Scripture provides us with timeless stories of courageous women of faith who heard God’s calling on their lives and rose in humility and obedience. In Judges 4, we learn of a bold, fearless judge named Deborah who was leading Israel during a time of unrest and war with the Canaanites. Deborah heard the calling of the Lord urging her to lead an army of 10,000 in what seemed like a losing battle. They were outnumbered and out planned – a remnant, but Deborah fearlessly followed the Lord and knew He would deliver them from evil.
Like the times the Israelites were facing, we, too, find ourselves dismayed and full of despair at what is going on in our nation. We hear the call of the Lord and recognize He chose us for this specific moment in time. He is calling on His bold, courageous women of faith to come together and form a remnant army to speak truth to light.
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Judges 4:1-10 (NIV)
Again, the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the Lord, now that Ehud was dead. So the Lord sold them into the hands of Jabin king of Canaan, who reigned in Hazor. Sisera, the commander of his army, was based in Harosheth Haggoyim. Because he had nine hundred chariots fitted with iron and had cruelly oppressed the Israelites for twenty years, they cried to the Lord for help.
Now Deborah, a prophet, the wife of Lappidoth, was leading Israel at that time. She held court under the Palm of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in the hill country of Ephraim, and the Israelites went up to her to have their disputes decided. She sent for Barak son of Abinoam from Kedesh in Naphtali and said to him, “The Lord, the God of Israel, commands you: ‘Go, take with you ten thousand men of Naphtali and Zebulun and lead them up to Mount Tabor. I will lead Sisera, the commander of Jabin’s army, with his chariots and his troops to the Kishon River and give him into your hands.’”
Barak said to her, “If you go with me, I will go; but if you don’t go with me, I won’t go.”
“Certainly I will go with you,” said Deborah. “But because of the course you are taking, the honor will not be yours, for the Lord will deliver Sisera into the hands of a woman.” So Deborah went with Barak to Kedesh. There Barak summoned Zebulun and Naphtali, and ten thousand men went up under his command. Deborah also went up with him.