Summary: King OG was a giant that had to be defeated...he was known by his king size bed...
Deuteronomy 3:11 For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of giants; behold, his bedstead was a bedstead of iron; is it not in Rabbath of the children of Ammon? nine cubits was the length thereof, and four cubits the breadth of it, after the cubit of a man.
12 And this land, which we possessed at that time, from Aroer, which is by the river Arnon, and half mount Gilead, and the cities thereof, gave I unto the Reubenites and to the Gadites.
13 And the rest of Gilead, and all Bashan, being the kingdom of Og, gave I unto the half tribe of Manasseh; all the region of Argob, with all Bashan, which was called the land of giants.
18 And I commanded you at that time, saying, The LORD your God hath given you this land to possess it: ye shall pass over armed before your brethren the children of Israel, all that are meet for the war.
The children of Israel often times found themselves in battles where the odds were stacked against them and even in battles where the size and stature of their foes were obviously greater. Fighting giants!
I would venture to say that the most memorable giant etched in our memories is most likely the giant of Gath- who we know as Goliath!
The story we know well of the young lad David who so courageously marched out onto the battlefield with nothing more than a rag and a rock and the NAME of the Lord and Goliath came tumbling down and David removed his head victorious in battle!
DESCRIPTION OF GOLIATH
4 A champion named Goliath from Gath came out from the Philistine camp. He was more than nine feet tall.[a] 5 He had a bronze helmet on his head and wore bronze scale-armor weighing one hundred twenty-five pounds.[b] 6 He had bronze plates on his shins, and a bronze scimitar hung on his back. 7 His spear shaft[c] was as strong as the bar on a weaver’s loom, and its iron head weighed fifteen pounds.[d] His shield-bearer walked in front of him.
Some how this Biblical description communicates and intimidating, formidable foe! It describes his great stature, his weapons of warfare that he is arrayed with. He is a champion…he’s fought his way to the top. His boisterous taunts and teazes are heard echoing across the valley. He’s a giant and his name is GOLIATH! The children of Israel shake cowering in their tents!
I Chronicles 20:6 At another war in Gath there was a huge man with six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot, twenty-four in all, who was also descended from Raphah
Here is another description of a giant seen in the Bible he was described as a huge man…furthermore he had 6 fingers on each hand and 6 toes on each foot. I think this illustrates a dimension of giant that we must all face that has a greater grip on our life than the other giant…it has a stronger standing in our life. If your honest with yourself you’ll have to admit that there are some stronghold in your life that seem to wrap their hands around you and choke the very life out of your soul. You knock them down and they keep getting right back up!
But I believe there is a PROMISE LAND- The PROMISE LAND is a land that flows with milk and honey. The promise Land is a position of divine destiny that God is trying to take each and every one of us! This is a place that God was trying for generation to take His people.
I believe the Promise Land is more than some heavenly place that we will only see when we have given our last breath in this world and we go to our mansion bright and fair!
I believe the Promise Land is more than just some mysterious place that is never achievable---I believe the promise Land is seen like this in the live’s of the children of Israel.
The first phase- we see the children of Israel in bondage in Egypt- Working for Pharaoh- no life, no liberty, no freedom…their life was not their own. They never had enough…never had enough food…never enough brick…it was a miserable state…yet many had succumbed to the idea that this is how life will always be!
The second phase-we see the children of Israel were now no longer slaves- but they were still lost---they didn’t have much---but they had JUST ENOUGH---food was day to day---one day at a time! God was trying to teach them to TRUST HIM. It was as if their freedom also became their bondage because they now had a problem with SUBMITTING! They ran from the thought of placing their trust in following Moses into the promise land…maybe the abuse they felt under the hands of Pharaoh caused them to rebel against any type of authority in their lives and so they murmured and complained…they whined and the gossiped.