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Dear Bros in Christ,

Proverbs 27:17 As iron sharpens iron, So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.
Brothers in Christ, this weekly encouragement is sent and meant to be an encouragement to all and to build up and edify in the Lord Jesus Christ. Oikodome means "Builder". The Lord
has put this on my heart to send out a monthly Iron Man Oikodome {oy-kod-om-ay'} to build up and encourage the men who love and follow Jesus Christ in their walk with Him.
Hebrews 3:13 "But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin's deceitfulness."
PRAYER REQUESTS: If you have any prayer requests please send them and I will send them out to the bros for prayer, if privacy is needed I will send in a discreet way.


JUDGES 7:4-7 But the LORD said to Gideon, The people are still too many; bring
them down to the water, and I will test them for you there. Then it will be, that of
whom I say to you, This one shall go with you, the same shall go with you; and
of whomever I say to you, This one shall not go with you, the same shall not
go. Gideon listened to God! So he brought the people down to the water. And the
LORD said to Gideon, Everyone who laps from the water with his tongue, as a
dog laps, you shall set apart by himself; likewise everyone who gets down on his
knees to drink. Gideon followed directions from God! And the number of those who
lapped, putting their hand to their mouth, was three hundred men; but all the
rest of the people got down on their knees to drink water. Then the LORD said to
Gideon, By the three hundred men who lapped I will save you, and deliver the
Midianites into your hand. Let all the other people go, every man to his place.
Gideon obeyed God!
Bros what we dont read in this story is Gideon arguing with the Lord and saying Lord are you
kidding- 300 men? What can we do with 300 men? Wow Lord we will get slaughtered, we need
more men Lord, dont worry Lord you made a mistake- Ill take all the men and get the job
You know bros when you leave everything in the Lords hands He can and will do awesome
things according to His will not our will. Remember the five loafs and two fishMatthew
14:19-21Then He commanded the multitudes to sit down on the grass. And He took the five
loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke and gave the loaves to
the disciples; and the disciples gave to the multitudes. So they all ate and were filled, and they
took up twelve baskets full of the fragments that remained. Now those who had eaten were
about five thousand men, besides women and children.
He can multiply anything in His hands- we dont know how He does His math, its not
common core that is for sure, but it always adds up to victory! Whether it is feeding 5000 men
plus woman & children with five loaves and two fish or winning a battle against 135K armed
warriors with 300 men holding torches and trumpets- God is able, He is victorious!
He does love us bros, just as He loved and used Gideon mightily for His glory & honor He can
use us when we listen, follow & obey. We are more than conquerors through Christ-amen!
There is victory in Jesus! Romans 8:37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors
through Him who loved us. Romans 12:21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with
good. Romans 12:21 Don't let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good.
Daniel Wright
Proverbs 27:17

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