Friday, June 26, 2009

Game Changer, Play of the Decade

The Game Situation.
The Canaanite king- King Jabin and his commander, Sisera were kicking the Israelits butts- intensely, regularly. Brutalizing them. It was not good. And this had been going on for some 20 years. For some two decades Sisera had been just beating the Israelites down. Until the day God said to Israel's commander, “Go! This the day the LORD will give you victory...the LORD has gone ahead of you.” So Barak and his ten thousand men went down and defeated the Canaanite army. But Sisera the evil commander escaped (crap).

But there was someone waiting on Sisera...Jael stood at the entry of her tent and invited Sisera in, he assumed, for protection. She comforted him and told him not to be afraid. When he asked for water, Jael went the extra mile and gave the commander milk. Sisera felt safe, and so tired from battle he fell asleep in Jael’s tent.

Jael picked up a hammer and a tent stake and drove it right though his temple -dead. (insert ESPN music here) That was the GAME CHANGER PLAY OF THE DECADE. Now let’s see that again in super slow motion.

This was the turning point for a generation. “On that day God subdued Jabin, the Canaanite king, before the Israelites. And the hand of the Israelites grew stronger and stronger against Jabin, the Canaanite king, until they destroyed him.” Judges 4.23

This is the kind of fun stuff I get to talk about this Sunday! I'm fired up about it!