Saturday, April 18, 2020

April 18

The children had grown tired of worshiping a God they couldn’t see, so they ventured out for new gods. Because of their disobedience of putting other gods before God, they were punished by being oppressed by Jabin the king of Canaan for twenty years. Deborah, who was the judge and prophetess, instructed Barak to gather men to go down and defeat Sisera, the commander of Jabin’s army, and return freedom to Israel. God gave Sisera’s army into the hands of Barak, with Deborah by his side, but Sisera got away. It would have been better for him to die by the sword, at the hand of Barak, but instead he hid, cowering under a rug in a tent, only to have a tent peg driven through his skull by a woman, Jael. Now, he will forever be known as being outsmarted by a woman unto death. Who is the hero of this story, Deborah, Barak, or Jael? Non of the above! God had heard the cries of his children who were being oppressed, and he alone designed a way to release them from the hand of their oppressors.

We too must cry out and ask God to release us from the hands of our oppressors, those who are willing to kill innocent babies, and the pre-born. This cannot be allowed to go on; laws giving women the right to sacrifice their young for the sake of convenience is an abomination. Let God hear your voice, keep pressing hard, until the lawless are destroyed, and God will turn our nation around for the better. 

So on that day God subdued Jabin the king of Canaan before the people of Israel. And the hand of the people of Israel pressed harder and harder against Jabin the king of Canaan, until they destroyed Jabin king of Canaan. Judges 4:23-24

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