Presentation on theme: "The _____ of the LORD encamps all around those who ____ Him, and _______ them."— Presentation transcript:
The _____ of the LORD encamps all around those who ____ Him, and _______ them.
The people of Israel did what was evil in the sight of the Lord. So, the Lord gave them into the hand of Midian for seven years The Angel of the LORD came and sat under the terebinth tree.
Gideon was threshing some wheat in the winepress, in order to hide it from the Midianites. The Angel of the LORD appeared to him, and said to him, “The LORD is with you, you mighty man of valor!”
Gideon said to Him… “O my Lord, if the LORD is with us, why then has all this happened to us? And where are all His miracles which our fathers told us about? What kind of Miracles was Gideon talking about? Then the Angel of the LORD answered and said “Go in this might of yours, and you shall save Israel from the hand of the Midianites.” The Lord said to him “Surely I will be with you, and you shall defeat the Midianites as one man”
Gideon asked the Angel of the LORD “Do not depart from here, I pray, until I come to You and bring out my offering and set it before You.” So, Gideon went in and prepared offering… …and he brought them out to Him under the terebinth tree and presented them.
And the Angel of the LORD departed out of his sight. So Gideon built an altar there to the LORD, and called it The-LORD-Is-Peace. Then all the Midianites gathered together and they crossed over and encamped in the Valley of Jezreel.
And the LORD said to Gideon, “The people who are with you are too many for Me to give the Midianites into their hands How many people do you think Gideon have? 32,000 people 10,000 people 300 people
What was today’s Gospel reading? Or what king, going to make war against another king, does not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand? Or else, while the other is still a great way off, he sends a delegation and asks conditions of peace. (Luke 14:31-32) When you have God’s army with you, you have legions of his army on your side!
Are there angels when you cannot see them? St. Moses the black saw the angels… One time, the devil tempted St. Moses the black… The priest prayed with him and took him up and look west…. Then Se. Moses looked at the east… St. Moses saw many angels!!! The priest explained to him “The devils are angry at your good works and examples, but the angels are always here to help you and protect you.
Conclusion God gives me what we need even before asking. A guardian angel is always looking over you and protecting you. Make sure that your guardian angel has something to bring to God at the end of the day. “Behold, I send an Angel before you to keep you in the way and to bring you into the place which I have prepared. Exodus 23:17
The _____ of the LORD encamps all around those who ____ Him, and _______ them. angel fear delivers
The angel of the LORD encamps all around those who fear Him, and delivers them.