You Talking to Me? – Part 22


“You talking to me?”  Sometimes it means wonder, or even doubt; sometimes excited anticipation.

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Genesis 1:3, 6, 9, 11, 14, 20, 21, 24, 26, & 28 – And God said . . .

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Today I write about a “You talking to me?” moment found in Mark 6 and Matthew 10.  In Mark 6, we see that Jesus sent His disciples out two-by-two.  It is in Matthew 10 where we see the fullness of instruction given to the disciples for this special dispensation of ministry.  While I do not have time in this writing to focus on this special dispensation, for clarity, I will show you that while some things commanded of the disciples still apply to us today, there were certain elements that do not, but rather applied ONLY to them for that brief time. 

In this Second Miler, you may wonder if I’m talking to you.  Well, I am.  Too often we fail to rightly divide the Word of God, and failing to do so opens the church to misunderstanding of the Scriptures and misapplication of the Word in our daily lives.  The five-fold ministry should be keenly aware of this when they study and speak, and the body of Christ in general should be keenly aware of this when they study, listen, and learn.  Allow me to use this Second Miler to point out that the assignment given by Jesus to His disciples in this instance is NOT an assignment given to the church for today.  I will point out three glaring differences in this brief assignment to His disciples and His long-term assignment given to His church.

First, the church has been sent into the whole world, to every element of the world system, with no difference to be made between male or female, bond or free, Jew or Gentile.  However, on this assignment, the disciples were sent ONLY to the lost sheep of Israel, and the disciples were clearly directed to avoid the Gentiles, and especially the Samaritans in this ministry.

Second, when Jesus sent His disciples on this brief mission, they were not to take any money, extra clothing, or supplies for their journey.  However, in Luke 22:36-38, Jesus mentions this short mission, and tells His disciples clearly that on the new mission before them, they should take money and extra clothing, and if they don’t have sword, to sell their garment and buy one.  This dispensation we examine is not for us today.

Third, in this brief dispensation, Jesus authorized his disciples to raise the dead at their own will.  However, in the New Testament dispensation, raising the dead requires three gifts of the Spirit (gifts of healings, gift of working of miracles, and the gift of faith), and none of the gifts of the Spirit are in a believer’s control.  Rather, they are given ONLY “as the Spirit wills.”

I believe this teaching will serve you well as we go in our next Second Miler more deeply into the short mission on which He sent His disciples two-by-two.

Manna for Today – Genesis 1; Psalm 119:89; Proverbs 4:20-23; Mark 11:22-26; Romans 3:4

You Talking to Me? – Part 21


There are times when “You talking to me?” may seem like an understatement.

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Genesis 1:3, 6, 9, 11, 14, 20, 21, 24, 26, & 28 – And God said . . .

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The story we examine today is recorded in Matthew 21Mark 11, and Luke 19.  Jesus spoke to two of His disciples to go into the next village where they would find the colt of an ass that had never been ridden by any man.  Jesus told His disciples to bring the colt to Him, and if anyone questioned their actions, they were to tell them, “The Lord has need of him.”  Allow me to offer you this example.  What would you do if I told you to go to a certain parking lot where a valuable automobile was parked, and that the keys were in the ignition (keep in mind, it’s NOT my car)?  All you have to do is get in the car and bring it to me.  If anyone questions you, or tries to stop you, just tell them, the Lord needs that car.  You would likely think I’m out of my mind.  You could be arrested for car theft.

With such a request being given you, I can almost hear you saying the words, “You talking to me?”  I can tell you for a certainty that under any natural circumstances, you would never convince me to carry out such a plan.  I would not just be saying, “You talking to me?”  If you were my friend, I would be doing all I could to prevent you from pursuing such a plan.  And if I didn’t know you very well, I would be calling the police to prevent a crime. 

But in this case, we are talking about two men, actual identity unknown, who were two of Jesus’ inner circle of disciples, who believed in Jesus with all their heart.  At this point in their ministry, like Peter, they would do whatever He asked them to do, even taking part in what some would call theft.  But please note, that nothing of this plan was done in the dark.  Everyone was fully aware of what was going on.  That’s the way faith works.  It always works in the light.  That is one of the methods we have to determining if what we believe could be a word from the Lord is indeed a word from the Lord.  Father will never command you to do anything that will lead to the suffering of others, deceiving of others, or stealing from others.  Still, as a believer, are you so completely sold out to Jesus that you would dare be one of those who would go to the next town to retrieve a transport for Him?  He needs people who are so committed to Him that NO “You talking to me?” moment will stop them.

