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1 Samuel 14:41-42 NKJV
“So the Philistine came, and began drawing near to David, and the man who bore the shield went before him. 42 And when the Philistine looked about and saw David, he disdained him; for he was only a youth, ruddy and good-looking.”
The forces of hell will always underestimate the abilities of the people of God.
1 John 4:4 AMPC
“Little children, you are of God [you belong to Him] and have [already] defeated and overcome them [the agents of the antichrist], because He Who lives in you is greater (mightier) than he who is in the world.”
Philippians 4:13 AMPC
“I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency].”
7 ways to ensure victory against even your greatest giants.
1) Expect Your Enemy To Speak Disparaging Words.
1 Samuel 14:43 NKJV
“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.”
Ephesians 4:31 AMPC
“Let all bitterness and indignation and wrath (passion, rage, bad temper) and resentment (anger, animosity) and quarreling (brawling, clamor, contention) and slander (evil-speaking, abusive or blasphemous language) be banished from you, with all malice (spite, ill will, or baseness of any kind).”
Romans 12:17-19 MSG
“Don’t hit back; discover beauty in everyone. If you’ve got it in you, get along with everybody. Don’t insist on getting even; that’s not for you to do. “I’ll do the judging,” says God. “I’ll take care of it.”
Proverbs 3:5-6 NKJV
“Trust in theLordwith all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding;6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall directyour paths.”
Proverbs 16:3 AMPC
“Roll your works upon the Lord [commit and trust them wholly to Him; He will cause your thoughts to become agreeable to His will, and] so shall your plans be establishedandsucceed.”
2) Anticipate And Fortify Yourself Against The Threats Of Your Enemy.
1 Samuel 14:44 NKJV
“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!”
Live today, even plan for tomorrow but don’t let worry and anxiety steal your joy
Matthew 6:34 MSG
"Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don't get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.”
3) Announce Your Expectation Of Victory.
1 Samuel 14:45 NKJV
“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.”
Ephesians 6:16 NKJV
“. . .above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.”
2 Corinthians 4:13-15 MSG
“We’re not keeping this quiet, not on your life. Just like the psalmist who wrote, “I believed it, so I said it,” we say what we believe. And what we believe is that the One who raised up the Master Jesus will just as certainly raise us up with you, alive. Every detail works to your advantage and to God’s glory: more and more grace, more and more people, more and more praise!”
Romans 4:17 TLB
“. . .And this promise is from God himself, who makes the dead live again and speaks of future events with as much certainty as though they were already past.”
4) Issue A Faith-Filled Description Of Your Expected Outcome.
1 Samuel 14:46-47 NKJV
“This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you and take your head from you. And this day I will give the carcasses of the camp of the Philistines to the birds of the air and the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.47 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.”
2 Chronicles 20:15 AMPC
“He said, Hearken, all Judah, you inhabitants of Jerusalem, and you King Jehoshaphat. The Lord says this to you: Be not afraid or dismayed at this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God’s.”
2 Chronicles 20:17 TLB
“But you will not need to fight! Take your places; stand quietly and see the incredible rescue operation God will perform for you, O people of Judah and Jerusalem! Don’t be afraid or discouraged! Go out there tomorrow, for the Lord is with you!’”
5) Run Toward Your Enemy.
1 Samuel 14:8 NKJV
“So it was, when the Philistine arose and came and drew near to meet David, that David hurried and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine.”
1 Samuel 17:46 KJV
“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.”
1 Samuel 17:47 KJV
“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.”
Zechariah 4:6 KJV
“Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.”
6) Pull The Trigger On Your Enemy.
1 Samuel 14:49-50 in the New King James Version says:
“Then David put his hand in his bag and took out a stone; and he slung it and struck the Philistine in his forehead, so that the stone sank into his forehead, and he fell on his face to the earth. 50 So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone, and struck the Philistine and killed him.”
1 Samuel 17:51-52 AMPC
“So he ran and stood over the Philistine, grasped his sword and drew it out of its sheath and killed him, and cut off his head with it. When the Philistines saw that their [mighty] champion was dead, they fled. The men of Israel and Judah stood with a shout and pursued the Philistines as far as the entrance to the valley and the gates of Ekron. And the [fatally] wounded Philistines fell along the way. . .”
Ephesians 6:17 KJV
“…and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”
7) Celebrate The Proof Of God's Greatness Your Victory Produces.
1 Samuel 14:51 NKJV
“But there was no sword in the hand of David.51 Therefore David ran and stood over the Philistine, took his sword and drew it out of its sheath and killed him, and cut off his head with it.”
1 Samuel 17:45 KJV
“Then said David to the Philistine, 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.”
Romans 8:31-32 NKJV
“What then shall we say to these things? If Godisfor us, whocan beagainst us?32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?”BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS