David’s Declaration To Go Fight Goliath
1 Samuel 17:32-51 (KJV)
32 And David said to Saul, Let no man’s heart fail because of him; thy servant will go and fight with this Philistine.
33 And Saul said to David, Thou art not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him: for thou art but a youth, and he a man of war from his youth.
34 And David said unto Saul, Thy servant kept his father’s sheep, and there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock:
35 And I went out after him, and smote him, and delivered it out of his mouth: and when he arose against me, I caught him by his beard, and smote him, and slew him.
36 Thy servant slew both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he hath defied the armies of the living God.
David’s preparation was from God, not man. His strength even as a youth was strong and was proven when he slew both the lion and the bear. It wasn’t about his natural strength, but the strength from God.
37 David said moreover, The LORD that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine. And Saul said unto David, Go, and the LORD be with thee.
David’s declared, the same LORD that delivered him out of the paw of the lion and out of the paw of the bear, is the same LORD that will deliver him out of this Philistine. David was determined and he went forth to battle.
38 And Saul armed David with his armour, and he put an helmet of brass upon his head; also he armed him with a coat of mail.
39 And David girded his sword upon his armour, and he assayed to go; for he had not proved it. And David said unto Saul, I cannot go with these; for I have not proved them. And David put them off him.
1 Samuel 17:39 (AMPC)
And David girded his sword over his armor. Then he tried to go, but could not, for he was not used to it. And David said to Saul, I cannot go with these, for I am not used to them. And David took them off.
We must make sure when we go into battle, that we go fully armed with the whole armor of God. We go with the WORD of God in our heart and in our mouth for God’s WORD is our sword and we must be ready to declare His WORD!
40 And he took his staff in his hand, and chose him five smooth stones out of the brook, and put them in a shepherd’s bag which he had, even in a scrip; and his sling was in his hand: and he drew near to the Philistine.
41 And the Philistine came on and drew near unto David; and the man that bare the shield went before him.
42 And when the Philistine looked about, and saw David, he disdained him: for he was but a youth, and ruddy, and of a fair countenance.
43 And the Philistine said unto David, Am I a dog, that thou comest to me with staves? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.
44 And the Philistine said to David, Come to me, and I will give thy flesh unto the fowls of the air, and to the beasts of the field.
The devil will be little you. Be ready to stand strong and refuse to believe what he says.
Isaiah 54:17 (KJV)
No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.
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.
Be ready to tell the giant you are facing, whether it be sickness, pain, depression, financial issues, or your relationship issue, declare what the end result is going to be. You are ALREADY VICTORIOUS because of your faith.
1 John 5:4 (KJV)
For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
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.
51 Therefore David ran, and stood upon the Philistine, and took his sword, and drew it out of the sheath thereof, and slew him, and cut off his head therewith. And when the Philistines saw their champion was dead, they fled.
David didn’t prevail over the Philistine because of himself, he prevailed because of God was working through him to prevail over the giant. We don’t prevail over sickness, pain, depression, financial issues, or in relationship issue in our own way, we prevail by trusting God and doing what He says to do – “His WORD!” When we do anything and I mean anything away from His WORD, we will fail because there is a devil loose waiting for us to fail and doing whatever he can to get us to fail. We must keep our eyes on God and His WORD and as we do, WE WILL NOT FAIL!!!
Making Sure To Keep ALL Cares Cast Over Onto God
1 Peter 5:6-8 (KJV)
6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
Be ready for the giant just like David was with the declaration of God’s WORD in your mouth so you can be sober, be vigilant (being cautious and aware) at all times to tell the giant, tell the devil how the end result is going to be.
Keeping Submitted To God!
James 4:7 (KJV)
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
James 4:7 (AMPC)
So be subject to God. Resist the devil [stand firm against him], and he will flee from you.