This morning I was studying Scripture. It was Judges 6:25-26
“Now it came to pass the same night that the LORD said to him, ‘Take your father’s young bull, the second bull of seven years old, and tear down the altar of Baal that your father has, and cut down the wooden image that is beside it; and build an altar to the LORD your God on top of this rock in the proper arrangement, and take the second bull and offer a burnt sacrifice with the wood of the image which you shall cut down’” (Judges 6:25-26).
Have you ever dealt with High Places? Felt like you were up against great principalities? Something bigger than you . . . you just don’t see breakthrough.
God is telling Gideon it is time to destroy this high place of Baal. This demonic alter. Now, I am and have been up against a very demonic stronghold. So my “antennaes” are always up searching for an answer. Sometimes you just can’t hear HIM.
So after reading this I think . . .Well, God, I need a BULL!! Of seven years!!! That’s it! A seven year old bull . . . .whaaat . . .Ok Spirit, show me.
So HE led me, remember in Ezekiel Chapter 1 – a vision of God’s throne is described. The throne is accompanied by cherubim with four faces: the face of a lion, the face of an ox (the original text says bull), the face of an eagle and the face of a man.
“EZEKIEL CHAPTER 1,VISION OF GOD’S THRONE?”
LION–These distinctive living creatures evidently highlight specific godly qualities. First, there is the lion. A lion is used in the Bible as a symbol of courage, especially in the pursuit of justice and righteousness. (2 Samuel 17:10; Proverbs 28:1) Thus, the lion well represents the godly quality of courageous justice. (Deuteronomy 32:4; Psalm 89:14)
BULL– The second living creature resembles a young bull. What quality does a bull bring to your mind? To the Israelites the bull was a valuable possession because of its power. (Proverbs 14:4; see also Job 39:9-11.) The young bull, then, represents power, dynamic energy as supplied by Almighty God.—Psalm 62:11; Isaiah 40:26.
MAN–The third living creature has a face like a man’s. This must represent godlike love, since on earth man alone was created in God’s image, with the superlative quality of love. (Genesis 1:26-28; Matthew 22:36-40; 1 John 4:8, 16) Undoubtedly, the cherubs display this quality as they serve around God’s throne.
EAGLE– What now of the fourth living creature? This one is like a flying eagle in appearance. God himself calls attention to the eagle’s great vision: “Far into the distance its eyes keep looking.” (Job 39:29) Hence, the eagle well symbolizes farsighted wisdom. God is the Source of wisdom. His cherubs exercise divine wisdom as they obey his commands.—Proverbs 2:6; James 3:17.
THAT’S IT!!! POWER. MIGHT. DYNAMIC ENERGY.
Proverbs 14:4 – Where there are no oxen, the manger is empty, but from the strength of an ox comes an abundant harvest.
Numbers 23:22 God brought them out of Egypt; they have the strength of a wild ox.
Deuteronomy 33:17 In majesty he is like a firstborn bull; his horns are the horns of a wild ox. With them he will gore the nations, even those at the ends of the earth. Such are the ten thousands of Ephraim; such are the thousands of Manasseh.”
Baal represents the God of the Storm and a Fertility God. It is so easy and so tempting to believe other things in life will break this drought your in and multiply that which you are striving to multiply and cause fruitfulness in your own strength.
Only MY GOD, the ONE TRUE GOD can break the drought in your life and multiply your efforts. JESUS.
God, I need an “Operation Gideon” on this enemy