Glenn’s Meal 07-17-13

1 07-17-13 CHOSEN

Good morning everyone. Oh give thanks unto the Lord for He is good, yes He is good. I’m lead to pass along something that is in my spirit and very important for all of us. As believers we are in constant battle with the enemy and we must use our spiritual discernment at all times. The word teaches this principle in today’s message.


Father; I come before you on behalf of my brothers and sisters in Christ to tell You that we want to KNOW You. You are so great and do great things. We want to spend more time with You. Help us make time to sit before Your throne in quiet places, to read Your Word in order to know You more intimately, to develop an ear to hear Your voice so that we know when to turn to the right or to the left. We trust You to guide us in all things. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

Let’s eat.


So Gideon took the men down to the water. There the Lord told him, “Separate those who lap the water with their tongues like a dog from those who kneel down to drink.” – Judges 7:5

Would you ever take on an army of 100,000 with only 300 men? Does this sound ridiculous? I agree. However, this is exactly what happened with Gideon. It was bad enough that he began with 10,000 against 100,000, but this was too many men according to God. He would not allow Gideon to fight with this many soldiers, because the temptation would still remain to believe that it was the strength of his army that won the victory. God told Gideon to pare down his army to a mere 300. This would ensure that God would receive total credit for the victory. This is a law in the Kingdom of God. All glory must go to Him. “Announce now to the people, ‘Anyone who trembles with fear may turn back and leave Mount Gilead.’ So twenty-two thousand men left, while ten thousand remained” (Judges. 7:3).

Now there are 10,000 men left but that was still too many. God gave Gideon an interesting selection method for the 300 as he took the men down to the water. There the Lord told him, “Separate those who kneel down to drink from those who lap the water with their tongues like a dog” (Judges. 7:5). What was the significance of this? Those soldiers who kneel down to drink and cupped their hands were soldiers who were more aware of the enemy around them compared to those who lapped. Those who kneeled were men who were on constant guard to the danger around them, keeping their eyes up and looking about them. The others could be easily picked off.
I would like to point out two very important things to all of you:
1) God will make requests of you that will not make sense and blow your mind, but when you are obedient to those requests you are guaranteed victory in every endeavor.
2) If you and I are going to be God’s elite, we must be battle ready. We must be sensitive to the spiritual dangers around us. We must be trained to go about our business while, at the same time, discern when the enemy of our souls is prowling about seeking to destroy us.
“Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour“(1 Pet. 5:8).

Beware of the spiritual dangers around you.


God’s means of delivering us from sin is not by making us stronger and stronger, but by making us weaker and weaker. That is surely rather a peculiar way of victory, you say; but it is the divine way. God sets us free from the dominion of sin, not by strengthening our old man but by crucifying him; not by helping him to do anything, but by removing him from the scene of action.

Watchman Nee

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Written by Glenn Sterrett, Founder and CEO of the GCKRS™ Helping Hand Foundation.

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