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Then the Spirit of the Lord came on Jephthah – Judges 11:29

The people of Israel cried out to the Lord when they were in need of help again because of their sins. It is written that God could not stand their misery any longer (Judges 10:16).

The Israelites looked for someone who could lead them in the fight and said: ‘Whoever will take the lead in attacking the Ammonites…’ (Judges 10:18). The man they found was Jephthah. It is unbelievable, but Jephthah was the child of a prostitute and was expelled from the family, so that he would not get an inheritance. He was despised by many, but the Israelites could not find anyone else and said to him: ‘Jephthah, would you fight for us?’ They promised him they would make him their head if he was willing to go with them. So, Jephthah went. ‘Then the Spirit of the Lord came on Jephthah.’

Today we need men and women, boys and girls, who have the courage and the faith to fight the enemy and deliver people from the power of the evil one. Sadly, we lack courageous men and women, who do not compromise with the enemy, but dare to take their stand. Many – including some preachers and pastors – do not fully believe the Bible anymore and try to explain the miracles with their minds.

However, if we no longer believe in the integrity of the Word and if we no longer believe in miracles, then we do not believe in being born again either, because this is also a miracle from God. Subsequently, you do not believe that Jesus was born of a virgin and that He was raised from the dead. If you no longer believe in miracles, then you should throw your Bible away, because it is full of miracles.

Praise God though because today there is a large group of people who believe in the living Word of God and that Jesus is the same today. God still uses a human being, not an organization or board, whom He calls to boldly fight and free people from the burden of the evil one!

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