Manna for Today – Genesis 1; Psalm 119:89; Proverbs 4:20-23; Mark 11:22-26; Romans 3:4

You Talking to Me? – Part 20

Any way you examine it, preaching to stones and dry bones is strange.

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Genesis 1:3, 6, 9, 11, 14, 20, 21, 24, 26, & 28 – And God said . . .

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Ezekiel, called one of the major prophets of Israel, and the reasons for that are numerous, not to mention the enormity of the Word he received from God of the insights into the realm of the Spirit and the times to come.  Take a moment today and read chapter 37 of Ezekiel.  It’s the story of the valley of dry bones.  It has been preached about again and again, and even songs have been written about it.  But if ever there was a “You talking to me?” moment, it was this event in the life of Ezekiel. 

Imagine, truly imagine yourself, in Ezekiel’s shoes.  Suddenly, you are whisked away from where you are to a place you’ve never been.  Before you is a valley full of dry bones; human bones.  As you look upon this scene of utter lifelessness, the Lord speaks to you.  The first thing He does is ask you a question; you, a natural person.  And the question is, “Can these bones can live?”  At that moment, Ezekiel is wise enough to know He doesn’t know, but one thing he DOES know is that God knows.  So, he responds with, “O Lord God, Thou knowest.” 

Then the Lord goes further by commanding Ezekiel to prophesy to the bones, and I’m sure you know the rest of the story.  Ultimately, all those dry bones stand up as a mighty army ready for battle.  While I am sure Ezekiel came quickly to a point of realization that God was doing a powerful thing through him, I am equally sure that at the beginning of this episode in his life, Ezekiel had a powerful “You talking to me?” moment. 

As I’ve repeated often in this series of writings, having a “You talking to me?” moment in your life does not have to be bad or evil.  We simply need to be able to recognize the source of creation of that moment.  There is really only two possible sources; light or darkness, good or evil, holy or unholy.  If the source is darkness, evil, and unholy, your response should already be chosen in your life.  Your response is a resounding “NO!”  If the source is light, good, and holy, your response is a resounding “YES!”  The difficulty one might face is in the determination of the source.  But even there, Holy Spirit has made a way for us to accurately identify the source, and by that identification, make the right decision.  That way provided to us by Holy Ghost is the Word of God.  Go to the Word, my friend.  The entrance of God’s Word into your spirit brings light, and in that light, revealed truth makes all such decisions fool-proof, blessed, and life giving.  You WILL have your own “You talking to me?” moments.  That is guaranteed in life.  The choice of how you respond is yours.  Selah!

Manna for Today – Genesis 1; Psalm 119:89; Proverbs 4:20-23; Mark 11:22-26; Romans 3:4

You Talking to Me? – Part 19

It’s a strange man who preaches to rocks and dry bones.

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Genesis 1:3, 6, 9, 11, 14, 20, 21, 24, 26, & 28 – And God said . . .

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Take a few moments and read the 4th chapter of Ezekiel.  Here’s Ezekiel’s assignment from the Lord.  Lay on your left side for 390 days, one day for each year of Israel’s backsliding, and prophesy to a few tiles that represent Israel.  Immediately afterward, turn to your right side and do the same to another pile of tiles for 40 days; one day for each day of Judah’s backsliding.  And while you’re doing all this, live on bread and water at the rate prescribed by the Lord; bread from a prescribed recipe, meat or fruit as designated, and about a quart of water (1/6 of an hin) a day.  All this for 430 straight days.  What would be going through your mind if you were tasked with such an order.  I can tell you for a certainty, one of the first thoughts going through my mind would be, “You talking to me?

