Judges 7:2 “And the LORD said unto Gideon, The people that are with thee are too many for me to give the Midianites into their hands, lest Israel vaunt themselves against me, saying Mine own hand hath saved me.”
Perhaps you even think you need hundreds of people to support you. God is saying I can’t work with that number. Many a times our problem is that we always think majority carries the vote. We even tell ourselves that it is a game of numbers.
Beloved, even if it is a game of numbers, how do you get the numbers?
Proverbs 21:1 “The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will”
It is only God that can turn the heart of such men in your favour. He can gather the numbers for you but much more He alone knows the number that can win any battle in life.
The Midianites thought it was a game of numbers:
Judges 6:33 “Then all the Midianites and the Amalekites and the children of the east were gathered together, and went over and pitched in the valley of Jezreel.”
The Midianites went and teamed up with others to get the “required number” to overrun Israel.
Judges 7:12 “And the Midianites and the Amalekites and all the children of the east lay along in the valley like grasshoppers for multitude; and their camels were without number, as the sand by the sea side for multitude.”
As a matter of fact they gathered camels which in modern day could be likened to war vehicles or tanks without number.
They looked deadly and intimidating in the physical, but to God, their number counts for nothing!
The Midianites missed an important principle when it comes to God:
1Samuel 14:6 “And Jonathan said to the young man that bare his armour, Come and let us go over unto the garrison of these uncircumcised: it may be that the LORD will work for us: FOR THERE IS NO RESTRAINT TO THE LORD TO SAVE BY MANY OR BY FEW.”
To be continued…
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