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Synopsis of Loose Your Donkey
Today’s slice of the Bread of Life, the Word of God, comes from Isaiah 58:12 (NLT):
Your children will rebuild the deserted ruins of your cities. Then you will be known as the people who rebuild their walls and cities.
I believe God is saying this same thing to us now, in 2012. However, recognize that the word “ruins” literally means “drought.” And I believe He is speaking today to us of the ruins or drought, not of our cities, but of God. He is beginning to rebuild the knowledge of God on another level.
In the midst of all our worry of our national condition we are to stop and appreciate this season that He is taking us into in 2012. He wants us to stop and focus on his face. He wants us to take time to see what He is doing, not what He is not doing. We are to take more time to pray as we enter this new season.
We have the attitude that “bigger is better,” and “heavier is better than lighter,” and “taller is better than shorter,” and “larger is better that smaller.” God never did say, “Where thousands are gathered together I will be there.” The apostle Matthew reported that Christ said, in Matthew 18:20:
For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
Look at what God has done. He created man from a little dirt. He sent His son to be born in the smallest of towns, Bethlehem. When Gideon wanted to go to battle with 3000 men God said that he was to use only 300 to war against thousands. In fact, notice that he used Gideon, a nobody, but when He called him into service he called him “Mighty Warrior.”
So, yes, we will see great things come into the year 2012; but don’t look for them to come in large, humongous packages. It will be small, but spread like wildfire.
Remember that when God brought Israel out of a famine the scripture says that it was a cloud the size of a man’s hand. It brought about the biggest breakthrough and rain poured enough to end the drought.
We can see that larger is not necessarily better if God is on your side.
Now let’s look at July 2, 1776 when General George Washington prepared to lead his under-trained American soldiers against the world’s largest and best-trained army and Hessian mercenaries eager to crush the “rebellious Colonials.” At the very time the Declaration was being written, Washington was writing his “General Orders” with words to stir and inspire his men, when their natural resolve would not suffice. May I read parts of it? …