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Judges 4 - AMP

2 So the Lord sold them into the hand of Jabin king of Canaan, who reigned in Hazor. The commander of his army was Sisera, who dwelt in Harosheth-hagoiim . 3 Then the Israelites cried to the Lord, for had 900 chariots of iron and had severely oppressed the Israelites for twenty years. 4 Now Deborah, a According to Num. 11:25, the prophetic gift has its source in the ``Spirit of the Lord." The prophet is a spokesman of God and for God. Miriam was the first prophetess who praised God before all the people (Exod. 15:20). Deborah was not like Miriam, the sister of such men as Moses and Aaron. The objective Spirit of her God elevates her above her people, above heroes before and after her. Not only the ecstasy of enthusiasm, but also the calm wisdom of that Spirit Who informs the law dwells in her. Of no judge until Samuel is it expressly said that he was a ``prophet." Of none until him can it be said that he was possessed of the popular authority necessary for the office of judge. The position of Deborah in Israel is therefore a twofold testimony: it proves the relaxation of spiritual and manly energy, and, secondly, the undying might of divine truth, as delivered by Moses, comes brilliantly to view. History shows many instances where in times of distress, when men despaired, women arose and saved their nation; but in all such cases there must be an unextinguished spark of the old fire in the people themselves. Israel, formerly encouraged by the great exploit of a left-handed man--Ehud (Judg. 3:15), is now quickened by the glowing word of a noble woman (J.P. Lange, A Commentary).prophetess, the wife of Lappidoth, judged Israel at that time. 5 She sat under the palm tree of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in the hill country of Ephraim, and the Israelites came up to her for judgment. 6 And she sent and called Barak son of Abinoam from Kedesh in Naphtali and said to him, Has not the Lord, the God of Israel, commanded , Go, gather your men at Mount Tabor, taking 10,000 men from the tribes of Naphtali and Zebulun? 7 And I will draw out Sisera, the general of Jabin's army, to meet you at the river Kishon with his chariots and his multitude, and I will deliver him into your hand? 8 And Barak said to her, If you will go with me, then I will go; but if you will not go with me, I will not go. 9 And she said, I will surely go with you; nevertheless, the trip you take will not be for your glory, for the Lord will sell Sisera into the hand of a woman. And Deborah arose and went with Barak to Kedesh. 10 And Barak called Zebulun and Naphtali to Kedesh, and he went up with 10,000 men at his heels, and Deborah went up with him. 11 Now Heber the Kenite, of the descendants of Hobab, the father-in-law of Moses, had separated from the Kenites and encamped as far away as the oak in Zaanannim, which is near Kedesh. 12 When it was told Sisera that Barak son of Abinoam had gone up to Mount Tabor, 13 Sisera gathered together all his chariots, even 900 chariots of iron, and all the men who were with him from Harosheth-hagoiim to the river Kishon. 14 And Deborah said to Barak, Up! For this is the day when the Lord has given Sisera into your hand. Is not the Lord gone out before you? So Barak went down from Mount Tabor with 10,000 men following him. 15 And the Lord confused and terrified Sisera and all his chariot drivers and all his army before Barak with the sword. And Sisera alighted from his chariot and fled on foot. 16 But Barak pursued after the chariots and the army to Harosheth-hagoiim, and all the army of Sisera fell by the sword; not a man was left. 17 But Sisera fled on foot to the tent of Jael, the wife of Heber the Kenite, for there was peace between Jabin the king of Hazor and the house of Heber the Kenite. 18 And Jael went out to meet Sisera and said to him, Turn aside, my lord, turn aside to me; have no fear. So he turned aside to her into the tent, and she covered him with a rug. 19 And he said to her, Give me, I pray you, a little water to drink for I am thirsty. And she opened a skin of milk and gave him a drink and covered him. 20 And he said to her, Stand at the door of the tent, and if any man comes and asks you, Is there any man here? Tell him, No. 21 But Jael, Heber's wife, took a tent pin and a hammer in her hand and went softly to him and drove the pin through his temple and into the ground; for he was in a deep sleep from weariness. So he died. 22 And behold, as Barak pursued Sisera, Jael came out to meet him and said to him, Come, and I will show you the man you seek. And when he came into her tent, behold, Sisera lay dead, and the tent pin was in his temples. 23 So God subdued on that day Jabin king of Canaan before the Israelites. 24 And the hand of the Israelites bore more and more upon Jabin king of Canaan until they had destroyed .

