Arise!

Spirit & Life Devotional
Saturday, 31 October 2015
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim

Arise!

“In the days of Shamgar, son of Anath, In the days of Jael, the highways were deserted, and the travelers walked along the byways. Village life ceased, it ceased in Israel, until I, Deborah, arose, arose a mother in Israel.” Judges 5:6-7 NKJV

When the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord, He let Jabin king of Canaan, capture them. And for twenty years Jabin harshly oppressed them. As a result, a lot of things went from bad to worse in Israel. But you see, a time comes when you have to say that enough is enough.

And that’s just what Deborah did. Out of the hundreds of thousands of Israelites she arose, took charge, set things in motion, mobilized the army, fought with their oppressor, won the war, and got freedom for the Israelites. If Deborah did not make a move, the Israelites would have been delivered, but at a much later time.

The time has come for you to arise. Something always happens when men arise; it gets God to move! The four leprous men said to one another, “Why are we sitting here until we die? If we say, ‘We will enter the city,’ the famine is in the city, and we shall die there. And if we sit here, we die also.” The Bible says, “And they rose at twilight to go to the camp of the Syrians; and when they had come to the outskirts of the Syrian camp, to their surprise no one was there. For the Lord had caused the army of the Syrians to hear the noise of chariots and the noise of horses—the noise of a great army; so that they all abandoned everything and fled!” Hallelujah!

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