Deborah: Anointed Woman

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Deborah: Anointed Woman (Judges 4:1-5)

#1 People -“devoid of the Spirit” = generations w/o God – 0 prayer/church/Bible/worship 

#2. People w/Spirit = 1. Weirdos 2. Immoral = ???STAND OR SURRENDER 

  1. Surrender (own eyes)– unholy spirits (“Baal, Baals, Asherah, the gods” =24x Judges)
  2. Stand (God’s eyes) – HS Anointing 1. On 2. In 3. Thru POWER = oil flows (oily XNs’)

HS anointing flows down from a LEADER (installed w/anointing oil) 

Christ = “anointed one”; Lk. 4:18 “the Spirit is upon me…he has anointed me”

=Jesus 1. Judge 2. Anointed Leader 

Christians – Sense of hope, expectancy, power 

  1. You can get a new/fresh anointing (Deborah) 
  2. You cannot lose your salvation, but you can lose your anointing (people) 

Abraham – Exodus – Moses Desert Deut. – Joshua Promised Land Dies – Judges

Anointing Killer #1: Greed Judges 1:27–28 (cf. Deuteronomy 7:2) …[they] did not drive out the inhabitants…the Canaanites persisted in dwelling in that land. When Israel grew strong, they put the Canaanites to forced labor, but did not drive them out completely.

  1. We are often our own worst enemy 
  2. Big destruction begins with a little compromise 
  3. Abused people abuse people unless they heal (slaves to slave masters) 
  4. Evil people will benefit you until they gut you  
  5. =Jesus “you cannot serve God & $”
  6. God wants you to be rich…on the INSIDE (what’s your choice?)

= Culture is run by Canaanites – legalized & monetized sin (sex, drugs, lying) 

I need the graphic on money, and the one on religion

Anointing Killer #2: Tolerance Judges 2:1–3 (cf. Deuteronomy 12:3) the angel of the LORD…said, “I brought you up from Egypt and brought you into the land that I swore to give to your fathers. I said, ‘I will never break my covenant with you, and you shall make no covenant with the inhabitants of this land; you shall break down their altars.’ But you have not obeyed my voice…they shall become thorns in your sides, and their gods shall be a snare to you.” 

  1. God & demons involved in nations, politics, wars, economies, & cultures 
  2. Tolerance is counterfeit of repentance. Tolerance leads to demons being in charge 

Rev 2:20 Jesus “I have this against you, that you tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess and is teaching and seducing my servants to practice sexual immorality…”

  1. Jesus can get you out of Egypt, but only you can get Egypt out of you. 

=Syncretism & Apostasy  = WOKE

-“husband/wife”, “brothers/sisters doesn’t take into account nonbinary”, =gay marriage 

-Bible – husband/120+; wife/360+; brother/800+; sister/120+ 

=TODAY: Judges 21:25 “Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.”Hard vs Soft Woke

Anointing Killer #3: Worthless Men Judges 2:7–12 (cf. Deuteronomy 6:6–7) the people served the LORD all the days of Joshua…And Joshua…died at the age of 110 years….there arose another generation after them who did not know the LORD or the work that he had done…And the people…did what was evil in the sight of the LORD and served the Baals. And they abandoned the LORD, the God of their fathers, who had brought them out of the land of Egypt. They went after other gods, from among the gods of the peoples who were around them…And they provoked the LORD to anger.

Anointed Man as Leader– Marriage – Kids = Family Cornerstone 

Ancient Cancel Culture – Baal had God removed from all education/information 

Pastor Dad (Scripture & Testimony) 

  1. -NOT social media 
  2. -NOT gov’t schools (languages, print press, 217 yrs xn, Dewey & Mann) 

-Not media  

Only 3.4% of journalists are Republican.

