Gideon shared his battle plan with the army. “Do as I do; do the same as me! Come together under my leadership” Gideon’s men never said “I’m not sure that is a good idea?
“And he said to them, “Look at me and do likewise; watch, and when I come to the edge of the camp you shall do as I do: When I blow the trumpet, I and all who are with me, then you also blow the trumpets on every side of the whole camp, and say, ‘The sword of the LORD and of Gideon!‘ “Judges 7:17 -18
The devil knows the churches key to victory is unity. You never hear of devils splitting up and starting a new hell. God is not asking for our opinion. We do as the leader does. That is how you have a breakthrough in a city.
This is demonstrated in our corporate worship times. Our task is not to score the worship leader on the job they do or decide whether we like their song choice. No, our job is to follow their lead. In the temple when they made one sound, the glory fell. The Spirit of God will fall if there is one people, with one heart, in one accord, and in one place. When we say whatever the leader is doing, I’m following it. It doesn’t matter what song is sung if people follow with faith and a good heart. If there is unity there can be a break through. The power of God didn’t fall because Paul and Silas could sing well but because there was unity in the prison.
And every man stood in his place all around the camp, and the whole army ran and cried out and fled. When the three hundred blew the trumpets, the LORD set every man’s sword against his companion throughout the whole camp; and the army fled to Beth Acacia, toward Zererah, as far as the border of Abel Meholah, by Tabbath. Jdg 7:21 -22
When every man stood in his place or the place he should have been standing, God moved and the enemy ran. If we are not bringing our gift to the house and our strength to the army, we are not standing in our place. One can put 1000 to flight and two can put 10,000 to flight. If you have an enemy you can’t defeat by yourself, find a friend to stand with you.
And the men of Israel gathered together from Naphtali, Asher, and all Manasseh, and pursued the Midianites. Then Gideon sent messengers throughout all the mountains of Ephraim, saying, “Come down against the Midianites and seize from them the watering places as far as Beth Barah. Jdg 7:23-24
Soon all the other tribes’ joined in the battle. 300 brave men armed with lamps, vessels and trumpets brought all the rest of Israel up to the battle. Our actions can inspire others to rise up. Don’t wait for your mate to decide to be a world changer. When you decide you will bring your friends with you. Be the first. Your decision will change not only your destiny but maybe the future of those that know you. God has not changed his mind about you. You may have had a call and you may have got off track but there a great verse in Amos for you. “So says Jehovah: As the shepherd takes two legs out of the mouth of the lion, or a piece of an ear; so shall the sons of Israel be taken out… Amo 3:12 . Here the lion had devoured the sheep. All that was left was an ear and a leg but God was going to take them out of defeat.
Friend, what ever enemy has stolen and torn you to pieces – as long as you have an ear to hear His word and a leg to stand on, it’s not too late for you. God will restore the years that the locust has eaten. You can get back in the game and back in the battle under leadership.