MORNING DEW: 14-11-2018
TOPIC: DAVID, THE MAN AFTER GOD’S OWN HEART
TEXT: 1 SAMUEL 17:48-53
“When the Philistine got up and came closer to meet David, David quickly ran to the battle line to meet the Philistine. David reached his hand into the bag, took out a stone, slung it, and struck the Philistine in his forehead. The stone sunk into his forehead, and he fell on his face to the ground. David defeated the Philistine with a sling and a stone; he struck down the Philistine and killed him, and there was no sword in David’s hand. David ran and stood over the Philistine. He took the Philistine’s sword, pulled it from its sheath, killed him, and then he cut off his head with it. When the Philistines saw that their champion was dead, they fled. The men of Israel and Judah got up with a shout and pursued the Philistines as far as the entrance to the valley and to the gates of Ekron. Wounded Philistines fell along the way to Shaaraim as far as Gath and Ekron. The Israelis returned from pursuing the Philistines and plundered their camp.”
DAVID KILLED GOLIATH
David was ready to strike the circumcised Goliath. He moved forward and slung Goliath down once. The battle is the Lord indeed. David didn’t struggle before killing Goliath, it was one touch. The battle became spiritual the moment Goliath brought in his gods into the picture, then David also brought in his God into the picture, therefore it was now the battle between the God of Israel and the god of the Philistines.
It was no more physical battle, but spiritual battle. The God of Israel won the god of the Philistines.
In ages the God of Israel had never lost a battle and He is the God of yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews 13:8). He is still the same God today, therefore present all your battles to Him. He is more than willing to fight for you.
David used one stone, yes just one, and the man who scared the covenant children for forty days was on the ground. When the enemy roars and you roar back, he would be silent, but when he roars and you get frightened, he would torment you like king Saul and his armies. When David roared back he surrender, he had no option than to surrender.
DAVID CUT THE HEAD OF GOLIATH
After silencing the enemy he had to cut his head. When you kill a snake, the head need to be cut in order to be at the safer side. It is also an evidence that the enemy is defeated. The battle was fought spiritually and manifested physically.
Today our battles are spiritual ones.
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” (Hebrews 6:12).
Beloved, if you don’t know this you will be fighting wrong battles. You will be attacking wrong people. Our archenemy is Satan who is using people to torment us, however, deal with the power source, destroying their activities, their schemes. Today, we don’t fight like the days of David, hence stop fighting with human beings. Stop binding the wrong people and bind the principalities.
God has a time frame for every wicked person the enemy is using to torment you, and it is not on your position to kill such people, God himself would do that at the appropriate time.
Don’t just fight, but fight with understanding.
THE ISREALITES PURSUED THE PHILISTINES
Beloved, after defeating your enemy the next thing is driving the other spirits away. No single spirit works, make sure you drive them away from your territory. If you allow them in your territory they will torment you like the Philistines did to the people of Israel. There are always principalities at every territory, send them away, chase them away, drive them away.
Begin to pray.
…to be continued…
Prayer: I drive all principalities in my area away in Jesus’ Name!
Rev. John Wundengba