TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
I have not given you a spirit of fear. You have been given a spirit of power, love, and a sound mind. That is all you need to defeat the darkness around you. Arise! Overcome in My Mighty Name!
ONE GOLIATH AT A TIME
The most notable giant in the Bible is Goliath. Even the word “Goliath” has become a synonym for the word “huge.” How huge was Goliath? Goliath was six cubits and a span.
A cubit is somewhere between 19 and 21 inches, so Goliath was 9-foot-6 at his shortest and well over 11 feet at his tallest. What an intimidator. What a monster.
Goliath was not only big, he was supernatural – a hybrid of half demon, half human. This means he can do things he shouldn’t be able to do and he knows stuff, dark stuff, bad stuff. He’s ungodly, so he loves to kill people and destroy lives. He’s good at it.
Aligned with the evil Philistines, he was keeping the children of Israel from advancing forward. He was single-handedly holding King Saul’s armies at bay. Israel was supposed to wipe out the Philistines. The Philistines were really evil folks who worshipped the false god of perversion and child sacrifice. They kept pushing their way into Jewish society and Samson failed to wipe them out.
Every day, Goliath stood in front of the armies of Israel and taunted them. He threw insults at God Almighty and nobody, not even King Saul, had the guts to take this demonic punk on because they refused to believe the power of their own God.
What is the Goliath in your life? Is it Anger? Jealousy? Depression? Or despair have you down? Is the giant of unemployment, debt, or poverty looming over you? Does fear of failure or the fallout of a divorce have you in its grip? Then, he just ran you out of your Promised Land.
Like David, the scrawny shepherd boy, stand up and say, “Not today! You will not defeat me and you are not bigger than my God who’s reputation I stand for.” Pick up your five smooth stones – your identity and who God says you are – and cast them at the devil’s head.
Do that day after day until you see that you’ve killed him and cut off his head with his own sword. God has called you to be on overcomer, so overcome your giants, one Goliath at a time.
“Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear; this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, seeing he has defied the armies of the living God. The Lord who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear, He will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine.” – 1 Samuel 17:36-37
FROM MY SERMON SERIES MILK AND HONEY