// You take our failure. You take our weakness. You set Your treasure. In jars of clay. //
Broken Vessels: Hillsong Worship
You were never meant to carry someone else’s anointing.
We’ve started our journey with David & his process to know God’s heart. Our question is “why was he a man after God’s own heart?” We saw “the shepherd boy” be anointed to be king. But what qualifies him? Let’s find out? This kid.
Our reading will be taken from 1 Samuel 17. We will be paraphrasing, so like always we encourage you to read the passages used for yourself that you may gain your own revelation of the word.
We begin with a war in the land. Philistines have come into the land declaring their superiority. Some of David’s brother on the front line. One day Jesse asks David to deliver some food to his brothers and the captain of the guard. With excitement to see the war, David gets up the next day to meet his brothers.
While seeing his brothers in the tents he is met not with love and gratitude. Rather, questioned with belittlement. Have you ever been excited to go somewhere and see someone you love to just feel resentment?
It’s definitely not a good feeling. But it was a distraction from the enemy. You see David was about to face one of the greatest oppositions to date. Much like this discouragement, the enemy will discourage you from being able to focus on Jesus & the plans He has for you.
David was not afraid. He wanted to know why all these mighty warriors ran scared, did they not know God was on their side?
“Then David spoke to the men who stood by him, saying, “What shall be done for the man who kills this Philistine and takes away the reproach from Israel? For who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?”
I Samuel 17:26 NKJV
That boldness set David apart. Word got around the camp. Saul could not let this go. So he sent forth for David. Once there Saul was ready to equip David with his armor. Saul was afraid as well. “This young man is not prepared.” Can you imagine it?
As David tried it on Saul’s armor swallowed him. This is an example of how if we try to equip ourselves before we are ready, it will swallow us. Because it was not meant for us at that time. Just as that armor was not meant for David.
We can be in ministry. We can think we are in the right place and the right time. However, if God has not gone before you to make a way. It will fall.
The time is now for the battle of the century. Man vs Giant! Who will win? First, we have to realize God had gone before David in preparation. David had faith.
“But David said to Saul, “Your servant used to keep his father’s sheep, and when a lion or a bear came and took a lamb out of the flock, I went out after it and struck it, and delivered the lamb from its mouth; and when it arose against me, I caught it by its beard, and struck and killed it. Your servant has killed both lion and bear; and this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, seeing he has defied the armies of the living God.”
I Samuel 17:34-36 NKJV
David believed in what God could do. So David knew God could do it again. As David dipped for the stones. He grabbed five. 1 for Goliath, & 4 for Goliath’s brothers. He was preparing for the unexpected.
So as David entered the battlefield he ran to Goliath. Goliath disgusted the Israelites would send a “child.” Goliath knew his superiority and didn’t see David as a threat. Stopped in his tracks Goliath fell.
Many people will underestimate what you can do. They will not be for you. When God is for you, who can be against you? God is making a way in your battlefield. He has already been preparing you. You’ve had the lion and bear battles. Now it’s time to face your giant.
Everyone was grateful, yet astonished! David did the impossible. The very thing that stood between the Israelites, became the floorboard for what David would continue to do in the name of the Lord. Reestablished hope in the Lord.
The launching pad for your next adventure awaits you after the giant has fallen.
The final task David had was cutting the head off as a war trophy. Not in arrogance, but as a praise to God. You see the head of your giant means it is finished. No longer does it stand taller than you. You know have authority over the thing that tried to kill you. It strikes fear into your enemy of the Lord you serve.
Join us next week as we venture into when people you love try to come after you. How do you survive? How do you honor? Can you honor?
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Hello friends, I’m Marco. I’m an RN, & founder of Four Winds, a ministerial blog.
I have a heart for this generation to know who they are & whose they are. I also contend for revival to cover college campuses. As well as preach the word until every nation has heard. Sharing Jesus with all, & showing the love that was once shown me.