ESV - 13 When Gideon came, behold, a man was telling a dream to his comrade. And he said, "Behold, I dreamed a dream, and behold, a cake of barley bread tumbled into the camp of Midian and came to the tent and struck it so that it fell and turned it upside down, so that the tent lay flat.
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The 9th prophecy in Judges Judg. 8:7. The prophecy contained three elements: 1. Dream: a cake of barley bread tumbled into the host of Midian, came into a tent, struck, overturned, and flattened it. 2. Interpretation: This is nothing but the sword of Gideon, for God has delivered the host of Midian into his hands 3. Application: Arise, for the Lord has delivered the host of Midian into your hand (Judg. 7:15) Judges 7:13-14 (KJV) 13 And when Gideon was come, behold, there was a man that told a dream unto his fellow, and said, Behold, I dreamed a dream, and, lo, a cake of barley bread tumbled into the host of Midian, and came unto a tent, and smote it that it fell, and overturned it, that the tent lay along. 14 And his fellow answered and said, This is nothing else save the sword of Gideon the son of Joash, a man of Israel: for into his hand hath God delivered Midian, and all the host.. This was proof that God had inspired both the dream and the interpretation; all Gideon needed to do was apply it. Never in history has there been a more seemingly foolish plan of battle. Evidently, God gave Gideon these instructions and he was simply carrying them out to the letter. He was content after four signs that God would give the victory. The plan was simple: 1. Divide the 300 men into 3 companies. 2. Put a trumpet in the hand of every man, with an empty pitcher, and a lamp burning within the pitcher. 3. Surround the camp of the enemy and do exactly as the leader did. When he blew the trumpet all should do so, breaking the pitchers, holding the lamps in their left hands, and crying, "The sword of the Lord and of Gideon" (Judg. 7:17-20). Imagine 301 trumpets (counting Gideon's) blasting all at once when the whole camp of the enemy was asleep, then waking to see 301 lamps burning all around the camp, and hearing the breaking of pitchers and 301 loud voices crying, "The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon." This would be startling in itself without the added confusion produced supernaturally by the Lord. The Midianites, believing that a huge army had suddenly made an attack, fled in all directions. These lamps were torches, which would smoulder in a jar or pitcher, and burst into flame when taken out and waved.
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