Unconventional Weapons

25 Sep

Several months ago I heard a sermon on Unconventional Covenants and last night the context of that sermon came flooding back to me and God gave me some new thoughts on the text. The message came from Judges 3 and talks about, how the children of Israel were doing evil in God’s sight, again, so God allowed the Moabites to overtake them. The text I want to concentrate on is:

But when the children of Israel cried unto the Lord, the Lord raised them up a deliverer, Ehud the son of Gera, a Benjamite, a man left-handed: and by him the children of Israel sent a present unto Eglon the king of Moab.ss16 But Ehud made him a dagger which had two edges, of a cubit length; and he did gird it under his raiment upon his right thigh.

Ehud was left-handed so the weapon he made was left-handed. It also says that the weapon was double edged, which probably means that it was not made from bronze, like weapons at the time were, but iron. It was an unusual or unconventional weapon.  If you read the rest of the story, you’ll know that this unconventional weapon worked.

I believe that God is calling us to make ourselves into unconventional weapons. The weapons we’ve been using thus far, aren’t working very effectively. Look at the world. Look at television. Sin is becoming more and more acceptable. It’s time to change up and use some unconventional weapons.

Allow me to use a sports analogy. Let’s say there’s a running back, he’s just starting out in the NFL and he’s incredible. Every game he’s rushing for 100+ yards. He’s getting selected for the Pro Bowl every year. Well, as his career continues, he becomes less and less effective, why? As he rushes against his opponents more and more, they learn his moves more and more, and they notice that he’s good at running up the middle and running to the left, but he doesn’t cut right, ever.  So they began plugging the middle and blocking his left, preventing him for gaining many yards. Now this once 100+ yard running back, isn’t gaining many yards anymore. What is he to do? He must learn to cut left. His offensive isn’t working anymore it’s time for him learn a new way.

In the same regard, it’s time for us to learn a new way. It’s time for us to make some unconventional weapons. Whatever or whomever our opponent is has learned our moves, he knows our weapons, and he’s stopping us from being effective. We are losing. We are  losing our children, we are losing our marriages, we are losing our families and we are losing ourselves. I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of losing. I’m ready to make some unconventional weapons. I’m ready to learn some new skills. I’m ready to go at my opponent in ways he’s never seen.  Let’s make some unconventional weapons. Let’s take it to our opponent.

6 Responses to “Unconventional Weapons”

  1. Tamika Bryant September 25, 2009 at 6:09 pm #

    Amen! Great post Kim.

  2. mrsmichelleh415 September 25, 2009 at 6:11 pm #

    WOW!! You are so right Kim, we do need to think of new ways to reach people for Jesus, because the old ways are obviously not working and we can see that by just looking around us.

  3. charread09 September 25, 2009 at 6:21 pm #

    I agree!!! I have used every weapon in my arsenal but maybe I “do” need to come up with a new one. In my case I think it might be my armour. It needs reinforcing. Good post Kimmlee.

  4. caotr September 25, 2009 at 6:44 pm #

    Congratulations, and bravo for doing such a wonderful job on this blog! It looks good, and I love the subject matter.

    I have been putting off writing my first blog but hopefully I can follow in your footsteps.

    Yes! we have to sharpen our weapons. Being haunted by some of the events that I have seen on shows such as 48 hours, and what I have seen in the real world I recently recalled something that I read in The Bible. Unfortunately I don’t recall which book of The Bible but I am clear about what I read.

    Accordingly, “the prayers of mothers are heard first in heaven”. Thus, we have to sharpen our weapons with faith and believing The problem is our opponent has oppressed us so much that we forgot that we are the ones with the upper hand. God is calling us. We indeed have to learn new skills.

    In closing, I am singing this song in my heart “satan, the mothers are going to tear your kingdom down”.

  5. TeeMyra September 26, 2009 at 7:11 pm #

    Kim, this is awesome. Keep on listening to God as he speaks to us through his Word.

  6. TruckerChuck September 30, 2009 at 3:36 am #

    Drastic times call for drastic measures! Amen kimmlee!(NIV) Romans 8:28-39
    And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. [29] For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. [30] And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified. [31] What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? [32] He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? [33] Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. [34] Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. [35] Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? [36] As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” [37] No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. [38] For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, [39] neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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