Reclaiming Your Praise
Reclaiming Your Praise
1st Sam 17 Every Christian is born into battle. Your situation and how you view your life shows where you are in the battle field, whether at the battle front or celebrating victory. The Israelites were in the battlefront.
2nd Cor 10:3. The type of battle determines the weapons to use. As Christians, what happens in the physical is determined through spiritual weapons of war. Your current reality does not determine whether you lose or win the battle of life.
Every war has a vantage position. The Philistines had Goliath as their champion. They were sure of him because of his physical attributes. The Israelites had a vantage position - their strength which is derived from joy/praise. Neh 8:10
Judah (which means praise) is part of the inheritance of Israel. However, the Philistines had invaded and taken away their praise (Judah). As Christians, situations will come to steal your joy and praise, which will leave you powerless to fight the battle of life. Prov 24:10
David was not qualified for battle due to his age and position in life, i.e his physical attributes. You may not have the right background, enough money, etc but your victory is not based on your situation.
David was a son of praise (Judah) 1st Sam 17:12. David ignored his disqualifications and focused on his spiritual attribute (praise) to win the battle. That’s why he was able to use stones to win the battle.
The people were willing to nominate David as Israel’s champion, although he was not qualified. Their future as a free men or slaves was riding on his victory or defeat over Goliath. Because he had praise in his mouth, they saw the power of God in him.
David based his faith on his previous victories God had given him. You need to reflect on your “lion & bear” i.e. your past Ebenezers & Word. Look for the Word that addresses your issues.
David referred to Goliath as an uncircumcised. Turn your battles into sonship issues by praising God. After killing Goliath, the Philistines (difficult situations) will run away.
Every blow God lands on them with his club is in time to the music of drums and pipes, God in all-out, two-fisted battle, fighting against them. Isa 30:33 (Msg)
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