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Judges 6 - AMP

2 And the hand of Midian prevailed against Israel. Because of Midian the Israelites made themselves the dens which are in the mountains and the caves and the strongholds. 3 For whenever Israel had sown their seed, the Midianites and the Amalekites and the people of the east came up against them. 4 They would encamp against them and destroy the crops as far as Gaza and leave no nourishment for Israel, and no ox or sheep or donkey. 5 For they came up with their cattle and their tents, and they came like locusts for multitude; both they and their camels could not be counted. So they wasted the land as they entered it. 6 And Israel was greatly impoverished because of the Midianites, and the Israelites cried to the Lord. 7 And when they cried to the Lord because of Midian, 8 The Lord sent a prophet to the Israelites, who said to them, Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, I brought you up from Egypt and brought you forth out of the house of bondage. 9 And I delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians and out of the hand of all who oppressed you, and drove them out from before you and gave you their land. 10 And I said to you, I am the Lord your God; fear not the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But you have not obeyed My voice. 11 Now the See footnote on Gen. 16:7.Angel of the Lord came and sat under the oak (terebinth) at Ophrah, which belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, and his son Gideon was beating wheat in the winepress to hide it from the Midianites. 12 And the Angel of the Lord appeared to him and said to him, The Lord is with you, you mighty man of courage. 13 And Gideon said to him, O sir, if the Lord is with us, why is all this befallen us? And where are all His wondrous works of which our fathers told us, saying, Did not the Lord bring us up from Egypt? But now the Lord has forsaken us and given us into the hand of Midian. 14 The Lord turned to him and said, Go in this your might, and you shall save Israel from the hand of Midian. Have I not sent you? 15 Gideon said to Him, Oh Lord, how can I deliver Israel? Behold, my clan is the poorest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father's house. 16 The Lord said to him, Surely I will be with you, and you shall smite the Midianites as one man. 17 Gideon said to Him, If now I have found favor in Your sight, then show me a sign that it is You Who talks with me. 18 Do not leave here, I pray You, until I return to You and bring my offering and set it before You. And He said, I will wait until you return. 19 Then Gideon went in and prepared a kid and unleavened cakes of an ephah of flour. The meat he put in a basket and the broth in a pot, and brought them to Him under the oak and presented them. 20 And the Angel of God said to him, Take the meat and unleavened cakes and lay them on this rock and pour the broth over them. And he did so. 21 Then the Angel of the Lord reached out the tip of the staff that was in His hand, and touched the meat and the unleavened cakes, and there flared up fire from the rock and consumed the meat and the unleavened cakes. Then the Angel of the Lord vanished from his sight. 22 And when Gideon perceived that He was the Angel of the Lord, Gideon said, Alas, O Lord God! For now I have seen the Angel of the Lord face to face! 23 The Lord said to him, Peace be to you, do not fear; you shall not die. 24 Then Gideon built an altar there to the Lord and called it, The Lord is Peace. To this day it still stands in Ophrah, which belongs to the Abiezrites. 25 That night the Lord said to Gideon, Take your father's bull, the second bull seven years old, and pull down the altar of Baal that your father has and cut down the Asherah that is beside it; 26 And build an altar to the Lord your God on top of this stronghold with stones laid in proper order. Then take the second bull and offer a burnt sacrifice with the wood of the Asherah which you shall cut down. 27 Then Gideon took ten men of his servants and did as the Lord had told him, but because he was too afraid of his father's household and the men of the city to do it by day, he did it by night. 28 And when the men of the city arose early in the morning, behold, the altar of Baal was cast down, and the Asherah was cut down that was beside it, and the second bull was offered on the altar which had been built. 29 And they said to one another, Who has done this thing? And when they searched and asked, they were told, Gideon son of Joash has done this thing. 30 Then the men of the city commanded Joash, Bring out your son, that he may die, for he has pulled down the altar of Baal and cut down the Asherah beside it. 31 But Joash said to all who stood against him, Will you contend for Baal? Or will you save him? He who will contend for Baal, let him be put to death while it is still morning. If Baal is a god, let him contend for himself because one has pulled down his altar. 32 Therefore on that day he called Gideon Jerubbaal, meaning, Let Baal contend against him, because he had pulled down his altar. 33 Then all the Midianites and the Amalekites and the people of the east came together and, crossing the Jordan, encamped in the Valley of Jezreel. 34 But the Spirit of the Lord clothed Gideon with Himself and took possession of him, and he blew a trumpet, and Abiezer was gathered to him. 35 And he sent messengers throughout all Manasseh, and the Manassites were called to follow him; and he sent messengers to Asher, to Zebulun, and to Naphtali, and they came up to meet them. 36 And Gideon said to God, If You will deliver Israel by my hand as You have said, 37 Behold, I will put a fleece of wool on the threshing floor. If there is dew on the fleece only and it is dry on all the ground, then I shall know that You will deliver Israel by my hand, as You have said. 38 And it was so. When he rose early next morning and squeezed the dew out of the fleece, he wrung from it a bowlful of water. 39 And Gideon said to God, Let not your anger be kindled against me, and I will speak but this once. Let me make trial only this once with the fleece, I pray you; let it now be dry only upon the fleece and upon all the ground let there be dew. 40 And God did so that night, for it was dry on the fleece only, and there was dew on all the ground.

