Can you imagine all the animals of the earth and the birds gathered in one place? Yes! In Noah’s ark!
Big animals and small animals.
Domestic animals and wild animals.
Crawling animals and flying animals.
Beasts, Mammals, Predators, birds.
Some we like, others we are afraid of.
Some we keep close, others we run away from.
Some look so pretty, other we are scared of.
Some so tiny, others huge.
All came together as one big family.
Male and famale of each.
Into the ark they went…. And The Lord saved them all.
Genesis 7:7 And Noah and his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives entered the ark to escape the waters of the flood. 8 Pairs of clean and unclean animals, of birds and of all creatures that move along the ground, 9 male and female, came to Noah and entered the ark, as God had commanded Noah. 10 And after the seven days the floodwaters came on the earth.
Name the animals, get them ready to enter the ark.
19 Gideon and the hundred men with him reached the edge of the camp at the beginning of the middle watch, just after they had changed the guard. They blew their trumpets and broke the jars that were in their hands. 20 The three companies blew the trumpets and smashed the jars. Grasping the torches in their left hands and holding in their right hands the trumpets they were to blow, they shouted, “A sword for the Lord and for Gideon!” 21 While each man held his position around the camp, all the Midianites ran, crying out as they fled. (judges 7:19-21)
A sword for the Lord and for Gideon!
With only 300 men, using the trumpets, the jars and the torches, God defeated the Midianites and gave the victory to Gideon and the people of Israel.
When we use our faith and obey the Lord our God, He fights our battles for us, He gives us victory no matter how strong is our enemy.
Gideon and the 300 men were courageous to go against an army of thousands armed men with a trumpet, a jar and a torch because God was with them. We should never be afraid of the circumstances that surround us, if we just obey what the word of God says, He will give us victory.
Watch the full movie on Sunday January the 1st.
Daniel was revolted against the problems in his life, Not against God. That’s why the Lord chose him. He did not accept to hide in the caves, he did not accept to watch Israel’s enemies, the Midianites take everything that belongs to them. But instead of sitting around complaining and moaning, he decided to go out and work. God saw his good heart and courage and decide to use him to set the people of Israel free from the oppression of their enemies.
And the Angel of the Lord appeared to him and said to him: “The lord is with you, you mighty man of valor.”
The revolt of the Spirit is Faith, its courage, not anger or rebellion. If we are facing a problem, we can’t be upset or angry at nobody. We cant misbehave and talk back, we can disobey and disrespect. We must use our faith and courage just like Gideon and fight against what oppresses us.
And God will use us to defeat our enemies.
And the Lord said to him, “surely I will be with you, and you shall defeat the Midianites as one man.”
Have children identify in the pictures, what symbolizes the spiritual revolt and what is not.