And the Lord said to Gideon, “The people who are with you are too many for Me to give the Midianites into their hands, lest Israel claim glory for itself against Me, saying, ‘My own hand has saved me.’ 3 Now therefore, proclaim in the hearing of the people, saying, ‘Whoever is fearful and afraid, let him turn and depart at once from Mount Gilead.’” And twenty-two thousand of the people returned, and ten thousand remained.
“When God draws His sword he never loses”
Gideon was ready and prepared too fight the battle with his army. But God was the one that desired too draw his sword. He saw that Gideon was over prepared, and over prepared with the wrong type of men.
1. Fear vs Faith
There was a separation that took place, God required that all the men that were fearful too turn around because miracles does not happen in the presence of fear. And in order for us too be apart of Gods special forces we have too allow Faith too drive out fear in lives. You can be fearful in an army but you require faith too be in God's special forces.
In verse 4 God challenges Gideon too send back more men, “Everyone who laps from the water with his tongue, as a dog laps, you shall set apart by himself; likewise everyone who gets down on his knees to drink”
The ones that lapped from the water was not in a position that was ready for attack at any moment. The ones that drank the water while being on their knees could keep their heads up and their hands on their weapons ready too attack if surprised by the enemy. They had an attitude that was ready for battle, an attitude that's not easily distracted. Those men was chosen as Gods special forces.
I believe that God is still looking for special forces. Woman and GGs that are not fearful and intimated by the enemy. But woman that are fearless and filled with faith!
His looking for woman and GGs with a attitude that says I'm Ready, I'm Passionate and I'm willing too do whatever it takes! Let's continue too strive too be that kind of Woman!