And yet, this is the word of the Lord to Ezekiel as a prophet of God to the people of Israel and Judah.  I can only imagine the kind of thoughts that must have flooded through Ezekiel’s mind.  Imagine!  430 days, one after the other, with no vacation or break during the interim.  Regardless of the heat, cold, rain, searing sun, windstorms, or even hail or snow, 430 days.  Regardless of how ridiculous it may seem to passers-by, or tradesmen who may do business there each day, 430 days.  Regardless of feast days, holy days, and the potential harsh judgment of religious men, 430 days.  Can you imagine the things that may have been said to Ezekiel; the taunts, the insults, the aspersions?  Still, 430 days

What has the Lord called upon you to do.  Will you obey?  It makes no difference if it is for 430 seconds, 430 minutes, 430 hours, 430 days, 430 weeks, or 430 months (that’s 35 years, 10 months).  The question is this; If God commands it, will you obey, and that, willingly?  Always remember, that Father sent Jesus Who was tempted, tested, and tried in all points, even as you and I are tempted, tested, and tried, so He could demonstrate to us that through Christ “all things are possible to him that believeth.”  Dear one, if God said it, that settles it.  You need no further confirmation.  I am reminded of the words of Oral Roberts to a younger Kenneth Copeland at one point.  Brother Roberts asked the much younger Copeland if he would like to know the secret of success in ministry.  Kenneth Copeland immediately responded that he would.  Oral Roberts said this.  “Get the mind of God.  Never confer again with flesh and blood.  Get the job done at any cost.”  Hear those words being spoken to you today, and YESHe’s talking to you.

Manna for Today – Genesis 1; Psalm 119:89; Proverbs 4:20-23; Mark 11:22-26; Romans 3:4

You Talking to Me? – Part 18

Today, let’s go to Nineveh.

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Genesis 1:3, 6, 9, 11, 14, 20, 21, 24, 26, & 28 – And God said . . .

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In the book of Jonah, God gets right to work.  In chapter one, verse two, God speaks to Jonah to “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me.”  Immediately, we have a problem.  You need to take time and read the book of Jonah closely.  It is an amazing story.  Once again, immediately, upon God’s call to Jonah, there is a major problem.  Now think of this.  Nineveh is the modern-day city of Mosul, Iraq.  Jonah was a Hebrew.  Even in those days, there was really no good thing between the Hebrew people and people of other religions of the earth, especially those who were polytheists.  The separating issues were religion, politics, and race.  Don’t be shocked by my words, but in the final analysis, Jonah was a racist with strong religious feels.  So, can you imagine the flood of thoughts that raced through Jonah’s mind when God tells him to go to Nineveh to prophecy its destruction due to its wickedness?  Let there be no doubt, this was a “You talking to me?” moment towards God for Jonah. 

My friend, I will be blunt and clearly spoken.  Nothing, and I mean NOTHING trumps the Word of God, or a command from the Lord.  NOTHING!  What God commands is to be carried out.  Never forget that it will be those who are both “willing” and “obedient” to the Lord that will eat of the good of the land.  In this case, Jonah’s “You talking to me?” moment drew him into both arenas of failure.  He was neither “willing” nor “obedient.”  He was both UNwilling and DISobedient.  Still, God wanted to use Jonah, so He set things in motion to bring Jonah back to repentance, and ultimately willing obedience.  It didn’t happen suddenly.  Both the willingness and obedience took some time for compliance.  Know this; God’s foreknowledge is limitless.  He knows the end from the beginning.  If God calls on you, He already knows your response.  He will call on you with all the necessary time in place for you to get the job done, so you are without excuse. 

You know the story.  When Jonah rose UP to flee from the Lord’s call, everything else was DOWN.  Down to Tarshish, Down to Joppa, Down to the ship, Down in the ship, Down into the sea, and Down into the fish’s belly.  That will always be the result of disobedience.  But God.  How often has “but God” been a divine strategy in our lives to draw us back to where the Lord wants us?  In the fish’s belly, Jonah cried out to God and repented, so the fish spit him up on a beach.  But there was still a long journey to comply with the Lord.  Has the Lord called on you?  Did you have a “You talking to me?” moment?  Have you repented?  There may still be a long journey, but fret not; the Lord is with you.  And yes, He’s still talking to you.

Manna for Today – Genesis 1; Psalm 119:89; Proverbs 4:20-23; Mark 11:22-26; Romans 3:4

Remember – It is Settled

Today I offer you something to remember, and something over which you should rejoice greatly.

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Luke 22:19 – And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.

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Today I offer you a word of exhortation, a faith building word for life, and a testimony of the gracious long-suffering of our great God.  When Jesus took His final Passover supper with His disciples, He told them to do so “in remembrance of Me.”  Let’s remember.  God’s Word is forever settled in heaven.  The Word is unchanging, immutable, and it cannot lie.

