Sr. Pastor Darrell G Vaughn
                                                          Faithfulness - A Key Step to Happiness
Feb 5, 2012:                              "Get up and Get Involved!" 
Sun AM Worship                       We have a Nation to SHAKE

Text: Judges 7:9-22 (King James Version)        Your not DEAD YET

  "Father, I am your servant, willing and desiring to be used to bless your people."

                                       The Fields are white and the laborers are few!
C.H. Spurgeon said, "If God does not save a man by truth he certainly will not save them by lies, and if the old gospel is not competent to work a revival, then we will do without the revival;"

 

Deuteronomy 33:27   The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy them.

 

Judges 7:9   And it came to pass the same night, that the LORD said unto him, Arise, get thee down unto the host; for I have delivered it into thine hand.

Judges 7:10   But if thou fear to go down, go thou with Phurah thy servant down to the host:

Judges 7:11   And thou shalt hear what they say; and afterward shall thine hands be strengthened to go down unto the host. Then went he down with Phurah his servant unto the outside of the armed men that were in the host.

Judges 7:12   And the Midianites and the Amalekites and all the children of the east lay along in the valley like grasshoppers for multitude; and their camels were without number, as the sand by the sea side for multitude.

Judges 7:13   And when Gideon was come, behold, there was a man that told a dream unto his fellow, and said, Behold, I dreamed a dream, and, lo, a cake of barley bread tumbled into the host of Midian, and came unto a tent, and smote it that it fell, and overturned it, that the tent lay along.

Judges 7:14   And his fellow answered and said, This is nothing else save the sword of Gideon the son of Joash, a man of Israel: for into his hand hath God delivered Midian, and all the host.

Judges 7:15   And it was so, when Gideon heard the telling of the dream, and the interpretation thereof, that he worshipped, and returned into the host of Israel, and said, Arise; for the LORD hath delivered into your hand the host of Midian.

Judges 7:16   And he divided the three hundred men into three companies, and he put a trumpet in every man's hand, with empty pitchers, and lamps within the pitchers.

Judges 7:17   And he said unto them, Look on me, and do likewise: and, behold, when I come to the outside of the camp, it shall be that, as I do, so shall ye do.

Judges 7:18   When I blow with a trumpet, I and all that are with me, then blow ye the trumpets also on every side of all the camp, and say, The sword of the LORD, and of Gideon.

Judges 7:19   So Gideon, and the hundred men that were with him, came unto the outside of the camp in the beginning of the middle watch; and they had but newly set the watch: and they blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers that were in their hands.

Judges 7:20   And the three companies blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers, and held the lamps in their left hands, and the trumpets in their right hands to blow withal: and they cried, The sword of the LORD, and of Gideon.

Judges 7:21   And they stood every man in his place round about the camp: and all the host ran, and cried, and fled.

Judges 7:22   And the three hundred blew the trumpets, and the LORD set every man's sword against his fellow, even throughout all the host: and the host fled to Bethshittah in Zererath, and to the border of Abelmeholah, unto Tabbath.

 

Let's pray. Father,  Open my eyes so I can see Your truth.

Open my ears so I can hear Your voice.
Open my mind so I can understand Your Word.
And open my heart so I may receive all that You want me to receive. AMEN

 

What a powerful victory story! 300 vs. a multitude w/ no weapons. A trumpet in one hand, a torch covered w/ a pitcher in the other hand.

 The trumpet stands for boldness - its sound announced that we're here and not backing down. It's time for Christians in America to stop rolling over and playing dead...let your voice be heard. Say to Washington, if you vote against morality and common sense, we vote you out!
 The clay pitcher stands for brokenness - God has placed His treasure in earthen vessels but we must be broken before Him.
 The torch stands for brightness - "Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works..."

Now is the time for Christians to get bold, broken, and bright...and we could take America back for God!

It only takes a few good people to do this and with God's help we can have victory as we hold high the sword of the Lord!

 

2 Samuel 22:1   And David spake unto the LORD the words of this song in the day that the LORD had delivered him out of the hand of all his enemies, and out of the hand of Saul:

2 Samuel 22:2   And he said, The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer;

2 Samuel 22:3   The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence.

2 Samuel 22:4   I will call on the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.

2 Samuel 22:5   When the waves of death compassed me, the floods of ungodly men made me afraid;

2 Samuel 22:6   The sorrows of hell compassed me about; the snares of death prevented me;

2 Samuel 22:7   In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried to my God: and he did hear my voice out of his temple, and my cry did enter into his ears.

2 Samuel 22:8   Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations of heaven moved and shook, because he was wroth.

