Judges 6:11-12 (ESV)
11 Now the angel of the Lord came and sat under the terebinth at Ophrah, which belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, while his son Gideon was beating out wheat in the winepress to hide it from the Midianites. 12 And the angel of the Lord appeared to him and said to him, “The Lord is with you, O mighty man of valor.”
Good morning Men of Valor, I was spending sometime this morning in the Word of God and working through a word study the scriptures were clearly trying to remind me of something:
2 Corinthians 5:17 – Therefore if anyone is in Christ he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold all things have become new.
Galatians 5:1 – Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
Ephesians 5:8– For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light.
Philippians 2:4 – Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interest of others.
Since being asked to participating with contributing to the Barnabas Man the Hound of Heaven has been in hot pursuit. I am sure that each of you know that feeling and this morning it was clear that the Lord is calling us out of hiding.
Rise up O Men of Valor in the strength you have, the Lord is with you. And if the Lord is with us who can be against us. For Romans tells us that nothing can separate us from the love of Christ. NOTHING.
Men we are the King and Priest of our homes, I confess that I have not taken seriously of late and abdicated my throne and in doing so have left my wife without covering or leadership. These coming days will be a challenge as I face the consequences of this abdication and attempt to regain the Godly leadership. The Lord did not come to be served by to serve. Please pray for men that I would walk in the love of the Lord with all gentleness and kindness.
Men we have a calling to love and serve our families to be the king and priest called by God. I trust that each of us will rise up and take that seriously. I am confident of this, that as scriptures warns us, our adversary the devil certainly does take and while he can’t take our salvation he can take our witness.
Father in Heaven, strengthen us this day to lay down our lives for the our families and for those you have called us to serve. Help us to be ever mindful and aware of the attacks of the enemy. You are faithful and trustworthy and nothing is impossible for You. Amen!!