What you say and how you say it can be the difference between terror and triumph. Take for example the story of Gideon’s triumph over the Midianites in Judges 7. God commanded Gideon to lead his men to do two things. First, cover up their torch lights with clay pots until they heard the blowing of a ram’s horn that trumpeted the signal to break the concealing pots and letting their light shine. Second, they were to shout by crying out with a loud voice, “A sword for the Lord and for Gideon!” (Judges 7:20)
Christ-follower let Jesus illuminate your life and let your light shine—do not hide it any longer. The battle against right is pressing in all around. Be the voice crying out in this godless world to let others know and see that you have been with Jesus. There needs to be…no there must be a symphonic synchronized sound coming from the Church to exhort the lost to Christ crucified. What you say for His name will make a difference to those who hear. Shout it loud!
These 300 Israelite soldiers had no swords in their hands but one in their mouth and gained victory by shouting “The sword.” Someone once said, “The pen is mightier than the sword.” For the Church and every Christ-follower “The mighty Word of God is the Sword of the Spirit!” (Ephesians 6:18).
When you, Christ-follower, speak the commands of the Word of God it is like taking up a sword and using it to defeat the enemy (Revelation 19:21). For the name of the Lord is a terror to those in darkness but triumph for those proclaiming the Light.
Realize this, before one clay pot was broken God had already promised Gideon the victory because he trusted in the trustworthiness of God’s word. “A sword for the Lord and for Gideon!” This watchword tells any Christ-follower that the power is in God alone (A sword for the Lord) but when they are synchronized with it (and for Gideon), it causes the wicked and confused enemy to flee (Proverbs 28:1).