Gideon (part 2): The enemy knows you have won
Judges 7:9-15 MSG ‘That night, God told Gideon: “Get up and go down to the camp. I’ve given it to you. If you have any doubts about going down, go down with Purah your armor bearer; when you hear what they’re saying, you’ll be bold and confident.” He and his armor bearer Purah went down near the place where sentries were posted. Midian and Amalek, all the easterners, were spread out on the plain like a swarm of locusts. And their camels! Past counting, like grains of sand on the seashore!
13 Gideon arrived just in time to hear a man tell his friend a dream. He said, “I had this dream: A loaf of barley bread tumbled into the Midianite camp. It came to the tent and hit it so hard it collapsed. The tent fell!”
14 His friend said, “This has to be the sword of Gideon son of Joash, the Israelite! God has turned Midian—the whole camp!—over to him.” 15 When Gideon heard the telling of the dream and its interpretation, he went to his knees before God in prayer. Then he went back to the Israelite camp and said, “Get up and get going! God has just given us the Midianite army!”.’
God needed to show Gideon that he should put his full trust in Him to win the victory so He gave him a prophetic word through a dream. That confirmation message came right out of the enemy’s mouth. He overheard a man telling his friend of a dream he had, and he even heard the interpretation: that the whole camp would be given over to Gideon. Imagine listening to the enemy talking about you defeating them. What a relief for Gideon, considering that God had previously cut his army down to just three hundred men!
Even though the opposition may be many in number, God will give you a peace and a confirmation to go forth and conquer this battle you are up against.
This affirmation may come in variety of ways from dreams or visions, to prophetic words, or signs or even circumstances. Ask Him for the green light, march forth and attack. The enemy knows you have won over him. He knows that all his plans are useless because you serve a victorious and faithful God!