The story of life in the story of Israel
Judges 11:9,10 -
And Jephthah said unto the elders of Gilead, If ye bring me home again to fight against the children of Ammon, and the LORD deliver them before me, shall I be your head? And the elders of Gilead said unto Jephthah, The LORD be witness between us, if we do not so according to thy words.
If one puts the whole story of Israel in a nutshell one will see the story of life in it.
When Lucifer went against the plans of God (which is light) he caused darkness to come into existence. Lucifer being a Cherub (referred as snake or dragon) also influenced another Cherub (referred as young lion or beast) and all the Angels below them, thus Revelation states as one third of the Angels, since there were 6 Cherubs each having an army of Angels below them.
The Cherubs and the Angels form the Body of the Son (should not be misunderstood to a natural earthly body), like the Son and Spirit form the Body of the Father. Due to the rebel of the fallen angels the Body of the Son (the Temple) was affected and thus caused God to create man lower than the Angels (make exactly like the Angels in spirit but put in the flesh therefore lower than the Angels) to replace the fallen angels and form the Renew Temple - Body of God the Son. But then they were not allowed the smooth transition, Satan caused man to eat of the fruit of doubt (Tree of Good and Bad) and thus caused the long journey of man through the wilderness which we are living. We will be built through the wilderness and be renewed to fight and overcome Satan and the fallen angels at the end. But for God the most important fact for us to overcome is not the fallen angels but the nature within us, for without it we would be consumed by the fallen angels.
In today message from Judges Chapter 11 we read the story of Israel in a nutshell narrated by Jephthah when he challenges the Amorites.
The journey of the Israelites to the Promised Land was a short trip through the land of the Amorites but due to their refusal to allow them to pass through they had to take a long journey through the wilderness. God did do great miracles through the Israelites in the wilderness and they also defeated many armies fighting great battles by their faith in God but this was built gradually through their journey in the wilderness. God knew if they had faced the Amorites in the start itself they would have been consumed by them. Even though God was able to do all things but yet the lack of faith of the Israelites in God would have not allowed the power of God to be manifested through them and they would have been consumed by the Amorites.
Jephthah was born from a prostitute and man is called a spiritual prostitute by God when they go after other gods. It was this rejected child of the prostitute who later became their leader when the Israelites approached him united as one and it was this man Jephthah along with the Israelites challenged the Amorites and defeated them. Also we note before defeating the Amorites he had to deal with his own people who had forsaken the Promised Land (symbolizing Heaven) for the land before river Jordan (symbolizing earthly inheritance).
Christ was born out of sinful man and was rejected but now we are growing aware that without Him we stand no change to defeat the fallen angels and therefore are getting united together to approach Him to come back and lead us to the battle. During this period we are getting built spiritually for the battle.
God said not to spare any being of the Amorites, not only the men, women or infants but even the animals connected to them and the thing connected to them to be destroyed. God may look very harsh or unmerciful when He commanded this but that was the shadow of what we need to do to the fallen angels. We are called to destroy every form and type of fallen angel and all this things connected to them, not sparing even the smallest of smallest being among them or thing connected to them.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, You loved us so much that You went to great extent to demonstrate the t5hings hidden through the life of the Israelites. Man runs after earthly things but the man Abraham who was given the promised was satisfied with the real promise even though he did not receive the earthly shadow. Lord, build us from inside and help us be united as one to be led by the Son of Man Jesus when He comes again. That He may lead us to victory over the fallen angels and that we may inherit the Heavenly things we were made for...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference ]
34 And the LORD said unto Moses, Fear him not: for I have delivered him into thy hand, and all his people, and his land; and thou shalt do to him as thou didst unto Sihon king of the Amorites, which dwelt at Heshbon.
35 So they smote him, and his sons, and all his people, until there was none left him alive: and they possessed his land.
1 Then we turned, and went up the way to Bashan: and Og the king of Bashan came out against us, he and all his people, to battle at Edrei.
2 And the LORD said unto me, Fear him not: for I will deliver him, and all his people, and his land, into thy hand; and thou shalt do unto him as thou didst unto Sihon king of the Amorites, which dwelt at Heshbon.
3 So the LORD our God delivered into our hands Og also, the king of Bashan, and all his people: and we smote him until none was left to him remaining.
4 And we took all his cities at that time, there was not a city which we took not from them, threescore cities, all the region of Argob, the kingdom of Og in Bashan.
5 All these cities were fenced with high walls, gates, and bars; beside unwalled towns a great many.
6 And we utterly destroyed them, as we did unto Sihon king of Heshbon, utterly destroying the men, women, and children, of every city.
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