Defeating Your Goliath. Part 3 – 1Samuel 17:1-54
Goliath is real and its assignment is to instill fear in you. His intimidating physical stature coupled with his being kitted in full battle regalia made King Saul and the rest of the army of Israel greatly afraid (1Sam. 17:1-11).
There are two ways to respond to a Goliath challenge:
- Fear – King Saul and the rest of the army responded with fear. They were intimidated by Goliath’s size and words. Fear sets in when you see your Goliath as being bigger than your ability to handle. They responded to the challenge with their physical senses.
- Faith – Interestingly, a teenager, freshly anointed by Prophet Samuel came to the battleground and responded with faith (1Sam 17:26 … for who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should defy the armies of the Living God). He saw Goliath challenging the Lord of Host Himself, who was leading the physical and spiritual armies of Israel. He had a covenant mindset that Goliath was too small for God to handle!
How to Defeat Your Goliath by Faith
- Despise your Goliath (1Sam 17:26). Take your eyes from him and see the size of your God.
- See the battle as the Lord’s not yours (1Sam 17:43-45). He is actually challenging your God to battle.
- Recount the faithfulness and victories God has given you in the past (1Sam 17:33-37). Do not depend on your strength or expertise, but totally on God.
- Deploy your weapon of strength (1Sam 17:38-40). David was initially given Saul’s armour and weapon, but he rejected it and opted to use the weapon he was used to – a sling and stones. Goliath weapon was for direct confrontation (sword and spear), while David’s weapon was long ranged. It could cover a long distance without direct contact.
To bring down your Goliath, engage in prayer and fasting, victory praise, prophetic declarations and kingdom mysteries.
- Boldly confront the challenge (1Sam 17:45-48). David spoke against Goliath and ran towards him.
That Goliath confronting you will go down for you this week. God will disappoint your enemies and cause people to congratulate you. Be blessed.