“Who is this King of glory? The Lord, strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle.” -Psalm 24:8
The most unanswered question by human beings today is: “who is God?” Who is the Lord? Who is Jesus? Who is the Holy Spirit? Do they exist merely by the lives of Christians or how is God shown to people of this world? If God’s dependency was up to Christians, God wouldn’t even have a name. I say this with all confidence when I say that my righteousness has absolutely nothing to do with God’s existence and goodness. God is good all the time. God is good, even when terror strikes. God is good even when divorce happens. God is ALWAYS good. There is no question about that, but how do you prove that He is who He says He is? Say someone comes to you randomly and asks, “who is God? I have no idea who He is, but I was led to come talk to you about this certain circumstance.” Think for a minute. How would you respond to that? Take a few minutes and ponder on your response.
Alright, now that you have an answer to that question (hopefully and God-willing), is your response from your heart or from your head knowledge? There is a huge difference. Let me share with you guys a story in the Old Testament, about God’s power and who He says He is. In Judges 6:11-23, a man by the name of Gideon was called by God to fight for the Israelites. If you look at Judges 7, you will see that Gideon chose 22,000 men to fight along side with him against the Midianites. Wow! 22,000 is almost the population of my hometown! That just blows my mind, but that’s not what actually got my mind racing about this story. Then, God speaks to Gideon and says, “You have too many people for Me to hand the Midianites over to you, or Israel will brag: I did it myself.” So, I’m thinking right about now that Gideon is scratching his head in confusion asking himself, “did God really just say I had too many people?” I don’t blame him. I would of done the same thing, but get this…then Gideon downsizes from 22,000 men to 10,000 men. What does God say next? You guessed it. God says to Gideon yet again, “You still have too many people.” The next time God speaks to Gideon about the Israelite army, the army was up to just 300 men. 300 men is certainly not enough against the Midianites possibly 30,000-50,000 person army. All Gideon could do was be obedient to God’s voice, so they went on their way to fight in war against the Midianites. As soon as the trumpets blew from Gideon’s army, the Midianites immediately became confused and began to fight against each other and the 300 men that God has chosen for this specific time, had defeated the entire Medianite army. Not because of them, but because of God. God wanted to downsize to show His power. Sometimes, our most opportune times in life to success are found in the times when we have great quality, which will in time, turn into great quantity! So, ask yourself again. Who is this King of Glory? The Lord strong and mighty. Who is the King of Glory? The Lord mighty in battle.
He is THE Great I AM!
Never doubt that God has called you, because when He calls you, He equips you and enables you to finish the job!