“Five of you shall chase a hundred, and a hundred of you shall chase ten thousand, and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword.”
In a physical-literal sense, God really has fulfilled this Leviticus 26 prophecy throughout Israel’s storied history, using outnumbered and undersized and underqualified people to take down the giants of the world. Think of Elijah at Mt. Carmel, facing off against four hundred prophets of Baal and defeating them handedly. Think of David’s mighty men in 2 Samuel 23, one of whom took down 800 Philistines by himself, and another who fought so valiantly that his hand effectively welded to his sword. Think of Joshua at Jericho, who felled the walls without firing a single arrow, and of Gideon, whose army of 300 men routed the opposing legions without a single fatality, and of Samson who mowed through Philistine garrisons the way a wild horse mows through a mountain meadow. Time and time again, God reminds His people that they are never outnumbered or outmatched or outsmarted against the legions of darkness, that the odds can be stacked against us as high as Egyptian palisades, that the foes may stand ten feet tall or taller, that we may feel like outcasts in the world and find ourselves eating locusts and honey and crying out to deaf ears, but that’s when God reveals His power most remarkably.
Friend, though the tides of man’s depravity are gripping our knees even now, trying to pull us under; though we feel outmatched by the waves, and our fingers start to slip from the Rock that holds us up; though we’re convinced that this time the end really is nigh, that this time hell’s devils will overwhelm us; remember Leviticus 26:7! Remember those Egyptian midwives who defied Pharaoh, and Moses who parted the Sea with his shepherd staff, and Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego who faced the flames without relenting, and that little boy who gave Christ his loaves and fishes, and Mary who embalmed Christ’s feet to the chagrin of religious elites, and those fishermen who stood up to Sanhedrin like roaring lions before bleating goats!
So what if the devils outnumber us?! Let them beat their chests and utter their