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I’ll leave that to your imagination I

could get real graphic here

you know and as the intro spilled no no

and they found the blade that had

previously been on the thigh of the

judge now I just leave it to the



you can’t unsee this right the fact

closes all in over the blade so now the

blade is still hidden

sucks the blade up in there the weapon

is hidden first on ihat’s Thai and then

in eglin’s belly

everything in the passage is hidden


when they found the key they unlocked

the door and that spoke to me

about how

the unlock

for the nation of Israel after 18 years

of chains of Oppression metaphorically

speaking not that they were physically

in Chains although some some of them


but the Captivity

that was a part of this cycle

was unlocked

by a man with the left hand from the


of the right hand


many times in my life I have limited


because I’m left-handed

again just to be clear

in case this video is ever made public

or in case I send it to a friend who is

Left-Handed and you are offended and you

send me an article on seven reasons that

left-handed people are more likely to go

to Harvard

be the president and win an Oscar

and send me all the Geniuses that were

left-handed and talk about whoa

ambidextrous and boom boom boom boom

boom no I don’t

I don’t really okay well send me the

Articles I’m sure I’ll find them

interesting and then I’ll put those in

the illustration too because here

there is a clear literary

device that the author of Judges is

saying Benjamin son of my right hand

a judge that the Bible doesn’t even say

the Spirit came on who was left-handed

had a secret meeting

and God used an 18 inch 18 inch weapon a

left-handed man in a secret place to

deliver a nation I think

there are

secret weapons that you have that you

sometimes don’t recognize because you

get discouraged right Isaiah goes on to

say in Isaiah 49

verse 3 he said to me you are my servant

Israel and whom I will display my

Splendor well

Isaiah comes long after the Book of

Judges but you know when he says you are

my servant Israel Isaiah is not just

talking about himself he’s talking about

the whole nation

and he’s prophesying about Jesus the

Messiah but in this case watch what he

says I said verse 4 I have labored in

vain I’ve spent my strength for nothing

at all wow

I have spent my strength for nothing at


man I’m doing everything I know to do


I’m I’m left-handed I’m I’m weak and you


the next verse

it really hit home for me and brought

this thing together in verse 4 part B he

said yet what is do me because he’s

feeling like a little bit of self-pity

he’s not seeing the results he’s not

feeling like he’s making a difference

the nation is not turning back and in

this particular instance he’s preaching

and prophesying

but you might feel like that with the

Investments that you’re making of your

time you might feel like that with the

way that you’re trying to create

relationships you may be in a season of

feeling rejection you may just feel like

man I’m not getting any progress or any

traction I keep getting sick in my body

over and over again and I keep having to

reset and I can’t move forward I I keep

going back into

you know this old pattern and

it seems like it’s all for nothing well

if you feel like that and you’ve been

saying things like that lately I’ve

spent my strength for nothing at all

you need this this next part of the

verse yet

verse 4B Isaiah 49 yet what is Do Me

is in the Lord hand excuse me it wasn’t

as powerful I messed it up yet what is

Do Me

is in the Lord’s


and my reward

is with my God what is do me say this

out loud what is Do Me

is in the Lord’s hands

see because I’m his servant it’s his

purpose it’s his will it’s his word it’s

his word so God get me out of self-pity

oh why does nobody appreciate me why

don’t they see

and put the shine on me why is nobody

thanking me all of those things are

natural to feel but get this in your

spirit yet what is Do Me

is in the Lord’s

hand which one sometimes the left one

sometimes God is going to bless you out

of his left hand

look for it in the left hand watch for

the left hand

watch for God

to take somebody that you weren’t even

trying to impress or get to notice you

and bring them over to help you with

something that you needed help with

watch for God point you to somebody who

isn’t looking for you let’s don’t just

get in a selfish mindset we got to think

like Servants of the Lord here

and watch for God to say I want you to

be the left hand in this situation

I want you to offer to do that for them

I want you to make a difference in this

situation and nobody’s expecting you and

you need to blow a trumpet in fact do it

in secret don’t even blow the trumpet

about it don’t announce it oh I’m coming

to help just be that that left-handed

that sneaky secret weapon that God can

use don’t have to preface things when

you encourage people I want to encourage

you today just slip a little

encouragement him boom do it so much

that they don’t even know it was you

they just did it like it was from God or

they think they thought of it one of my

favorite things people tell me

after I preach is I loved when you said

blank blank blank and I didn’t say any

of that because I feel like I got them

tapped into the Holy Spirit and the

spirit said that and the spirit is way

smarter than Pastor Stephen so we did

our job Lord boom you got him with the

left hand boom got my left hand bought a

sneaky jab that’s that jab right there

that’s God coming in to do a work in

your life through the left hand watch

for the left hand the unlock is in the

left hand how many times did I think

that I wasn’t going to be a good

songwriter for worship music because of

my vocal limitations oh man I can’t sing

like that guy or that person I don’t

even know all the music theory and maybe

I should have studied more and learned

the music theory

maybe I could have maybe I could have

I’m sure I could have I know I could

have I could have paid more attention to

those lessons I got a book somewhere

around here where the lessons are

sitting in a notebook I’ll find it

I don’t want to distract myself right

now but it’s a big thick green binder

where a guy named Daryl and Saint

Stephen’s South Carolina taught me I’d

go out there and drive to Saint

Stephen’s every what was it Tuesday