06-10-18 This message may be viewed live streaming video at www.tabernacleofmoses.org commencing today Sunday at 11:00 am, and repeated 24/7 for one week; thereafter, the video, audio, and study notes are archived.

(The brightness of our revelations depend upon the correctness of our doctrines, our building blocks)

(God is Thought, God is Love, God is a Spirit – Eccl 12:7)



(Mat 25:31-33)  When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon [we who are] the throne of his glory: And before him shall be gathered [the peoples of] all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. [Rom 8:18]


(Judg 7:1-3)  Then Jerubbaal [Heb: will contend with Baal], who is Gideon [Heb: feller (warrior) /// to fell a tree, hew down] [a type and shadow of Jesus Christ], and all the people that were with him [32,000 warriors], rose up early, and pitched beside the well of Harod: so that the host of the Midianites [Heb: brawling, contentious, discord, strife] [a type and shadow of all unsaved people represented by the 135,000 invading warriors] were on the north side of them, by the hill of Moreh, in the valley. And the LORD said unto Gideon, The people that are with thee [the 32,000 warriors that responded to Gideon’s Holy Spirit “trumpet” call (Judg 6:34,35), which symbolically was Gideon’s (Jesus Christ’s) call to assemble in church] are too many for me to give the Midianites into their hands, lest Israel vaunt [Heb: boast, glorify] themselves [in pride] against me, saying, Mine own hand hath saved me. Now therefore go to, proclaim [Heb: preach] in the ears of the people, saying, Whosoever is fearful and afraid [i.e., whosoever does not believe God… for the victory], let him return [to his home] and depart early from mount Gilead [Heb: heap of witness, mass of testimony, mound of stones] [a type and shadow of the OT altar of burnt offerings and the NT cross]. And there returned [to their homes] of the people twenty and two thousand [22,000 professing (false) Christians (goats) who did not believe God]; and there remained ten thousand [10,000 confessing (true) Christians (sheep) who believed God].




(Judg 7:4)  And the LORD said unto Gideon, The people [the 10,000 confessing true Christians who remained] are yet too many; bring them down [into the valley, strong connotations of humbling their pride] unto the water [a symbol of the Holy Spirit], and I will try them [Heb: to fuse (metal), refine: melt, purify, purge away] [i.e., test them] for thee there: and it shall be, that of whom I say unto thee, This shall go with thee, the same shall go with thee; and of whomsoever I say unto thee, This shall not go with thee, the same shall not go.


(Judg 7:5,6)  So he brought down the people unto the water: and the LORD said unto Gideon, Every one that lappeth [Heb: licks] of the water with his tongue [discriminately: Dict: to recognize (see) the difference between things], as a dog lappeth, him shalt thou set by himself; likewise every one that boweth down upon his knees to drink [i.e., everyone that (indiscriminately) sucks up the water with his mouth]. And the number of them that lapped, putting their hand to their mouth, were three hundred men [the 300 saved combat warriors (shepherds)]: but all the rest of the people [the 9,700 saved support troop warriors (sheep)] bowed down upon their knees to drink water [thereby taking their eyes off the 135,000 enemy Midianite warriors standing on the other side of the stream, and unintentionally committing the great errors of non-vigilance and submitting themselves to the enemy] [1].

1.     (1 Pet 5:8)  Be sober [Gk: abstain from wine: watch], be vigilant [Gk: to keep awake, watch: be watchful]; because your adversary [arch enemy] the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking [Gk: plotting (against life)] whom he may devour [Gk: drink down, gulp entire: swallow (up)]:



(Judg 7:7,8)  And the LORD said unto Gideon, By the three hundred men [the 300 saved combat troops (shepherds)] that lapped will I save you, and deliver the [135,000] Midianites into thine hand: and let all the other people [the 9,700 saved support troops (sheep)] go every man unto his place [i.e., “his tent” Judg 7:8]. So the people [the 300] took victuals [Heb: food] [i.e., their Bibles] in their hand, and their trumpets [inspired proclamations]: and he sent all the rest of Israel [the 9,700 support troops (sheep)] every man unto his tent, and retained [Heb: fastened upon; seized] [a type and shadow of “the rapture” 1 Thes 4:17: “caught up” = Gk: “harpazo; seized”] those three hundred men [warrior-shepherds]: and the host of Midian was beneath him in the valley. [1]

1.     Commentary: “extra-biblical” = Judges 7 verses 9-14 consist of the interpretation of a dream that was positive-reinforcement for Gideon the man, of which I have not been led to provide the commentary necessary to present in this message.


