The Heart of a Missionary-


Gideon

Posted in Insights by misspicture on May 31, 2010

The story of this man fascinates me. Not really because of him or what he did but because of the truths behind Judges 6.

Let me break this down for you.

First of all. When God saw Gideon, he didnt see him as everyone else -even himself- saw him. God saw his potential.

see it for yourself.

Look what Jesus (yes, i really think this angel of the Lord is Jesus. I might be wrong) said.

“When the angel of the LORD appeared to Gideon, he said, “The LORD is with you, mighty warrior.” Judges 6:12

But then look what Gideon said.

“”But Lord , [a] ” Gideon asked, “how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family.” Judges 6:15

So, Jesus appeared to Gideon.

Now, if you ever encounter Jesus there are THREE things that WILL happen.

1- Worship

“Please do not go away until I come back and bring my offering and set it before you.” Judges 6:18

2- Jesus will always demands CHANGE

That same night the LORD said to him, “Take the second bull from your father’s herd, the one seven years old. [c] Tear down your father’s altar to Baal and cut down the Asherah pole [d] beside it. 26 Then build a proper kind of [e] altar to the LORD your God on the top of this height. Using the wood of the Asherah pole that you cut down, offer the second [f] bull as a burnt offering.” Judges 6:25-26

We cant see Jesus and expect everything to remain the same.

3- Expect Resistance after/while doing what Jesus told you to do

“The men of the town demanded of Joash, “Bring out your son. He must die, because he has broken down Baal’s altar and cut down the Asherah pole beside it” Judges 6:30

Have you seen Jesus lately?



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  1. Great post 🙂


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