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Dave McFadden avatar
“Deborah: A Portrait of Courage”
Shared by: Dave McFadden on Nov, 2016
Summary: Deborah provides us with a terrific example of courage.
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Scripture: Judges 4:1-24
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 193
Manny Salva Cruz avatar
Things We Value In MInistry
Shared by: Manny Salva Cruz on Feb, 2016
Summary: Ministry work should be done by every Christian not just for pastors and church leaders. In this message, we will learn from the life of Deborah three things that can help us as we minister to God, to the Christians and to the unbelievers.
Series: Judges
Scripture: Judges 4:1-10
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 406
James O. Davis avatar
Star Wars: The Original Version
Shared by: James O. Davis on Dec, 2015
Summary: We too are living in a rapidly changing world. The world we have known in the past is not going to be the world of the future.
Chris Jordan avatar
The Story: A Few Good Men and Women (Judges)
Shared by: Chris Jordan on Dec, 2015
Summary: THE BIG IDEA: Just like Gideon and the judges in Israel, God has called and chosen us to encounter Jesus and make a difference in the world for good.
Scripture: Judges 4:1-7:25
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 620
James O. Davis avatar
Star Wars: The Original Version
Shared by: James O. Davis on Nov, 2015
Summary: Today God is looking for some Baraks who will put their faith and feet together and will believe that God will order the stars in their courses for our good and for His glory. And we will win the battle of Star Wars - the original version!
Scripture: Judges 4:1-21
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,225
Shine Thomas avatar
Little is Much
Shared by: Shine Thomas on Mar, 2015
Summary: How the little that we have is much in the hands of our God. God uses the little we have for His glory.
William R. Nabaza avatar
We grow stronger than our enemies
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Dec, 2014
Summary: To show that as children of GOD, we are growing stronger and stronger against our enemies and our enemies are growing weaker and weaker.
Scripture: Judges 4:24
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 353
Scott Bayles avatar
Judges (Barak)
Shared by: Scott Bayles on Oct, 2014
Summary: God uses imperfect people! That's the message of the book of Judges. In the second sermon in this series we see Barak defied the will of God, depended on the word of God, and delighted in the worship of God.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Judges 4:1-5:3
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 1,110
Dan Cormie avatar
Shared by: Dan Cormie on Sep, 2014
Summary: The historical events surrounding the leadership of Deborah. (Part 1 of 3 examining women in ministry and the opposing doctrines of complementarianism and egalitarianism.)
Series: Deborah
Scripture: Judges 4:1-24
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 575
Paul Basehore avatar
Choosing Faith Over Fear
Shared by: Paul Basehore on Aug, 2014
Summary: Don’t rely on another person to help you in your walk with the Lord, only rely on the Lord Himself!
Series: IMPACT
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,726
Chris Kelly avatar
Deborah: A Woman of Dynamic Faith
Shared by: Chris Kelly on Jun, 2014
Summary: Two woman who got honored over 2 men, not because they were necessarily better, but because they trusted God. Thanks to Guy Caley for his insights on faith from "Mud Wrestling".
Scripture: Judges 4:1-24
Denomination: Wesleyan
Views: 1,824
John Gaston avatar
Shared by: John Gaston on Apr, 2014
Summary: When Barak & Deborah battled Sisera, there were battles among the stars -- the angels. Barak manifested faith that was extolled in the Heb. 11 Hall of Faith. He started weak & waxed mighty. How did this change happen?
Scripture: Judges 4:1-5:21
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,090
Bishop Dr. Julius Soyinka avatar
Shared by: Bishop Dr. Julius Soyinka on Nov, 2013
Summary: God has given every one a conscience, but it can only be reliable when it is submitted to the rule and guidance of the Holy Spirit. Our conscience is like a clock which only work correctly if it has been previously set correctly.
Theresa Hill Chatman avatar
He Wants it All
Shared by: Theresa Hill Chatman on Oct, 2013
Summary: God wants us to give our all to Him, and whatever we do give Him all the glory. Deborah was unafraid to go into battle against the enemies of God. Barak was in the need of the help her strong leadership. God can use women in a mighty way!
