Standing Up to Your Goliath

While I’m recovering from a Goliath battle with the Flu, I thought I would republish one of my most popular blog posts from Sept 2012.
David replied to the Philistine, “You come to me with sword, spear, and javelin, but I come to you in the name of the LORD of Heaven’s Armies—the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.  Today the LORD will conquer you, and I will kill you and cut off your head. And then I will give the dead bodies of your men to the birds and wild animals, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel! And everyone assembled here will know that the LORD rescues his people, but not with sword and spear. This is the LORD’s battle, and he will give you to us!” (1 Samuel 17:45-46 NLT)

Talk about motivational speeches, this just gets me ready to conquer the Goliaths in my life! I’m so tired of being attacked by the enemy, he’s relentless in his attacks on God’s children, because he knows we already have won and wants to trick us into thinking we can still be defeated – BUT the truth is, we can’t!

For every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith.   And who can win this battle against the world? Only those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God. (1 John 5:4 NLT)

Once we have believed and confessed that Jesus is the Son of God, that he died on the cross for mankind’s sins, rose again on the third day and is now seated in Heaven at God’s right hand – we became children of God! We are now co-heirs with Christ and we have been made righteous by the blood of Jesus!

 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.
So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children.t Now we call him, “Abba, Father.”  For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children.
 And since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God’s glory. But if we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering. (Romans 8:14-17 NLT)

That suffering is what the devil brings upon us, but because of Christ we can defeat the devil and the suffering he brings us.  Jesus bore the cross, the misery and death for us – but he defeated the devil when he rose again on that third day!  So anything the devil brings to us, we can refuse it and kick it back to him. David stood up, without fear, and told Goliath that he was going to defeat him, not because of who he was, but because of WHO his GOD was!  And that’s exactly what we need to do!  When the devil attacks, grab a scripture and defeat him with that sword, say it out loud!  When we speak God’s Word over the enemy and the circumstance, we are calling on God’s truth over the devil’s lies and there’s no greater power than the name of Jesus – so believe it and use it!

Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave him the name above all other names, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Philippians 2:9-11 NLT)

So stand up to your Goliath now, whether it be finances, illness, or relationships – speak the Word of God over that circumstance and be free from the bondage that the devil is trying to ensnare you with – every time we allow the devil to defeat us it’s like Jesus being crucified for you again. Stop living in defeat, when Jesus is victorious, it’s not by your strength but by Christ’s strength we fight.   Jesus has already won, claim the victory and receive the blessings, favor and grace that God has for you!!

Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with My [victorious] right hand of rightness and justice. (Isaiah 41:10 AMP)

4 thoughts to “Standing Up to Your Goliath”

  1. Thanks Dawn. I’m getting ready to teach a study on David and I’m very excited about it. I love the complete faith he showed when he stood up to Goliath. That was simply amazing.

    1. Anyone that God says was a ‘man after his own heart’ has got to be doing something right! I love how David made mistakes but was able to have a true repentant heart, I believe because of his repentant heart God was able to bless him above and beyond! It’s a lesson for all of us! Blessings to you and your family (((((hugs))))))

  2. I love this post. Here’s to kicking it back to Satan!!! It fills me with hope knowing God knows I make mistakes, i can repent and still He Loves me. How blessed to have His Word to guide us.

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