God saw you and me in Christ before the foundation of the world.  He already knew man would fall and would need to be redeemed from that fall.  So, the plan for our redemption, even to the point of seeing you and me as recipients of that great grace was laid before the foundation of the world.  And since it was laid in the heart and mind of God, it was settled forever in heaven before the foundation of the world.

Then 2,000 years ago Jesus was crucified, and by that crucifixion brought about our full and active redemption, redeeming us completely from the curse of the law.  What had already been settled in heaven now became settled in the earth.  And once again, because the Word declares it to be so, it is forever settled in earth and in heaven.  My friend, that should be the cause for great rejoicing.

Now I offer you a testimony, one based solely upon the Word of God.  That which was SETTLED in heaven before the foundation of the world, and SETTLED in the earth 2,000 years ago, was established in me personally on June 17, 1959.  On that Wednesday evening, I was born again.  At that moment, I received all that redemption supplied; the fullness of salvation; a born-again spirit, the mind of Christ, a healed body, full provision for life, and complete freedom from every force of hell.  It was fully established in me according to the Word of God.  The problem I encountered, and that unknowingly, was that I didn’t know it.  I was ignorant of the redemptive work of our Lord.  Sadly, it seems that so were those who led me to the Lord and were my first teachers in the faith.  I do not write this to attack, belittle, or besmirch them in any way.  They didn’t know either. 

But my testimony continues, for my long is long-suffering to me, and has shown that loving, gracious, long-suffering now for more than 62-years.  During those years, and especially in the past year, I have now realized that what I have asked the Lord to give me through my life has, in most cases, already belonged to me.  It was in my account, and I did not know it.  Don’t be shocked by my closing statements.  I was born again in 1959.  I have not asked for that work again.  It was settled then.  It was then that I received all redemption had purchased.  I no longer ask the Lord to give me what He has already provided.  Now I fight the good fight of faith to keep what I have already been given, and I live a life of health and provision, living by the faith of the Son of God Who loved me and gave Himself for me.  Now, it is SETTLED in me.

Manna for Today – Psalm 119:89; Ephesians 1:4; Matthew 27:22-244;Mark 15:15-25; Galatians 2:20; Galatians 3:13-29

You Talking to Me? – Part 17

It can be difficult to listen to the voice of man, too.  Here’s another twist

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Genesis 1:3, 6, 9, 11, 14, 20, 21, 24, 26, & 28 – And God said . . .

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After Elisha had taken on the ministry of prophet to Israel when Elijah was caught up, he immediately stepped into an arena of powerful manifestations of the workings of God.  One of those occasions found him dealing with a Syrian named Naaman.  The story is found in 2 Kings 5.  Naaman was the captain of the host of the Syrian armies, a brave and honorable man.  But he was also a leper.  He had heard of Elisha, and came to him if perhaps he might receive healing.  Elisha would not go out to meet him, but instead sent his servant, Gehazi, with a message that Naaman should wash in the Jordan River seven times, and following that, he would be clean.

Naaman immediately adopted a “You talking to me?” attitude.  He felt insulted that Elisha had not come himself.  He was not impressed with the Jordan River, much preferring the beautiful streams of Syria.  And finally, he came expecting to see some magnificent supernatural work at the hands of Elisha.  He departed in “a rage.”  His “You talking to me?” attitude was at its peak because he was disappointed in not being treated special.  But his servants seemed to be men of wisdom.  They challenged him, saying that if Elisha had commanded some great, difficult thing of him, he would have done it.  It does seem that Naaman was seeking the glory in some way.  In this case, his “You talking to me?” attitude was not good, and needed to be fixed. 

Upon his servant’s wise rebuke, he turned back and washed in Jordan, being completely cleanse of the leprosy.  Then he returned to see Elisha who refused to accept any reward from Naaman.  But after Naaman’s departure, Gehazi went after him secretly to get some kind of gift from him, even lying about why he came.  Naaman was deceived, and freely gave gifts to Gehazi.  Gehazi received the gifts, and returning to his quarters, hid them.  but when Elisha saw him, he asked Gehazi where he had gone.  Gehazi lied again, and Elisha challenged his lie.  In the end, Gehazi was afflicted with the leprosy that had been taken from Naaman.  How is it that Gehazi would be afflicted and an easily offended Syrian go away healed?  Even in Naaman’s apparent insult, he showed himself to be a man of integrity who would follow after wisdom when presented to him.  Naaman, on the other hand, did not learn from his master’s actions and refusal of gifts, but instead allowed greed to overcome him, and through it, to make himself a liar.  My friend, be honest with God.  You will not shock God, regardless of what you say to Him.  But in your honesty with Father, you must also be teachable, and when you’re wrong, correct yourself.  Regardless of what Father commands, even if through a servant, be obedient.  Your obedience demonstrates your love for God, and it is by that love that the faith you have works.  And yes, this servant is talking to you.