(Judg 7:15-18)  And it was so, when Gideon heard the telling of the dream, and the interpretation thereof, that he worshipped [God], and returned into the host of Israel, and said, Arise [i.e., the present call of God]; for the LORD hath delivered [past-tense; spiritually, an already accomplished deed, a “positional” deed, if you will] into your hand [Heb: power] the host of Midian. And he divided the three hundred men into three companies [of 100 each, to serve under God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit], and he put a trumpet [to preach inspired proclamations] in every man's hand [Heb: power], with empty pitchers [Heb: earthenware] [formed of “the dust of the ground” Gen 2:7; symbolizing our bodies], and lamps [Heb: flaming torches] [symbolizing the Holy Spirit] within the pitchers. And he said unto them, Look on me, and do likewise [Jesus Christ always says this, always!]: and, behold, when I come to the outside of the camp, it shall be that, as I do, so shall ye do. When I blow with a trumpet, I and all that are [then] with me [1], then blow ye the trumpets also on every side of all [surrounding] the camp, and say, The sword of the LORD, and of Gideon.

1.     (Jude 1:14)  And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,



(Judg 7:19-21)  So Gideon, and the hundred men that were with him, came unto the outside of the camp in the beginning of the middle watch [about 10:00 pm]; and they had but newly set the watch [the new sentries were in the midst of their enemies guarding a sleeping camp enclosed in thick darkness, and were therefore exceedingly nervous, anxious, scared, frightened, on edge]: and they [all of Gideon’s 300 warriors at once] blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers [by crushing them with the trumpets, i.e., the Word of God, the Bibles] that were in their hands [Heb: power]. And the three companies blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers, and held the lamps [Heb: flaming torches] [“the glory” now completely exposed] [1] in their left hands, and the trumpets in their right hands to blow withal [thereby forming the appearance of their bodies into crosses]: and they cried, The sword of the LORD, and of Gideon. And they stood every man in his place round about the camp: and all the [Midianite] host ran, and cried, and fled.

1.     (Rom 8:18)  For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed [Gk: to take off the cover, disclosed] in us.


(Judg 7:22,23)  And the three hundred blew the trumpets, and the LORD set every [Midianite] man's sword against his fellow [prophesying vast, worldwide chaos in the permeating darkness of fear and confusion], even throughout all the host: and the host fled to Bethshittah in Zererath, and to the border of Abelmeholah, unto Tabbath. And the men of Israel gathered themselves together out of Naphtali, and out of Asher, and out of all Manasseh, and pursued after the Midianites [in unity “as one man” Judg 6:16].



(Judg 7:24,25)  And Gideon sent messengers throughout all mount Ephraim, saying, Come down against the Midianites, and take before them the waters unto Bethbarah and Jordan. Then all the men of Ephraim gathered themselves together, and took the waters unto Bethbarah and Jordan. And they took two princes of the Midianites, Oreb [Heb: raven] and Zeeb [Heb: wolf] [i.e., two flesh-eaters biblically associated with evil]; and they slew Oreb upon the rock Oreb, and Zeeb they slew at the winepress of Zeeb, and pursued Midian, and brought the heads of Oreb and Zeeb [representing their extinguished, now powerless thoughts] to Gideon on the other side Jordan [i.e., east of Jordan into the  wilderness, into the land of the unsaved, and thereafter the Spirit of Gideon (Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit) shall rule and reign here on this earth for 1,000 years].






“Arise; for the LORD hath delivered into your hand the host of Midian.”