Are you about to be wiped out by a large enemy? Are you outnumbered, unarmed and overwhelmed? You can still win!
In Bible times, God’s people were under attack by a well-armed and much larger enemy – and they were completely unarmed! Only Jonathan the prince, and his dad the king had swords. The only thing keeping them alive was a deep ravine between them and their enemies. 80% of their men had already deserted, knowing that they faced certain defeat within days!
But young Jonathan believed they could win, and he decided to attack the enemy all by himself! Deliberately exposing himself to the enemy, he crossed to them in broad daylight. The enemy troops watched and laughed, shouting, “Come up to us and we’ll teach you a lesson.” Jonathan climbed up the cliff on hands and feet, and killed 20 men of the waiting enemy. Jonathan’s bravery so inspired the Israelites that by the end of that day they had defeated all their enemies with God’s help!
What can we learn?
Don’t accept defeat! When you’re under attack, first win the battle in your mind. Say like Jonathan did, even if you’re still unsure of God’s will, “Come, let’s go over… Perhaps the Lord will act in our behalf. Nothing can hinder the Lord from saving, whether by many or by few.” Jonathan wasn’t sure, but he started moving by faith!
Stay open to God’s leading! Pray as you go, like Jonathan who said, “We will cross over toward them and let them see us… If they say, ‘Come up to us,’ we will climb up, because that will be our sign that the Lord has given them into our hands.” Jonathan waited for God’s approval, even though he was anxious to win!
Dear friend, what are facing today? Take courage and step forward in faith! Pray and wait for God’s signal, and be assured, “Nothing can hinder the Lord from saving, whether by many or by few.”
1 Samuel 13-14
Only you understand how hard it is for us to stay standing as our enemies advance on us. That’s why we call out to you in prayer, because we know that you’re not only ABLE to save, you’re WILLING to save!
Lord, we will step forward in faith today, believing for victory, for “Nothing can hinder the Lord from saving, whether by many or by few.”
Thank you Lord, for Jesus has already won the victory over every evil thing on earth!
In Jesus’ Name we pray,