ONE SLING, ONE STONE, NO ARMOR, NO SWORD
“So David triumphed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone; without a sword in his hand he struck down the Philistine and killed him” (1Sam 17:50)
Tonight, the devil was disgraced. He tried to deceive us to grieve the Holy Spirit but he completely failed. Where the Spirit is there is liberty. This liberty is so sweet, impossible to describe in words. Sometimes people are tired. But tonight, the service started with strong prayers. Then the praise went up like fire. We sensed that the Holy Spirit wanted us to pray for fire, purifying fire, power fire! We continued to pray for fire! About an hour later the fire of the Holy Ghost came down on us all! There was a strong ‘deliverance’ anointing. I cannot describe in words…We got drunk in the Spirit and danced with the Lord. The whole congregation was touched and became free. Sickness ran away. Discouragement disappeared. The hope of glory became real. People believed. ‘JESUSSSSSSS….’ Faith in the power of the name of Jesus is all that we needed. Truth is simple when truth is believed! You learn more in a minute under the anointing of the Holy Spirit than in one year in a Bible school where there is no anointing. ‘More, Lord, more….’
Then the Word came: How did David killed Goliath? What are the means God wants us to use for victory?
Goliath ‘despised’ David. The word means to look down with contempt at somebody who is weak, small, worthless, and insignificant. A proud person looks down on others as wasting his time, unworthy of notice.
Then Goliath made the mistake ‘to curse David by his gods…’ Dagon was the main god of the Philistines. With this provocation, the battle has now shifted from the Valley of Elah to the heavenly realm. Jehovah is on David’s side. Dagon is on Goliath side. The foolish giant saw only a boy. If he could have seen who was ‘backing the kid’ he could have dropped his sword and ran away to save his life. His pride and blindness killed him even before the stone touched his forehead. For no one can curse a child of God and live!
Dagon was the principal deity of the Philistines, who was ‘imported’ from Assyria and Babylon. Its symbol was a seed or a fish. That means multiplication. He was the god of fertility, harvest and war. The Philistines depended on Dagon for success in battle and they offered various sacrifices for his favor.
Goliath cursed David by the power of Dagon…That is suicide! Without armor, without sword, with just a sling and a stone, David killed the mighty Goliath.
Who is the giant that persecutes you? What is the hindrance that blocks your way?
Learn from David…do not be deceived: the danger of evil attack is real, but you cannot use the armor of Saul…worldly strategy will fail in spiritual warfare!
What is your sword? You cannot use human resources to promote the interest of the Kingdom of God!
If you want a testimony for the world to know your God, if you want to be more than a champion, then as a believer, you cannot use ‘capital’ to start a business, build a house or buy a car! You cannot use beauty of charm to marry! You cannot depend only on doctors for healing! All these are the swords of men used by unbelievers. These will fail you in spiritual warfare! You need a testimony that will give all the glory to God! You need a breakthrough that will encourage the weak and the needy! Like David, use the sling that you are familiar with! Let your faith increase! Pray that ‘little old prayer’ and the heavens will open! Sing that ‘old chorus’ that you know so well until God comes down! Seek until you find! There is hope for you…
David was a true champion. Sorry, David was more than a champion. Let David be your brother! Let David be your twin brother! Be inspired today to stand for Jesus! Welcome to the family of God!
In Christ I declare:
‘In all these things we are more than conquerors thru Him who loved us!’ (Rom 8:37)
In Jesus name