Dear Overcoming Ones,
In Judges 6-8 we read the account of Gideon. Over the next few days we will dive into these chapters to gain insight and revelation. Are we in captivity or disobedience? If so how can we get free? Are we being robbed by the Midianite and Amalekite spirits? It's time to break the cycle and move into our destinies.
We see 6 things taking place in these chapters:
1. Disobedience leads to enslavement (Midianites and Amalekites)
2. God Hears the cry of His people…Assistance Comes!
3. Gideon called and empowered to deliver the people.
4. Tears down the altars to Baal and sets up altar to the Lord.
5. Rallies an army…they defeat the enemy
6. Unfortunately they fall back into idolatry (a cycle that must be broken out of our lives)
Day 18 – Children of Israel
I Hear Your Cry
For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. - Colossians 1:16 -17
In chapter 6 we find that the Children of Israel’s disobedience has led them into 7 years of captivity to the Midian’s. During harvest time the Midianites and Amalekites would raid the land and take all the crops and livestock which left the Israelites destitute.
Judges 6 1…the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD. So the LORD delivered them into the hand of
Midian for seven years, 2and the hand of Midian prevailed against Israel. Because of the Midianites, the children of Israel made for themselves the dens, the caves, and the strongholds which are in the mountains. 3So it was, whenever Israel had sown, Midianites would come up; also Amalekites and the people of the East would come up against them. 4Then they would encamp against them and destroy the produce of the earth as far as Gaza, and leave no sustenance for Israel, neither sheep nor ox nor donkey. 5For they would come up with their livestock and their tents, coming in as numerous as locusts; both they and their camels were without number; and they would enter the land to destroy it. 6So Israel was greatly impoverished because of the Midianites, and the children of Israel cried out to the LORD…
Has this happened to you? When you start making headway, about to reap a harvest in your life, family, ministry etc. the enemy comes to rob, kill and destroy!
You are not alone the enemy has been using this tactic for a very long time. The Midianite spirit is a robbing spirit; it operates through strife and contention. The Amalekite spirit sets ambushes against our forward movement, it intercept miracles and breakthroughs and opposes our advancement in all facets of our destiny.
It’s TIME to be freed from these 2 demonic spirits. GOD IS SO GRACIOUS AND COMPASSIONATE He wants us to be free of these spirits. Sometimes they manifest because of our disobedience BUT often they manifest because we are moving RIGHT with the Lord. We are stepping into our destiny and they DO NOT want us to OBTAIN THE PROMISE!
When we CRY OUT to the Lord He hears us and sends help! Be it prophetic words, angelic assistance, or
people coming to our aid - whatever it takes to get us back on His divine path.
Word of the Lord
I am for you and not against you says the Lord! I have come to rid you of the Midianite and Amalekite spirits. Deliverance is at hand! Wait, Watch, and See what I will do for you and against your enemies. You will walk in all I have destined for you, yield and see what I will do says the Spirit of the Lord!
Open our eyes, Lord!
Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things from Your law - Psalms 119:18 (MEV)
What does the Bible say?
Read Judges 6 – 8 Ask Holy Spirit to open your eyes to see things in this passage never before seen.
Action: Yield to the introspection of the Spirit - make sure there is no open door for these spirits to gain access. Repent of any open doors revealed, close the doors and make a decision not to walk in things that give the enemy access to your life. Command the Midian and Amalekite spirits to leave you and ask for a fresh infilling of Holy Spirit for this season.
Decree: God is for me, the Midian and Amalekite spirits have been cast out. God is sending angelic assistance to aid me until I obtain the promise!