gideon part 1 (Preach Notes)
Judges 6-7. Israel was oppressed, humiliated, and suffering from a self-induced Inability to establish a future. So they cried out to the Lord for help. Sowing certain seeds always leads to a certain crop. Judges 6:10. Reaping and sowing is a spiritual law, just like gravity is a natural law. Galatians 6:8 if you sow to Hatred, jealousy, rage, selfish ambition it produces a particular destructive and imprionsing harvest. Unforgiveness Matthew 18:35 leads to Torment, hateful thoughts, and self poisoning. Ephesians 4:27 Unresolved anger gives darkness a place of influence.
He always Hears our cry for help. He will speak directly to His child and bring a diagnosis, the lie believed, and revelation of the seeds we are sowing. Then He brings truth for transformation. Judges 6:12 The Lord is with you. A revelation of Identity. Mighty Warrior. Intimacy and identity establish courage. 1 Peter 2:9.’ You are so that you may’
Repentance always looks like something. Judges 6:25. Tear/cut down the entry point. Romans 12:2 Do not conform Be transformed. Taking a thought captive, attack it, capture it, and make it submit. There's some violence involved. False beliefs have emotions attached to them, that will scream when attached. Must change the seed to change the fruit. Embrace process and expect the sudden breakthrough.
Some of our hopes in God are blocked because haven’t been obedient to the last thing he said. Need just like King David to fight the lion and the bear. To have a private victory first, that makes a way for a public one.
Gideons act of obedience in front of 10 undermined the stronghold in the lives of others. Judges 6:31 If Baal is god he can defend himself. Gideons obedience was a catalyst for a national breakthrough.