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    Open Heavens 02 July 2016: Subduing The Threatening Giant ~ Pastor E.A. Adeboye


    *Memorise: THE LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I
    fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom
    shall I be afraid? Psalms 27:1

    Read : 1 Samuel 17:45-50
    45 Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to
    me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield:
    but I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts,
    the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast
    defied.
    46 This day will the LORD deliver thee into mine
    hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from
    thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the
    Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to
    the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may
    know that there is a God in Israel.
    47 And all this assembly shall know that the LORD
    saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the
    LORD's, and he will give you into our hands.
    48 And it came to pass, when the Philistine arose,
    and came and drew nigh to meet David, that David
    hasted, and ran toward the army to meet the
    Philistine.
    49 And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence
    a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his
    forehead, that the stone sunk into his forehead; and
    he fell upon his face to the earth.
    50 So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling
    and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew
    him; but there was no sword in the hand of David.

    Message

    There is a threatening giant mightier than Goliath
    that we must overcome if our lives will be
    meaningful and highly fulfilling. This giant is no other
    one than the devil. As a matter of fact, Goliath in our
    Bible reading for today was just an apprentice in the
    school of Satan. The Bible says that the devil is a
    roaring lion walking about, seeking whom he may
    devour (1 Peter 5:8). This was exactly what Goliath
    did, he roared at the children of Isreal and they
    trembled before him.

    "And he stood and cried unto the armies of Isreal,
    and said unto them, why are ye come out to set your
    battle in array? Am not I a Philistine, and ye servants
    of Saul? Choose you a man for you, and let him come
    down to me. If he be able to fight with me, and to kill
    me, then will we be your servants: but if I prevail
    against him, and kill him, then shall ye be our
    servants, and serve us". 1 Samuel 17:8-9
    How did the children of Isreal overcome the
    threatening giant of their lives? They overcame him
    through their representative, the young David, who
    knew the God that he served. The giant came, cursing
    David by the name of his gods and David returned
    the curses by giving a deadly prophecy against the
    uncircumcised Philistine in the name of his own God:
    "This day will the LORD deliver thee into mine hand;
    and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee;
    and I will give the carcases of the host of the
    Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to
    the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may
    know that there is a God in Israel".

    1 Samuel 17:46
    One lesson we learn from this story is that battles of
    life are beyond the physical. Even the giant did not
    rely on his strength alone; hence the reason he
    cursed David by his gods! David was up to the task, so
    he replied, not in the same way but in a greater
    dimension by condemning the host of the Philistine
    carcasses to the beasts, not only the Champion's. This
    is why the Bible says.

    "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but
    against principalities, against powers, against the
    rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual
    wickedness in high places."

    Ephesians 6:12
    This is equally why we must put on the whole armour
    of God to be able to withstand the giants of our life,
    particularly in our Christian lives. Another lesson is
    that, since our weapons are not carnal, we must not
    attempt to fight against the giant with our senses or
    physical weapons. When King Saul gave physical
    weapons to David, he rejected them because he
    knew they would fail. He confidently challenged
    Goliath with his God. I encourage you to take hold of
    the Name of the Lord in your battle against the giants
    in your life and you will subdue them all. However,
    you must have a cordial relationship with the bearer
    of the Name through holiness and perfect obedience
    to His Word.

    Prayer Point: Father, I come against all the giants of life
    threatening my destiny and I destroy them
    completely today in Jesus' mighty name.

    BIBLE IN ONE YEAR : Acts 18:18-20:16 and Song of
    Solomon 5:2-9

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