REDISCOVERING THE REAL YOU-4 Judges 6:34
“But the Spirit of the Lord came upon Gideon; then he blew the trumpet, and the Abiezrites gathered behind him” (Judges 6:34)
I like to conclude this series by calling your attention to what God did for Gideon while he was rediscovering himself. I should let you know right away that God does the same even till tomorrow. Few days ago, the Lord specifically assured me that He will do what He did for Gideon in your life.
Between the time the Angel of God visited Gideon and the turning point recorded in Judges 6:34, God thoroughly convinced Gideon that he is a mighty man of valor and that he’s ordained for greatness. On divine instruction, Gideon tore down the altar of Baal at night with ten (10) men. Though there was an uproar the next morning, nobody could touch Gideon. Around the same time, the Midianites and Amalekites gathered together against Israel.
The Turning Point
The Spirit of God came upon Gideon. That is, the Spirit of God poured on him the power of fortitude and courage. God’s Spirit clothed him with zeal, strength and might. The Spirit of God moved and animated Gideon to engage in a great task. The Spirit of God empowered Gideon for super victory over the Midianites and the Amalekites. With the least number of armies ever, Gideon conquered Midian. Israel had rest for forty (40) years in the days of Gideon (Judges 8:28).
No doubt, the Spirit of God is the main factor for turning people to their real persons. The Bible has a long list of names of those who stepped into the reality of their creation or creative purpose courtesy of the advent of the Spirit of God. For those of you who have been part of this Series and have key into God’s express statement in Genesis 1:26-28, today is your moment.
Classic examples of those who enjoyed glorious turning point courtesy of the Spirit of God are:
- David in 1 Samuel 16:13 cf. 17: 49-51
- Elisha in 2 Kings 2
- Jesus in Matthew 3:16, 17 cf. Isaiah 61:1-3
- The 120 disciples in Acts 2