Whose Name Is First?

Judges 7:18 When I blow the trumpet, I and all who are with me, then blow the trumpets also on every side of all the camp and shout, ‘For the Lord and for Gideon.’”

So Gideon gives the marching order.  Do what I do and shout, "For the Lord and for Gideon."  Why did Gideon say this?  

The Lord comes first.

The method of Israel's victory is revealed.   If they will let the Lord lead, allow His power to prevail, and let Him get all the glory.  Then we know that Isreal's heart has returned to God.  His name is now the above that of Baal.   

When we allow God to lead our lives and worship Him with all our hearts, our enemies plans will be destroyed, and we will know the victory God has planned for our lives. 

Why is Gideon's name in here? 

Because the name Gideon strikes fear in the enemies hearts, it is ironic that God uses the name that only scares its owner.  That's right, Gideon was afraid of his own shadow.  But God had full confidence in him and turned, uses his name to terrorize the enemy.  

Could your name terrorize your enemy?  Sure!  With faith in your heart, a determination to worship God with all of your life, and a resolve to give Him all the credit for everything He has done, is doing and will do in your life.  Absolutely!  Hell is scared. 

PRAY:  Dear Jesus, help me run Satan and his plans against me out of my life today.  AMEN