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Facing Goliath

  • Your servant struck both the lion and the bear. This uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, since he has defied the armies of the living God." David said, "Yahweh, who delivered me out of the paw of the lion and out of the paw of the bear, will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine." 1 Samuel 17:36'37 WEB.

    Goliath must have been a fearful sight to behold when he walked out onto the battlefield. He stood over nine feet tall. His bronze armor and weapons alone weighed one hundred and seventy-five pounds, which was probably more than young David did soaking wet. Goliath carried a sword, a javelin, and an enormous spear with an iron tip. He had an armor bearer that carried a large rectangular shield in front of him to block incoming attacks. Goliath would have been the historical equivalent of a modern-day tank rolling onto the battlefield.

    The Philistine and Israelite armies faced each other and waited. Goliath walked out onto the battlefield twice a day, first in the morning, then in the evening, and he would challenge anyone in Israel to fight him. Saul, the king of Israel, was a head and shoulders taller than everyone else. He should have been the one to challenge Goliath (1 Samuel 10:23). But King Saul and the rest of the Israelite army cowered from Goliath's terrifying challenge for forty days.

    Young David had three older brothers serving in the military, and his father sent him to deliver food and supplies to them. When David arrived, Goliath walked out onto the battlefield and taunted them again, and David heard it. David had been anointed by God years before by Samuel. While tending his father's sheep, he fought lions and bears and won. The Holy Spirit came upon David, and he accepted Goliath's challenge.

    There are many lessons we can learn from this story. A key one is this: When David faced the worst thing he had ever encountered, he took the time to remember what God had already done for him. "God delivered me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear. He will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine." David stayed positive, and he prophesied his future. David told Goliath: "Today, I will strike you down and take your head from you." Then he ran towards Goliath and did just that.

    If you are facing some bad things now, remember what God has already done for you in the past. Say it, declare it, and speak nothing negative about the situation. "Lord, You have delivered me in the past. I know that You will deliver me from this as well! You have got this, and I choose to trust in You today. I will overcome."

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please forgive me for my lack of trust and for giving into fear when I should have taken a stand. Now here I stand. I choose to put my trust in You today. Deliver me from my enemies. Strengthen me to fight this battle, and share Your infinite knowledge with me so that I can overcome this. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: 'Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.' (Philippians 4:6-7). If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck Amen,
August 20, 2022
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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Heavenly Father, please forgive me for my lack of trust and for giving into fear when I should have taken a stand. Now here I stand. I choose to put my trust in You today. Deliver me from my enemies. Strengthen me to fight this battle, and share Your infinite knowledge with me so that I can overcome this. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen! ❤️
August 20, 2022
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen 

August 20, 2022
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

August 20, 2022
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen.

August 20, 2022
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walkeredited: August 20, 2022

AMEN. Heavenly Father, My Faith & Trust is in the Lord. Thank you!! Amen

August 20, 2022
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David Krull
David Krull

Amen. I choose to trust You Father. You are in control Lord of my life. My times are in Your hands.  No weapon formed against me shall prosper. I declare the goodness of the Lord in my life this day. In my marriage. Choose Your will be done in Jesus Christ Name.

August 20, 2022
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

August 20, 2022
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

August 20, 2022
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Yes LORD.  Thank you for everything and today thank you for healing my brother,  Charles Lucas of parodit cancer. I believe and trust in you LORD JESUS,  Amen 

August 20, 2022
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

Thank you Pastor Dion for this encouraging message.  It helped me recall some of the many times God delivered me from my enemies.

August 20, 2022
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

August 20, 2022
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Praising You, Lord, for the blessings and victories You've accomplished in my life. Thank you ❤️

August 20, 2022
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen I know you got this Father thank you for all the times that you beat the giant in my life I love you 

August 20, 2022
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

PRAISE THE LORD. THANK YOU FATHER FOR YOU ARE SO FAITHFUL. In JEUSS NAME.  AMEN

August 20, 2022
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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen Lord Jesus!

August 20, 2022
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord Jesus, amen. 

August 20, 2022
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! 

August 20, 2022
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Lord Yeshua's name we pray, Amen. 

August 21, 2022