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The Midnight concept. YOSHINOBU NAMIHIRA MD ,FACG 3000 HALLS FERRY ROAD VICKSBURG , MS 39180 PH 601-638-9800,FAX 601-638-9808 E MAIL: NAMIHIRA @VICKSBURG.COM. Gideon-a mighty warrior,a judge,. YOSHINOBU NAMIHIRA MD ,FACG 3000 HALLS FERRY ROAD VICKSBURG , MS 39180

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The midnight concept

The Midnight concept

YOSHINOBU NAMIHIRA MD ,FACG

3000 HALLS FERRY ROAD

VICKSBURG , MS 39180

PH 601-638-9800,FAX 601-638-9808

E MAIL: NAMIHIRA @VICKSBURG.COM


Gideon a mighty warrior a judge

Gideon-a mighty warrior,a judge,

YOSHINOBU NAMIHIRA MD ,FACG

3000 HALLS FERRY ROAD

VICKSBURG , MS 39180

PH 601-638-9800,FAX 601-638-9808

E MAIL: NAMIHIRA @VICKSBURG.COM


Gideon 1 judges 6 1 8 35

Gideon (1) ;Judges 6:1-8:35

  • The children of Israel did evil in the sight of the God

  • Consequence of disobedience= delivered to the hand of the Midian for 7 years

  • The Midianites= stronger position;prevailed against israelites, destroyed the produce of the field at the time of harvest,

  • The Israelites= weaker position ;hiding in the caves, dens, the stronghold in the mountains


Gideon 2

Gideon (2)

  • The Israelites= greatly impoverished , persecuted, oppressed , depressed, not doing too well, : cried out to the Lord for help !

  • The Lord’s words of complaints or self reflection on the part of the Israelites


The midnight concept

  • The lord brought you out of Egypt

  • Brought you out of the house of bondage

  • Delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians

  • Delivered you out of the hand of all who oppressed you

  • Drove them (the enemies) out before you

  • Gave you their land to you.


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  • I am the Lord , your God

  • Do not fear the gods of Amorites, in whose land you dwell

  • You have not obeyed My voice


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  • The Angel of the Lord= sat under the terebinth tree ,which was in Ophrah which belonged to Joash

  • Ophrah=

  • Joash =

  • Gideon =threshing wheat in the winepress

  • working hard , be busy at work,doing something , not lazy, not idle !

  • Reason=hide the wheat from the eyes of the midianites


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  • The word from the angel of the lord=

  • “the lord is with you

  • You , mighty man of valor”

  • Gideon =really mighty man of valor, military strength , war experiences , good past record of military success at that time ?

  • Answer= no !


Gideon s comments

Gideon’s comments

  • If the lord is with us, why has all this (poor and wretched, sad condition ) happened to us ?

  • Where are all the miracles which our fathers told us about ?

  • Miracles= (1) Exodus from Egypt; (2) the red sea parting and crossing ;(3) manna in the desert ; (4) the pillar of fire and the pillar of cloud ;(5) water out of the rock in the desert


The midnight concept

  • The lord has forsaken us and delivered us to the hands of the Midianites

  • Gideon’s comments= complaint, questioning, murmuring,


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  • The lord’s comments=

  • “go in this might of yours

  • You shall save Israel from the hands of Midianites

  • Have I not sent you ? “


The midnight concept

Gideon

go in this might of yours

You shall save Israel from the hands of Midianites

Have I not sent you ? “

Moses

God sent Moses to king Pharaoh

The ten plagues in the Egypt

Miracles= the red sea parting and crossing

Main agenda= save Israelites and take to the promised land ( Canaan )


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Gideon

go in this might of yours

You shall save Israel from the hands of Midianites

Have I not sent you ? “

Isaiah

God sent Isaiah as a prophet

Main agenda= save Israelites from destruction

God’s agenda= saving business (+) , not destruction business (-)


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Gideon

go in this might of yours

You shall save Israel from the hands of Midianites

Have I not sent you ?“

I will be with you

You shall defeat the Midianites as one man

Jesus

God sent his only son from heaven to the earth

The main mission =save people on the earth from the Satan’s deception , lying about God’s integrity , character

One man’s rescue mission for the whole mankind !


The midnight concept

  • Gideon’s qualification:

  • Manasseh

  • The Weakest clan

  • The least in the father’s house


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Gideon’s qualification:

Manasseh

The Weakest clan

The least in the father’s house

King David

Working hard

Busy at work for routine job

Taking care of sheep

Not the strongest, not the biggest, not the smartest

Not on the front page of the newspaper


The midnight concept

Gideon’s qualification:

Manasseh

The Weakest clan

The least in the father’s house

King Saul

The least and the weakest , not the tallest , not the first candidate at the first glance.

The humble in the beginning—God’s employment ,hiring criteria

The proud, the stubborn, unusable at the end

No signs of repentance, no recognition of wrong doing, incorrect course of action


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Gideon

Prepared a young gout

Unleavened bread on the rock

Meat in the basket on the rock

The broth in the pot—poured out the ground

Fire=God’s approval, Ok’s sign,

Jesus

Bread

Wine

Jesus' blood poured out to the ground


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Gideon’s two requests

Fleece experiment

Dew ( water ) inside

Dew (water ) outside

Confirmation and conviction of the God’s presence , God’s doing in this project


Gideon s response

Gideon’s response

  • I have seen the angels of the God face to face

  • Peace be with you; do not fear, you will not die !

  • Gideon thought that he would die, no body is allowed to see God and live in the past. Absolute reverence and respect to God !


The midnight concept

  • Gideon built an altar for the Lord

  • Place=the Lord-shalom

  • Location=Ophrah of the Abiezrites

  • Cut down the wooden images of Baal

  • Tear down the altar of Baal by night ,not by day to avoid public outcry and revolt

  • Bulls for burn offering


The midianites vs the israelites

The Midianites vs. the Israelites

  • Gideon and his men = camp at the well of Harod

  • The Midianiates=camp at the hill of Moreh in the valley


The final conflict amageddon

The midianites

Gideon

The battle at the Moreh

The hill of maggido

Satan and his company

God’s people

Jesus

The final conflict at Amaggedon

The final conflict,Amageddon


Selection criteria

Selection criteria

  • Gideon’s army

  • 20,000

  • 10,000

  • 300 (final selection ) !

  • 300/20,000= 1.5 %,only a small number!

  • 20,000-300=19,700 (98.5%) sent home, disqualified


Main theme god sends fire from heaven

Main theme: God sends fire from heaven

  • God sends fire from heaven as supernatural manifestation of His presence and clear cut demonstration or visible sign of His approval for the event


The concept of true courage or honest bravery

The concept of true courage or honest bravery

  • People become extremely brave and courageous when they sense the presence of God or the sense of “ God with us “ or God never forsakes us , God will sustain us, God will see us through the trial, afflictions and problems and difficulties.


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  • On the other hand, people become weak and powerless, incapacitated, lose backbone , lose stamina, lose internal strength, when God is not with us , people lose the sense of God’s presence, when God forsake us, God left us, when God is not sustaining us , support us.


Main theme god sends prophet

main theme: God sends prophet

God sends prophet for warning before great event happens


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