Devotionals


#36 Adonai’s One Man Army


When Gideon obeyed God’s separation from the fearful and the lustful, he saw a miraculous defeat of enemy forces, which were “as numerous as locusts” (Judges 7:12). God’s way of victory lies in surrender not human might. Those surrendered to … Continue reading

#35 Adonai Rules the Army


(Reading Judges 7:1-18) Gideon amassed an army of 32,000 men. But Adonai reduced Gideon’s army, his fighting force, to 300 and 1. When God owns your life, He chooses your relationships, and that usually means drastic reduction in frightening restriction. … Continue reading

#34 Responding to Adonai’s Intervention


To be owned by God is a response to God’s intervention. No independent child of Adam will choose to be mastered unless he meets the Great Adonai face to face in life, whether through the stunning revelation of Who He … Continue reading

#33 Ready to Be Mastered


The choice to be owned is not so much a choice as it is a spontaneous response to the revelation of God. Our God reveals His identity by Name to the one He knows beforehand is ready to be mastered … Continue reading

#32 The Famous Fleece of Gideon


Judges 6:39a NASB Then Gideon said to God, “Do not let Your anger burn against me that I may speak once more; please let me make a test once more with the fleece …” We are reluctant to make Adonai the … Continue reading

#31 Fear of Adonai, Bowing Worship


Gideon saw the angel of the Lord and, in the close presence of a Holy God, he feared he would die. His response to this was bowing worship. The Lord said to him, “Peace to you, do not fear; you … Continue reading

#30 Clothed and Possessed


Judges 6:34 AMPC But the Spirit of the Lord clothed Gideon with Himself and took possession of him… The one who lets God be the Owner He is will be empowered and possessed of the Spirit of God for the will … Continue reading

#29 The Courage of Living Weak


(Reading Judges 6:17-40) Such was Gideon’s weakness that he needed signs from God in every phase. Gideon asked for the angel of the Lord to remain as a sign and proof of God’s favor. The “angel” remained. Then Gideon asked … Continue reading

#28 Adonai’s Choice: Reality Not Illusion


Judges 6:15 NASB He said to Him, “O Lord, how shall I deliver Israel? Behold, my family is the least…and I am the youngest…” Gideon’s courage lay not in the strength to believe or to fight. His courage was that … Continue reading

#27 A Believer’s Rights With Adonai


Judges 6:17-18 NASB So Gideon said to Him (the angel of the Lord), “If now I have found favor in Your sight, then show me a sign that it is You who speak with me. Please do not depart from … Continue reading

#26 Adonai’s One Man Army


Judges 6:16 NASB But the Lord said to him, “Surely I will be with you and you shall defeat Midian as ONE MAN.” When one small piece of dust will be owned by the One who Created all dust, when … Continue reading

#25 The Presence of Adonai


Judges 6:16 NASB But the Lord said to him, “Surely I will be with you and you shall defeat Midian as one man.” The constant and even persistent presence of the Lord is the gift to all who will let … Continue reading

#24 Your Destiny with Adonai


Judges 6:13 Then Gideon said to him (the angel of the Lord), “Oh my lord (Adonai)…” When Gideon called the Lord ‘Yah Veh Adonai,’ his destiny began. Only then was his calling announced: The Lord looked at him and said, … Continue reading

#23 Bow to the Captain and Owner


(Reading Judges 7 and 8) Because he bowed to the Captain (another name for absolute Master), Gideon defeated the enemies of Israel who were “as numerous as locusts.” And he won completely out of weakness deliberately arranged by the Lord … Continue reading

#22 Reduced to Being a Child


Judges 6:1 NASB Then the sons of Israel did what was evil in the sight of the Lord; and the Lord gave them into the hands of Midian seven years. The reason was this: they had not listened to God’s … Continue reading

#21 Living as a Little Child of Adonai


God has adopted us, His children, through Jesus Christ and we have the privileges of that position. Yet we don’t understand the position is one of a little child, one who owns nothing in his own right but enjoys all … Continue reading

#20 The Dominion of Adonai


Exodus 4:10 exegesis Bible And Moses said to the Lord Yah Veh, O my Lord Adonai… The Lord turned Moses’ rod into a snake and back again to a rod. Next He made Moses’ hand leprous and then whole again. … Continue reading

#19 The Master Masters the Man


Moses said in effect, “You are my Master (Adonai) but send someone else.” Then the Lord’s anger burned against Moses… (Exodus 4:14 NIV). And the Lord proceeded to master the man who called Him Master. God moves radically toward us and … Continue reading

#18 Owned by God and Free


“Oh, my Adonai…” True freedom is experienced only in being owned by the Owner of all. The freedom to become, to discover, and to reign is the fruit of being owned by God. Outside of absolute ownership is slavery, only … Continue reading

#17 Moses’ Met His Adonai


Exodus 3:10 NASB “Therefore, come now, and I will send you to Pharaoh, so that you may bring My people, the sons of Israel, out of Egypt.” Moses met Yah Veh Elohim at the burning bush. Before such a sight … Continue reading