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Purpose Conference 2024: An Ox Goad, a Stick, and a Loaf of Bread. (Session 1) - Pastor Jason McKinnies | January 28th , 2024
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1. Insignificant People with Insignificant Weapons
a. Shamgar (Judges 3:31)
i. Killed 600 Philistines with an Ox Goad
b. Samson (Judges 15)
i. Killed 1000 with a Jawbone of Donkey
c. David (1 Samuel 17)
i. Killed one giant but liberated a nation with a sling and 5 stones
d. Joshua (Joshua 6)
i. With a Ram’s Horn and a Shout destroyed Jericho
e. Jael (Judges 4:21)
i. Utilized a hammer and tent peg to bring victory.
f. Gideon (Judges 6 through chapter 8)
i. Gideon is described as a loaf of barley and used empty pitchers,
torches, and trumpets, to destroy the Midianites.
2. The Weapons of our Warfare (2 Corinthians 10:3-7)
a. The Weapon of Prayer (Philippians 4:6-7; James 5:16; 2 Corinthians 10:3-4)
i. Prayer is a weapon that demolishes strongholds; breaks chains and
invites the presence and power of God into our lives.
b. The Weapon of Praise (Psalm 34:1; Psalm 47:6-7; Acts 16:25-26)
i. Praise is the expression of adoration, gratitude, and honor towards
God, it positions God in the proper place in our hearts and minds.
c. The Weapon of Worship (Psalm 29:2; John 4:23-24; 2 Chronicles 20:21-22)
i. Worship is more than singing songs, it is a posture of surrendering
to the Lord. Worship is a weapon that invites the presence of God,
it breaks walls down and releases His glory and power into the
3. The Key to our Weapons (2 Corinthians 10:3-6)

Notice that it is weapons in the plural not in the singular. There is
more than just one weapon.
God gave each of us a gift, something that we are to use to minister to each other well (1 Peter 4:10-11). In using our gifts we minister to the body, bring glory to God who has dominion forever (dominance)! When we use, what God has given to us, when we put ourselves and what God has given to us into the hands of a mighty God, we are weapons that pull down strongholds, bring down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bring every thought into captivity to the
obedience of Christ.

God takes the seemingly insignificant and brings great victory.
God takes the broken, downtrodden, seemingly insignificant and
anoints them to be mighty weapons of warfare against the darkness
of the enemy.
What can God do through you? What has God placed in your hand,
use what you have, where you are, and use it now to bring victory
for Jesus!