Friday, 1 May 2015

“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.” 1 Samuel 17:48 (KJV)

Oftentimes when believers are confronted with challenges and contrary situations some tend to wish it away, while some others pretend that it does not exist. And rather than confront it, they prefer to maintain the status quo. The enemy takes advantage of the status quo and builds a stronghold. The truth is that whatever you tolerate in your life has the capacity to grow and overwhelm you. The devil is a liar and that is why you must rise up to confront your confrontations and challenge your challenges. Don’t forget that when God created you, He had something in mind; a plan and a purpose. You must therefore arise against whatever it is that contends with God’s plan and agenda for your life and I can assure you that it will give way, because the battle has already been decided in your favour.

In 1 Samuel 17, God’s people were daily harassed and intimidated by Goliath and of course no person could dare to challenge him. Everyone was limited, garaged and literally brought to their knees by one man. David also heard the challenge and decided it was time to put an end to the siege against God’s people even if it meant breaking protocol. All the “mighty men of war” were terrified by the arsenals of Goliath and could only stand by and tolerate the insults, shame and embarrassment. What is that condition that has tormented you and brought tears to your eyes? I have come to challenge you to rebel against it in the place of prayers because you have a covenant relationship with the God of Israel. You will notice that David ran towards Goliath rather than run away from him. Refuse to be intimidated by the size of your challenge. Run towards it and obtain your victory. Your Goliath will fall before you! That Goliath attacking your health, business, finances and family is coming down in Jesus name.

Identify those areas where you need a change. Write them down and take them to God in prayers, because you cannot change what you are not discontented with. For instance, you must get angry with that sickness in your body, because it is not the will of God for you to remain afflicted. His will is that you prosper and be in health even as your soul prospers. Stand upon that word of promise and begin to declare healing to your body, marriage or business.

Further reading: 1 Samuel 17:20-51 Daily Bible reading: Morning-1 Kings 10-11, Evening-Luke 21:20-38


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