“So Gideon and the hundred men who were with him came to the outskirts of the camp at the beginning of the middle watch, when they had just set the watch. And they blew the trumpets and broke the jars. They held in their left hands the torches, and in their right hands the trumpets to blow. And they cried, ‘A sword for the Lord and for Gideon!'” (Judges 7:19-20 ESV)
Gideon was simply following God’s instructions on how to defeat his enemy. Because they attacked at night and with light and noise, the enemy didn’t know what hit them. God is here to help us when we ask Him to and follow His lead.
“And as for the dead being raised, have you not read in the book of Moses, in the passage about the bush, how God spoke to him, saying, ‘I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? He is not God of the dead, but of the living. You are quite wrong.” (Mark 12:26-27 ESV)
Jesus is addressing the Sadducees as they question about the resurrection. Jesus points out that they don’t understand God’s power and those who believe in Him, will indeed be resurrected.
“But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God. I trust in the steadfast love of God forever and ever. I will thank you forever, because you have done it. I will wait for your name, for it is good, in the presence of the godly.” (Psalms 52:8-9 ESV)
Those of us who believe in Him can rejoice like the psalmist. We can be equipped to fight our enemies like Gideon and trust in our own resurrection. How glorious to know this!