Fleeces and Lots

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God’s language is spiritual, mysterious, and supernatural. What else do you call it when there is dew on a fleece of wool and not on the floor, or on the floor but not on the fleece? In Judges 6:36–40, Gideon asked the Lord for a sign, directing where the dew should appear. Gideon was asking for confirmation, and the Lord lovingly responded to Gideon’s request by doing exactly that. In New Testament times, the eleven disciples trusted God to reveal the replacement for Judas when they prayed before drawing lots. 

“You, Lord, who know the hearts of all men, show which one of these two You have chosen” (Acts 1:24).

Does God still speak through fleeces and lots? Yes, I believe that He does! However, I will admonish you to handle these signs with care. The hearts of both Gideon and the disciples were in the right place at the time they asked for those kinds of specific signs.

These all with one mind were continually devoting themselves to prayer (Acts 1:14).

A devotion to prayer, humility, and faith are critical when using this type of confirmation. 

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