Saturday, August 17, 2019

Almighty God in You - A Slayer of Giants

Who can ever forget the account of David the shepherd boy and his passion and zeal for Almighty God in spirit and truth when he took on the greatest warrior of the Philistine nation in the Name of the Lord and slew him (1 Sam.17:48-58).

Remember, before the slaying of the Giant of Gath, young David placed his firm trust and reliance in the God and Savior of Israel. He took every opportunity to apply himself and trust in his Great Savior. The more he trusted and applied God’s Word for his life the more he grew. David became confident and had full assurance in the Lord in whom He trusted with all his heart (1 Sam. 17:32-37). David worked with what he had and gave it all to Almighty God for His glory (Acts 13:21-22). As a young man and the youngest of eight, David was absolutely loyal, faithful and diligent in the tasks that were given unto him. David's application of the truth and his walk with Almighty God would make him fearless and a mighty man of valor.

David's application of the truth and his walk with Almighty God would make him fearless and a mighty man of valor.

Young David was a shepherd boy who was given a few sheep to watch over. In this task, he was faithful and extremely protective. In the sheep's defense, he slew not only a bear but also a lion. May I say, how many young boys do you know who would do such a thing? Almighty God was doing a great work in David's heart and was preparing David for exceedingly great things. He was raising up a man to serve for His glory and honor and to testify to the nations that there is a God in Israel (1 Sam. 16:12, 17:32-37, 2 Sam. 7:8, Psalm 78:70 ).

So it was no wonder that when all of Israel was unbelieving and fearful in light of their arch enemy the Philistines (1 Sam. 17:23-24), that the passion and zeal of David was burning hot for the God of Israel’s GREAT Name’s sake. This teenage boy was willing to stand up and fight in the midst of innumerable odds and obstacles which opposed him. David applied himself to the fullest and what he was not able to do he deposited to Almighty God to work out for His glory and Great Name's sake (1 Sam. 17:45-47).

In the end, David - in the strength of the Lord – overcame the countless disadvantages and slew this violent warrior of great stature (1 Sam. 17:32-37, Psalm 23). Throughout David's life he would go on to slay many giants and obstacles which stood in the way of Almighty God’s will and way for his life (Psalms 3, 9, 23, 34, 37, 144).

Oh beloved of Christ! Play the man and fight the good fight in light of this world’s master and his many adversaries.

My friends, how much more are we to apply ourselves today in the little things and seek to be faithful unto the Lord in all that He has before us for His glory and honor (1 Cor. 10:31). We who are seated at the Right Hand of Almighty God in Christ Jesus, blessed with all of the Heavenly BLESSINGS and POWER (Psalm 110:1, Eph. 1:3, 2:6, Col. 3:1-4)!

Oh beloved of Christ! Play the man and fight the good fight in light of this world’s master and his many adversaries (Eph. 2:1-2, 6:12). Let Almighty God work through you for His HONOR and GLORY (Psalm 56:12; 57:5, 8, 9, 11; 142:7), you will NEVER be or see things the same!

What About You?

Sadly, many today who profess to know and serve the Savior are seeking solutions which are outside of the will of God for their lives. They are the children of Almighty God (John 1:12) who have chosen to be the subjective worldly prisoners of the god of this world. They (in their ignorance and rebellion) allow Satan’s giants to intimidate them in fear, causing them to miss out on the wonders of what Almighty God would do in their hearts and lives if they would only believe (Mark 11:22, Luke 17:6, 2 Tim. 3:5, Heb. 4:1-2, 1 John 5:4 ). My friend, what is the giant of a "raindrop" in the midst of the oceans of the world? What is the giant of a "burning match" in the presence of the noonday sun? Oh my beloved, Almighty God has ALREADY given us the victory! “Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world (1 John 4:4)” Draw out your sword - which is the Word of Almighty God and play the man for our Savior's GREAT Name's sake (Rom. 8:31-39, Eph. 6:10-18, Phil. 4:13, Heb. 4:12)!

Sadly, countless children of the King are oblivious to the ETERNAL BIG picture and only subjectively see life through the limited confines of this vain, temporal and doomed world.

Sadly, countless children of the King are oblivious to the ETERNAL BIG picture and only - subjectively - see life through the limited confines of this vain, temporal and doomed world. They are fools in NOT laying hold of ALL of the precious promises and privileges in Christ that are given unto us to apply in our lives to outwork the glory of God (Rom. 8: 28-39, 2 Cor. 1:20, 1 Tim. 6:12, 19, 2 Peter 1:4)! These are not rooted in the TRUTH of Almighty God’s Word and are powerless to stand against the wiles of the devil (Eph. 6:10-18). They are NOT accessing the heavenly arsenal of POWER and MIGHT of their position in Christ (Psalm 110:1, Eph. 1:3,7, 2:6, Col. 3:1-4). They are oblivious to what TRUE prayer is all about and in vain are wasting their breath with self-seeking requests (John 14:13, Rom. 8:26-29, 2 Tim. 3:5). These have neglected the Holy Spirit of God’s good leading and have chosen to possess a self-led Spirit quenching manner of living, reaping the consequences of being Biblically ignorant (Rom. 8:26-28, Gal. 6:7, 1 Thess. 5:19).

They are fools in NOT laying hold of ALL of the precious promises and privileges in Christ that are given unto us to apply in our lives to outwork the glory of God.

