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I Will Not Go- Without Deborah!!

– And Barak said to her, If you will go with me, then I will go; but if you will not go with me, I will not go. And she said, I will surely go with you; nevertheless, the trip you take will not be for your glory, for the Lord will sell Sisera into the hand of a woman (Judges 4:8)

Hey Neighbor!

Yesterday I did a Bible Study at my church and my topic was, ‘Faith-full’ Deborah and Israel’s captain of war, Barak.

Now this Lesson came from the Book of Judges 4:1-23. I will be sure include the link so you can go and check it out.

https://carenrcinesl.wordpress.com/2022/05/05/gods-faith-full-daughter-deborah/

You will need this if you are not familiar with this story.

So this morning, The Holy Spirit inspired me with more insight into Barak’s state of mind…so I will share what He shared:

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For Barak, she was the walking, talking, representation of God’s Living Word, sitting underneath a palm tree, and Barak felt fearless and confident in her presence.

Yes! He had heard the words that she spoke in his ears, but these words were not yet able to penetrate his heart.

Yes! Barak loved and believed God!

And Yes!!

He was willing to Go for God and for Israel!!

But without her by his side, Barak just couldn’t make his feet step forward – in the fullness of faith!!

Now we realize, as Peter did – only Jesus has the words of eternal life…but for Barak, Deborah’s words and her presence were the next and best thing!!

After all, she was the prophetess in Israel – God’s very own mouthpiece!!

When He (God) spoke, she spoke!!

How could he go without her??

The Words of Wisdom and Messages of Truth that God had inspired in Deborah were immeasurable. Yet, she did not store these truths up for herself and selfishly hold on to them and hide them in her heart!!

When God Spoke- She spoke!!

When God said: Call forth Barak, son of Abinoam!! – She called him!!

Encouraging him in the Lord!! Proclaiming that the Lord had also seen Barak’s heart and his willingness to fight for Israel!!

Deborah declared that The Lord was ready to deliver King Jabin and Sisera into Barak’s hands and He was ready to make those 900 chariots of iron- footstools for his feet!!

But still, Barak could not step forward without Deborah!!

He received and accepted her warning!!

He understood the consequences!!

Yet his feet stood firm- without Deborah – he would not go!!

Obviously, Barak was not overwhelmed with the lust for fame, nor the pride of life, because Barak was willing to share his victory in battle and his glorious triumph with a woman.

And what better woman to share God’s victory with, other than a woman like Deborah and a willing wife, like Jael!!

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Thanks for stopping By Today!!

Tomorrow is Solution Saturday and I will reveal the answer to Thursday’s Riddle.

Until Then

God Loves 💕You and So Do I!!

-Tam

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14 thoughts on “I Will Not Go- Without Deborah!!

  1. I agree! I also lik that the young prophet was so concerned about being accountable. He was so concerned about the borrowed ax- as if it were his own. And I also love that the sons of the prophets were industrious with their hands in addition to minding God’s Word.

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  2. Ooh yes I always like to account to someone.
    Imagine the incident of axe head.
    If the prophet was not there that was a loss.To make matters worse it was borrowed.
    Some of the losses we incur in life are unnecessary if we follow some of these lessons

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  3. Oh Yeah! I remember now…I like that story because it reminds me that God wants to help us with all matters of life. Like David, we should always be mindful to ask God to Go with Us.
    Our trip will be more successful with Him on board!!

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  4. 2 Kings6:1-5
    The disciples of the prophets said to Elisha, “The place where we’re staying is too small for us. 2 Let’s go to the Jordan River. Each of us can get some logs and make a place for us to live there.”

    Elisha said, “Go ahead.”

    3 Then one of the disciples asked, “Won’t you please come with us?”

    Elisha answered, “I’ll go.”

    4 So he went with them. They came to the Jordan River and began to cut down trees. 5 As one of them was cutting down a tree, the ax head fell into the water. He cried out, “Oh no, master! It was borrowed!”

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  5. Wow!
    I never saw it that way that Barak was not thirst for fame hence the necessity to God with God’s mouth piece.

    There is a similar story of sons of prophets and Elisha who wanted to get wood and decided to say Elisha go with us or else we will not go.

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