“Now Jephthah the Gileadite was a mighty man of valour, and he was the son of an harlot: and Gilead begat Jephthah. And Gilead’s wife bare him sons; and his wife’s sons grew up, and they thrust out Jephthah, and said unto him, Thou shalt not inherit in our father’s house; for thou art the son of a strange woman.“ (Judg. 11:1&2)
The Bible passage above called Jephthah a mighty man of valour. Another translation called him a hero, which means he was celebrated. Albeit, in the passage of time, Jephthah saw himself slide from glory to grass and from something to nothing. One day he was celebrated, the next day he was rejected and thrust out of his father’s house. But Jephthah was the firstborn.
There are people who were the pacesetters in their families, in their communities, in their professions but have since lost their shine. Jephthah was celebrated in verse one but in verse two, they drove him out. Like Jephthah, there are many things people have been first at but for which they have nothing to show.
Is the following what is happening to you? You were first. The title of being first is there. You have the token but nothing to persuade anyone with. If that is your case, you have been garaged. That is, a limitation has been placed on you. Are you the first or the firstborn that nobody listens to? You are like that because your glory has not been allowed to shine. Like Jephthah, you have been driven out of your inheritance.
I have good news for you: The time for all that to change has come. By the authority in the name of Jesus Christ, I address your glory. I command it to shine. Shine and be celebrated today, in the name of Jesus.
Word of Wisdom: Better a glorious end than a glorious start with an inglorious end.
Prayer/Confession: I address you my glory and star; I command you to come out from behind where you were hidden and shine, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Further Reading: Genesis 39:1-21