As the Holy Spirit deals with pride and self-sufficiency, He manifests Himself through us with increasing glory. As His love, light and healing comes forth, we learn to depend on Him alone and see our enemies conquered.
Gideon, whose three hundred men put torches in their clay pots and surrounded the army of the Midianites, is a great example. When the signal was given, they blew the trumpets, broke the clay pots and the light flooded out. It confused their enemies to the point that they fought and destroyed one another. The clay pots had to be broken. The directions they received from God required that their own ways be ignored. It’s a beautiful picture of the children of God having Christ inside them: a treasure in earthen vessels. They didn’t focus on how many were in the enemy’s camp, and neither should we. They trusted the sword of the Lord. When we are instructed by the Lord, we humble ourselves and acknowledge He is our sufficiency.
Battles are won in the name of Jesus. Our stepping forth in one accord causes confusion in the enemy’s camp. Whatever opposition we face, we can trust the greater one who is in us—Christ is all we need. When our flesh is out of His way, His power gushes in unexpected measure, from glory to glory!
Judges 7:20 “Then the three companies blew the trumpets and broke the pitchers—they held the torches in their left hands and the trumpets in their right hands for blowing—and they cried, ‘The sword of the LORD and of Gideon!’ ”