“In the Name of the Lord”

February 28, 2018

“In the Name of the Lord”

Blessings folk!

David used his own weapons.
Not the weapons of the King.
Not the weapons of man.
The weapons tested by David and the Lord.

The confrontation begins…

 1Sa 17:40-45
He took his stick in his hand and chose for himself five smooth stones from the brook,
and put them in the shepherd’s bag which he had, even in his pouch,
and his sling was in his hand; and he approached the Philistine.

Then the Philistine came on and approached David, with the shield-bearer in front of him.

When the Philistine looked and saw David, he disdained him;
for he was but a youth, and ruddy, with a handsome appearance.

The Philistine said to David, “Am I a dog, that you come to me with sticks?”
And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.

The Philistine also said to David,
“Come to me, and I will give your flesh to the birds of the sky and the beasts of the field.”

Then David said to the Philistine,
“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, the God of the armies of Israel,
whom you have taunted.

Know this…

The enemy will…

  • Come to us
  • Will look intimidating…shield-bearer (another soldier), sword, spear, javelin
  • Look upon us with distain
  • Mock our look…youth…age (old!)…etc.
  • Mock our strategies…sticks and stones
  • Curse us…by their gods
  • Threaten to kill, destroy…give our flesh to the beasts

But, remember and know this!

True Believers come in the name of the Lord!

Not in our name.
Not in our ability.
Not in our “organizational” abilities.
Not in our strength.
Not in our power.

But, by the power and strength of the name of the Lord of hosts.
By the God of the armies of Israel.
The God Goliath had taunted.

We will continue.

For today, confront the giants in the name of the Lord!