READ: 1 Samuel 17:4, 48- 51 Goliath, a Philistine champion from Gath, came out of the Philistine ranks to face the forces of Israel.
As Goliath moved closer to the attack, David quickly ran out to meet him. Reaching into his shepherd's bag and taking out a stone, he hurled it with his sling and hit the Philistine in the forehead. The stone sank in, and Goliath stumbled and fell face down on the ground.
So David triumphed over the Philistine with only a sling and a stone, for he had no sword. Then David ran over and pulled Goliath's sword from its sheath. David used it to kill him and cut off his head.
I absolutely LOVE the story of young David and how he stood up to the giant Goliath and defeated him! David knew that he was NOT fighting the giant alone, but that HIS GOD stood with him and would do the fighting for him!!! David said, 'You come to me with a 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. 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"!
There are MANY good things about this Bible passage that I could write on forever! But the thing I want to look at today is after the giant Goliath was on the ground, David took the very weapon that belonged to Goliath and defeated him with it!
I see this passage as prophetic for you and I. I see:
- Goliath as satan.
- Goliath's spear as the things that satan tries to use against you.
Do you feel like satan has come to battle you and he has brought a weapon to use against you? I know I feel that way sometimes! Like David - YOU can use the very thing that satan meant to harm you to harm him. Romans 8:37 says, "overwhelming VICTORY is ours through Christ, who loves us!"
Declare today that the ENEMY WILL BE DEFEATED! and one step further - DECLARE today that the very weapon that he was planning to use against you will be turned into a strength and used for more victory (against him)!
Prayer: Thank you Jesus that VICTORY is MINE in Christ Jesus. TODAY I declare that you, Lord, have defeated my enemies and TODAY is the day of victory in the battle. <3