  1. We are always 1 generation away from the end of the Church 

I need this chart: “Gen Z More Likely to Say They Were Never Religious”

I need this chart: “Most Gen Zers Do Not Believe It’s Necessary to Raise Children in a Religion

-Gen Z born 1997-2012 (ages 12-27) = middle/high/college/young adult 

=TODAY: Judges 21:25 “Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.”

Anointing Killer #4: Perversion Judges 3:5–8 (cf. Deuteronomy 7:3–4 ) the people of Israel lived among the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites. And their daughters they took to themselves for wives, and their own daughters they gave to their sons, and they served their gods. And the people did…evil in the sight of the LORD. They forgot the LORD their God and served the Baals and the Asheroth. Therefore the anger of the LORD was kindled…and he sold them into the hand of…[the] king [of] Mesopotamia…eight years.

INTERMARRIAGE – 2 religions marry = highest divorce rate

  • You don’t just marry a person, you also marry their spirit (seduction, control, deception)

“Baal” “Baals” “Baal__”– Highest rank Canaanite demon = “master”, “Lord”, “owner” =Prosperity

“Asherah” “goddess” “queen” “mother” 1.Alcohol/2.Prost/3.Trans/4.Porn                    =Pleasure 

  • Sex is a religion. Sexuality is a sacrament “offer your body as living sacrifice”
  • We have separated sex from A. Marriage B. Children 

=Abortion & Fatherlessness 

-Roe v Wade 1973 

-Since 1968 the number of children w/o father has doubled to 18.4 million children

-Of 100 countries surveyed, US has highest % fatherlessness, 300% higher global avg

-Majority hildren born to women under 30 are born out of wedlock without a father. 

-Less than half of adults grew up with a mother and father. 

????Individual vs Social Framework 

“The 2 Parent Privilege” 

Judges 300 Year Prophetic Sin Cycle 

Step 1: God’s people willfully do evil and welcome the demonic. 

Step 2: God becomes angry and hands them over to painful consequences. 

Step 3: God’s people finally cry out for help.

Step 4: God raises up an anointed leader to deliver them from the demonic. 

Step 5: God’s people return to Step 1 and repeat the processes over and over

  1. What is the sin cycle in your life?
  2. What is the generational sin cycle in your family? 

Judges 4 And the people of Israel again did what was evil in the sight of the LORD after Ehud died. 2 And the LORD sold them into the hand of Jabin king of Canaan, who reigned in Hazor. The commander of his army was Sisera, who lived in Harosheth-hagoyim. 3 Then the people of Israel cried out to the LORD for help, for he had 900 chariots of iron and he oppressed the people of Israel cruelly for twenty years. 4 Now Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lappidoth, was judging Israel at that time. 5 She used to sit under the palm of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in the hill country of Ephraim, and the people of Israel came up to her for judgment.

1.Evil is like gravity. If you don’t fight it, everyone & everything gets pulled toward hell. 

2.Anointing flows down from leaders (world hates hierarchy, authority, chain command) 

  • Ehud (Judges 3) – godly warrior, left handed assassin of Eglon = 80 yrs peace
  • No godly leader or anointing or peace 

Sisera, ancient legend “When he was 30 years old, he had conquered the whole world. At the sound of his voice the strongest of walls fell in a heap, & the wild animals in the woods were chained to the spot by fear. The proportions of his body were vast beyond description. If he took a bath in the river, & dived beneath the surface, enough fish were caught in his beard to feed a multitude, & it required no less than 900 horses to draw the chariot in which he rode.”

  • Israel invaded by terrorists from Palestine w/900 iron chariots (tank vs stick) 
  • DEBORAH! – wife, prophetess, judge, military strategist, worship leader

=1 anointed person can make all the difference!

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Judges 4:3 “oppressed cruelly”, “ruled with cruelty and violence”, “made life unbearable”, “forcefully” & “ruthlessly oppressed”. 

Judges 4:3 the people…cried out to the Lord for help…

Our cry goes up!      Fresh anointing comes down!

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