Standing Up to Your Goliath


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 God.
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 2:9-11 NLT)

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)


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Stir Me Up Lord!: Standing Up to Your Goliath

Friday, September 21, 2012

Standing Up to Your Goliath


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 God.
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 2:9-11 NLT)

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)


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4 Comments:

At September 21, 2012 at 8:21 PM , Blogger Salina said...

Thanks Dawn. I'm getting ready to teach a study on David and I'm very excited about it. I love the complete faith he showed when he stood up to Goliath. That was simply amazing.

 
At September 22, 2012 at 10:29 AM , Blogger Dawn Phythian said...

Anyone that God says was a 'man after his own heart' has got to be doing something right! I love how David made mistakes but was able to have a true repentant heart, I believe because of his repentant heart God was able to bless him above and beyond! It's a lesson for all of us! Blessings to you and your family (((((hugs))))))

 
At September 22, 2012 at 12:23 PM , Blogger Janie said...

I love this post. Here's to kicking it back to Satan!!! It fills me with hope knowing God knows I make mistakes, i can repent and still He Loves me. How blessed to have His Word to guide us.

 
At September 23, 2012 at 9:07 PM , Blogger Dawn Phythian said...

Thank you so much Janie! Yes, God is so good, He's so good to us, His mercy and grace are new every day!!

 

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