Summary: The Battle is the LORD’S,
1 Sam 17:31-39 47 The Battle is the LORD’S,
1. The Preparation For Battle
35 And I went out after him, and smote him, and delivered it out of his mouth: and when he arose against me, I caught him by his beard, and smote him, and slew him. 36 Thy servant slew both the lion and the bear:
(a) David's Courage 32 And David said to Saul, Let no man’s heart fail because of him; thy servant will go and fight with this Philistine.
(b) David's Conviction - Through His:-
Past Danger 34 And David said unto Saul, Thy servant kept his father’s sheep, and there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock:
Past Deeds 35 And I went out after him, and smote him, and delivered it out of his mouth: and when he arose against me, I caught him by his beard, and smote him, and slew him.
Past Deliverence 36 Thy servant slew both the lion and the bear:
(c) David's Confidence 36 and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he hath defied the armies of the living God.
Victory was:- Ensured, Assured, and Secured, before the fight had begun.
2. The Participation In Battle
32 And David said to Saul, Let no man’s heart fail because of him; thy servant will go and fight with this Philistine.
The Fight was:-
(a) Spiritual - 32 And David said to Saul, Let no man’s heart fail because of him
The devil would have them in fear. - 366 Fear Nots
(b) Personnal - thy servant will go
(c) Practical - and fight with this Philistine.
Eph 6:12 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.
(d) Providential - 37 David said moreover, The LORD that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine.
3. The Proclamation From Battle
37 And Saul said unto David, Go, and the LORD be with thee.
39 And David girded his sword upon his armour, and he assayed to go; for he had not proved it. And David said unto Saul, I cannot go with these; for I have not proved them. And David put them off him.
2 Cor 10:4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
(a) Our weapons are Many
(b) Our weapons are Mighty
Eph 6:13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
(c) Our weapons are Majestic
- mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds
John 18:36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.
God’s Enemies Are Vanquished - 50 So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him; but there was no sword in the hand of David. 51 Therefore David ran, and stood upon the Philistine, and took his sword, and drew it out of the sheath thereof, and slew him, and cut off his head therewith. And when the Philistines saw their champion was dead, they fled.
God’s People Are Victorious - 52 And the men of Israel and of Judah arose, and shouted, and pursued the Philistines, until thou come to the valley, and to the gates of Ekron. And the wounded of the Philistines fell down by the way to Shaaraim, even unto Gath, and unto Ekron. 53 And the children of Israel returned from chasing after the Philistines, and they spoiled their tents.
God’s Name Is Venerated - 47 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.