A Revelation

Helping-HandSeveral years back the Lord spoke to me through the story of Deborah and Barak. The story is in Judges chapter 4 if you want to read it. But to sum it up, God used Deborah to help Barak win a battle but he refused to go without Deborah.  Sometimes you will encounter situations like that. God will call you alongside someone as they come out of  something.

When God first spoke to me through this story I didn’t know what it was about, but recently in the last year or so, I felt that when the time was right God wanted me to help someone come out a relationship in which they were in too deep and didn’t know how to come out of. Now this is a very hard situation because when helping someone in a situation like that, it must be clear that the person is ready to come out. I think they may be, but there are mixed message. I am going to do a little more praying about this one, because in order for me to “walk alongside someone” to help, I can’t deal with someone who is vacillating.

Are you ready to move on from something? If so, God will send you the help you need, but you must be ready to let go. Make up your mind now, that you are leaving it all behind. So with that in mind, I’m going to start a series of blogs about how to come out of certain situations and STAY OUT. God told me yesterday, I was not done. It’s back to work. Ready or not here it comes. God wants me to share this: Get ready because God says IT’S TIME. Continuing to encourage something that is not ordained of Him is going to bring great consequences. It has already gone on too long. You won’t get out without consequences, but continuing will only bring a greater disaster, maybe even suicide or death! This is serious. It’s time to heed what God has said.

Finally,  here is a disclaimer. This is in no way a form of manipulation. If it were left up to me, I wouldn’t even be bothered, but I am obeying God. Remember this: THE CHOICE IS YOURS!

Judges 4:8

New King James Version (NKJV)

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!”

A New Assignment

I answered the call of God on my life many years ago, so that means I am called to do what God wants me to do. Every call is not about being in the pulpit. The prophetic call is more about following and proclaiming what God tells you to do.

Yesterday, I shared about letting go of the old and embracing the new, and in my case, it’s a continuation of the former assignment, but now it’s going to another level. I knew this season was coming and I sense it is here.

I knew God was calling me to help someone out of something, but I didn’t know the details of it when God first showed it to me. But recently God revealed the details of the new assignment and I am ready to obey. There is a sense of urgency, because if this issue is not dealt with very soon, someone stands to be ruined.

I’m reminded of Deborah and Barak in Judges 4. Deborah was a prophetess and a Judge with God given authority. Because of their sins, God allowed Israel to be conquered by King Jabin. The ruler of his army was Sisera. In the midst of them being conquered, the Israelites cried out to God for help.

Deborah was a woman of authority so she appointed Barak to go out and fight Sisera and his army. Barak only agreed to go if Deborah would go with him. God used Deborah as a support system and if you read the story, you see that Jabin, Sisera and the army were all defeated.

There are some battles that we will encounter in life, and we won’t be able to go through alone. That is when God sends someone along to help and see us through. And yes, in this case God used a woman. Some men have problems with that, but sometimes God will use a woman to help you out.

I know God is calling me to walk with someone through a great storm. I saw it many years ago and I sense that season is upon me. Barak trusted Deborah and sometimes we have to trust God and then trust who God tells us to trust. The Lord knows what he is doing and that is why he sometimes shows us the end at the beginning. Though the storm may be raging, you will make it to the other side…but only with that God-given help.

Judges 4:8-9

New International Version (NIV)

Barak said to her, “If you go with me, I will go; but if you don’t go with me, I won’t go.”

“Certainly I will go with you,” said Deborah. “But because of the course you are taking, the honor will not be yours, for the Lord will deliver Sisera into the hands of a woman.” So Deborah went with Barak to Kedesh.

Called alongside to help

I was watching a new movie in theaters called Why Did I Get Married Too, a very entertaining film about four couples that meet periodically on a vacation to access the state of their marriages.  Click here to see trailer

In the film one of the women is constantly accusing her husband of cheating. Well while having lunch with her friends she was drinking rather heavily and one of her friends made a statement that she should not be sure of herself because she is constantly drinking and in an altered state of mind. That powerful statement really struck me! Sometimes people have an altered state of mind and so they cannot make rational decisions or discern situations correctly. Their minds may be altered by some substance, sin, doubt, fear etc. They may even be backsliding and God wants to send us to help them.

As I was writing this post, I saved it and got a twitter on my phone which confirmed what I was sharing. The “tweet” was from Judges 4:9 :

 Judges 4:9:

9 And she said, I will surely go with thee: notwithstanding the journey that thou takest shall not be for thine honour; for the LORD shall sell Sisera into the hand of a woman. And Deborah arose, and went with Barak to Kedesh.

This short verse so confirmed what God is saying. If you will take the time to read Judges Chapter 4 you will see that God dispatched and used Deborah to help and walk alongside Barak in a battle in which Barak was afraid to enter. He finally entered into the battle only when Deborah agreed to walk with him. She was called alongside to help.

God may be sending you alongside someone. Don’t hesitate because they need your help.