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Dr. Gene Scott Ph.D
Stanford University






ill you turn to Judges, Chapter 6, in the Old Testament?  It’s page 344 in my Bible.  Now look at this Bible—that Bible is 7 years beat up.  I’m gonna retire this Bible today.  Seven years is enough to beat a Bible to death and I’m moving to this one in my 8th year.  But thank God this one held together till the end of the 7th year.  Sixth chapter of Judges.  “The children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord: and the Lord delivered them into the hands of the Midianites seven years.”  Now this message reaches to every individual who listens, as well as to this Church and to me.  I believe in putting flesh and blood on the Bible, and I want you to ask yourself in this time of recession is your circumstance any worse than this: “The children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord: and the Lord delivered them into the hand of the Midianites,” or “hand of Midian”—“seven years.” 

       “And the hand of Midian prevailed against Israel: and because of the Midianites the children of Israel made them the dens which are in the mountains, and caves, and strongholds,” living there.  “So it was, when Israel had sown, that the Midianites came up, and the Amalekites, and the children of the east, even they came up against them; They encamped against them, and destroyed the increase of the earth, till you come to Gaza, left no sustenance for Israel, neither sheep, nor ox, nor ass.  For they came up with their cattle and their tents, and they came as grasshoppers for multitude; for both they and their camels were without number: and they entered into the land to destroy it.” 


        Now I can’t add much to that Biblical description, living in caves.  Every time they would get a little increase, like grasshoppers, the enemy would come and swallow it up. “And Israel was greatly impoverished because of the Midianites; and the children of Israel cried unto the Lord.  It came to pass, when the children of Israel cried unto the Lord because of the Midianites, That the Lord sent a prophet unto the children of Israel, which said unto them, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, I brought you up from Egypt, and brought you forth out of the house of bondage.”  And without reading further, all he did is what this Preacher’s done for 7 years—remind the people who were crying.  Now some people think “Well they cried unto the Lord and the Lord gave them an answer.”  Not quite!  He didn’t send a bolt of lightning and kill all the Midianites.  He didn’t just wipe them out in a day and send a bunch of angels in scotch plaids piping or blowing trumpets like blue-clad deliverance cavalry over the hill to a poor band hemmed in by Indians.  Too many people look for their miracles the wrong way.  A prophet is one who speaks forth the Word of the Lord, and all the prophet did was tell them what they should of known already—the record of God’s past performance.  God has written this Book to teach a simple truth: God is Faithful.  Faith is hanging your body on God’s Word.  This may seem like a ludicrous statement but God hangs His body, whatever that may mean, on His Word once it’s said “For ever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven;” “God is not a man to lie; neither the son of man to repent”—when He speaks He’s gonna do it.

        Now a prophet was sent.  I’m sure that a lot of people that cried unto the Lord would rather of had those angels come marching or a bolt of lightning wipe out the Midianites.  Seven years is a long time.  Believe me, I know it now.  He sent a prophet.  “Thus saith the Lord

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