This is the second part of our discussion of the topic, “confronting and conquering the Goliath of your life”. I hope that you have read the part one for a better understanding. If not GO HERE to read the part one.
We ended the part one by looking at the fourth valuable lesson we need to learn in from the confrontation of David against the Goliath of his time. We shall continue in this segment by looking at more of the valuable lessons.
The fifth valuable lesson to learn can be seen in what happened in 1 Samuel 17:38-39 “So Saul clothed David with his armor, and he put a bronze helmet on his head; he also clothed him with a coat of mail.
David fastened his sword to his armor and tried to walk but could not, for he had not tested them. And David said to Saul, “I cannot walk with these, for I have not tested them.” So David took them off.
In that verse above, we saw that David did not accept to confront Goliath with Physical body armor as Saul clothed David with his armor. So we must never confront Goliath of our life with carnal weapons.
The book of I Corinthians 10:4-5 said, (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalted itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
Also, Ephesians 6:12 says, for we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
As can be seen in 1 Samuel 17:40 David used a Heavenly armor of God, “Then he took his staff in his hand; and he chose for himself five smooth stones from the brook, and put them in a shepherd’s bag, in a pouch which he had, and his sling was in his hand.
In the same way, Apostle Paul equally admonished us in Ephesians 6:11-12 that we should “Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil”.
The sixth lesson can be seen in 1 Samuel 17:44, Goliath wanted to intimidate David when he said, and the Philistine said to David, “Come to me, and I will give your flesh to the birds of the air and the beasts of the field!”
In other words, we must never succumb to intimidation of the Goliath of our life if we are ever going to confront and subdue him.
The lesson number seven can be seen in 1 Samuel 17:45 Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.
As seen in the verse above, David confronted Goliath in the name of the LORD of hosts, so we must always confront the Goliath of your life in the name of the Lord of hosts because as 2 Chronicles 32:8 puts it, “With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the LORD our God to help us, and to fight our battles.
David further said, “Then all this assembly shall know that the LORD does not save with sword and spear; for the battle is the LORD’S, and He will give you into our hands.” That is to say that we must always see the battle as belonging to God.
This is so because most a time we fight some battles on our own but only remembers and cries to God after we have been defeated by the Goliath.
Next, Goliath cursed David by his gods as can be seen in 1 Samuel 17:43 “So the Philistine said to David, “Am I a dog that you come to me with sticks?” And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.
David in turn countered that curse by what he said in 1 Samuel 17:45 Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.
In other words, we should learn to counter the curses of Goliath using altar to altar because spiritual battle these days are a battle between evil altars and godly altars. Please listen to this teaching captioned “Super Power of an Altar” (Part 1 & 2).
By confronting the giant Goliath of our life in the name of the LORD of hosts, we shall surely prevail over him just as David prevailed over the Goliath.
See 1 Samuel 17:50 “So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone, and struck the Philistine and killed him”.
This is the end of the second part. We shall conclude in the next part. So keep a date with us. Shalom!
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