Living Life On Purpose!
1 Samuel 17:8-10 King James Version (KJV)
8 And he stood and cried unto the armies of Israel, and said unto them, Why are ye come out to set your battle in array? am not I a Philistine, and ye servants to Saul? choose you a man for you, and let him come down to me.
9 If he be able to fight with me, and to kill me, then will we be your servants: but if I prevail against him, and kill him, then shall ye be our servants, and serve us.
10 And the Philistine said, I defy the armies of Israel this day; give me a man, that we may fight together.
Goliath stepped into the Valley of Elah and challenged the armies of Israel to come and battle with him. He distinctly declared that he was a Philistine and they were servants of Saul. He said to Israel, “Send me a man that we may fight! If he be able to fight me and kill me, then will we be your servants: but if I prevail against him, and kill him, then shall ye be our servants, and serve us.
The giants of life want to overtake you. The world and sin know how you view them. The world and sin know that they have the capability to overtake you. Your problems and issues have the ability to conquer you if you subject yourselves to them through doubt, fear and low self esteem. If they can get you to try to wrestle with them through your own might you will lose. The extent of your power is limited. We must be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might (Eph. 6:10).
Goliath stepped into the Valley to do battle with God’s army. We must realize that we are set against the world. We are of the Kingdom of God. They are of the world. Whenever we step into the valley we must be ready to do battle. We must be ready to do the work of God in the valley. In the valley is where we pray (Eph 6:12). In the valley is where we do battle with the world. In the valley is where we do battle with sin. We are not to come into the valley to bow down but to fight. The battle is set array. Your giants are standing and challenging you. If you step into the valley be ready for battle.
Live Life On Purpose!
Pastor Jamol Cooper
New Life World Ministries