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Rev.Andrew B Natarajan avatar
Prayer is Altar
Shared by: Rev.Andrew B Natarajan on Nov, 2016
Summary: Prayer Life is very important for every Christian. The prayer for individual growth, family and for all nations are important.
Series: Prayer
Scripture: Judges 6:25-32
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 15
Russ Barksdale avatar
Overcoming Fear
Shared by: Russ Barksdale on Oct, 2016
Summary: Fear is a thief. It steals the inner sense of tranquility and well-being that should be the constant state of each and every believer. It keeps us focused on our past and uneasy about our future. It renders our present un-enjoyable.
Series: Freeway
Scripture: Judges 6:1-7:1
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 131
James Snyder avatar
Delighting in Kingdom Ministry
Shared by: James Snyder on May, 2016
Summary: Ministry is seeing an issue in the kingdom that needs to be addressed and driving us to our knees.
Scripture: Judges 6:11-40
Views: 87
Manny Salva Cruz avatar
Shared by: Manny Salva Cruz on Mar, 2016
Summary: Everything that we do on this earth has a corresponding consequences whether for good or evil that we do to ourselves or to the people close to us. This is the ripple effect of our lives on the people that we come in contact with.
Series: Judges
Pastor/Revivalist Terry Sisney avatar
Crossing The Line
Shared by: Pastor/Revivalist Terry Sisney on Mar, 2016
Summary: We are in a new era: There is no room for lukewarmness, or indecision, The Holy Spirit is calling the church to a place of established truth and power (how long halt ye between two opinions) the gray area is now gone, you have to choose a side.
based on 14 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 21,852
Ian Humphrey avatar
Gideon's Test
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: Gideon's Test
Scripture: Judges 6:11-7:23
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 194
Ian Humphrey avatar
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: Gideon
Scripture: Judges 6:11-24
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 113
Elijah  Abiara avatar
Shared by: Elijah Abiara on Sep, 2015
Summary: Pastor Elijah Abiara gave sermon on how to arise from every form of background that may hinder Chritians
Scripture: Judges 6:1-8:28
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 827
Gordon Curley avatar
Signs and the Will of God
Shared by: Gordon Curley on Aug, 2015
Summary: Gideon & His Fleece - PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request – email: gcurley@gcurley.info
Scripture: Judges 6:33-40
Denomination: Brethren
Views: 298
Christian Cheong avatar
Be A Mighty Warrior
Shared by: Christian Cheong on Jul, 2015
Summary: To be a mighty warrior for God, Gideon needs to overcome his disappointment with God and his doubts in God.
Mike Fogerson avatar
Black Banners Rising
Shared by: Mike Fogerson on May, 2015
Summary: In Scripture we have seen that in the Last Days there will be a rising of the “Kings of the East” that will assemble against Israel.
Scripture: Judges 6:1-3
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,025
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Mar, 2015
Summary: Who me? Are you kidding? The storms come and go? We can't not always see the positive in our situations? Defeat me seem sure? We have to learn to KEEP ON KEEPING ON... Yes, you --- if not you? Then who? If not now? Then when? If no here? Then where?
Paul Basehore avatar
Jehovah Shalom - God is Peace
Shared by: Paul Basehore on Feb, 2015
Summary: Fear is a self-preservation instinct -- it's designed to protect us from something that may cause us real or imagined harm. But Jesus says in Matthew not to fear death, but to fear God. What's the difference?
