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Gideon's Army

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The Rumor-Plagued Hell







O God, the news of Your coming

     has reached the camp of Your enemies

Your foes are in disarray 

     As hell trembles in fear.


From the rumor of your coming

At the mention of Your name

From the marches of your footsteps--

     Like a woman in travail

     The Enemy is melting away

     In anguish and disarray.



Your irresistible power comes, O Mighty One

       Like a sweeping flood that clears

          the debris and the trash,

     Like a boulder that rolls downhill

         to smash all in its path.


The Enemy melting in fear, in dread

     as its days are numbered 

     its tyranny soon to end.


Gideon’s barley bread is rolling

     toward their camp

Soon to hit the commander’s tent

         to make it lie flat.


Hell -- its grip is loosening

God has stirred His mighty ones.



Your army, O Lord, will invade

     to liberate the captives

to break every yoke

 all captives to free

 Sheol, prison emptied

Abadon to be vanquished.



God’s champions have seen

   eye to eye with Satan

And they have made the Dragon to blink.

Ones who have endured

      the fiery breathes of hell

Who wrestled with the jaws of Satan--

     They now break all chains --

       be it sin, sickness, or death.


God's Army is coming to sight:

That shall subdue every evil

That suppress all rebellion.

That redresses every injustice

That wipes tears from every face.

That swallows death in immortality

Dashing the grave's grip--

  to nought. 






‘During the night, the LORD said, "Get up! Go down into the Midianite camp, for I have given you victory over them! But if you are afraid to attack, go down to the camp with your servant Purah. Listen to what the Midianites are saying, and you will be greatly encouraged. Then you will be eager to attack."So Gideon took Purah and went down to the outposts of the enemy camp. The armies of Midian, Amalek, and the people of the east had settled in the valley like a swarm of locusts. Their camels were like grains of sand on the seashore – too many to count! The armies of Midian, Amalek, and the people of the east had settled in the valley like a swarm of locusts. Their camels were like grains of sand on the seashore – too many to count! Gideon crept up just as a man was telling his friend about a dream. The man said, "I had this dream, and in my dream a loaf of barley bread came tumbling down into the Midianite camp. It hit a tent, turned it over, and knocked it flat!" His friend said, "Your dream can mean only one thing – God has given Gideon son of Joash, the Israelite, victory over all the armies united with Midian!"’ (Judges 7: 9-14)”.



(Further Readings: Ex. 15: 14-16; Josh. 2: 8-11; Jud. 7: 9-18, Ps. 114; Is. 33: 3)




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