Scripture Reading: 1 Samuel 17: 45-51.
What type of fear-tactics is the enemy taunting you with today? And what can you do about it? There is a young boy in the Bible that faced his giant, and did not give into his bullying or trash talk, And he actually won against all odds. There are powerful lessons in this well-known battle, let’s look at one of these lessons today.
David, the Shepherd Boy with his slingshot in hand, fearlessly rises to the occasion, accepts the challenge, ignores the obvious, and with full confidence in His God replies to Goliath’s threat, “Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied. This day will the LORD deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. And all this assembly shall know that the LORD saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the LORD’S, and he will give you into our hands.” (See 1 Samuel 17:45-47.)
After making his declaration of faith, he takes action, pulls back on the slingshot and releases his faith. The small stone flies through the air and hits his enemy right-smack-dab in the middle of the forehead. The mighty terror falls on his face to the ground, dead! David picks up Goliath’s sword and chops his head off. As the Philistine army sees what happens to their prized champion they flee as fast as they can, and David, the shepherd boy becomes the new world champion!
I know your enemy, satan is bearing down hard, and he is fully equipped with the latest up-to-date weapons called AIDS, ALS, Cancer, Diabetes…and the death reports are frightening and overwhelming. But, as a Christian, you have an even greater weapon in your sling, “Jesus, The Rock”. You pull back, and let loose your faith, and that giant will tumble down!
© 2016 Author Becky Dvorak–Healing and Miracles International, All rights reserved.