1 One day Jonathan son of Saul said to his young armor-bearer, “Come, let’s go over to the Philistine outpost on the other side… 4 On each side of the pass that Jonathan intended to cross to reach the Philistine outpost was a cliff; one was called Bozez and the other Seneh. 5 One cliff stood to the north toward Mikmash, the other to the south toward Geba.
6 Jonathan said to his young armor-bearer, “Come, let’s go over to the outpost of those uncircumcised men. Perhaps the Lord will act in our behalf. Nothing can hinder the Lord from saving, whether by many or by few.”
The Philistines fell before Jonathan, and his armor-bearer followed and killed behind him. 14 In that first attack Jonathan and his armor-bearer killed some twenty men in an area of about half an acre. 15 Then panic struck the whole army—those in the camp and field, and those in the outposts and raiding parties—and the ground shook. It was a panic sent by God.1 Samuel 14:1, 4-6, 13-15
This battle takes place during one of Israel’s fierce wars with the Philistines, who were out camped against them.
Jonathans attack on the Philistines was not planned out by the Israelite army.
In fact, Jonathan acted on what ever faith he had, a “perhaps the Lord will act in our behalf.”
He acted, knowing that if God is for him, who could be against him?
Jonathan knew it was just him and his young armor bearer, two men, against a huge Philistine army. No one in their “right mind” would consider such a thing, except David.
But his faith in that “perhaps,” made him say, “Nothing can hinder the Lord from saving, whether by many or by few.”
That day, the Lord was with Jonathan in such a supernatural way, that even Jonathan had no clue. God was fighting alongside him, “In that first attack Jonathan and his armor-bearer killed some twenty men in an area of about half an acre.
Then panic struck the whole army—those in the camp and field, and those in the outposts and raiding parties—and the ground shook. It was a panic sent by God.
God sent their enemies into such a great panic that they began to destroy themselves!
Jonathan took that “perhaps,” and walked it out in faith.
Today, will you take your perhaps and walk it out in faith?
If God has given you a mission to walk in, then He has also given you the anointing for it. We must walk in the calling that God has put on our life.
“Be sure that you do all the Lord has told you to.” Colossians 4:17
When we say to ourselves, “well, perhaps God will do this,” then we are telling ourselves, “I know God can, but I don’t know if he will.”
It’s just like when the father went to Jesus, asking Him to heal his son who was demon possessed, he told Jesus, “But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us.”
“‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.”
Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”
When we come to Jesus in prayer, we must believe that not only can He do it, but its already in the works!
Way before we even pray to God, He already knows what’s going on. He has already been fighting our battles for us.
Let faith replace the “perhaps” in your life.
Walk out on the faith God has given you. Everyone has their own measure of faith.
Jonathans faith brought victory to Gods people.
Allow the faith He has given you, bring you victory.
Our enemies are already in an uproar, a panic.
As “no weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and this is their vindication from me,” declares the LORD.” Isaiah 54:17
If you are in need of salvation, and you would like to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, we invite you today. Whether you believe it or not, this is a spiritual battle. And you do not want to be on the losing side.
Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins and rose to give me life. Right now, Lord, I turn from my sins opening my heart and life for You to come in. I receive You as my Lord and Savior. Thank You for saving me. Amen.
We hope today’s devotion has inspired you. We love you guys, and are constantly praying for you. Have a very blessed day.