- Published: Tuesday, 08 May 2018 16:01
- Written by Bethany Looyenga
Most blessed of women is Jael, the wife of Heber the Kenite, most blessed of tent-dwelling women. He asked for water, she gave him milk. In a magnificent bowl she brought cream. Her hand on a tent peg, her right hand on a workman's hammer; she struck Sisera, she crushed his skull, she shattered and pierced his temple. Between her feet he sank, he fell, he lay; between her feet he sank, he fell; where he sank, there he fell, overpowered.
Sisera was an enemy of Israel. In an effort to get away from the battle, he went into Jael's tent where she gave him something to drink and a bed to rest on. When he was in a deep sleep, she secretly went into the tent and killed him. Because of her boldness and courage, she was a heroine. She boldly took the opportunity that God had laid before her and saved her nation.
How is the enemy of your soul crushing your spirit today? Is God asking you to step up in boldness and crush him? Jael interceded in battle, you can too. Jael saved the next generation, and through boldness of prayer, intercession for the generation behind you, so can you! You too can take a stand between God and the enemy that taunts you, He gives you the power to take down the strongman in your life.
Sometimes, I forget this. I can become overwhelmed or allow myself to listen to the lies of the enemy, rather than use the boldness that has been granted to me and slay the lies. So, today I declare boldness over myself and over you. Boldness to be in action, like Jael, and move towards freedom.