A Mother in Israel!

“Judges 4: 3-5 says, “And the children of Israel cried unto the LORD: for he (Sisera) had nine hundred chariots of iron; and twenty years he mightily oppressed the children of Israel. And Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lapidoth, she judged Israel at that time. And she dwelt under the palm tree of Deborah between Ramah and Beth-el in mount Ephraim: and the children of Israel came up to her for judgment.” What is interesting about Deborah is that she dwelt under the palm tree of Deborah. This tree of Deborah was not the Deborah of the book of Judges tree, but another Deborah: Genesis 35: 6-8 says, “So Jacob came to Luz, which is in the land of Canaan, that is Beth-el, he and all the people that were with him. And he built there an altar, and called the place El-beth-el: because there God appeared unto him, when he fled from the face of his brother. But Deborah Rebekah’s nurse died, and she was buried beneath Beth-el under an oak: and the name of it was called Allon-bachuth.” The Deborah of Genesis was Rebekah’s midwife. But she was buried under Beth-el, which name means the House of God. The foundation of every House of God should be those who help birth people out of the darkness into the light. The Deborah of the book of Judges understood that she was a midwife to help bring deliverance to Israel. God appears to us in our Beth-el experiences. But if God is appearing to you, He might be telling you that you are to bring deliverance! Judges 5:7 says “The inhabitants of the villages ceased, they ceased in Israel, until that I Deborah arose, that I arose a mother in Israel.” There was no King in the land, So a Mother rose up in Israel! It was a Mother’s intercession that kept us safe when we didn’t know God!! Take the time to thank God for your mother that prayed for you the best “she” knew how.” 

-Anthony Booker

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