August 2, 2015
1Sa 11:11 And it was so on the morrow, that Saul put the people in three companies; and they came into the midst of the host in the morning watch, and slew the Ammonites until the heat of the day: and it came to pass, that they which remained were scattered, so that two of them were not left together.
The swords were drawn. The clashing sounds of war. The thudding of dead bodies and the screams of fleeing men. The Ammonites were thoroughly humiliated by the warriors of Saul. The smoke of defeat ascended to an angry sky and dark clouds of dread thundered over the defeated Ammonites. They ran. Their plans were ruined. And the heart of Jabesh was revived.
1. When the fear of people transitions to the fear of God, God scatters the enemy to such a degree that there is no unity down to the dividing of two. At first your enemies will all agree against your truth and trust in God; but when you stop fearing them and God starts favoring you, there’s nothing left for any of them to agree on. The Sword of the Spirit cuts it down so miniscule that Satan can find no one to run with; no one to agree with….Oh, for the fear of God.
2. It started in the morning watch and remained until the heat of the day. Yes, it started in the morning watch. The watch. Who is watching? Who is standing on the wall of the morning to see what darkness approaches, to see what enemies are on the horizon…the fight begins in the morning watch and goes to the heat of the day; and in the heat of the day God will reveal his strong arm of victory; God will sustain His people against the evils of perversion and immorality.