Goliaths of Today

Goliaths of Today

Goliath, you are mighty but you cannot win this war for the one who stands before you is standing in theLord!

I think about David when he faced Goliath. Everyone around him was talking about the mountain. They were saying “Goliath is so big, there’s no way we can defeat him.” (1 Samuel 17) And along came a young man named David. He was only 17 years old. But somehow he understood this principle of talking TO the mountain and not talking ABOUT the mountain. When he saw Goliath, instead of saying like the others “He’s so big, we don’t have a chance.” He said “Who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should defy the armies of the living God?”

Wait a minute. This is not right. One man is going to keep all of God’s people back? One mountain is going to keep us from our destiny? Hindi yata maaari ito. Ako ang bahala sa kanya. Ang mga kaibigan ni David at ang mga tao sa paligid niya ay nagtawanan. “Nasisiraan ka na ba ng bait David? Hindi mo kayang labanan si Goliath! Bata ka lang. At ang liit-liit mo. You don’t have any experience. He would crush you.”

David shook it off. He went out to face Goliath. Nang makita din siya ni Goliath, tinawanan din siya. When he saw how young and small David was he said “Am I a dog that you would come at me with a stick?” He was saying, “Don’t you have anything better to send out against me than this little runt? It’s not even going to be a fight.” No, Hindi nakatingin si David sa laki ng higanteng kaharap niya. He was focused on the size of his God. At naiintindihan niya ang prinsipyong ito. He didn’t just pray that he would defeat Goliath. He didn’t just believe and hope that he would defeat him. David SPOKE to his mountain. He looked him in the eyes and said “Goliath, you come against me with a sword and a shield, but I come against you in the name of the Lord God of Israel.”

In other words, you’ve got a sword, but I’ve got something better. I’ve got a name. I’ve got the forces of heaven backing me up. Listen how he spoke to his mountain. He said, “Goliath, this day the Lord will deliver you into my hands. I will defeat you and feed your head to the birds of the air.” He was saying “You may be big, but I know my God is bigger. And when I speak to the mountain, God’s promised it WILL be removed.” To be victorious, you’ve gotta speak to the giants in your life.

Mike Medlin

March 28th, 2014

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