Manna for Today – Genesis 1; Psalm 119:89; Proverbs 4:20-23; Mark 11:22-26; Romans 3:4

You Talking to Me? – Part 16

Sometimes there is a twist to the story.

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Genesis 1:3, 6, 9, 11, 14, 20, 21, 24, 26, & 28 – And God said . . .

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Today we come to the story of the catching away of Elijah.  It is likely one with which you are already somewhat familiar.  God had revealed to Elijah that he was coming to the end of his earthly mission; he was about to be caught away.  Elisha had already been chosen by the Lord, and recognized by Elijah as the one who should follow in his footsteps.  This transition and the catching away of Elijah were also known to all the other prophets in the country, along with their children.  We find this story in 2 Kings 2.

More than once, Elijah had tested Elisha, telling him to stay where he was, while Elijah went on to make the catching away appointment.  On each occasion, Elisha refused to leave the side of Elijah.  The sons of the prophets of Bethel seemed to tease Elisha, asking him if he were not aware that Elijah would soon be taken from him.  It seems as though they were attempting to intimidate Elisha that he would soon be alone, and no longer under the covering of the great Elijah.  But Elisha basically told them to “shut up,” and he continued with Elijah.

In these closing moments, Elijah parted Jordan by striking it with his folded mantle.  Everyone in question witnessed this.  Still Elisha stayed his course with Elijah.  Elijah asked Elisha what he wanted, and Elisha’s response was simple; a double portion of Elijah’s spirit.  To receive it, he had to see Elijah when he was taken.  Elisha’s decision was made, and firmly so.  He continued his course. 

Concerning our question, “You talking to me?”, today we see it with a twist.  Elisha’s response was not to God.  He was not a man to be taken by surprise.  But he still contended, almost continually at this time, with those about him.  When Elijah tested him, telling him to wait and not follow him, Elisha refused with a strong verbal answer.  When apparently chided by the sons of the prophets, Elisha responded with another strong verbal answer.  His intentions were fixed.  There would be no changing of his mind on the matter.  At every point where challenged in his following of Elijah, the attitude of Elisha was the same.  Though not referencing the Lord in any way, His attitude was “You talking to me?

While there have been many times in my life when the Lord has called me to do or say something that, to my immediate thinking, was far beyond my capacity to perform.  Many of those times, it was so dynamically beyond my ability to conceive that I thought, “You talking to me?”  But we must be even stronger in our questioning when people about us, even our brothers and sisters in Christ, or even moreso, those we honor as being over us in the Lord may say something to us that challenges our immediate obedience to the Lord.  When such occurs, you have but one answer, my friend.  It is seen in the attitude of Elisha.  “You talking to me?

Manna for Today – Genesis 1; Psalm 119:89; Proverbs 4:20-23; Mark 11:22-26; Romans 3:4

You Talking to Me? – Part 15

Sometimes God-events come in rapid succession when God is talking to you.

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Genesis 1:3, 6, 9, 11, 14, 20, 21, 24, 26, & 28 – And God said . . .

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Take a moment before you stop today and read 1 Kings 18.  It’s the story of the challenge of the prophets of Baal and of the groves, fire raining down on Carmel, slaying 850 false prophets, and rain pouring down to quench a drought.  And it all happened in relatively quick order, but it all began with God speaking to Elijah.  Now keep the following in mind.  King Ahab’s wife, Jezebel, hated God and His prophets, and she did all she could do to destroy them.  Elijah knew this.  He knew of Jezebel’s control and manipulation over Ahab.  And yet, at the beginning of chapter 18, the Lord speaks to Elijah to go show himself to King Ahab who hated Elijah with a passion and wanted to kill him.  While we know that Elijah was a man of faith, we read later in chapter 19 that he fled from the presence of Jezebel when she ordered his death.  Knowing Ahab and Jezebel’s hatred toward him. this call from God to show himself to Ahab had to be a “You talking to me?” moment for Elijah.

