Friday, October 25, 2013

The ORIGINAL Three Percent (and no, I'm not talking about our Revolution).

From Wikipedia:
God informed Gideon that the men he had gathered were too many – with so many men, there would be reason for the Israelites to claim the victory as their own instead of acknowledging that God had saved them. God first instructed Gideon to send home those men who were afraid. Gideon then allowed any man who wanted to leave, to leave; 22,000 men returned home and 10,000 remained. Yet the number was still too many, according to God:
(4) But Adonai Elohim Said to Gideon, "There are still too many men. Take them down to the water, and I will sift them for you there. If I say, 'This one shall go with you, he shall go; but if I say, this one shall not go with you, he shall not go." (5) So Gideon took the men down to the water. There Adonai Elohim Told him, "Separate those who lap the water with their tongues like a dog from those who kneel down to drink." (6) Three hundred men lapped with their hands to their mouths. All the rest got down on their knees to drink. (7) Adonai Elohim Said to Gideon, "With the 300 men that lapped I will save you and give the Midianites into your hands. Let all the other men go, each to his own place.(Judges 7:4–7, NIV Bible)
During the night God instructed Gideon to approach the Midianite camp. Gideon overheard a Midianite man tell a friend of a dream in which God had given the Midianites over to Gideon. Gideon worshiped God for His encouragement and revelation. Gideon returned to the Israelite camp and gave each of his men a trumpet (shofar)[3] and a clay jar with a torch hidden inside. Divided into three companies, Gideon and the three hundred marched on the enemy camp.
(17) "Watch me," he told them. "Follow my lead. When I get to the edge of the camp, do exactly as I do. (18) When I and all who are with me blow our trumpets, then from all around the camp blow yours and shout, 'For Adonai and for Gideon.' " .... (20) The three companies blew the trumpets and smashed the jars. Grasping the torches in their left hands and holding in their right hands the trumpets they were to blow, they shouted, "A sword for Adonai and Gideon!" (21) While each man held his position around the camp, all the Midianites ran, crying out as they fled. (22) When the three hundred trumpets sounded, Adonai caused the men throughout the camp to turn on each other with their swords. (Judges 7:17–22, NIV Bible)
300, of course, is exactly three percent of 10,000.


WarriorClass III said...

This is a picture of the overcomers who are always on guard.

"Separate those who lap the water with their tongues like a dog from those who kneel down to drink."

The idea here is that those that scoop up the water with their hand to their mouth are on guard, while those that kneel down to drink at their leisure are not.

"And he divided the three hundred men into three companies, and he put a trumpet in every man's hand, with empty pitchers, and lamps within the pitchers.

The key is the lamps "within the pitchers." The earthen vessels are our bodies, while the lamps are our mingled spirits with the brightness of the Word, Who is the Lamb of God, the Lion of the tribe of Judah.

"And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death." Rev. 12:11

This indicates that we will be unbeatable warriors once our flesh is removed. They may think they are killing us, but the reality is they are releasing the power of God Himself within us, and it was what Paul was talking about when he said to deny the flesh - to release the power of Yehovah.

The real warrior is within the sons of God and we will be released upon those that destroy the earth. Rev. 11:18

Even in death we continue the fight and win. That will be a shock to the enemy!

WarriorClass III

Anonymous said...

Off topic but Fort Hood soldiers are being told not only that Tea Party and Christians are extremists, they are also being told that interacting with these groups will be punished.

SWIFT said...

Back a few years ago, when I was training a couple militia groups, I often used the story of Gideon, as an example of how a few could defeat overwhelming force. I'm sorry now that I did not put more emphasis on Gods hand in Gideon's victory. As I look around today at the rapid fire, planned disintegration of the Republic, I know that only through him, is the way we can win. For whatever time we have left, I am going to correct my earlier mistakes when I do training. Thanks Mike, for that particular post.

Anonymous said...

We MUST do whatever is needed to take back the Senate for republicans, no matter who is running as a Republican. We MUST also get out and vote for whomever is the republican nominee for president in 2016, whether he was your choice in the primaries or not. If you did not vote for Mitt Romney because he's a Mormon, then you are a fool! Enough of this quibbling among us Republicans. The essential thing is that we get every aspect of the government possible away from the damned democrats! That's the only way we will get rid of obamacare and get the damned UN Small Arms treaty brought to a vote in the Senate and defeated. Harry Reid won't have a vote on the treaty because he knows it would be defeated now. As long as there is no vote it will still be hanging over our heads. It is important that we regain the Republic peacefully if at all possible.

- Old Greybeard

Anonymous said...

O.G., I agree with you completely. I wrote in Ron Paul in the last election, as I found Romney and Ryan too distasteful. I hope we can find a candidate who appeals to most constituents and does not have the big business taint that turned many of us off. We desperately need to get a candidate that we can all get behind.