The Battle Is The Lord’s!

The Battle Is The Lord’s!

During these challenging times, encouragement is often needed.  We might feel, in ourselves, there is nothing we can do to change the things that are happening in our country and around the world.  But the wonderful thing is, as believers, we were never meant to do anything in ourselves. As David confronted Goliath, he saw his giant stature and his shield bearer.  He saw his sword, his spear and his javelin. But, just as Abraham considered not his or Sarah’s aging bodies when God promised they would have a son, David considered not any of these things that his physical eyes saw. He saw through the eyes of faith. He went into that battle with only one weapon, and it wasn’t his slingshot.  It was his unwavering faith and trust in knowing that the battle he was facing was the Lord’s to fight! David was fully convinced that God would bring him victory over his enemy just as Abraham was fully convinced that God would perform what He had promised.  Our faith is rooted in a God that has overcome the world. There is no foe, no circumstance or situation, no challenge, trial or temptation that God cannot see His children through to victory. David’s confession to Goliath that day of how the battle would play out was by faith!  He not only proclaimed victory over Goliath but over the entire Philistine camp!  And it happened just as he said!  And what was David’s purpose in this fight?  So that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel!  So church, let’s put our enemy on notice!  “We are children of the God who has overcome the world and whoever is born of God overcomes the world!  We do not need swords and spears or guns and weapons!  For the battle is the Lord’s and this day He will give you into our hands so that all the world will know there is a God in America!

19 And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body, already dead (since he was about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah’s womb. 20 He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, 21 and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform. Romans 4:19-21 (NKJV)

45 Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with 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 defied. 46 This day the LORD will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you and take your head from you. And this day I will give the carcasses of the camp of the Philistines to the birds of the air and the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. 47 Then all this assembly shall know that the LORD does not save with sword and spear; for the battle is the LORD’S, and He will give you into our hands.” 1 Samuel 17:45-47 (NKJV)

33 These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 (NKJV)

4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world–our faith. 1 John 5:4 (NKJV)

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No test or temptation that comes your way is beyond the course of what others have had to face. All you need to remember is that God will never let you down; he’ll never let you be pushed past your limit; he’ll always be there to help you come through it. 1 Corinthians 10:13 (MSG)