Did you know that Yahweh’s (I AM the covenant keeping God of your present) view of you, often differs from your own? Gideon (one who permanently cuts down the enemy) had the angel of Yahweh appear and talk with him. Gideon was hiding, in the winepress, threshing wheat, due to fear of the enemy, who had oppressed the Israelites for seven years. The angel said, “Yahweh is with you, mighty warrior.” (Judges 6:12) Even though Gideon was fearful, weak and felt he was a nobody, Yahweh knew his true character. He was a mighty warrior, who would obey Yahweh and see his country delivered.
Israel suffered devastation, by their enemies destroying their crops, houses and land. They were hiding in caves when they then cried to Yahweh to save them. Gideon was the mighty warrior, who fully depended on Yahweh.
Gideon took down the idols that his family…
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