THE BOOK OF JUDGES. Gideon’s Transformation.

Again we read .. Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord, and God handed them over to the MIDIANITES. So cruel were these people that Israel hid from them in mountains, caves, and strongholds. They had stripped bare the land of everything that sustained Israel.

They rode Camels! They would ride sixty miles a day and they could carry away enormous amount of produce away over 200 miles.

A SPIRITUAL INNER CHANGE IN GIDEON.

Through the visit of an Angel from God .. Gideon had now been convinced that God was indeed, THE TRUE GOD OF ISRAEL ..

Note verse 24 of this chapter that at the command of God, Gideon built an Altar there unto the Lord.
He called it ..”JEHOVAH SHALOM” which means,

THE LORD “MY PEACE.” He now is experiencing .. “THE PEACE THAT PASSES ALL UNDERSTANDING.” Phil 4:6,7.

THIS ALTAR is an OUTWARD symbol of an INWARD transaction between God and man.

This Altar means that Gideon had turned his back on false gods and became a worshipper of ..

THE ONE TRUE GOD. Upon giving HIS WILL OVER TO GOD, he now becomes ..

FULLY CONCECRATED TO HIM.

He no longer argues with GOD.

Now God commands him to ..

“Throw down the Altar of Baal.”

To wreck this altar was to counter the popular religion that had caused the people to err.
This was for Gideon .. Inviting Death!

BUT GIDEON DID IT !!
Now Gideon is controlled by the HOLY SPIRIT, and GOD’S transforming power was working through him ..

People flocked to him. Read further and you will see the marvellous victory won over Midian and the freeing of Israel from their enemies Yoke.

CONFIRMATION.

Gideon needed a sign to confirm that God was calling him to deliver Israel from the MIDIANITES.

This sign was not a tempting of God’s power to save Israel, rather, it was a sign that God would deliver through ‘him.’

The Lord shows him through a fleece. See Chapter 6:39-40.

Maybe you feel as Gideon once did and you have concluded that .. your faith is weak .. your personality is bland .. people use you, and walk all over you .. and God could never use you .

As GIDEON, you can be ..

CHANGED BY GOD!

You need to put your trust in the Lord Jesus. The WARRIOR KING who can change your life and in HIS NAME conquer all the evil powers that come against you.

CONTROLLED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT! Now ask the Holy Spirit to baptise you in His ..

PERSON .. POWER and .. PRESENCE.

Then His PEACE WILL RULE YOUR HEART!!

THEN..

CONSECRATE YOURSELF TO GOD!

by handing your will over His WILL!

Then this Promise is For YOU!
FAITHFUL IS HE THAT CALLED YOU AND..

HE WILL ALSO DO IT!!

Amen.

5 thoughts on “THE BOOK OF JUDGES. Gideon’s Transformation.

  1. Another powerful message Heather! I love your following quote;
    ‘Then this Promise is For YOU!
    FAITHFUL IS HE THAT CALLED YOU AND
    HE WILL ALSO DO IT!!’ Amen!
    Bless you sweet friend ❤️

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