This post is Day 27 in a series of studies about “Gideon”, I strongly suggest you begin with the introduction to this study, please click here to read it.
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Gideon – 27
They blew their rams’ horns and smashed the jars they were holding in their hands. In Exodus 19:16 the people were afraid. In Revelation 11:15, the elders fell down to worship God. Back in the Gideon story the enemy panicked and chaos followed. What a picture for us as Christians!
Gideon and his 100 men came to the edge of the camp. It was the beginning of the midnight watch just at the change of the guards. They blew their rams’ horns and smashed the jars they were holding in their hands.
Both horns and jars figure greatly in the Bible. We could do a whole study on those two subjects, maybe one day!
Interesting fact: the first and last mentions of horns (or trumpets) in the Bible, are not blown by a human.
On the morning of the second day, there was thunder and lightning with a heavy cloud over the mountain, and a very loud blast from a ram’s horn was heard. All the people in the camp shook with fear. – Exodus 19:16
When the seventh angel blew his trumpet, there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Messiah, and he will rule as king forever and ever.” – Revelation 11:15
In the Exodus reading the people shook with fear. In the Revelation chapter, the elders fell down to worship God. Back in the Gideon story the enemy panicked and chaos followed.
However, here are no swords at the beginning of this battle. Just a lot of noise and a lot of light. What a picture for us as Christians! Our “vases” need to be broken so that the enemy can see the light of Christ shining in us. Our enemies will flee if they see the real light shining. Far too often we keep His light hidden within us, and we do not dare to sound His trumpet call of victory.
Pray that the light of Christ will shine from your life today. Pray for the vessel that you are, to carry His light well and to submit to being broken if it serves His purposes.
Praise Jesus that He chooses to use such unworthy vessels, and that His light shines so bright that in Him there is no darkness at all (1 John 1:5).