Sometimes us wives just fall asleep on the job.
We forget how IMPORTANT our position is in the life of our spouse.
Judges 5:12 “Awake, awake, Deborah: awake, awake, utter a song…”
Who is Deborah?
Right now I would like to tell you that if I had to tell you what woman I think is the greatest woman who ever lived, I would have to say Golda Meir. She was the Prime Minister of Israel. She was in office when the Six Day War happened in 1967. The Arabs were always a major threat to the Jews during her duration in office. The Arabs were going to wipe out all the Jews in Israel but God used her to get the weapons at the last minute so they could defend themselves. SHE WAS TRULY A WOMAN OF VALOR.
Golda Meir has a remarkable life story!
SO DO YOU!!!!
In Judges 5:12, why were they singing this song to Deborah to wake up?
Who is she? Is she that important?
Judges 4:4-5 “…And Deborah a prophetess…dwelt under the palm tree…” Deborah was a prophetess who was resting and minding her own business. She was well known because people would go to her to hear a word from the Lord.
She sent for a commander of the army, Barak, and gave him a message from God. That message was to get ten thousand men, go after the captain of Jabin’s army, and God would deliver him into Baraks hands.
In verse 8, his response to her was that he would go do it if she went with him and the army. If she would not go, then he would not do what God wanted him to do.
Deborah told Barak that she would go with him to war, but because she had to go, God was going to let a woman kill Sisera. Deborah went with the army but it is not recorded that she fought with the men. In Judges 4:21, a woman named Jael killed the captain of Jabin’s army just like Deborah said the Lord told her.
Why did I mention this story?
It isn’t every day that we hear about a woman being used in such a DANGEROUS POSITION.
Also, God made it a point to have it placed in the Holy Scriptures so that everyone would know about it.
Obviously, God could have used anyone, but he chose to use these two women.
This was SPIRITUAL WARFARE!!
2Cor.10:4 “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds.”
God has placed at our disposal SPIRITUAL ARTILLARY.
The word “warfare” is taken from the word stratos. The word stratos is where we derive the word strategy.
Spiritual warfare is STRATEGICALLY PLANNED.
Fight like a soldier!
We are to partner along side our husbands and go to war, with God leading the battle.
2Cor.6:1 “We then, as workers together with him…”
In the Greek, it describes workers who are “connected” and “joined” to each other in the pursuit of a shared goal.
You and your husband are not working alone, you are fellow workers with God.
You are not working by yourself for God.
God is with us, working on the same task, at the same time and he is cooperating with us as a PARTNER.
This is exactly why the verse says, “…workers together with him…”
Barak went to Deborah because she was a professional and not an amateur.
He knew that she was a woman of valor and would stick with him through the battle.
God went before them and gave them VICTORY!!
God is trying to put professionalism in our lives.
In wartime, a THEATER is a region in which active military operations are in progress. It is the BATTLEFIELDS!
AWAKE! AWAKE! AWAKE!
IT’S SHOWTIME !!!!
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