‘Restless Warrior’ (God)

‘Restless Warrior’ (God)…While each man held his position around the camp, all the Midianites ran, crying out as they fled. When the three hundred trumpets sounded, the Lord caused the men throughout the camp to turn on each other with their swords….—Judges 7:19-23

Restless Warrior (God)

a time is coming, approaching
for shield and sword
to be shined and ready
a warrior's stance
made ready

accommodations needed
for a warrior's armor
his horses and chariots
his bow and arrows
his defensive nature

all ready for a gallant march
across plains and mountains
through rivers and valleys

be ready o' warrior of beauty
for a time
your beauty will be diminished
your bride will have to wait
a fight is ahead of you
one of great devastation
and lost

as bells ring
a maiden takes her place
not at a bridegroom's table
but that of her lover

a great peril ceased her
her mourning gown dawned
shame fills her heart
modesty rest below
the unparallel sadness
of her bridegroom's demise

awaken 'o beautiful maiden
a lover awaits you
to help you mourn
to comfort you
in your sorrow

says the Lord Almighty God†

He's† sending you a lover
to comfort you
in your day of sorrow

wipe your tears away
'o beautiful maiden
the warnings went unnoticed
the armor was lost
amongst the ruins
of battle
the shield did not hold
the arrowheads broke
before they reached their destination
the guns did not fire
and the wheels failed
their riders

seek comfort in your lover
'o sadden maiden
for the bells stopped their toll
the cries in the streets are loud
the wailing will not stop

arise 'o gentle warrior
rise up from your sleep
the fight is over
rest will not bound to you
your job is finished

says the Lord Almighty God†

Notes: The photograph David chose is from October 8, 2019: Oil Spill Warning.

(November 29, 2022)―‘Restless Warrior’ was given yesterday, November 28. After He led me to Judges 7:9-14 through Judges 8:18-21.

Gideon Hears ProphecyDuring that night the Lord said to Gideon, ‘Get up, go down against the camp, because I am going  to give it into your hands. If you are afraid to attack, go down to the camp with your servant Purah and listen to what they are saying. Afterward, you will be encouraged to attack the camp.’ So he and Purah his servant went down to the outposts of the camp. The Midianites, the Amalekites and all the other eastern peoples had settled in the valley, thick as locusts. Their camels could no more be counted then the sand of the seashore. Gideon arrived just as a man was telling a friend his dream. ‘I had a dream,’ he was saying. ‘A round loaf of barley bread came tumbling into the Midianite camp. It struck the tent with such force that the tent overturned and collapsed.’ His friend responded, ‘This can be nothing other than the sword of Gideon son of Joash, the Israelite. God has given the Midianites and the whole camp into his hands.’—Judges 7:9-14
Plan for SurpriseWhen Gideon heard the dream and its interpretation, he worshiped God. He returned to the camp of Israel and called out, ‘Get up! The Lord has given the Midianite camp into your hands.’ Dividing the three hundred into three companies, he placed trumpets and empty jars in the hands of all of them, with torches inside. ‘Watch me,’ he told them. ‘Follow my lead. When I get to the edge of the camp, do exactly what I do. When I and all who are with me blow our trumpets, then from all around the camp blow yours and shout, ‘For the Lord and for Gideon.’—Judges 7:15-18
Midianites FleeGideon and the hundred men with him reached the edge of the camp at the beginning of the middle watch, just after they had changed the guard. They blew their trumpets and broke the jars that were in their hands. The three companies blew the trumpets and smashed the jars. Grasping the torches in their left hands and holding in their right hands the trumpets they were to blow, they shouted, ‘A sword for the Lord and for Gideon!’ While each man held his position around the camp, all the Midianites ran, crying out as they fled. When the three hundred trumpets sounded, the Lord caused the men throughout the camp to turn on each other with their swords. The army fled to Beth-Shittah toward Zererah as far as the border of Abel-Meholah near Tabbath. Israelites from Naphtali, Asher and all Manasseh were called out, and they pursued the Midianites.—Judges 7:19-23
Two Princes KilledGideon sent messengers throughout the hill country of Ephraim, saying, ‘Come down against the Midianites and seize the waters of the Jordan ahead of them as far as Beth-Barah.’ So all the men of Ephraim were called out and they took the waters of the Jordan as far as Beth-Barah. They also captured two of the Midianite leaders, Oreb and Zeeb. They killed Oreb at the rock of Oreb, and Zeeb at the winepress of Zeeb. They pursued the Midianites and brought the heads of Oreb and Zeeb to Gideon, who was by the Jordan.—Judges 7:24,25
Gideon Calms DisputeNow the Ephraimites asked Gideon, ‘Why have you treated us like this? Why didn’t you call us when you went to fight Midian?’ And they criticized him sharply. But he answered them, ‘What have I accomplished compared to you? Aren’t the gleanings of Ephraim’s grapes better than the full grape harvest of Abiezer? God gave Oreb and Zeeb, the Midianite leaders, into your hands. What was I able to do compared to you?’ At this, their resentment against him subsided.—Judges 8:1-3
Cities Refuse AidGideon and his three hundred men, exhausted yet keeping up the pursuit, came to the Jordan and crossed it. He said to the men of Succoth, ‘Give my troops some bread; they are worn out, and I am still pursuing Zebah and Zalmunna, the kings of Midian.’ But the officials of Succoth said, ‘Do you already have the hands of Zebah and Zalmunna, in your possession? Why should we give bread to your troops?’ Then Gideon replied, ‘Just for that, when the Lord has given Zebah and Zalmunna into my hand, I will tear your flesh with desert thrones and briers. From there he went up to Peniel and made the same request of them, but they answered as the men of Succoth had. So he said to the men of Peniel, ‘When I return in triumph, I will tear down this tower.’—Judges 8:4-9 (Succoth)
Midianite Kings TakenNow Zebah and Zalmunna were in Karkor with a force of about fifteen thousand men, all that were left of the armies of the eastern peoples; a hundred and twenty thousand swordsmen had fallen. Gideon went up by the route of the nomads east of Nobah and Jogbehah and fell upon the unsuspecting army. Zebah and Zalmunna, the two kings of Midian, fled, but he pursued them and captured them, routing their entire army.—Judges 8:10-12
Cities PunishedGideon son of Joash then returned from the battle by the Pass of Heres. He caught a young man of Succoth and questioned him, and the young man wrote down for him the names of the seventy-seven officials of Succoth, the elders of the town. Then Gideon came and said to the men of Succoth, ‘Here are Zebah and Zalmunna, about whom you taunted me by saying, ‘Do you already have the hands of Zebah and Zalmunna in your possession? Why should we give bread to your exhausted men?’ He took the elders of the town and taught the men of Succoth a lesson by punishing them with desert thorns and briers. He also pulled down the tower of Peniel and killed the men of the town.—Judges 8:13-17
Midianite Kings KilledThen he asked Zebah and Zalmunna, ‘What king of men did you kill at Tabor?’ ‘Men like you,’ they answered, ‘each one with the bearing of a prince.’ Gideon replied, ‘Those were my brothers, the sons of my own mother. As surely as the Lord lives, if you had spared their lives, I would not kill you.’ Turning to Jether, his oldest son, he said, ‘Kill them!’ But Jether did not draw his sword, because he was only a boy and was afraid. Zebah and Zalmunna said, ‘Come, do it yourself. ‘As is the man, so is his strength.” So Gideon stepped forward and killed them, and took the ornaments off their camels’ necks.—Judges 8:18-21

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