Song Of Deborah


THE SONG OF DEBORAH

 

Deborah is the fourth judge listed in the book of Judges. The prophetic anointing on Deborah was extraordinarily powerful for 40 years!

Some people today refer to Deborah as the mother of Israel because of the Song of Deborah and Barak found in Judges 5. The victory to which the Bible refers is the victory of the Israelites over the Egyptian forces supporting forces of Sisera the general of Jabin the king of Hazor. Barak agreed to this only after Deborah agreed to accompany him into battle.

Judges 4:9 recounts Deborah's assent to Barak's request: And she said, I will surely go with thee: notwithstanding the journey that thou takest shall not be for thine honour; for YHWH shall sell Sisera into the hand of a woman. And Deborah arose, and went with Barak to Kadesh. According to the Biblical account, the Israelites went out to meet the army of Sisera in battle. When Deborah saw the army, she said, according to Judges 4:14: Up; for this [is] the day in which YHWH hath delivered Sisera into thine hand: is not YHWH gone out before thee? So Barak went down from Mount Tabor, and ten thousand men after him. As Deborah prophesied, YHWH gave the victory to the Israelites. The Egyptian leader, Sisera, fled the battle site seeking refuge in the tent of the woman Jael, a brave and independent leader. Jael was the woman who, in the Biblical account, killed the enemy leader, Sisera. The Biblical account of Deborah ends in Judges 5.

Judges 5:6-11.) Deborah describes the distressed state of Israel under the tyranny of Jabin, that their salvation might appear more gracious. She shows what brought this misery upon them. It was their idolatry. They chose new gods, with new names. But under all these images, Satan was worshipped.

Deborah was a mother to Israel, by diligently promoting the salvation of their souls. She calls on those who shared the advantages of this great salvation, to offer up thanks to YHWH for it.

This is YHWH's doing. In these acts of his, justice was executed on his enemies. In times of persecution, YHWH's ordinances, the walls of salvation, whence the waters of life are drawn, are resorted to at the hazard of the lives of those who attend them. At all times Satan will endeavour to hinder the believer from drawing near to the throne of favour (grace). Notice YHWH's kindness to his trembling people.

It is the delight of YHWH to protect those who are most exposed, and to help the weakest!

Will you and I be a DEBORAH in times of need and distress? Let's find inspiration in her!

This was story about Deborah was donated by Sister Iluminada Williams

 

"SHIRAT DEVORAH" = "THE SONG OF DEBORAH"

 

Shirat Devorah means "the Song of Deborah". Devorah was the only woman who was both a judge and a prophetess. She was also a poet.

Little is known about Deborah's personal life. In the Book of Judges, it was stated that she is the wife of Lappidoth (meaning "torches"). But since this name is not found outside of the Book of Judges, it might simply mean that Deborah herself was a "fiery" spirit. She was a poet and she rendered her judgments beneath a palm tree between Ramah and Bethel in the land of Benjamin.

 

Deborah is the fourth judge listed in the book of Judges. The prophetic anointing on Deborah was extraordinarily powerful for 40 years!

Some people today refer to Deborah as the mother of Israel because of the "Song of Deborah and Barak" found in Judges 5. The victory to which the Bible refers is the victory of the Israelites over the Egyptian forces supporting forces of Sisera the general of Jabin the king of Hazor. Barak agreed to this only after Deborah agreed to accompany him into battle.

Judges 4:9 recounts Deborah's assent to Barak's request: "And she said, I will surely go with thee: notwithstanding the journey that thou takest shall not be for thine honour; for YHWH shall sell Sisera into the hand of a woman. And Deborah arose, and went with Barak to Kadesh." According to the Biblical account, the Israelites went out to meet the army of Sisera in battle. When Deborah saw the army, she said, according to Judges 4:14: "Up; for this [is] the day in which YHWH hath delivered Sisera into thine hand: is not YHWH gone out before thee? So Barak went down from Mount Tabor, and ten thousand men after him." As Deborah prophesied, YHWH gave the victory to the Israelites. The Egyptian leader, Sisera, fled the battle site seeking refuge in the tent of the woman Jael, a brave and independent leader. Jael was the woman who, in the Biblical account, killed the enemy leader, Sisera. The Biblical account of Deborah ends in Judges 5.

Judges 5:6-11.)
Deborah describes the distressed state of Israel under the tyranny of Jabin, that their salvation might appear more gracious. She shows what brought this misery upon them. It was their idolatry. They chose new gods, with new names. But under all these images, Satan was worshipped.

Deborah was a mother to Israel, by diligently promoting the salvation of their souls. She calls on those who shared the advantages of this great salvation, to offer up thanks to YHWH for it.

This is YHWH's doing. In these acts of his, justice was executed on his enemies. In times of persecution, YHWH's ordinances, the walls of salvation, whence the waters of life are drawn, are resorted to at the hazard of the lives of those who attend them. At all times Satan will endeavour to hinder the believer from drawing near to the throne of favour (grace). Notice YHWH's kindness to his trembling people.

It is the delight of YHWH to protect those who are most exposed, and to help the weakest!

Will you and I be a "DEBORAH" in times of need and distress? Let's find inspiration in her!

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