The Lord saves not with sword & spear. For the battle is the Lord’s.
1 Sam. 17:47
Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army.
For the battle is not yours, but God’s.
2 Chron. 20:15
God fights our battles for us.
We have daily battles.
We’re wrestling not against flesh & blood.
It’s not just human opposition.
Wrestling is close in, hand to hand combat.
Sure, the conflict may present in human opposition.
But the power behind each attack & every conflict is demonic powers.
We’re not to be peaceful doves. We’re not to be diplomats.
We need to engage in the battle with our weak faith
It’s not our smooth stones, it’s God who fights our battles & it’s Him
that makes giants collapse before us
The battle belongs to God & yes we are surrounded by intimidating giants
There’s the powerful politicians, there’s the scary pandemics, there’s the lying exaggerating
Journalists, there’s the google hackers that are hired to track our entire background & our
every move. There’s the billionaires that want to control & confuse. There’s the power abusers,
turning up the volume on every crisis to achieve a power grab on our liberty & freedom.
God who sits in Heaven is mockingly laughing Ps. 2
But Jesus our Savior-King wants to know. Where’s your faith. Worship me. Praise me.
Let me fight your battles.
Our enemies are brimming full with accusations.
They condemn us.
They ridicule us.
They mock us.
They bring up every flaw, weakness & miserable mistake we’ve ever made.
But the battle is the Lord’s. He fights for us. He defeats our opposition
David said to Goliath: You have mocked the Lord.
That’s amazing that when someone mocks us they’re mocking our Lord
We’re tempted to fall down & worship brute force.
We’re tempted to shrivel in the face of strong arguments & majority opposition
God’s faith training comes through gigantic opposition
God’s faith training comes through impossible unrelenting storms & inconceivable odds
Our weapon is the name of the Lord of Hosts. Our concern is about God’s reputation.
The criticism is not against us. The mockery is against the honor & glory of God.
When David said to “Goliath, I will have your head!”
It was so the whole earth will know there is a God.
It’s sad that sometimes the greatest hinderances in our various challenges come
from those who claim they have faith. Those who claim to believe in the same God
we believe in.
Most of us fight our giants in obscurity. David’s fight was in full exposure in front
of two warring armies.
All the same, since God is for us who can be against us?
God will fight for us.
Moment by moment, hour by hour & day by day the battle is the Lords