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Who am I? I am Wilhelmina Lundy that’s pronounced Wil- a-mena Lun-dee and I am a Woman of God, a Blogger, an online business owner,and a periscope broadcaster.and I love it yes that’s a lot of hats. The hat that I love the best is woman of God If you haven’t noticed yet I love Jesus.
Now that the intro is done, let’s get into scripture I have been studying the book of Judges I can’t exactly remember how I got to Judges but I am very excited about the things I have learned. At this point I feel like I am unsure some times, like Gideon saying ok Lord if it’s really you do this, show me that,but we will get in to that later.
Judges 6:25-35New International Version (NIV)
25 That same night the Lord said to him, “Take the second bull from your father’s herd, the one seven years old. Tear down your father’s altar to Baal and cut down the Asherah pole beside it.26 Then build a proper kind of altar to the Lord your God on the top of this height. Using the wood of the Asherah pole that you cut down, offer the second bull as a burnt offering.”
27 So Gideon took ten of his servants and did as the Lord told him. But because he was afraid of his family and the townspeople, he did it at night rather than in the daytime.
28 In the morning when the people of the town got up, there was Baal’s altar, demolished, with the Asherah pole beside it cut down and the second bull sacrificed on the newly built altar!
29 They asked each other, “Who did this?”
When they carefully investigated, they were told, “Gideon son of Joash did it.”
30 The people of the town demanded of Joash, “Bring out your son. He must die, because he has broken down Baal’s altar and cut down the Asherah pole beside it.”
31 But Joash replied to the hostile crowd around him, “Are you going to plead Baal’s cause? Are you trying to save him? Whoever fights for him shall be put to death by morning! If Baal really is a god, he can defend himself when someone breaks down his altar.” 32 So because Gideon broke down Baal’s altar, they gave him the name Jerub-Baal that day, saying, “Let Baal contend with him.”
33 Now all the Midianites, Amalekites and other eastern peoplesjoined forces and crossed over the Jordan and camped in the Valley of Jezreel. 34 Then the Spirit of the Lord came on Gideon, and he blew a trumpet, summoning the Abiezrites to follow him. 35 He sent messengers throughout Manasseh, calling them to arms, and also into Asher, Zebulun and Naphtali, so that they too went up to meet them
Now Gideon was a farmer, his Family were Israelite’s but prayed to false gods Baal and asherah. at this time Midianites were oppressing Israel the Midian army would come and sweep through the crops and the Israelite’s would hardly have a harvest left. The Lord’s angel said to Gideon that he will raise him against the Midianites. Gideon was like not us uh no Lord, we are weak, But God.
Let me walk you through this, Gideon is the 5th Judge he came after Deborah and Barak. Before Gideon could go to the next level the spirit of the Lord told him to Tear down his fathers Alter to Baal and cut down the Asherah pole, then the Angel of the Lord tells him to build a proper Alter to the Lord God ,Higher. Using the wood from the Asherah pole. Also The spirit of the Lord told him to offer the second bull as burnt offerings. When the towns people saw this. (I love this part) they were angry and said to Gideons father: where is your son? he must die for breaking down the alter, so Gideons dad says to them If Baal has a problem let him come and handle it he should be able to defend himself. who ever fights for him shall be put to death. Everyone backed off and called Gideon Jerub baal and said let baal deal with him.
After building the Alter to God and showing his faithfulness The spirit of the Lord came on to Gideon and he Blew his trumpet.
Listen, this is beautiful we can’t just run and do what God wants us to do. He first prepares us so that our hearts and praise is right, Gideon couldn’t go to battle and have an Alter and a pole dedicated to false Gods in his backyard. The Lord wasn’t going to work with that. The Lord God is the only one worthy of High praises. So he said Gideon this is what your going to do and Gideon did it. because he knew that only the Lord can bring them out of the oppression. As he had down many times before
when Gideon sounded the trumpet thru the spirit of the Lord their came his back up now Gideon had the beginning of a strong Army.
Let me take this moment to talk to you guys. When we walk with God we are strong and mighty because the spirit of the Lord is with us. there isn’t any idolizing so basicly you can’t Idolize on what you may have went through as a child, teen or young adult. Now yes some of us have had some really crappy childhoods, but I’m going to tell you something my aunt said to me when I was thirteen. God bless the child that’s got her own, baby you down seen so many downs, you don’t have no where else to go but up.you can’t allow something to have such a control over you that it runs your life.
You can’t not smile and be grateful for your BRAND NEW DAY. to try again, and push hard. I have said this before try something new, and you know what ? when everything in side is giving you cons, then your the Pro, so just do it. You are the reason You were made to be Great you are special. Forget what anyone else says. yeah it’s hard. People are the seen, in the now. God you can’t see. If you believe in Ghost, why isn’t God with you? Why can’t you have his spirit cheering you on? smiling down on you as you work hard on being great. Take a pottery class, write a blog, vocal lesson start a YouTube channel create a hat every day. and Praise God it will be a wonderful hat because the spirit of the Lord helped you create it.
I hope you enjoyed the beginning of Gideon one of Gods Judges tomorrow we will be in verse 36-40. please google or open your bible and enjoy the book of Judges.
If there is anyone out there looking for the Lord, he has been waiting for you, Confess with your mouth and your heart that Jesus died for your sins, that Jesus is the Son Of The Living God. Turn your bible to Romans 10:9 -13, get yourself in a bible based church and start your fellowship with the one who loves you.
Be Blessed everyone until next time
Really quick I received a prayer for those who want to accept Jesus Christ in to there lives. that is the first step the prayer comes from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. It says pray a prayer like this.
Dear Lord Jesus,
I know that I am a sinner,
and I ask for your forgiveness,
I believe you died for my sins and rose from the dead.
I turn from my sins and invite you to come into my heart and life.
I want to trust and follow you as my Lord and savior. in your name, Amen.