Lord to do the impossible in our lives. Consider:
Gideon’s Activity and there came an angel of the Lord, and sat under an oak which was in Ophrah, that pertained unto Joash the Abi-ezrite: and his son Gideon threshed wheat by the winepress, to hide it from the Midianites.
Typically, in that day wheat was thrashed on the threshing floor, a place
set aside near the field of harvest using oxen to tread out the grain. It is noble that Gideon is working in the harvest at all, but he has been overcome with fear. He isn’t using all that is available to him to ensure the harvest. He has brought a small portion of the wheat to the winepress and is working in secret, hidden from the Midianites.
Gideon’s Apprehension “And Gideon said unto him, Oh my Lord, if the LORD be with us, why then is all this befallen us? and where be all his miracles which our fathers told us of, saying, Did not the LORD bring us up from Egypt? but now the LORD hath forsaken us, and delivered us into the hands of the Midianites.” Upon hearing the call of God Gideon begins to question whether it is a worthy task. He complains about the situation Israel is facing. If God hasn’t forsaken us, why has all of this come upon us? Why hasn’t God performed a mighty miracle and taken care of the Midianites?
Gideon seems resigned to the fact that the suffering they face will never improve; this must be God’s will for our lives. He has decided to accept things as they are.
efforts will make no difference. God is sovereign and He can do all things, but He desires us to be workers in the harvest. We cannot assume that things will never be any better.
If you and I aren’t willing to stand for the Lord, if you aren’t willing to stand for truth, and try to make a difference, who will? I can tell you that it isn’t God’s will for men to die lost or for truth to be hidden. He came for whosoever will. He wants none to perish, and God is a God of truth.