Rick Pendleton avatar
Go, In the Strength You Have
Shared by: Rick Pendleton on Jan, 2015
Summary: In Gideon we see a truth about EXCUSES!! What is an excuse? It is A LIE WRAPPED UP IN AN EXPLANATION and you think because you have some explanation that makes the lie less ugly and more acceptable.
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Scripture: Judges 6:11-14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,616
William R. Nabaza avatar
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Jan, 2015
Summary: To show that only in the LORD and through Him we can obtain Perfect Peace and in no one, or nothing we can get peace only through the LORD JESUS CHRIST.
Scripture: Judges 6:24
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,982
Michael Stark avatar
Where Are All His Wonderful Deeds
Shared by: Michael Stark on Nov, 2014
Summary: Encouragement for the people of God to rely on His strength as He sends His people to serve in this fallen world.
Scripture: Judges 6:10-14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 588
Jim Kilson avatar
The Most Mysterious Word
Shared by: Jim Kilson on Nov, 2014
Summary: Part 6 of 8 in a series covering words in the Bible that are all too often overlooked or ignored.
Series: Words
Scripture: Judges 6:13
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 947
Scott Bayles avatar
Judges (Gideon)
Shared by: Scott Bayles on Oct, 2014
Summary: God uses imperfect people! That's the message of the book of Judges. In the first sermon in this series we see Gideon was a coward, a catalyst, and a conqueror!
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Judges 6:1-7:20
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 1,443
Stephen Belokur avatar
Gideon - Part 3
Shared by: Stephen Belokur on Oct, 2014
Summary: This sermon takes us through the bulk of Judges 6 mostly as a narrative with some insight included. It then returns to vs 13 where Gideon accuses God of abandonment. Compares Gideon's doubts w/David's eagerness w/Goliath. Then asks, "How about you?"
Series: Gideon
Stephen Belokur avatar
Gideon - Part 2
Shared by: Stephen Belokur on Oct, 2014
Summary: Gideon has an encounter with The Angel of The LORD! Who is this? Is He just another nameless angel? Or is He God in human form prior to the Incarnation?
Series: Gideon
Scripture: Judges 6:11-24
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 686
Stephen Belokur avatar
Gideon - Part 1
Shared by: Stephen Belokur on Oct, 2014
Summary: Starting into a sermon series on Gideon found in Judges 6-8. What was it that led to Israel being in the spiritual condition where God would hand them over to foreigners? In spite of their behavior God is still faithful! Thank you, Jesus!
Series: Gideon
Scripture: Judges 6:1-12
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 683
Larry Turner avatar
We Have Doubts, No Doubt. (Part Two)
Shared by: Larry Turner on Sep, 2014
Summary: This sermon analyzes how we can handle our doubts.
Paul Basehore avatar
Be an Impact Person, Not an Impacted Person
Shared by: Paul Basehore on Aug, 2014
Summary: Anyone can have a major impact in their surroundings simply by listening to the call and instructions of the Lord.
Series: IMPACT
Scripture: Judges 6:1-8:21
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 774
Pastor Joe N. Tucker avatar
Mighty People Of Valor
Shared by: Pastor Joe N. Tucker on Jul, 2014
Summary: A message of challenge for American Christians to make a stand for righteousness.
Scripture: Judges 6:11-12
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 885
John Gaston avatar
Shared by: John Gaston on Jul, 2014
Summary: We’re looking at a man who’d lost sight of God and what he could do but rediscovered that God can do great things through the least things.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Judges 6:11-7:21
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 920
Jeremy Poling avatar
Shared by: Jeremy Poling on Jun, 2014
Summary: Availabilty is a greater commodity than giftedness.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Judges 6:1-13
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 3,140
bala samson avatar
Dens and caves
Shared by: bala samson on Feb, 2014
Summary: God wanted His people to be conquerors and warriors but today contrary to the promise of God, we see many who are conquered, crushed, beaten and routed!
Scripture: Judges 6:1-10
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 616
Sherm Nichols avatar
Faith Makes Us Able
Shared by: Sherm Nichols on Jan, 2014
Summary: Sermon on the life of Gideon to show how God makes people of faith able to do what they could never do on their own
Scripture: Judges 6:1-8:12
Views: 775
Bishop Dr. Julius Soyinka avatar
Shared by: Bishop Dr. Julius Soyinka on Nov, 2013
Summary: A study on the call of Gideon. Every believer can do exploits for the kingdom of God by depending on the power of the Holy Spirit.
Scripture: Judges 6:6-14
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 941