But look what happened when obedience to God took precedent over a “You talking to me?” moment for Elijah.  He showed himself to Ahab and rebuked him for being the real trouble that was upon Israel.  Elijah then called for showdown between Baal and Jehovah.  450 prophets of Baal, and 400 prophets of the grove who served Jezebel were called to the showdown on Mount Carmel.  I’m sure you know the story.  All the prophets of Baal and of the grove (prophets of Ashtoreth), after hours of crying, praying, screaming, and defiling themselves got no answer from Baal.  But then Elijah prayed a 63-word prayer that took about one minute, and the fire of God fell.  Israel turned back to Jehovah.  Elijah slew all the false prophets.  Ahab returned to his residence, perhaps to sulk and lick his wounds.  Elijah went to the top of Carmel, sat down, and waited upon the Lord.  In his spirit, he had heard the sound of abundance of rain, and after three and one-half years, the rain came.  Then Elijah outran Ahab’s chariot to the gates of Jezreel, a supernatural feat in its own rite.

Do you see it?  Using his faith to obey God in a “You talking to me?” moment brought a marvelous series of supernatural events in relatively rapid succession, not to mention breaking a three and one-half year-drought.  Prepare your heart, my friend.  I believe we are coming to a season in which the supernatural power of God will be manifest greatly, and in rapid succession for those who, in their “You talking to me?” moments, step out in faith and obey the Lord.  I believe I hear the sound of abundance of rain.

Manna for Today – Genesis 1; Psalm 119:89; Proverbs 4:20-23; Mark 11:22-26; Romans 3:4

You Talking to Me? – Part 14


Victory is not about numbers.  It’s about the Name – the Name of Jesus.

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Genesis 1:3, 6, 9, 11, 14, 20, 21, 24, 26, & 28 – And God said . . .

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Before you read further, take a few minutes and read Judges 7 so you can have a clear understanding of the magnitude of what God did.  So, the Lord sends you out to attack an enemy that has you seriously outnumbered, even on your best day.  According to Judges 8:10, when the battle was finally engaged, there were 300 men of Israel against 135,000 Midianites.  That’s 450 to 1.  Those are steep odds. Yet, that is what Israel faced, and God performed.  Did you read the last statement I just wrote?  Look at it closely.  “…what Israel faced…God performed.” 

Oh, what a powerful statement.  God did not do for the 22,000 who went home, or for the 9,700 who bowed down like dogs with their face in the water.  But for those who were with Gideon in the assault on the Midianites, for those who held to their faith and carried out what the Lord commanded, for Gideon and his 300, God performed.  When you face your enemies in obedience to the Lord, God WILL perform what He said He would perform.  Numbers don’t matter when you’re obedient.  Odds don’t count when you’re obedient.  Terrain is no issue when you move in faith.  The apparent advantages of the enemy are valueless when you move forward to carry out the will of God.  God WILL do what He says He WILL do, and that without fail, as long as we are faithful.  Regardless of the odds, obey God’s command, for YES, He IS talking to you.

But let’s look again at Gideon.  His army has been trimmed from 32,000 to 300.  He’s still having a “You talking to me?” moment.  So, once again God pushes past it.  He sends Gideon, along with his servant, Phurah, into the Midianite camp at night to hear what the Midianites are thinking and saying.  While there, God’s words and plan are confirmed in the mind of Gideon, for Gideon hears the Midianites talking about a barley loaf (Gideon) tumbling (that’s a kind of stumbling fall) into the camp and leveling an enemy tent.  Can you see that picture?  A simple loaf of bread destroying a military tent with its occupants.  The imagery is almost laughable.  Yet Gideon understood, and his final “You talking to me?” issue was settled.

Now learn something from this event, and others we are examining.  It has been said that we should never question God.  Such a blanket statement is patently untrue.  God fully expects obedience from His people, but NOT blind obedience.  Time and again through Scriptures, God’s people have asked for wisdom from God about things they are commanded to do, or things that are about to happen.  When such a request is sincere, and needed to undergird the faith of the one asking, Father responds with the needed answer.  He did it for Gideon, and He’ll do it for you.

Manna for Today – Genesis 1; Psalm 119:89; Proverbs 4:20-23; Mark 11:22-26; Romans 3:4