,000 of the men returned, but 10,000 remained,” Judges 7:3 (AMPC).
As I woke up The LORD led me to begin to look at the story in Judges 7 about Gideon choosing his army and also to look up the word ‘guild’, because I wasn’t sure of the meaning of the word.
Now I knew this dream had meaning from The LORD, because I hadn’t studied or even looked at the story of Gideon for a while!
So, the meaning of ‘guild‘ was (a medieval association of craftsmen or merchants, often having considerable power. an association of people for mutual aid or the pursuit of a common goal.)
In other words, God was pointing out what Gideon’s Guild was and it of course is His remnant army!
“And The LORD said to Gideon, The men are still too many; bring them down to the water, and I will test them for you there. And he of whom I say to you, This man shall go with you, shall go with you; and he of whom I say to you, This man shall not go with you, shall not go. So he brought the men down to the water, and The LORD said to Gideon, Everyone who laps up the water with his tongue as a dog laps it, you shall set by himself, likewise everyone who bows down on his knees to drink. And the number of those who lapped, putting their hand to their mouth, was 300 men, but all the rest of the people bowed down upon their knees to drink water. And The LORD said to Gideon, With the 300 men who lapped I will deliver you, and give the Midianites into your hand. Let all the others return every man to his home. So the people took provisions and their trumpets in their hands, and he sent all the rest of Israel every man to his home and retained those 300 men. And the host of Midian was below him in the valley,” Judges 7:4-8 (AMPC).
What Does Mother’s Day and Men Lapping Have to Do With It?
As soon as I began to ask The LORD about this, He said, “This Guild of Mothers and Fathers with The Sword of Gideon and of The LORD will be a Remnant, that will change the world when I show them — before Christmas — the Power that has been in their decrees!
You will see Me strike the earth with the lightnings of My righteous Anger and many will turn back to Me because of it!
I had to get My People to a place of being a Remnant and of those who are not fearful, for them to understand how powerful their intercession truly is!
These men and women can drink My Word with their heads up in order to watch for the enemy!
They are not fearful, nor are they intimidated by the enemy!
Now watch what I AM about to do!”
I AM Striking the Mark of Your Intercession
I have to tell you of another dream that I had earlier for you to understand.
In the dream, I was driving down what seemed like a country road, but a paved one that had two lanes.
In the dream, I could see far away and ahead I was about to come to a crossroads, (much like America is right now,) when all at once, out of the corner of my right eye the sky lit up with this lightning bolt brighter and more powerful than I’d ever seen.
In this particular dream I knew it was God speaking very powerfully!
God then reminded me that there is a Hebrew word for intercession in the Old Testament and it is “paga” and one of it ‘s meanings is “to strike the mark” as in this passage in Job 37:3
“He sends it forth under the whole heaven, His lightning to the ends of the earth.”
I am telling you that God is about to strike the Earth and clean up this mess and He is going to strike because of your intercession!
Secrets Being Revealed to the Intercessors
“When Gideon arrived, behold, a man was telling a dream to his comrade. And he said, Behold, I dreamed a dream, and behold, a cake of barley bread tumbled into the camp of Midian and came to the tent and struck it so that it fell, and turned it upside down so that the tent lay flat. And his comrade replied, This is nothing else but the sword of Gideon son of Joash, a man of Israel. Into his hand God has given Midian and all the host. When Gideon heard the telling of the dream and its interpretation, he worshiped and returned to the camp of Israel and said, Arise, for The LORD has given into your hand the host of Midian,” Judges 7:13-15 (AMPC).
God is about to reveal many and evils that the enemy has committed to the remnant of His people, so that they will understand that they have the victory already!
I see them beginning to encourage themselves in The LORD and I see their courage coming back because of what God is about to reveal!
I see them shouting ahead of time now!
I hear The LORD saying; “I AM about to Strike Down what men think that they have gotten away with.
I AM using those who are not afraid to speak My Word in intercession and speak My Word to those who oppose what I AM doing in the earth.
So there is a time before Christmas when I shall STRIKE THE MARK in the earth because of the mothers and fathers who have day after day kept the faith and stood their ground with the enemy!
Your warfare has come up before Me!
They are to Me as ‘Gideon’s Guild’ and they have had The Sword of God and of Gideon in their hand and in their mouths!
I will not allow their words to go down in nor will I not honor the prayers of their forefathers and mothers in the days ahead!
You shall see with your eyes, the culmination of the prayers of the saints that have gone on before you and of your intercession as you watch and see the turn around for your country in the next few days ahead!
It is time to begin to shout the victory for you will see it with your eyes! And like Mom… You will be excited to see what is coming!
Shake off the dust of the battle, because the enemy will not see what hit them in the days ahead as you rest in My Word and in My Faithfulness!
Surely you will see the battle turn as you celebrate the victory ahead!”
~ by Jo Ellen Stevens
Jo Ellen Stevens of TCIC Ministries is a Prophetic speaker, author, worshiper and intercessor. She has ministered with her husband for 23 years and was a worship leader at the Assembly of God for many years. She is an ordained minister (Restoration Ministries) and works with Restoration Ministries in their Ministry Rooms doing prophetic worship with her husband. She has taught many bible studies and have led many intercessory prayer groups.