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Judges 4:1-5:1
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,273
allan kircher avatar
Shared by: allan kircher on Aug, 2013
Summary: When we choose our ways over His ways when we choose to follow other gods instead of Him We can expect His displeasure.
Scripture: Judges 4:1-24
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 870
Clair Sauer avatar
That's Gonna Leave a Mark!
Shared by: Clair Sauer on Aug, 2013
Summary: The story of Deborah remind us that the key to winning the victory over struggles in our lives is to listen to God and heed what God says.
Scripture: Judges 4:1-5:31
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 911
Michael Deutsch avatar
Deborah the Encourager
Shared by: Michael Deutsch on Jun, 2013
Summary: A Mother's Day message focusing on Deborah, a woman we need to know from the Bible.
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Scripture: Judges 4:4-17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,890
Tim Secrist avatar
Sisera and His Chariots
Shared by: Tim Secrist on Feb, 2013
Summary: There are those, even among God's people, who depend on their own strength for success. Sisera and is charioteers discover that even great military might is no match for almighty God. And it's no match for the rest of us, either.
Scripture: Judges 4:1-17
Views: 1,126
Tim Secrist avatar
Jael's Extraordianry Day
Shared by: Tim Secrist on Feb, 2013
Summary: Sometimes the ordinary seems mundane, but occasionally it turns exraordinary. This is a narrative of an ordinary day turning into much more. Even a "nobody" can do something extraordinary in the hands of God.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Judges 4:17-24
Views: 4,403
Paul Norwood avatar
Prophetess and Judge
Shared by: Paul Norwood on Nov, 2012
Summary: How a woman named Deborah led Israel when men refused or were incapable of leading.
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Scripture: Judges 4:1-5:31
Views: 1,709
bala samson avatar
Shared by: bala samson on Nov, 2012
Summary: Pride has its fall.
Scripture: Judges 4:1-17
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 698
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Bare Foot
Shared by: bala samson on Nov, 2012
Summary: I have a lot to talk on the subject of ‘pride’ today, because this attitude is the reason for the downfall of many!
Series: Bare Foot
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Scripture: Judges 4:1-17
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 489
Tim Secrist avatar
Deborah and Barak
Shared by: Tim Secrist on Oct, 2012
Summary: God is willing to use anybody that is willing to be used for His glory. This sermon is about God using an unlikely character to accomplish something big. If He can use this person, He can use anybody.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Judges 4:1-23
Views: 4,113
Timothy Enns avatar
Lone Ranger and Tonto
Shared by: Timothy Enns on Feb, 2012
Summary: The third character Sketch from the Bobk of Judges that looks at our gifts and the giftings of others.
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Scripture: Judges 4:1-16
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 2,136
Thomas Swope avatar
You Get The Point?
Shared by: Thomas Swope on Dec, 2011
Summary: A study of chapter 4 of the book of Judges verses 1 through 24
Series: Judges
Scripture: Judges 4:1-24
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 1,153
Sherm Nichols avatar
Days for Heroes
Shared by: Sherm Nichols on Nov, 2011
Summary: A Father's Day message - geared to challenge men to uphold their calling as men and as leaders in their homes, the Church, and society.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Judges 4:1-5:31
Views: 1,427
Timothy Cooley, Sr. avatar
Out of Weakness! -- Deborah
Shared by: Timothy Cooley, Sr. on Sep, 2011
Summary: God gave victory through three weaklings!
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Judges 4:1-24
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 4,255
Johnny Wilson avatar
What About the Women?
Shared by: Johnny Wilson on Aug, 2010
Summary: Too many times, even modern believers allow the male-dominated nature of our traditions to overshadow the fact that God calls female leaders, too.
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Scripture: Judges 4:1-24
Denomination: *other
Views: 1,474
Michael McCartney avatar
Shared by: Michael McCartney on Aug, 2010
Summary: Deborah was a leader in Israel and revealed that a women can be chosen by God to lead His people. She was a woman of faith and she flowed in the prophetic realm getting divine insight in solving disputes and in hearing from God what to do and how to do it
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Scripture: Judges 4:1-5:31
Views: 14,764