Summary: A look on dealing with everyday issues and being victorious!!
Fighting the Philistines
21 For Israel and the Philistines had put the battle in array, army against army.
22 And David left his carriage in the hand of the keeper of the carriage, and ran into the army, and came and saluted his brethren.
23 And as he talked with them, behold, there came up the champion, the Philistine of Gath, Goliath by name, out of the armies of the Philistines, and spake according to the same words: and David heard them.
24 And all the men of Israel, when they saw the man, fled from him, and were sore afraid.
25 And the men of Israel said, Have ye seen this man that is come up? surely to defy Israel is he come up: and it shall be, that the man who killeth him, the king will enrich him with great riches, and will give him his daughter, and make his father's house free in Israel.
26 And David spake to the men that stood by him, saying, What shall be done to the man that killeth this Philistine, and taketh away the reproach from Israel? for who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?
27 And the people answered him after this manner, saying, So shall it be done to the man that killeth him.
28 And Eliab his eldest brother heard when he spake unto the men; and Eliab's anger was kindled against David, and he said, Why camest thou down hither? and with whom hast thou left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know thy pride, and the naughtiness of thine heart; for thou art come down that thou mightest see the battle.
29 And David said, What have I now done? Is there not a cause?
Many of us today are fighting the Philistines of this life!!
Too many of you have not been able to conquer your personal giant. And this giant has over taken you and has defeated some of you and is working on trying to defeat the rest of you!.
I am standing here to say that you can be victorious and overcome your giant.
Here is my call to duty…
1.I am a soldier in the Army of God.
2.The Lord Jesus is my commanding officer.
3.The Word of God is my code of conduct.
4.Faith, Prayer, and the Word are my weapons of warfare.
5.I’ve been taught and trained by the Holy Spirit.
6.I am a volunteer in this Army and I have enlisted for eternity.
7.I will either retire at the rapture or die in this battle with the Lord.
8.I will not get out, sell out, be talked out, or pushed out.
9.I am a faithful, reliable, capable, and ready soldier. If God can use me I’m there.
If he needs me anywhere I am there. I am a soldier and not a baby. I do not need to be pampered, petted, primed up, or pumped up.
10.No one has to call me, remind me, bribe me, allure me or catered to me. For I am committed!
11.I can’t have my feelings hurt bad enough to turn me around. I can’t be discouraged to turn me aside.
12.I can’t loose enough to cause me to quit. When Jesus called me to be in this Army I had nothing, and if I end up with nothing, I will still be ahead.
13.I WILL WIN!!! My God has supplied all my needs, and has given me all the proper gifts and Armour I need to be victorious.
14.I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.
15.Devils cannot defeat me, money can’t buy me, and hell cannot handle me!!! For I am a soldier in the Army of God.
16.When my commander calls me from this battlefield, he will promote me, and I will reign with Him.
17.I am a soldier marching Heaven bound and I am claiming complete victory. I will not give up or turn around and here I stand, and now I ask you today will you take this stand with me?
So much has come against you in this life, but you can and will have complete victory in all areas of your life if you would but let Jesus be the Commander of your life.
We fight many different giants today such as, unemployment, abandonment, sex abuse, depression, bills, grades, alcohol and drugs, pornography, family problems divorce, illnesses, career changes and future outcomes.
DO ANY OF YOU HEAR YOUR GIANTS SHOUTING?
• You are not qualified for that job!
• You are not good enough!
• You can’t pay your bills!
• You can’t save your marriage!
• You are losing your kids!
• You cannot stop your vices!
• You can’t shake your past failures