Sunday, August 21, 2022
Pastor Matt McFarland
Judges 6:11-12 (KJ21) And there came an angel of the Lord, and sat under an oak which was in Ophrah, that pertained unto Joash the Abiezrite; and his son Gideon threshed wheat by the wine press to hide it from the Midianites. 12 And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him and said unto him, “The Lord is with thee, thou mighty man of valor.”
Judges 6:30 Then the men of the city said unto Joash, “Bring out thy son, that he may die, because he hath cast down the altar of Baal and because he hath cut down the Asherah pole that was by it.”
Judges 7:3 Now therefore go, proclaim in the ears of the people, saying, ‘Whosoever is fearful and afraid, let him return and depart early from Mount Gilead.’” And there returned of the people twenty and two thousand, and there remained ten thousand.
Judges 7:20-21 And the three companies blew the trumpets and broke the pitchers, and held the lamps in their left hands and the trumpets in their right hands to blow therewith, and they cried, “The sword of the Lord and of Gideon!”
21 And they stood every man in his place round about the camp, and all the host ran and cried and fled.
Judges 8:22-23 Then the men of Israel said unto Gideon, “Rule thou over us, both thou and thy son and thy son’s son also; for thou hast delivered us from the hand of Midian.”
23 And Gideon said unto them, “I will not rule over you, neither shall my son rule over you: the Lord shall rule over you.”