GOD saw Gideon and named him a Valiant Warrior before Gideon was ever aware that any sort of warrior-like quality could possibly exist within him. God met Gideon “down in the winepress” and reminded him of who he was. Sometimes our circumstances can position us in the very place where He can meet us and prove to us who He says we are. God told Gideon he was a Valiant Warrior, and indeed he was!
And all throughout Gideon’s story, we read how God made him a valiant warrior; filling him with His spirit, answering his prayers, giving him the wisdom to sift men as wheat, scaling down his army to only 300, and going against the enemy into an intense battle with weapons of trumpets and empty jars! This could only be–Valiant Warrior Gideon!
Gideon learned this new name for himself by BELIEVING GOD and listening to the call of God on his life! Gideon believed he was who God said he was. The Lord says this to you: ‘Be not afraid or dismayed at this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.