THE ANGEL OF THE LORD

There is an amazing account of an appearance to a Judge in Israel, called Gideon. The Israelites were under the tyranny of the Midianites – a people who were offcprings of the giants of Genesis 6.Gideon was threshing wheat to hide it from them. Suddenly someone came and said, ‘The Lord is with you courageous warrior’ It was the Angel of the Lord. His visit was of a rather long duration. All of that time He showed Himself to be willing to listen to Gideon on friendly terms, and wouldl comply with Gdeon’s reuests. This was an epithany, an appearacne of that Angel who was to have gone before Israel to the Promised Land of Canaan. He was God’s Christ before His incarnation as Jesus,appearing as a man for a short period of time. This occurred fairly often with different ones in the Old Testament. Gideon wanted to prepare a meal for Him, so he said he would go and do such and ‘Please stay here till I come back’. The Lord said ‘I will stay here until you com back’. This is amazing that such as Gideon, a human, could have such an experience. It fills one with awe. Then on the disappearance eventually of this Angel of the Lord , Gideon feared because he realised he had seen the Lord Himself. The Lord said to hin ‘You are safe you are not going to die’. God had work for him to do as he led the Children of Israel on a conquering path. Fascinating!#BibleStudy #Jews #Christian #IreneBonneyFaulkes #Truth #Teaching #wordofgod

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