Summary: Prophecy is history in advance. It is foretelling or prediction. There are good and evil prophecies. There are harmless prophecies and there are harmful prophecies.

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This week, we are looking at the message titled, “Destroying Destructive Prophecy.”

1 Samuel 17:41 says, “And the Philistine came and drew near unto David; and the man that bare the shield went before him.”

Goliath challenged the people of Israel twice per day for forty days. He came eighty times saying, “Bring a man to come and fight me. Bring your champion. If I defeat him, you become our slaves but if he defeats me, we become your slaves." God was watching him all these eighty times as if He did not hear what he was saying. Goliath had the armies of Israel beaten hands down. We know the true soldiers when giants come to battle. David was not impressed with Goliath at all. He said, “Who is this man? How can this fellow defy the armies of God?" By the eighty-fourth time that Goliath came, David was ready for him. Without a Goliath, there is no David. It was Goliath that really produced David. When David dealt with Goliath, he became somebody to be reckoned with. I Samuel 17:41-43 says, “And the Philistine came on and drew near unto David; and the man that bares the shield went before him. And when the Philistine looked about, and saw David, he disdained him; for he was but a youth, and ruddy, and of a fair countenance. And the Philistine said unto David, Am I a dog that thou comest to me with staves? And the philistine cursed David by his gods.” Why did he do that? He did it in order to defeat David. He called for demonic assistance. Verse 44 says, “And the Philistine said to David, Come to me, and I will give thy flesh unto the fowls of the air, and to the beasts of the field.” The destructive prophecy made against David started here. Verse 45: “Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.”

In the foregoing, David started his counter prophecy. So, when somebody pronounces a vindictive prophecy against you, what you need to do is to utter a counter prophecy. When two prophecies confront each other, the one that is backed by the power of God will defeat the one that is backed by evil powers. David continued his prophecy against Goliath: Verses 46 -47 “This day will the Lord deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee: and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. And all this assembly shall know that the Lord saveth not with sword and spear; for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give you into our hands” - a counter prophecy. Fortunately, Goliath had a very big head, so the stones of David had no problem locating it. And immediately Goliath was brought down, the armies of the Philistines fled. That is always the pattern; immediately the strongman in charge of your case is brought down, all the small ones supporting him will scatter.

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