As many are facing giants today, we need to learn from David -- a man who knew how to handle giants.
As God gives us the spirit of David, He wants us to be personally offended at anything or anyone that keeps us from fulfilling His CALLING on our lives.
Saul and the army of Israel were all controlled by fear and their hearts melted. But David said, "Let no one lose heart on account of this Philistine; your servant will go and fight him." (1 Samuel 17:32)
Saul had even tried to talk David out of the showdown with Goliath (see verse 33). Even so, the devil has tried to get you to quit or talk you out of fighting a certain giant in your life -- ignore them! You do not have the spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind (2 timothy 1:7).
When the spirit of BOLDNESS comes upon you, you will not let any giant deter you; rather you will focus on the power of God's name (vs. 45). God will give you courage to face every giant.
HOW DO WE DEFEAT THE GIANT IN FRONT OF US
Look around, you will see some stones (weapons) within your reach: God's Word, Truth (Jesus' name) and faith (Ephesians 6:13-17). You have all the weapons you need; simply pick them up.
DON'T LET DISTRACTORS HINDER YOUR CALLING
David's brother Eliab got angry with David and criticized him (1 Samuel 17:28). David ignored his brother's criticism because David had a pure motive. What was David's reaction? He said. "Is there not a cause?" (Verse 29).
Eliab couldn't see David's true motive, and don't expect everyone to see yours. His brothers did not believe he would actually ascend to the throne. Some do not believe you will succeed. Like David's brothers, thery are wrong.
GOD GIVES US ANOINTING TO FIGHT THE GOLIATHS IN OUR LIFE
We prophesy victory over our giants. David said, "This day will the Lord deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee..." (1 Samuel 17:46)
David prophesied to that giant in front of him.
The devil tries to intimidate Beilevers, but we need to intimidate the enemy. Jesus dealt severly with the devil and gave him no space. We must do the same. We deal harshly with the devil and stand our ground.
Paul instructs Believers to "therefore put on the full armor of God, so tht when the day of evil comes, you may be able to STAND your ground, and after you have done everything to STAND." (Ephesians 6:13). The word stand is mentioned TWICE. We need to dig in firmly and stand our ground!
THE SPIRIT OF GOD RESTING ON US MAKES THE DIFFERENCE
Rely on the Spirit of God.. The same Holy Spirit that rested on Jesus is the same Holy Spirit given to us. Jesus said, "As the Father has sent Me, so I am sending i you," (John 20:21). God is looking for people who will receive His Spirit to the fullest.
Make sure your heart is given over to the Father completely:" ... I have found David son of Jesse, a man after My own heart; he will do everything I want him to do" (Acts 13:22).
David was an "abider" (John 15:4-7); so must you be. He actively sought after God (Psalm 27); so must we.
"And David took out his sword and cut off Goliath's head..." - 1 Samuel 17:51
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