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Gideon's Fleece

You can learn so much from the stories in the Bible that is not noticeable if you just surface read the story.

For instance, look at Gideon's  fleece. (Judges 6:36-40)

Now Gideon is wanting to test the Lord to see if He is really the One who is behind Gideon's call to serve. So he puts out a fleece and the Lord makes the fleece wet with dew while the ground is dry. Then Gideon realizes that fleece will naturally soak up water, so he tests the Lord again. This time the fleece is dry while the ground is wet.

Look at the symbolism used here. You have two fleece - one is wet with dew, one is dry. What is a fleece in the real world? It is the "covering" of the lamb. Who is the Lamb? It is Christ (John 1:29). What is dew in the real world? It is the moisture that waters the grass. Who is the moisture that waters grass? Grass = people (Is. 40:6-7) The moisture is the Holy Spirit. (see Hosea 6:3, 14:5, Joel 2:28)

So here in the story of Gideon, we have pictured two groups of people. Gideon represents God's people. Both are in the church. Both claim to be wearing the covering of the Lamb (Christ's robe of Righteousness). The difference between these two groups is that one is soaked in the Holy Spirit, while one is dry!

 

The Two Adams 

And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression. 1 Tim. 2:14

The first Adam had a wife named Eve, who was deceived by Satan and fell into sin. Because he loved his wife so much, he took and ate the fruit and by so doing, took the penalty of sin (death) upon himself.

The second Adam (Christ) had a wife (church), who was deceived by Satan and fell into sin. Because He loved His wife so much, He took the penalty of sin (death) upon Himself.

For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.  1 Cor. 15:22