The word nahash means “serpent” in Hebrew, and bezek means “lightning.”
1 Samuel 11:1-2,6-8 (ESV)
Then Nahash the Ammonite went up and besieged Jabesh-gilead, and all the men of Jabesh said to Nahash, “Make a treaty with us, and we will serve you.” But Nahash the Ammonite said to them, “On this condition I will make a treaty with you, that I gouge out all your right eyes, and thus bring disgrace on all Israel.” . . .
And the Spirit of God rushed upon Saul when he heard these words, and his anger was greatly kindled. He took a yoke of oxen and cut them in pieces and sent them throughout all the territory of Israel by the hand of the messengers, saying, “Whoever does not come out after Saul and Samuel, so shall it be done to his oxen!” Then the dread of the Lord fell upon the people, and they came out as one man. When he mustered them at Bezek, the people of Israel were three hundred thousand, and the men of Judah thirty thousand.
Your people perish for lack of vision. Grant to the schools in the Mississippi Delta Your vision.
Only with Your help can they do this, Lord. Marshall on behalf of the schools the resources and persons needed for the schools to step into their identity in You. Just as lightning is preceded by a channel of ionized air called a “leader,” raise up “leaders” for each school.
May these “leaders” guard and protect the schools from compromise with ungodly principles. No treaties with “serpents.”
Only with Your help can this be done, Lord. Only with Your help can the “serpents” be defeated. Amen.