David faced a giant in his life one time. Even today we face giants in our life. Giants like sin, sickness, fear, financial condition always try to put us down. God is calling Davids today who will not only face these giants but will killing them. God is raising up a victorious generation, which will triumph.
Keys to slay the ‘giants’ in your life.
1. The oil of anointing needs to be poured on you:
In 1Sam 16:13, Samuel the prophet pours the anointing oil upon David. David kills Goliath, a giant in chapter 17. We face Goliaths in our life but we cannot kill the enemy without the anointing in our life. Is 10:27 says…yoke will be destroyed because of the anointing oil. When the Holy Spirit comes upon you, you shall receive power (Acts 1:8)
Do you have the anointing of the Holy Spirit? The Lord Jesus wants you to be charged with the power of God to destroy the giants. You need the burden removing and yoke destroying anointing in your life! Ask God to fill you with the Holy Sprit and power right now.
2. Fear and intimidation needs to be eliminated:
For 40 days, Goliath held captive the army of Israel. 1Sam 17:4-8 talks about the height of Goliath, the size of his armor and spear. Goliath was a champion. He was challenging and even threatening the children of God. When Saul and all the Israel heard the threatening words of the Philistine, they were dismayed and greatly afraid (Vs 11)
In the same way most of the Christians are tied to their pews for years and years because they allow the enemy to intimidate them. The Bible says that the enemy is like a roaring lion. (1Pet 5:8) They see the enemy and give room to fear and intimidation. Little did they know that greater is He that is in them is greater than he that is in the world (1 John 4:4). Do not get intimidated with your situations.
3. Kill the smaller enemies first:
David killed a lion and a bear first before killing the giant. David was in his fathers business. 1 Sam 17:34 says, David said to Saul, ‘Your servant used to keep his father’s sheep and when a lion or a bear came and took a lamb out of the flock, I went out after it and struck it, and delivered the lamb from its mouth; and when it arose against me, I caught it by its beard, and struck and ‘killed’ it.
Are you in your Father’s business first? If so, do you kill those smaller enemies which come to you? We must catch those little foxes that spoil the vines (Songs 2:15) The little foxes represents life’s problems which have to be dealt with. You have to identify such small enemies that lurk around like lions and bears. Dare to kill them in Jesus’ name.
4. Your bag must not be empty:
1Sam 17:40 says…he chose for himself five smooth stones from the brook, and put them in a shepherd’s bag. David was ready for the battle. He did not tell the Philistine to wait for some time till he is ready for the battle. How dangerous it would have been if David had his bag empty that day?
Stones represent the word of God. The problem with today’s church is that they do not have the ‘word of God’ in their hearts. They don’t have the time for God. They are too busy to meditate the word of God. David says, ‘I have hidden Your Word in my heart’. Dear child of God, the word of God is the weapon God has given you. The Bible declares, ‘the word of God’ is the sword of the Spirit (Eph 5:17) Do you have stones in your bag? If not, make a decision to put the ‘word of God’ in your heart.
5. Do not despise those small pebbles:
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…. for the battle is the Lord’s (1Sam 17:45-47) David knew that it is the Lord who does the battle. He did not care about the kind of armor the Philistine had. David knew what his God can do.
Are you underestimating yourself? You just don’t know what those pebbles can do. The ‘word of God’ is so powerful. Release those words by confessing them. The ‘pebbles released from your hand’ will become a ‘bullet released from a machine gun’ in the hands of God. To release is your part but to hit the target is God’s part. The Holy Spirit will enable the pebble to hit the giant at the strategic point and kill him. The Bible says, ‘David took the head of the Philistine and brought it to Jerusalem’ (1Sam 17:54).
May the Lord raise up an army, which will sever the head of the enemy. Amen.