Scripture References : Judges 4 and 5 , Hebrews 11:32
Deborah is a triple threat. She was a judge ,a prophetess and a warrior. Deborah was a transformational woman who had the ability to led her people into a battle and win. She led the Israelites fearlessly being a voice , getting instructions and being brave in the battle. You can too!
Deborah was able to speak life into her environment. Deborah was a judge and was able to give the people direction. According to the Message Bible-Judges 4:4-5 She held court under Deborah’s Palm between Ramah and Bethel in the hills of Ephraim. The People of Israel went to her in matters of justice. Deborah was a voice of justice, reason and direction for the Israelites . Who are you able to speak life, direction and reason to? You may be that person who is to provide support in that environment. Speak life!
· Deborah was able to get instructions and directions in the middle of the battle. According to Judges 4:8-9in the Voice Translation. Deborah: The Eternal God of Israel commands you: “Go and get into position near Mount Tabor. Take 10,000 soldiers from the tribes of Naphtali and Zebulun. 7 I will draw out Sisera, Jabin’s general, to meet you at the wadi Kishon with his chariots and his army, and I will deliver him to you.”Barak (to Deborah): 8 I will do this if you will go with me; but if you won’t, then I won’t go either. Deborah: 9 I will certainly go with you, but you should know from the beginning that this battle will not lead to your personal glory. The Eternal has decreed that the mighty Sisera will be defeated by a woman . Question : How are you able to get the instructions? Proverbs 8:33 – AMPC Hear instruction and be wise, and do not refuse or neglect it. Deborah went with the instructions God gave her. Get the instructions!
· Deborah was able to help the Israelites win the battle. Judges 5 :7 Villagers in Israel would not fight; they held back until I, Deborah, arose until I arose, a mother in Israel. She was a proud pf her heritage and was to stand up for her country. Question : How are you able to help your country? Home? Business ? Ministry ? Deborah displayed courage for her people . The bible says be you can be brave with the Lord. Deuteronomy 31:6( The Voice ). 6 Be strong and brave, and don’t tremble in fear of them, because the Eternal your God is going with you. He’ll never fail you or abandon you! Be Brave in the Battle!
How can you apply the lesson from Deborah’s story?
1. Be the voice in your environment!
2. Receive instructions from the Lord.
3. Be Brave!
As transformational woman, I encourage you to speak life into your environment , receive the instructions in the battle and have courage for your country.
Prayer : God, I ask that you allow me to be a voice in my environment , get clear instructions for my life, and various responsibilities . God show me how and when to be brave and fearless. I thank you in advance for total victory in the battle in Jesus Name.
Salvation Invitation -Romans 10:13 New King James Version (NKJV) 13 For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
P.S. God loves you!