(un)LIMITED IV

(un)LIMITED IV

JUDGES 6:33-40

33 Soon afterward the armies of Midian, Amalek, and the people of the east formed an alliance against Israel and crossed the Jordan, camping in the valley of Jezreel. 

34 Then the Spirit of the Lord clothed Gideon with power. He blew a ram’s horn as a call to arms, and the men of the clan of Abiezer came to him. 

35 He also sent messengers throughout Manasseh, Asher, Zebulun, and Naphtali, summoning their warriors, and all of them responded.

36 Then Gideon said to God, “If you are truly going to use me to rescue Israel as you promised, 

37 prove it to me in this way. I will put a wool fleece on the threshing floor tonight. If the fleece is wet with dew in the morning but the ground is dry, then I will know that you are going to help me rescue Israel as you promised.” 

38 And that is just what happened. When Gideon got up early the next morning, he squeezed the fleece and wrung out a whole bowlful of water.

39 Then Gideon said to God, “Please don’t be angry with me, but let me make one more request. Let me use the fleece for one more test. This time let the fleece remain dry while the ground around it is wet with dew.” 

40 So that night God did as Gideon asked. The fleece was dry in the morning, but the ground was covered with dew.

 

JUDGES 6:36-37 Then Gideon said to God, “If you are truly going to use me to rescue Israel as you promised, 37 prove it to me…

GOD NEVER SHOWS IRRITATION AT GIDEON FOR ASKING FOR SIGNS

FORGIVENESS IS FREE // FREEDOM IS A PROCESS

“YOU’LL ALWAYS FIND WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR” - TANDY BURK

FATHER GOD LOVES THE SEEKER

    PSALM 119:2 Blessed are those who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart--

    MATTHEW 7:7 Ask and keep on asking and it will be given to you; seek and keep on seeking and you will find; knock and keep on knocking and the door will be opened to you.

    HEBREWS 11:6 And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.

GOD’S RELENTLESS PURSUIT DEMONSTRATES HIS (un)LIMITED FAITHFULNESS  

YOUR POSITION ALLOWS YOU ACCESS TO TEST GOD’S WILL

“THE THRESHING FLOOR ISN’T JUST THE PLACE WHERE GOD TESTS YOU TO PROVE WHAT’S IN YOUR HEART, BUT IT’S ALSO THE PLACE WHERE YOU CAN TEST HIM, AND HE WILL PROVE HIMSELF FAITHFUL TO YOU”  WILL FORD

37 prove it to me in this way. I will put a wool fleece on the threshing floor tonight. If the fleece is wet with dew in the morning but the ground is dry, then I will know that you are going to help me rescue Israel as you promised.”

YOU CAN BE IN A DRY PLACE AND BE FULL OF HIS PRESENCE

YOU CAN BE IN HIS PRESENCE AND BE DRY

40 So that night God did as Gideon asked. The fleece was dry in the morning, but the ground was covered with dew.

JUST LIKE GIDEON, WE ARE SEEKING SIGNS   

PSALM 119:105 Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.

2 CORINTHIANS 1:20 For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding “Yes!” And through Christ, our “Amen” (which means “Yes”) ascends to God for his glory.

SIGNS TELL YOU WHERE YOU ARE, BUT ALSO WHERE YOU ARE GOING

DON’T ALLOW WHERE YOU ARE TO DETERMINE WHO YOU ARE