Monday, May 27, 2013

Behind the Scenes

I AM the Holy Spirit. I am working behind the scenes for you. You may not see Me. You may not feel Me. You may not even think I am there, but I am always working on your behalf. I am constantly making intercession for you with groanings which cannot be uttered. (Romans 8:26.)

In the Old Testament there was a judge named Gideon. He came from the weakest clan, and was least in his father's house. (Judges 6:15.) We choose Gideon to save Israel from the hand of the Midianites. (Judges 6:14.) We worked behind the scenes on his behalf to bring about a miraculous victory. We cut his army of 32,000 people down to three hundred, so We could reveal Our glory to Israel. (Judges 7:2-3, 7.) We worked behind the scenes for Gideon to strengthen him, by revealing to him a dream and interpretation his enemy had ensuring Gideon's victory. (Judges 7:9-15.) After Gideon followed Our instructions, We set the Midianite soldiers against each other. (Judges 7:19-22.) This brought about a great victory. All along We were working behind the scenes.

Sometimes you may not understand why certain events happen in your life. Know that We will never leave you nor forsake you. (Deuteronomy 31:6.) Know that We are always working behind the scenes on your behalf.

Romans 8:26
26 Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

Judges 6:15
15 So he said to Him, “O my Lord, how can I save Israel? Indeed my clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father’s house.”

Judges 6:14
14 Then the Lord turned to him and said, “Go in this might of yours, and you shall save Israel from the hand of the Midianites. Have I not sent you?”

Judges 7:2-3
2 And the Lord said to Gideon, “The people who are with you are too many for Me to give the Midianites into their hands, lest Israel claim glory for itself against Me, saying, ‘My own hand has saved me.’  3 Now therefore, proclaim in the hearing of the people, saying, ‘Whoever is fearful and afraid, let him turn and depart at once from Mount Gilead.’” And twenty-two thousand of the people returned, and ten thousand remained.

Judges 7:7
7 Then the Lord said to Gideon, “By the three hundred men who lapped I will save you, and deliver the Midianites into your hand. Let all the other people go, every man to his place.”

Judges 7:9-15
9 It happened on the same night that the Lord said to him, “Arise, go down against the camp, for I have delivered it into your hand.  10 But if you are afraid to go down, go down to the camp with Purah your servant,  11 and you shall hear what they say; and afterward your hands shall be strengthened to go down against the camp.” Then he went down with Purah his servant to the outpost of the armed men who were in the camp.  12 Now the Midianites and Amalekites, all the people of the East, were lying in the valley as numerous as locusts; and their camels were without number, as the sand by the seashore in multitude.

13 And when Gideon had come, there was a man telling a dream to his companion. He said, “I have had a dream: To my surprise, a loaf of barley bread tumbled into the camp of Midian; it came to a tent and struck it so that it fell and overturned, and the tent collapsed.”

14 Then his companion answered and said, “This is nothing else but the sword of Gideon the son of Joash, a man of Israel! Into his hand God has delivered Midian and the whole camp.”

15 And so it was, when Gideon heard the telling of the dream and its interpretation, that he worshiped. He returned to the camp of Israel, and said, “Arise, for the Lord has delivered the camp of Midian into your hand.”

Judges 7:19-22
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!”  21 And every man stood in his place all around the camp; and the whole army ran and cried out and fled.  22 When the three hundred blew the trumpets, the Lord set every man’s sword against his companion throughout the whole camp; and the army fled to Beth Acacia, toward Zererah, as far as the border of Abel Meholah, by Tabbath.

Deuteronomy 31:6
6 Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.

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