A couple of nights ago, EJ walked up to me and said, “Dad, there is a ghost outside my window.” I replied that there was no such thing as ghosts. “Well, I have been watching Scooby Doo and this ghost started chasing him….” He was paralyzed. Gideon was not that way. He was scared but unlike the 22,000, he stepped out and began to do what God wanted him to do.
He crept on down to the Midionite camp to hear what his enemies were saying. And here is what happened. One of the Midionite soldiers came up out of a deep sleep and told a nearby friend that he had had a terrible dream. In the dream a giant barley loaf came rolling down the hill and pulverized the camp. The friend responded that barley is the most insignificant type of bread. That must mean that Gideon and the Israelites are going to pulverize us and wipe us out. Well, Gideon heard this and it gave Gideon confidence. The enemy was building Gideon up more than he was building himself up. And more often than not, if you listen to the words of your enemies, they will say greater things about you than you are doing.
Gideon went back and he divided the troops up into groups of 100. Then God gave him the arsenal. This arsenal was kind of strange too. In fact it was real strange. God gave every man a trumpet, a jar made of clay and a torch. He said, “Gideon, these are your weapons. You will take out the Midianites with 300 people and these weapons.” Now again that it is a little cultural. God said that they were to surround the camp and when given the word, everyone was to blow their trumpet.© Copyright 2012 admin, All rights Reserved. Written For: Ed Young Jr