Not all battles are won with spears, bows, arrows, guns… this woman won a battle using milk.
Milk led a warrior to sleep and she nailed his coffin with a tent peg and hammer. God is super awesome. No weapon is too small. No gender is too weak when God is at work.
God’s tools of deliverance can be dynamically interesting. It could be Shamgar’s ox-goad with which he killed 600 Philistines. Ehud’s dagger was buried in the belly of King Eglon of Moab and led his Israel to victory against Moab.
The Lord gave Israel victory over the Midianites using 300 men armed with ram’s horns, clay jar, and torches: they were led by Gideon. The army led by Gideon was trimmed from 32,000 to 300 so the people may not boast in their own strength. As the Israelites blew the horns, Midianites panicked; fought each other to death, and others fled to death. Be at peace, no army is too small nor weapon too weak when God is on your side.
Don’t also forget Samson’s donkey jawbone with which he killed 1,000 men.
The Holy Spirit upon a person, no matter how weak or timid, miracles can happen.
THE WOMAN WHO KILLED WITH A CUDDLED MILK
Jael in the Bible was the wife of a man named Heber, who was a Kenite. The Kenites were related to the Midianites. Jael features in the book of Judges as a heroic woman who killed Sisera, the leader of King Jabin’s Canaanite army. Jabin was trying to conquer Israel, which was at that time under the leadership of Deborah, a prophetess and the only female to judge the nation of Israel.
When Sisera and his army came against Israel, Deborah sent word to Barak of the tribe of Naphtali that he was to fight the Canaanites and deliver Israel from Jabin’s hand. Barak was unwilling to go into battle without Deborah by his side. Deborah agreed to go with him but told him that, because of his reticence, a woman would get the honor of killing Sisera, the captain of Jabin’s army.
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As the Israelites were winning the battle, as prophesied by Deborah, Sisera left his decimated army at the Kishon River and fled on foot He came to Heber’s property and sought refuge there, knowing that Heber was in alliance with King Jabin. Heber’s wife, Jael, welcomed Sisera with the words “Come, my lord, come right in. Don’t be afraid”. She was strategically hospitable!
She brought Sisera into her tent, covered him with a blanket, and gave him some milk to drink. Jael was kind and hospitable, but she had an ulterior motive. After Sisera had eaten well and was asleep, Jael took a tent peg and a mallet and sneaked up on Sisera. She placed the tent peg’s point on his temple and hit the peg with the mallet, driving it through his temple with such force that it stuck in the ground on the other side of his head. Thus Sisera died.
Deborah’s prophecy was fulfilled: the honor of killing the captain of Jabin’s army went to a woman. That woman was Jael. As Barak pursued Sisera, he came to Heber’s settlement. Jael went to meet him and brought him into the tent to show him what she had done — Sisera’s body was lying there with a tent peg in his temple. Later, Barak and Deborah sang a song of the battle, and in the song, they honored Jael by name:
“Most blessed of women be Jael,
the wife of Heber the Kenite,
most blessed of tent-dwelling women.
He asked for water, and she gave him milk;
in a bowl fit for nobles, she brought him curdled milk.
Her hand reached for the tent peg,
her right hand for the workman’s hammer.
She struck Sisera, she crushed his head,
she shattered and pierced his temple.
At her feet he sank,
he fell; there he lay.
At her feet he sank, he fell;
where he sank, there he fell—dead” (Judges 5:24–27).
God is no respecter of gender. Gender is a limitation in the minds of the unGodly.
If God can kill a mighty warrior, using milk in the hands of a willing woman. You are not disadvantaged. Avail yourself. Let Him work through you. It’s not about you. It’s about Him.
It’s not about your ability but ‘CHRISTABILITY’.