As another Lame Cherry exclusive in matter anti matter.
Most people have heard the term, The Sword of Gideon. It has been used by various groups to make claims, and as I type this by the Holy Ghost's Inspiration on March 15, yes the infamous Ides of March from Julius Caesar.
The story of Jerubabel or Gideon is one of Americans. The uniformed will recoil in puzzlement as this is the Bible and it is "Jews". No the story of Gideon is of the forefathers of the United States, and begins with the Angel of the Lord, Who will appear later as Jesus the Christ, coming to sit under the tree of Ophrah, yes that sounds like Oprah Winfrey and what she was named for, and has joked that her people were ignorant, but that is where this name comes from.
Jesus appears to Gideon who is harvesting wheat, and protecting the crop because the Midiannites or Arabs, had invaded Israel and were plundering the land. The reason the invasion took place was because the Israelite rejected God and started engaging in the same things that Americans and Europeans are debasing themselves with.
If you read Gideon though, he is like Moses in he challenges Jesus and says, "If God is with me then why are we invaded?" Jesus explains the nation is no longer listening to God so the nation is being judged. Gideon then tells Jesus that he is an American. He states plainly in the challenged, "I am the least of my people and our family is the least in Manasseh". Manasseh is the eldest son of Joseph of Jacob. His people would be the first in exile in the Assyrian captivity, and would one day in colonization become the greatest single nation ever on earth. That is the People of the United States and Gideon is one of the greatest forefathers of thee American People.
For those who think God never has a plan, God explains to Gideon the plan, that Gideon has too many soldiers with him, so he will only take those when they stop to drink who cup water with their hands. That left 300 and the reason God did it, is because Americans are braggarts and would have like they always do is take credit for themselves in a God given victory. Find one historical account that says God delivered America in 1776. It does not exist, even though George Washington knew the source of the victory.
Gideon's Men Defeat the Midianites
In the account of the battle, it was a surprise attack. Some sources and I have written on this, seem to hint that the pitchers which Gideon's 300 broke may have been some kind of early firebomb. The idea was to terrify the camp, which numbered like the stars, and it did just that.
I desire you to see something tough, and to add to your prayers, because God in the night set the swords of Midian against themselves. Literally they started fighting each other as they fled. Pray that God sets our enemies against each other and promise to give God all the credit in public. You need the Faith and if God' has Mercy on the plan, then He will set our enemies against each other to destroy themselves and not us.
The Judges of Israel
The invocation of the sword for the Lord and Gideon is the Sword Bearer in that Great Warrior on the White Horse, Jesus, King of kings and Lord of Lords.
When the three hundred trumpets sounded, the caused the men throughout the camp to turn on each other with their swords
If you look at this battle, there were not the sons of Judah involved. This was thee Americans leading three other tribes. Naphtali is Norway. Asher is typified by the Vikings of yore. They appeared with the Vandals and Goths, but moved with the invaders of Angleland and settled in Scotland and North Umbria in England. Ephraim is Manasseh's brother, and is England or leader of the British, the Covenant People who hold the crown of David in London. It was these four tribes which went with Gideon and the Sword of the Lord to deliver Israel when God made the plan to save His People again.
It is interesting that Naphtali was the son of Bilhah, the handmiad of Rachel and means the Struggle between Jacob's other wife, her sister Leah. Asher was born of Leah's handmaid Zilpah, when she could not longer have children.
I believe that Asher, Naphtali and Zebulon often were together in camp and in the exile as they moved to the west. This is ancient the affiliation, and reveals the Americans, Norwegians, Scots and Angles joined around Gideon in Christ's led victory.
Now is not this history more interesting? Do things now seem not so final solution, when you are reminded that the same Christ you pray to, appeared to Gideon and led a battle by him, and that with a few by God's deliverance a people which could not be counted was defeated, as God turned their weapons upon themselves.
God with God in Jesus Name Amen and Amen
Another Lame Cherry exclusive in matter anti matter.