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Dying Bees, GMO Seeds and Gideon – Mighty Man of Valor

I was reading in Judges about Gideon and how the Israelites had been taken over by their enemies.They had turned away from God and were following after false gods. God removed His protection and allowed their land to be taken over by the Midianites. This tribe came in stripped their land bare, took the cattle, belongings, everything. The Midianites were descendents of Abraham and Keturah, Abraham’s second wife.

While I was reading, I felt a strong urge to look up an article about GMO seeds. If you aren’t aware of what is happening to our wheat and corn crops, you might want to take a look sometime.

I quickly discovered not only is wheat, corn and other crops being dramatically affected but other things such as bees are also. They are dying and many are worried about the affects GMO seeds are really going to have on our nation’s food supply.. It seems the seeds are now destroying the bees which pollinate the crops. Switching back to regular seeds also has become an issue because you can’t seem to get “real seeds” anymore.

This reminded me of another scripture in Exodus about how God used bees or hornets to drive out the enemy when the people were faithful.
Exodus 23:28,

And I will send hornets before you, which shall drive out the Hivites, the Canaanites, and the Hittites from before you.

The story about the Israelites and the Mididianites goes on to say they had reduced Israel to starvation and “then the people called upon the Lord.”

I don’t know about you, but I seem to have a habit of waiting till I’m almost dead before crying out!

The Word of the Lord came to me, Don’t wait until you are almost destroyed to call on God first in every situation.

After the people cried out, the Lord began to search for someone (a leader) who would bring the people out of bondage. He spied Gideon – a man of honor and valor.

Gideon came out and sat under the oak tree where the angel of the Lord came to talk with him, he had been threshing wheat down in a wine press.

I’ve heard some preachers describe Gideon as this frail coward of a man. How I see it, all the crops, cattle and possessions had been looted by the Midianites and Gideon somehow found a way to find wheat, get it down into a wine press, and thresh it there. There was no wind to easily carry the chaff away. This couldn’t have been an easy process.

Gideon wasn’t sitting down or complaining. He was doing something to feed his family. Gideon also makes certain who he is talking to was really from God. (Like Gideon, we need to make certain we are hearing from God before we make decisions.) Gideon had brought food out to the messenger (angel of God) and placed it on a rock, it was consumed by fire. Gideon built and altar there and named it

THE LORD IS PEACE

Whatever you are going through, turn first to the Lord, Place your heart, soul and will on the rock of Jesus Christ and He will be THE LORD OF PEACE in your circumstances.

The Lord says to Gideon in verse 18,”I will be with you. And you will destroy the Midianites as if you were fighting against one man.”

Gideon was still going to have to go to battle with the Midianites but God was with him.

Our nation, individual lives are under attack by the enemy, we must fight for our beliefs, our country, our families, but through Christ we can be victorious!

Cinderella Released…from ashes to beauty

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A little About Marlene Marlene was raised in Sanford, Florida, the daughter of a 12th generation farmer and part Cherokee mother. Marlene first met Jesus at the tender age of six sitting in an orange tree in her backyard. This was when she first felt the Holy Spirit speaking to her about going to different nations and sharing the love and resurrection power of Jesus to others. She is mother to four sons, three grandchildren, and has many spiritual sons and daughters. Isaiah 54 is her life chapter. It was from that scripture God gave her two specific promises about her physical children, "All your children will be taught of the Lord and have great peace.”(Isaiah 54:13) and, “Your decendents will occupy other nations and resettle the ruined cities.” (Isaiah 54:3) Marlene follows the leading of the Lord and goes wherever and by whatever means God guides and provides. She ministers in meetings, retreats, slums, villages, churches and alongside others who are also called to share the good news, pray for the sick and hurting. She has a heart to equip and train the latter day church helping them to prepare for the harvest that is ripe. She is a mother and father to those who are broken, hurting and orphaned. This could be across the street or across the world. It could be in the jailhouse, at someone’s penthouse or simply a backyard BBQ. Wherever she is, her desire is to minister bringing hope and healing. She has a heart for the lost, backslidden and broken and Her desire is to love and know the Lord fully and unconditionally always growing in His grace, wisdom, and mercy; becoming the Lord's perfect bride, without spot or wrinkle. God created us to be beautiful. She wants you to know His love and become God’s treasure in and on the earth, maturing and growing to help others find their identity and place and to finish the race well. God searches today for those who will make Him their single desire, who will say with the Psalmist and King David that, “the Lord is the portion of mine inheritance” (Psalm 16:5). They will be His special possession because, “the Lord hath chosen Jacob unto Himself, and Israel for His peculiar treasure” (Psalm 135:4). 850-661-6104 24/7 Prayer CinderellaReleased.Me cinderellareleased@gmail.com Webpage http://cinderellareleased.wixsite.com/cinderellareleased

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