2 Samuel 22:9   There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it.

2 Samuel 22:10   He bowed the heavens also, and came down; and darkness was under his feet.

2 Samuel 22:11   And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: and he was seen upon the wings of the wind.

2 Samuel 22:12   And he made darkness pavilions round about him, dark waters, and thick clouds of the skies.

2 Samuel 22:13   Through the brightness before him were coals of fire kindled.

2 Samuel 22:14   The LORD thundered from heaven, and the most High uttered his voice.

2 Samuel 22:15   And he sent out arrows, and scattered them; lightning, and discomfited them.

2 Samuel 22:16   And the channels of the sea appeared, the foundations of the world were discovered, at the rebuking of the LORD, at the blast of the breath of his nostrils.

2 Samuel 22:17   He sent from above, he took me; he drew me out of many waters;

2 Samuel 22:18   He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them that hated me: for they were too strong for me.

2 Samuel 22:19   They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the

LORD was my stay.

 

Psalms 62:7   In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.

Psalms 62:8   Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.

Psalms 62:9   Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity.

 

Acts 2:1   And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.

Acts 2:2   And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

Acts 2:3   And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.

Acts 2:4   And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

 

Acts 4:29   And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word,

Acts 4:30   By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus.

Acts 4:31   And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost,and they spake the word of God with boldness.

 

Judges 6:1   And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD: and the LORD delivered them into the hand of Midian seven years.

Judges 6:2   And the hand of Midian prevailed against Israel: and because of the Midianites the children of Israel made them the dens which are in the mountains, and caves, and strong holds.

Judges 6:3   And so it was, when Israel had sown, that the Midianites came up, and the Amalekites, and the children of the east, even they came up against them;

Judges 6:4   And they encamped against them, and destroyed the increase of the earth, till thou come unto Gaza, and left no sustenance for Israel, neither sheep, nor ox, nor ass.

Judges 6:5   For they came up with their cattle and their tents, and they came as grasshoppers for multitude; for both they and their camels were without number: and they entered into the land to destroy it.

Judges 6:6   And Israel was greatly impoverished because of the Midianites; and the children of Israel cried unto the LORD.

Judges 6:7   And it came to pass, when the children of Israel cried unto the LORD because of the Midianites,

Judges 6:8   That the LORD sent a prophet unto the children of Israel, which said unto them, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, I brought you up from Egypt, and brought you forth out of the house of bondage;

Judges 6:9   And I delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of all that oppressed you, and drave them out from before you, and gave you their land;

Judges 6:10   And I said unto you, I am the LORD your God; fear not the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but ye have not obeyed my voice.

Judges 6:11   And there came an angel of the LORD, and sat under an oak which was in Ophrah, that pertained unto Joash the Abiezrite: and his son Gideon threshed wheat by the winepress, to hide it from the Midianites.

Judges 6:12   And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him, and said unto him, The LORD is with thee, thou mighty man of valour.

Judges 6:13   And Gideon said unto him, Oh my Lord, if the LORD be with us, why then is all this befallen us? and where be all his miracles which our fathers told us of, saying, Did not the LORD bring us up from Egypt? but now the LORD hath forsaken us, and delivered us into the hands of the Midianites.

Judges 6:14   And the LORD looked upon him, and said, Go in this thy might, and thou shalt save Israel from the hand of the Midianites: have not I sent thee?

Judges 6:15   And he said unto him, Oh my Lord, wherewith shall I save Israel? behold, my family is poor in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father's house.

Judges 6:16   And the LORD said unto him, Surely I will be with thee, and thou shalt smite the Midianites as one man.

Judges 6:17   And he said unto him, If now I have found grace in thy sight, then show me a sign that thou talkest with me.

Judges 6:18   Depart not hence, I pray thee, until I come unto thee, and bring forth my present, and set it before thee. And he said, I will tarry until thou come again.

Judges 6:19   And Gideon went in, and made ready a kid, and unleavened cakes of an ephah of flour: the flesh he put in a basket, and he put the broth in a pot, and brought it out unto him under the oak, and presented it.

Judges 6:20   And the angel of God said unto him, Take the flesh and the unleavened cakes, and lay them upon this rock, and pour out the broth. And he did so.

Judges 6:21   Then the angel of the LORD put forth the end of the staff that was in his hand, and touched the flesh and the unleavened cakes; and there rose up fire out of the rock, and consumed the flesh and the unleavened cakes. Then the angel of the LORD departed out of his sight.

Judges 6:22   And when Gideon perceived that he was an angel of the LORD, Gideon said, Alas, O Lord GOD! for because I have seen an angel of the LORD face to face.

Judges 6:23   And the LORD said unto him, Peace be unto thee; fear not: thou shalt not die.

Judges 6:24   Then Gideon built an altar there unto the LORD, and called it Jehovahshalom: unto this day it is yet in Ophrah of the Abiezrites.