THE BATTLE IS THE LORD’S

Have you faced a giant Goliath in your life that seemed so impossible to conquer? It seemed beyond your strength and ability, so you have been taunted daily, mocked, ridiculed, tormented. Above all, your God was considered weak, not on your side, all hope seemed lost. While facing the situation, you got the necessary help and advice from experienced people who went through similar circumstances. All their perfectly tailored advice suitable for them, seemed out of place when you applied it to your own situation. Others tried to help but it did not work out for you. So Saul offered his armour which David tried on but was too heavy and too big, so declines. When it all seemed finally you are about to be finished once and for all, God’s Supernatural Miracle shows up beyond natural human understanding.

God steps in to send His invisible Heavenly Army to favour you, provide strength, surround you, protect and fight through you for the battle is the Lords. You received sudden turn-around so Goliath is completely floored, head cut off with own sword in Jesus Name. This account of battle between 17 year old ridiculed David and Goliath is in 1 Samuel 17, when Saul and Israelites faced Philistines near valley of Elah. Twice a day for 40 days Goliath a Philistine champion, challenged Israelites to send a champion for combat but Saul and all the Israelites are afraid. David, bringing food for his brothers heard Saul promised to reward the man who defeats Goliath. David accepts challenge and Saul reluctantly agrees. David taking only his sling and five stones from a nearby river. David and Goliath confront each other, Goliath with his armor and shield, David with his staff and sling.

“The Philistine cursed David by his gods, David replies: “This day Jehovah will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you down. I will give the dead bodies of the host of the Philistines this day to the birds of the air and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know there is a God in Israel, and all this assembly may know God saves not with sword and spear; for the battle is God’s and He will give you into our hand.” David hurls a stone from sling with might and hits Goliath in the centre of forehead, Goliath falls to the ground and David cuts off  head. The Philistines flee and pursued by the Israelites “as far as Gath and the gates of Ekron.” David puts the armour of Goliath in his tent and takes the head to Jerusalem.

Saul sends Abner to bring the boy to him. The king asks whose son he is and David answers “I am the son of your servant Jesse the Bethlehemite.” Although Israel did not want battles Philistines imposed uncalled for combat on them. In Revelation 19.14, so Jesus will return with the sword in His mouth to cut off heads of all who reject salvation like Goliath. And the armies which are in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, follow Christ on white horses. 15 From His mouth comes a sharp sword, so with it He strikes down the nations, and He will rule them with a rod of iron. and He treads the wine press of fierce wrath of God, the Almighty. 16 His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, “KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.”

David with the Head of GoliathThis story is relevant to show that God’s enemies will be dealt with like the Philistine Goliath. Christ will first rescue and rapture saints and elect but destroy His enemies. It is important to remember Christ, to enjoy and celebrate victory in life and be prepared as God Only knows Day and Time. Today D-day victory is celebrated to remember battle axes and war heroes who conquered pegasus. It is necessary to keep in mind and remember God’s Appointed Ultimate D-Day Battle of God. Christ won the Victory for us by causing us to triumph always so Christian believers must be ready to avoid any surprises.

Courtesy image credit

David & Goliath head by Bartolomeo Bellano (Italian, 1437/38–1496/97 Padua.

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