A team consists of those who are willing to come together as a team to achieve a common goal.
They are those who work in collaboration to unite, combine, cooperate, merge, link, ally, and or to associate with one another.
The LORD spoke to me that it is He who will send The Holy Spirit to unite or to form a team for His own common good!
He spoke to me how that whenever there was a need for deliverance or for a particular assignment to be carried out, He would form those whom He wanted to get the job done.
Each one of these individuals whom He sent, all had something to contribute based upon what it was that God wanted to accomplish!
You see, the children of Israel had done evil in the sight of The LORD, but whenever they got into bondage, many times they would cry out to The LORD for deliverance, and The LORD, being a just, fair and loving God, would raise up a deliver — but in this case it was Deborah!
The LORD gave Deborah the vision and she carried it out but Barak was hesitant to go without her.
I thought on this as The LORD spoke to me how that like Pharaoh, when Joseph interpreted his dream, who better to send to help carry it out than the one given the revelation.
Barak himself probably knew that and this is why he was hesitant, not because he was afraid or a coward, but because Deborah was both a Judge and a prophetess, so why not allow her to come along to help with the plans God had given unto him!
Many times we might see this as a coincidence, but I believe that God is a very intentional God and because He is so intentional, this was both in His plan and His purpose for them all to come together in order for this prophetic word to unfold just as it had been prophesied to Deborah who carried the prophetic blue prints and revelations revealed unto her to give unto the man of God: Barak.
Barak was a great warrior, a General and He was over a band of troops who was in charge of gathering over 10,000 troops to go after Sisera.
I believe God knew this, and this is why He called Barak in the first place — a man who was busy doing something, but a man who knew what it would take to war and to be militant over the enemy!
A man of humility who could work with women of femininity without being too masculine, but yet authoritative, because some men would not be able to do this, because in their eyes of insecurity they would see him as a weak leader.
But this was not God’s plan, or His purpose, but teamwork.
Whereas Deborah was a woman of wisdom, great insight, foresight and counseling, we also see she was also a woman of humility who was not all about who would receive the glory, or be placed on a platform, but she was about focusing on getting the assignment done as God had requested!
In fact, she reminds Barak that the plan would require more than just him and her, but God was going to use another woman to work with them that would be remembered throughout out history who was Jael!
God looked down through out time and I believe He knew Barak would be hesitant even though he was a great warriors and this is why He also sent Jael, the wife of Heber, a tent maker, some one who knew what it would take to hit the mark on the head!
In order to put up tents and to be skilled in it, one had to understand about hitting the mark, and Elohim NEVER EVER MISSES HIS MARK!
Deborah agreed to go with him, but told him that because of his reticence, a woman would get the honor of killing Sisera, the captain of Jabin’s army.
“4 Now Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lapidoth, was judging Israel at that time. 5 And she would sit under the palm tree of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in the mountains of Ephraim. And the children of Israel came up to her for judgment. 6 Then she sent and called for Barak the son of Abinoam from Kedesh in Naphtali, and said to him, “Has not the Lord God of Israel commanded, ‘Go and deploy troops at Mount Tabor; take with you ten thousand men of the sons of Naphtali and of the sons of Zebulun; 7 and against you I will deploy Sisera, the commander of Jabin’s army, with his chariots and his multitude at the River Kishon; and I will deliver him into your hand’?” Judges 4:4–7.
As the Israelites were winning the battle, as prophesied by Deborah, Sisera left his valiant army at the Kishon River and fled on foot (Judges 4:16–17). And, he came to Heber’s property where his wife Jael was and he sought refuge there, knowing that Heber was in alliance with King Jabin.
Jael, a woman of hospitality and great wisdom she welcomed Sisera with smooths words using her greatest weapon her femininity and said, “Come, my lord, come right in. Don’t be afraid” (Judges 4:18). She brought Sisera into her tent, covered him with a blanket, and gave him some milk to drink.
Jael was kind and hospitable, but she had an ulterior motive.
Just because a woman is feminine men, it doesn’t mean she cannot be used as a dangerous militant weapon in the kingdom of God.
We need not ever underestimate the power of God and what He has placed on the inside of each of those He has called to do kingdom work in this season — because each one of these characters all had apart to play, a role to play and each came packed with gifts and talents that where important in getting the job done in bringing Sisera to his knees!
No one could claim to be more important than the other, but all collaborated, associated, and understood his or her mission without conflict!
After Sisera had eaten well and was asleep, Jael took a tent peg and a mallet and sneaked up on Sisera. She placed the tent peg’s point on his temple and hit the peg with the mallet, driving it through his temple with such force that it stuck in the ground on the other side of his head. Thus Sisera died (Judges 4:21).
Deborah’s prophecy was fulfilled: the honor of killing the captain of Jabin’s army went to a woman. That woman was Jael.
As Barak pursued Sisera, he came to Heber’s settlement. Jael went to meet him and brought him into the tent to show him what she had done — Sisera’s body was lying there with a tent peg in his temple (Judges 4:22). Later, Barak and Deborah sang a song of the battle, and in the song they honored Jael.
Notice, I did say honor her, because way too many who claim to be in teams do not know what honor means, what teamwork means, what respect means, and what it is to come together as a team player in fulfilling God’s Kingdom work!
It was not as though they bragged (it was a time of celebration of both praise and worship) on her as though Jael was a god, but that she was the one that hit the mark; the final blow that took out the assignment and the plans of the enemy!
God is recruiting teams in this hour that are not just all about seeking the glory but are about teamwork without the big “I” incorporated because if you have noticed their is no “I” in teamwork!
But, what it does require is those who are willing to role up their sleeves to get the work done as a team!
~ Apostle Geraldine Fisher
Apostle Geraldine Fisher has a World-Wide-Social Media Net-Work Ministry. As a Missionary, God moved her into the Office of a Prophet, revealing to her the qualities of a True prophet, humility, humiliation, loving others, interceding in prayer, as she keeps her own life clean to accurately hear from God. Since hearing the audible voice of God calling her to ministry, she’s been called to intercede and pray for others in ministry as God speaks, instructs, directs and gives prophetic words for her to give to others. God promised He would bring her to sit and to learn before great men, all of which He did!