‘I have given you authority over all the power of the enemy.’ Luke 10:19 NLT
When he went out to fight Goliath, David said, ‘You come to me with sword, spear, and javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord… and He will give you to us!’ (1 Samuel 17:45, 47 NLT) Nobody in King Saul’s army seemed to have factored God into the equation, but David talked about nothing else. He saw what they didn’t, and refused to be intimidated by what they did. He believed that the God he served was bigger than the giant he faced.
Do you believe that too? Do you see God as bigger than your problem? If you’re in a situation where there appears to be no way out, instead of wasting time and energy dwelling on your own weaknesses and shortcomings, stand on God’s Word and start talking about His power. You won’t win if you fight in your own strength, so don’t try it!
David said, ‘This is the Lord’s battle.’ (1 Samuel 17:47 NLT) And God has never lost a battle! So confront your giant in the name of the Lord and declare: ‘Giant of divorce, you aren’t entering my home; depression, you won’t conquer me; alcohol, bigotry, insecurity, lust, you’re coming down!’
The Bible says, ‘When the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard [flag of victory] against him.’ (Isaiah 59:19 NKJV) There are three things Satan can’t withstand: God’s Word, Christ’s blood, and the name of Jesus. When you use those things you’ll bring him down every time—just like David toppled Goliath!
SoulFood: 1 John 3:11–5:21, John 7:25–44, Ps 104:27–35, Pr 24:29
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2023