Gideon & 300 Men 3/22/16

GIDEON & 300 MEN (Judges 6&7)

Though far outnumbered Gideon and his 300 men in unison broke their vessels of clay revealing the light that was hidden inside. And together while sounding the trumpet they made haste with a loud shout toward the sleeping Midianites. Upon waking the enemy slaughtered each other in the confusion of night’s darkness.

God has called us to allow these vessels of clay to be shattered so that the Light of Christ can shine and dispel the powers of Darkness. Empowered by the fire of God our anointed voice causes Satan to flee and resound like the sound of a trumpet throughout Satan’s ranks.

But why were only 300 men chosen? Thousands of other Israelites were sent home. Most left because of the cares of this world. Others were sent home because they lapped up the “water of the word” like dogs? ( unfortunately some believe it better to receive teaching from man than from the Holy Ghost). Again, why only 300? Is there something special about that number?

Most certainly. The holy place and the holy of holies in the Tabernacle of Moses measured 10 cubits by 30 cubits, or 300 square cubits. And when Jesus gave up the Ghost “the middle wall of partition was rent in twain.” Thus the temple was no more divided into two rooms but was now “one new man.”

“What? Know ye not ye are the Temple of the Holy Ghost?” Beloved, as we follow Christ into battle – you and I, like Gideon’s 300, are the Temple of God called to demolish the forces of Satan when we allow our flesh to be broken, allow the light of His love to shine through us and shout the victory in Jesus name.

Be blessed in Jesus name.

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