In 1 Samuel 17, we see one of the most epic battles of all time against a boy and a giant! I’m sure you are all familiar with it. It’s the story of David and Goliath!
Goliath was a giant who stood 9 feet 9 inches and towered over the mightiest of men and caused many a man to tremble at the sight of him.
And David was a shepherd boy who barely stood to Goliath’s waste! David tended sheep. Yet there was something about David that many did not know! He had a personal, intimate relationship with God and knew Him by Name! He knew the Power encapsulated in His Name.
David did not rely on his own ability in his fight with Goliath. He did not rely on the armor of Saul, which only slowed him down. Rather David made a godly decision and took off the armor someone else gave him and chose to fight the giant in his own anointing instead.
He chose to fight his own battle with the tools he had. You cannot expect to win your own battle in someone else’s armor!
Instead, clothe yourself in the power of God’s Names! To position yourself so you can invoke the authority of the Name of God involves not only your perspective – the view from your seat in God’s kingdom on high- but also the courage to recognize and use the strengths God has given you. Always resist the temptation to try and copy someone else.
God’s Name was enough for David to win this war because David knew God’s Name was more than simply a Name- it was a gateway to His Power.
You come to me with a sword, a spear, and a javelin, but I come to you in the Name of the Lord of Hosts, Jehovah Tsaba, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have taunted. This day the Lord will deliver you up into my hands, and I will strike you down and remove your head from you. And I will give the dead bodies of the Philistines this day to the birds of the sky and the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel and that all this assembly may know that the Lord does not deliver by sword or by spear; for the battle is the Lord’s and He will give you into our hands. (1 Samuel 17:45-47)
David knew and understood that the battle belongs to Jehovah Tsaba, Our Warrior. He will fight all of our battles for us.
So beloved, when you are facing battles today, call on Jehovah Tsaba, our Warrior, and let Him fight for you. His Word promises that He will!
The LORD himself will fight for you. Just stay calm. Exodus 14:14
For the LORD your God is going with you! He will fight for you against your enemies, and he will give you victory! Deuteronomy 20:4
They will fight against you like an attacking army, but I will make you as secure as a fortified wall of bronze. They will not conquer you, for I am with you to protect and rescue you. I, the LORD, have spoken! Jeremiah 15:20
They will fight you, but they will fail. For I am with you, and I will take care of you. I, the LORD, have spoken! Jeremiah 1:19
You must not fear them, for the LORD your God Himself fights for you. Deuteronomy 3:22
Pray with me:
Jehovah Tsaba, thank You that You fight for us! Thank You that You are our Warrior! Thank You for revealing to us the Power found in Your Name! Please open the eyes of our understanding in greater degrees so that we can come to know You in greater depths, and with more intimacy! Thank You for revealing more of Yourself to us! We are forever grateful and thankful for all You do for us! May you be blessed always in what You see in us! In Jesus’ Mighty Name. Amen.