Summary: Once the battle of life continues, there are things one should avoid as David refused the armor of Saul for focus and effective result, and there are things to go with.
This is the part two of the message. Once the battle of life continues, there are things one should avoid as David refused the armor of Saul for focus and effective result, and there are things to go with. Devil and his kingdom is fortified and one should be ready at all times to stand – (Ephesians 6:12-18)
“And David said, Jehovah 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. And Saul said unto David, Go, and Jehovah shall be with thee. And Saul clad David with his apparel, and he put a helmet of brass upon his head, and he clad him with a coat of mail.And David girded his sword upon his apparel, 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. And he took his staff in his hand, and chose him five smooth stones out of the brook, and put them in the shepherd's bag which he had, even in his wallet; and his sling was in his hand: and he drew near to the Philistine”
FACTS TO NOTE:
1. The battle of life is unending.
2. The best form of winning is being offensive, not defensive
3. Postponing any warfare is a cheap way to fail (David started that second he saw the giant, Goliath)
4. Every weapon for your winning had been provided except the back. So, It’s forward ever, backward never.
5. As a Christian,you are not alone in the battle of life.
6. Your battle is winnable through Jesus Christ.
THINGS TO KEEP ASIDE FIRST;
a. Holding too long to the critics
b. Inferiority Complex
( The worst the enemy can do in any battle is to disdain any child of God)
Because the battle is intensive and the enemy is standing tall, you need these armors to go with, for your victory.
THE BATTLE OF LIFE - WHAT YOU CAN GO WITH.
1. THE ARMOR OF HIS NAME.
Not any name can win a battle. The name of Jesus is too powerful and able to dismantle every satanic strongholds . His name is equal to victory. His name is;
a. A strong tower - Proverb 18:10
b. Must for salvation-Acts 4:12
c. Brings salvation- Joel 2:32
d. Exalted above all- Philippians 2:9-10
e. Treads down the enemies - Psalm 44:5
2. THE ARMOR OF HIS WORD
You need God’s word in your Spirit daily to dethrone the evil works of darkness and giants in your life. Peter began to sink the moment he set his eyes off the word. David defeated Goliath by believing and saying the word of God. One revelation can bring an answer to your problem. His word;
a. Is True - Psalm 18:30
b. Is Upright - Psalm 33:4
c. Creates - Psalm 33:6
d. Passes all ages - Psalm 105:8
e. Heals - Psalm 107:20
f. Is Firmly fixed - Psalms 119:89
g. Directs - Psalm 119:105
3. THE ARMOR OF HIS BLOOD
There is nothing which the devil fears most like the blood of Jesus Christ. It procures victory for Christians. The blood of animals were not qualified for human salvation. Hence, the provision of the precious blood of Jesus. The Blood;
a. Secures His children - Exodus 12:23
b. Procures forgiveness for the lost - Matthew 26:28
c. Gives life - John 6:53
d. Brings justification - Romans 5:9
e. Redeems - Ephesians 1:7
f. Establishes peace - Colossians 1:20
g. Cleanses all sin - 1 John 1:7
h. Conquers the evil one - Revelation 12:11
4. THE ARMOR OF HIS FAITH
David decided to pick faith instead of the garment of Saul. Faith is too rewarding. Faith cancels every fear and stands when everything fails. Faith is rewarding.
a. It is what the righteous needs - Habakkuk 2:2
b. Guarantees the supervision of God - Matthew 6:30
c. Made Jesus to marvel - Matthew 8:10
d. Makes miracle complete - Matthew 9:2
e. Quickens deliverance - Matthew 9:22
f. Moves mountain - Matthew 17:20
g. Guarantees answers to prayer - Matthew 21:22