And Israel was greatly impoverished because of the Midianites; and the children of Israel cried unto the LORD.
JUDGES 6:6 KJV
The oppression that Israel suffered at the hands of the Midianites was an economic oppression. When the enemy comes against God’s people it is always to impoverish. “You will own nothing and be happy” sure sounds a lot like poverty, doesn’t it? The Great Reset has one purpose and that is to suppress God’s ekklesia in the earth.
Verse 4 of Judges chapter 6 says that the Midianites and their associates destroyed the increase of the earth and left no sustenance for the children of Israel. This is happening right now in Britain with supermarkets destroying perfectly good food and manufacturing shortages.
And there came an angel of the LORD, and sat under an oak which was in Ophrah, that pertained unto Joash the Abi-ezrite: and his son Gideon threshed wheat by the winepress, to hide it from the Midianites. And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him, and said unto him, The LORD is with thee, thou mighty man of valour.
JUDGES 6:11,12 KJV
Because of the economic bondage the nation is under, Gideon is conducting his business clandestinely. He is threshing his wheat in a hidden space because if he did it in the open, the Midianites could confiscate his wheat. Note that the Angel of the Lord appeared. Some scholars believe this was a theophany i.e. a pre-incarnate appearance of Jesus.
We must see the context here. The Angel of the Lord comes to a businessman who is being pressed by enemies who are keeping him bound by poverty.
This Angel of the Lord says to him: “YHWH is with thee, thou mighty man of valour.” The Hebrew word for valour used here is chayil (Strongs H2429). An alternative meaning to valour is wealth or riches.
The Lord here is telling this man Gideon that he has a different destiny to being an impoverished businessman eking out a living under economic oppression, hiding from his oppressors. His destiny is to be a mighty man of courage, riches and wealth in the earth! He is not to dwell in the outhouse of lack but is to be a mighty champion and giant of wealth.
You will notice here if you read this chapter that this encounter with the Angel of YHWH is a call to Gideon to lead the nation of Israel and liberate the people. Gideon had to see his true identity, calling and destiny. He was not a slave under a cruel economic system; he was a champion of wealth and a bold, valourous man. He was called to lead and defeat systemic poverty in the land.
The call of leadership in a business capacity is not about making money for personal consumption and satisfaction; it is about lifting the oppressed out of poverty and the bondage poverty brings.
Destroying the works of the devil necessitates the destruction of any system that seeks to impoverish people. Babylon must fall because it is built upon foundations that crush and oppress people fiscally. In this respect, the “isms” of man-created systems such as communism, socialism, fascism etc are just different means of keeping some in poverty while an emerging elite rules over them. This is not Kingdom. Indeed, one of the earliest shifts in the paradigm we saw in the early ekklesia in Acts was that the wealthier of the new converts ensured that poverty had no place in the fledgling Christ-followers community by providing funds to lift the poorer converts into a place of economic parity. As a result, none of them lacked.
King-priest ministry is a call to lead the nation. The ekklesia must function as a Gideon’s army to destroy the oppression of the Midianites over people. In our generation this means the combine of globalist politicians, media, business corporations and social engineers whose true agenda is to impoverish and enslave us.
One meaning of the word chayil is armies or forces. Gideon’s call into leadership made him a warrior and military commander. As God’s ekklesia we are called to fight for the liberation of the poor and the nation in general.
Our King is seated at the right hand of the Majesty on high, awaiting till His enemies be made His footstool. This is our assignment and our mission as mighty men and women of chayil in the earth.