Have you ever noticed how some of God’s best work is done despite insurmountable odds? When situations seem a bit lopsided and victory seems out of grasp, that is when God shines on behalf of His children! There are many examples to choose from in scripture to prove this point, but let’s look at a very familiar one. Gideon was chosen by God to lead His army in battle against the Midianites whose army numbered 135,000. Gideon had started out with an army of 32,000. So at this point, Gideon’s army was already outnumbered by more than 4 to 1. But God wanted to play fair so He whittled Gideon’s army down to only 300 men. Now, 300 to 135,000 was more like it! Those are God’s kind of odds! God didn’t want anyone getting the glory for His victory. And the best thing about being in a battle with God is that you don’t bring any physical weapons. Gideon’s army didn’t bring swords or spears into battle with them. Armed with torches in their left hand and trumpets in their right, they blew those trumpets and with a shout of victory, they watched their enemy annihilate themselves. We don’t always know why God chooses the one’s He does to lead the people. But it’s pretty certain that it is not as much about the qualities or skills a person possesses but their willingness to honor and obey Him. To those who acknowledge God, God will provide everything they need. Keep the faith! We are not in this battle alone! God’s chosen always wins and the battle will be decisive and for His glory! LET THE TRUMP SOUND!
11 Now the Angel of the LORD came and sat under the terebinth tree which was in Ophrah, which belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, while his son Gideon threshed wheat in the winepress, in order to hide it from the Midianites. 12 And the Angel of the LORD appeared to him, and said to him, “The LORD is with you, you mighty man of valor!” Judges 6:11-12 (NKJV)
19 So Gideon and the hundred men who were with him came to the outpost of the camp at the beginning of the middle watch, just as they had posted the watch; and they blew the trumpets and broke the pitchers that were in their hands. 20 Then the three companies blew the trumpets and broke the pitchers–they held the torches in their left hands and the trumpets in their right hands for blowing–and they cried, “The sword of the LORD and of Gideon!” Judges 7:19-20 (NKJV)