Summary: Maybe in your life right now, you are actually in a place that has nothing to do with what you’ve done but you’re in it. Or maybe you are in a situation that has everything to do with you. Maybe you’re in a place where you’re saying ‘I’ve had enough of t
Ashingdon 15 02 2009 Mighty Hero?
Tonight I want us to consider a passage of scripture that I’ve been thinking about this week, and as I got into preparing for this message I realised that there was so much that could be said that rather than Sermon notes I could end up writing a whole book.
But the Lord has led me to deal with just the key parts that are most appropriate for us today.
I believe this is something from God, I’m not going to say it’s a prophetic message but I do believe it is a message that the Lord has placed on my heart.
I believe we live in a time in history that are interesting times, these are interesting days. There are a number of ministers and churches that right now are preaching end times sermons.
In fact both Peter and Paul preached sermons about the pending return of Jesus. I don’t know when Jesus will come again; the bible says no one knows but God.
But, I am one of those who believes that every day is one day closer to the return of Jesus and so the reason I want us to look at this passage is that it is a passage that was written in interesting times in the history of God’s people.
Let’s look at Judges
This is a time where there was a generation that was around that did not remember what God had done for them, did not acknowledge what God had done for them, and this passage is about a man who was in a generation of people who did not acknowledge God, or the things he had done, much the same as the people in the world today that you and I interact with.
Judges 6:1-6 New Living Translation
The Israelites did evil in the LORD’s sight. So the LORD handed them over to the Midianites for seven years. 2 The Midianites were so cruel that the Israelites made hiding places for themselves in the mountains, caves, and strongholds. 3 Whenever the Israelites planted their crops, marauders from Midian, Amalek, and the people of the east would attack Israel, 4 camping in the land and destroying crops as far away as Gaza. They left the Israelites with nothing to eat, taking all the sheep, goats, cattle, and donkeys. 5 These enemy hordes, coming with their livestock and tents, were as thick as locusts; they arrived on droves of camels too numerous to count. And they stayed until the land was stripped bare. 6 So Israel was reduced to starvation by the Midianites. Then the Israelites cried out to the LORD for help.
Let’s just pause there a moment, just in that little passage there:
“Then the Israelites cried out to the LORD for help.”
I wonder in the World today right across the world we live in how many people are just like that – in a place where they are crying out for help, that they are in a situation or the circumstance of their life has dictated that they are at a place where they are saying:
God if you are real, if you exist, will you come and get involved in my life. In other words, a cry for salvation. I wonder how many people in the world today are crying out and saying God I want you to come and get involved in my life, in my world and I want you to do for me what I can’t do for myself.