"David...selected five...stones." 1 Samuel 17:40 TM
Five is the number of grace, Godís grace is sufficient for us. In weakness His grace is made perfect. It is not by might nor by power but by the Spirit of the living God. We cannot depend on our strength, people, friends, opinion polls or our logic. All these will fail us in the end.(Zech.4:6,2Cor.12:9,2Chro32:)
Grace is Godís riches at Christí expense. I want Godís riches- nothing else. And He said He will supply ALL our needs, be it emotional, physical, mental, relational, financial, psychological and spiritual.(Phil4:19, Heb.4:16)
Israel was confronted by Goliath, macho, mean man-mountain, towering, intimidating, a formidable fighting machine. Everyone in Israelís camp cowered, shaking in their boots but David knew what His God could do and went to face Goliath by faith, using what he had and what he was used to. He refused Saul armour that weighed him down. He saw Goliath through the eyes of God- an uncircumcised Philistine that defied the army of the living God. He knew he had a covenant with God, symbolised by the circumcision which protected him and his property and family from enemy attacked; he had proved God before in smaller matters when he disarmed the bear and the lion as they came to make the sheep he looked after their lunch.
And so by faith and by grace he went, he saw goliath and he conquered him, cutting off his head ad giving glory to God.( 1Sam.17:34-37)
You too can conquer by the grace of God. God will grant you the grace if you ask for it, regardless of the Goliath you face. No mater how formidable. God is able to do exceeding abundant more than you can ask or think. You also have a covenant with God through Jesus Christ-in fact, a covenant based on better promises.
6But the ministry Jesus has received is as superior to theirs as the covenant of which he is mediator is superior to the old one, and it is founded on better promises. Heb.8:6
Youíre the redeemed of the Lord if Jesus is the Captain of your salvation, the Author and Finisher of your faith. He redeemed you from the curse of the Law and Abrahamís blessings are yours. (Ps107:1-2,Heb.12:1-3, Gal3:13)
Oppression is far from you. No weapon fashioned against you will prosper; no in all these things, you are more than a conqueror; if God be for you who can be against you? If God did not spare Jesus but delivered Him up for you, how shall He not with Him freely give you all things?( Isa54:14,17, Rom.8:28,31,32,37-39)
Arise and face your Goliath in Jesusí Name. The name of the Lord is a strong tower, the righteous run into it and are saved. (Prov.28:1)
Your Goliath will fall and it shall be a great fall that will turn the lights of your life on. Weeping may endure for the night but your joy is coming because your Goliath is coming down in Jesus Name .Go with what you have. Look to Jesus who had gone ahead of you to make every crooked path straight. He will part your red sea for you to walk on dry ground. Refuse any intimidation of your enemy. God has not given you a spirit of timidity to fear but that of love power and sound mind. Whoever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that over comes the world, even your faith; greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world. Youíre coming out with a great substance Youíre coming back with a great testimony. Your test will birth a great testimony. ( Ps34:17-19,Ex14:13,14, 2Tim.1:7,1John4:4,1John5:4,Ex.12:36-37)
Go in grace. Go with grace. If God is for you, no one can be against you!
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