1 Samuel 17:26, 32, 45-47 & 50-51 NIV
David asked the men standing near him, “What will be done for the man who kills this Philistine and removes this disgrace from Israel? Who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should defy the armies of the living God?”
David said to Saul, “Let no one lose heart on account of this Philistine; your servant will go and fight him.”
David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.
This day the Lord will deliver you into my hands, and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head. This very day I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds and the wild animals, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel. All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give all of you into our hands.”
So David triumphed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone; without a sword in his hand he struck down the Philistine and killed him. David ran and stood over him. He took hold of the Philistine’s sword and drew it from the sheath. After he killed him, he cut off his head with the sword.
David spoke to the giant (his problem) telling it of his intentions, what he would do to dismantle, tear down, kill and bring it to destruction the giant (his issues). He was fearless because he knew whose strength he was going in (the strength of the Lord strong and mighty). David was fully equipped and knew what tools were necessary for him to win. Even before entering the fight David believed in a favorable outcome knowing he would and could win and thus he did precisely what he spoke. He did not waver but remained steadfast.
As long as we understand whose strength we walk in and what power is at work within us, as long as we are fearless, knowing the fear of the Lord is our strength, as long as we know we are equipped with the proper tools, we, much like David can, will and shall win. We must speak the outcomes we desire and watch victory prevail.
MAKE THIS DECLARATION TODAY:
I AM VICTORIOUS!
I HAVE THE VICTORY!
I AM MORE THAN A CONQUEROR!!!
Lord, give us the strategic gear, plan and words to defeat our enemies knowing that we are not going in our own power but it is Your strength that helps us win. Remind us with every step we take today that we are victorious, in Jesus name I pray, Amen