Summary: Using the weapons that we have to win the battles that are before us.
“OBTAINING OUR VICTORIES”
Intro: Why does it seem that we as Christians, sometimes face battles that are so imbearable to encounter and much more difficult to even go through. Our strength in God is shown by our willingness to face difficulties and to follow God’s leadership in overcoming them. Allowing God to direct us and lead us is putting our faith in the hands of God to bring us through.
Things don’t just happen by accident in a Christian’s life. God has an overall plan. Sometimes in our life, as Christians, we don’t understand and we stray but God knows where we are and is able to help us to make a way back. God has a divine plan, that though we walk through trials, he’s there
Every emergency God has a miracle and for every tragedy God has a victory. If we are in His will and that impossible situation arises in our life, God can and will deliver us, to show us His miracle hand and victory.
We find in Judges that Israel is backed against the wall and seems to be in a hopeless situation. But when God got one to believe, He took courage and proceeded to go forth. God only needs one willing person to do what He has ask and God is able to do the rest. Because of this Israel saw victory.
The thing that wins victories in the battles that are faced, is determined by what kind of weapon that will be used. God never leaves us to go to do battle without giving us the proper weapons to take with us. David had a sling, Moses had a rod, Daniel had a prayer, Three Hebrews had a Word.
What weapons did Gideon have to take and win the Battle:
I. BLOWING OF THE TRUMPET
A. We read in the Word where the trumpet was used for two different purposes, one for warning and the other for victory and rejoicing. The church today must sound the trumpet of warning to the enemy and let him know that we are taking it to battle and will win. - - - - - - - Numbers 10:1-10 (quickview)  - -- - - - -
B. The church today is in a fierce battle against the enemy and we have held back from sounding the trumpet of warning to the enemy. God will use us to go win the battle but we must be willing to use the weapons that God has given us to sound an alarm of warning to them.
C. We like the ones in the days of the Old Testament, when the victory was made and the celebration of some kind was to happen, they sounded the trumpet. IT was a sign for them to rejoice for victory.
Isaiah 27:13 (quickview)  “And it shall come to pass in that day, that the great trumpet shall be blown, and they shall come which were ready to perish in the land of Assyria and the outcasts in the land of Egypt, and shall worship the Lord in the holy mount at Jerusalem.”