21While each man held his position around the camp, all the Midianites ran, crying out as they fled.
The Lord spoke to Gideon and charged him with fighting the oppressive Midianites. The Lord's hand was upon Gideon and his 300 men. While Gideon and a trusted friend were spying on the camp of the Midianites, one man there told a dream. Gideon was meant to hear that dream as it was a warning to the Midianites of defeat by Gideon's men though they didn't see it coming. It was also a confirmation to Gideon of the victory God would grant him. But what he and his men had to do was to hold their positions. What does it mean to hold? According to Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary there are many definitions of hold but the focus will be on the following:
Gideon and his men stood their ground and with loud noises, etc as God had directed Gideon to give they ran the Midianites off. The Midianites were fierce in their attacks against the Israelites but the attack of Gideon's men caught them off guard just as the Lord wanted it to. Remember, there is a war being raged every day for your soul (mind and heart) between good and evil. Satan is jockeying for position while the Lord wants to maintain His position of your soul or even move up if He's not already number one. The best way for the Lord to win the battle is if you hold your position of His love and putting His word in your heart. For then when He says it's time to go to battle, all you need to do is stand where He says to stand and make the noises of speaking His word, praising Him and praying in faith in the heat of battle and God will show up. Hold your position according to what the Lord has directed you to do!
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