45 David replied to the Philistine, “You come to me with
sword, spear, and javelin, but I come to you in the name of the LORD of
Heaven’s Armies—the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.46 Today
the LORD will conquer you, and I will kill you and cut off your head. And then
I will give the dead bodies of your men to the birds and wild animals, and the
whole world will know that there is a God in Israel!
47 And everyone assembled here will know that the LORD
rescues his people, but not with sword and spear. This is the LORD’s battle,
and he will give you to us!” (1 Samuel 17:45-46 NLT)
Talk about motivational speeches, this just gets me ready to
conquer the Goliaths in my life! I’m so tired of being attacked by the enemy,
he’s relentless in his attacks on God’s children, because he knows we already
have won and wants to trick us into thinking we can still be defeated - BUT the
truth is, we can’t!
4 For every child of God defeats this evil world, and we
achieve this victory through our faith. 5
And who can win this battle against the world? Only those who believe that
Jesus is the Son of God. (1 John 5:4 NLT)
Once we have believed and confessed that Jesus is the Son of
God, that he died on the cross for mankind’s sins, rose again on the third day
and is now seated in Heaven at God’s right hand – we became children of God! We
have an inheritance and we are made righteous because of Jesus – not because of
us (we could never achieve that on our own).
14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of
15 So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful
slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own
children.t Now we call him, “Abba, Father.”16 For his Spirit joins with our
spirit to affirm that we are God’s children.
17 And since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact,
together with Christ we are heirs of God’s glory. But if we are to share his
glory, we must also share his suffering. (Romans 8:14-17 NLT)
That suffering is what the devil brings upon us, but because
of Christ we can defeat the devil and the suffering he brings us. Jesus bore
the cross, the misery and death for us – but he defeated the devil when he rose
again on that third day! So anything the devil brings to us, we can refuse it
and kick it back to him. David stood up and without fear told Goliath that he
was going to defeat him, not because of who he was, but because of WHO his GOD
was! And that’s exactly what we need to do! When the devil attacks, grab a
scripture and defeat him with that sword, say it out loud! When we speak God’s Word over the enemy and
the circumstance, we are calling on God’s truth over the devil’s lies and there’s
no greater power than the name of Jesus – so believe it and use it!
Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor and
gave him the name above all other names,10 that at the name of Jesus every knee
should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,11 and every tongue
confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Philippians
So stand up to your Goliath now, whether it be finances,
illness, or relationships – speak the Word of God over that circumstance and be
free from the bondage that the devil is trying to trick you with.
Jesus has already won, claim the victory and receive the
blessings, favor and grace that God has for you!!
10 Bring all the tithes (the whole tenth of your income)
into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and prove Me now by
it, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you
and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
11 And I will rebuke the devourer
[insects and plagues] for your sakes and he shall not destroy the fruits of
your ground, neither shall your vine drop its fruit before the time in the
field, says the Lord of hosts.12 And all
nations shall call you happy and blessed, for you shall be a land of delight,
says the Lord of hosts. (Malachi 3:10-12 AMP)