In their many "self-imposed" adversities, testings and satanic siftings, these are taking the satanic bait and are seeking for themselves false saviors to deliver them from the many ills which plague them in this fallen world. Tragically, only in the end, do they reap a deeper despair, confusion and depression, never comprehending the errors of their OWN ways  (Gal. 6:3-8, 1 Tim. 1:19, 6:21, Rev. 2:4,14, 20-22, 3:2, 17-19).

Oh my, beloved! Cannot Almighty God be trusted to govern our lives?? Does He not want the ETERNAL highest and best for you (John 3:16-17, Rom. 8:26-39)? Can He not deliver you from the wiles and diabolical trickery of the fallen angel Lucifer (Eph.2:1-10, 6:10-18, Heb. 2:14-15, 1 John 4:4)?, He Who created the Heavens with their billions of galaxies and trillions upon trillions of stars along with the earth with its countless wondrous beauties, can He not remove a great mountain or slay an opposing giant that stands in the way of His great ETERNAL plan and purpose for our lives (Matt. 7:7-8, 17:20, Mark 11:22-23, John 14:13, 1 John 5:14)? He who defeated the King of Fears (i.e., Death - Heb. 2:14-15) by victoriously rising from the grave to sit at the Right Hand of Almighty God, can He not deliver (Psalm 110:1, Acts 2:24,33, 1 Cor 15:1-4)? Can He not rescue you from the adversities and plagues that seek to stand in the way of God the Holy Spirit’s great plan and out working in your heart (Gal. 1:4, Rom. 7:24, 8:26-28)? My beloved, He most surely can! We need to wake up to the great ETERNAL realities and truths of Almighty God our Savior and taste and see that the Lord is good, wondrous and mighty to deliver (Job 23:10, Rom. 5:1-5, Eph 5:14,Heb. 10:36, 1 Peter 1:7, 2 Peter 1:1-10)!

We WILL NOT be delivered from all of life’s adversities, but in all things, we are to be victorious in Christ!

Beloved, the Christian life is one of absolute adventure. We WILL NOT be delivered from all of life’s adversities, but in all things we are to be victorious in Christ (Rom. 8:37, 1 Cor. 15:57, 2 Cor. 2:14, Phil. 4:13, 1 John 5:4)! We are to seek Almighty God’s glory for His great Name’s sake in ALL that we do or say (1 Cor. 10:31, Col. 3:17, 1 Peter 4:11)! In that my beloved is found the POWER of prayer for the child of Almighty God (John 14:13, Rom. 8: 26-29)! We are more than conquers in Christ! In ALL of it we possess the ETERNAL VICTORY which has been given unto us in Christ (Eph. 2:1-10, 2 Peter 1:1-10, Rev. 21, 22:1-5)!

Anything prayed for that is less than Almighty God's will and way for your life for God's glory and honor is rebellion and sin.

In this life’s great warfare there are no utopias here in this fallen world. Do not be deceived. The only solutions for the child of God are found in Almighty God, the Creator of the heavens and the earth.

Anything prayed for that is less than Almighty God's will and way for your life - His highest and best - is rebellion and sin. Remember my beloved,

The GIANTS that stand in the way and oppose God’s will for your life WILL be slain (John 14:13, 15:7, 1 John 5:14)!

In the will of Almighty God you are invincible (Rom. 8:26-39)!

We are to take that hill in Almighty God’s will for the battle is the Lord’s (Rom.8:37)!

My friend, whatever comes your way in these days of adversity and lawlessness, be strong in the Lord, play the man for Almighty God and His great Name's sake, NEVER compromise, fight the good fight of faith and have faith in Almighty God. In doing so, Almighty God in you will become a killer of giants as He works out His will (highest and best) in you for your life unto His glory and honor (John 15:7-8, 2 Cor. 5:17-20, Eph.2:10, 2 Tim. 2:21).

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.
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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Zechariah 12:8 In that day the LORD will defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; the one who is feeble among them in that day shall be like David, and the house of David shall be like God, like the Angel of the LORD before them."

I realize that God is speaking to Israel in this verse. But I also believe that God is speaking to me and "that day" is today. I hope that God can refer to me as "being a man after His own heart" also.

Joel

The Ignorant Fishermen said...

May it be so my dear friend!!! May it be so!!

Eph 5:16-17!

DJP I.F.

Anonymous said...

David picked up 5 smooth stones, WHY?. We are to put on the full armour of God. Count the peices of armour, Include the incarnate word which is the indwelling Spirit of Christ residing in us and you have the reason. But then again what do i know.....Been awile since last post, Hope all is well David...S.W.M.

Anonymous said...

David picked up five stones not because he did not believe God would take care of Goliath with one stone. It was that Goliath had 4 brothers and they were there at the battle also. In the time of David when you killed one family member you usually had to kill the rest of the family because they would be coming after you.

Joel

Anonymous said...

Joel, Yes in many commentarys it says just that. Maybe i just do not follow the Lord by what you {usually} do in every simular instance. Never do i suggest that we contradict Gods word or redifine the purity of which resides in our heart, mind and spirit. i am finding as a child there are many things i do now, i listen to the quiet voice Of Jesus Christ and not to smote the rock twice.......

The Ignorant Fishermen said...

SWM, Neat parallels... that's for sure!


David