POWER TO FACE YOUR GIANTS 1Sa 17:1 Now the Philistines gathered their armies for battle and were

assembled at Socoh, which belongs to Judah,and,encamped between Socoh and Azekah in Ephes-dammim. 1Sa 17:2 Saul and the men of Israel were encamped in the Valley of Elah and drew up in battle array against the Philistines. 1Sa 17:4 And a champion went out of the camp of the Philistines named Goliath of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span [almost ten feet]. 1Sa 17:32 David said to Saul, Let no man¶s heart fail because of this Philistine; your servant will go out and fight with him. WHAT ARE THE GIANTS THAT YOU ARE FACING TODAY? ‡ UNEMPLOYMENT ‡ DEBT ‡ DESEASES ‡ DEPRESSION ‡ DANGER ‡ ABANDONMENT ‡ ABUSE ‡ TRAGEDY ‡ BILLS ‡ WEAKNESSES ‡ REJECTION ‡ BROKEN RELATIONSHIP ‡ INABILITY ‡ ADDICTION ‡ HABBITS ‡ TEMPTATIONS ‡ DISCRIMINATION ‡ FEAR ‡ PAST FAILURES ‡ DISCOURAGEMENT ‡ ANGER DO YOU HEAR YOUR GIANTS SHOUTING? ‡ You are not qualified for that job! ‡ You are not good enough! ‡ You can¶t pay your bills! ‡ You can¶t save your marriage! ‡ You are losing your kids! ‡ You cannot stop your vices! ‡ you can¶t refuse pornography! ‡ You can¶t stop your forbidden relationship ‡ You can¶t shake your past failures ‡ You don¶t have a bright future! ‡ Your life is a mistake! Stand up now and face your giants by the same tactics that God has given to David! David taught us how to face our own giants. Now, are you ready????? ‡ To say goodbye to defeat and start victorious life with God? Are you ready????? ‡ To discover on how to face the giant challenges that we are facing today? Are you ready???? ‡ To know the weapons that God prepares for us and claim the victory? Are you ready??? ‡ To join the battlefield called life and be confident of God¶s presence? Are you ready??? ‡ To cut off the enemies head and overcome totally all the deception of the devil in your lives? Are you ready???? I. PLUG IN TO THE SOURCE OF POWER ± v 37 1Sa 17:37 The LORD who delivered me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine. Saul said to David, Go, and the LORD be with you. David did not say the he delivered his flocks from the lion and bear. But he Said, ³THE LORD WHO DELIVERED ME´. The

after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed. have mercy on me. Our life is also useless if not connected to the source of our power no other than God. but in the power of God. and from that day on the Spirit of the LORD came upon David in power« 1Sa 18:14 In everything he did he had great success. The Stone of Prayer 1Sa 30:6 David was greatly distressed because the men were talking of stoning him. for you are my fortress. and you will prophesy with them. my refuge in times of trouble. Later. Psa 57:1 Have mercy on me. and an evil spirit from the LORD tormented him. and the judgments he pronounced. Isaiah 26:3 ³You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you«´ Transition: Invite God¶s help. THE EMPOWERMENT OF CHRISTIANS: Act 1:8 But ye shall receive power. Pick up the stone of prayer. and in Samaria. 1Sa 16:1 The LORD said to Samuel. 1Ch 16:12 Remember the wonders he has done. All our electronics appliances will be useless unless connected to the source of electrical power.. II. But David found strength in the LORD his God. because the LORD was with him. and in all Judaea.Lord is the source of David¶s power.anointed him in the presence of his brothers. Paul testified: 1Co 2:4 And my speech and my preaching [was] not with enticing words of man¶s wisdom. and unto the uttermost part of the earth. since I have rejected him as king over Israel? 1Sa 16:14 Now the Spirit of the LORD had departed from Saul. in the morning I will sing of your love. and you will be changed into a different person. each one was bitter in spirit because of his sons and daughters. Psa 59:16 But I will sing of your strength. but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: 1Co 2:5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men. CHOOSE THE RIGHT WEAPONS ± vs 38-40 1. saying. this anointing power of God to Saul had been forfeited due to deliberate commission of sin against God. God¶s people in the bible had been empowered by God through the outpouring of his anointing power THE EMPOWERMENT OF SAUL: 1Sa 10:1 Then Samuel took a flask of oil and poured it on Saul¶s head and kissed him. O God. 2. The Stone of The Past 1Sa 17:37 The LORD who delivered me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine. his miracles. for in you my soul takes refuge. Has not the LORD anointed you leader over his inheritance? 1Sa 10:6 The Spirit of the LORD will come upon you in power. And don¶t neglect« . THE EMPOWERMENT OF DAVID: 1Sa 16:13 So Samuel took the horn of oil and . "How long will you mourn for Saul..

You come against me with sword and spear and javelin. and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine. The Stone of Persistence Why did David picked up 5 stones? Could it be because Goliath had four relatives the size of Kingkong. You may . Why have you come down here? And with whom did you leave those few sheep in the desert? I know how conceited you are and how wicked your heart is. Not David¶s siblings or David¶s king. the God of the armies of Israel. but I come against you in the name of the LORD Almighty. that David hurried. There remains one more stone. One apology might not do it.. Your struggling marriage can billboard God¶s power. for the day breaks. and He will give you into our hands. The Stone of Priority 1Sa 17:46 This day will the LORD deliver thee into mine hand«. when the Philistine arose. for the battle is the LORD¶S. David ran toward his giant.. Transition: Announce God¶s name and then reach for« 4. that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. Let no-one lose heart on account of this Philistine. Keep swinging the sling. (Jacob) III. But God did. Never give up. for the battle is the LORD¶s. David saw Goliath as a chance for God to show off! Did David know he would exit the battle alive? No. Who bet on David? Who put money on the kid from Bethlehem? Not the Philistines. David¶s oldest brother. Imitate him. 1Sa 17:47 And all this assembly shall know that the LORD saveth not with sword and spear. Your cancer is God¶s chance to show His healing power. KEEP YOUR EYES ON FOCUS± vs 41-47 1Sa 17:47 All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the LORD saves. See your struggle as God¶s canvas.«. your servant will go and fight him. 1Sa 17:45 David said to the Philistine. ‡ Do not be disturbed by the giant 1Sa 17:26 David asked the men standing near him. Not the Hebrews. except you bless me. I will not let you go. On it he will paint his multicolored supremacy. he burned with anger at him and asked. Let me go. Gen 32:26 And he said. And he said. The Stone of PASSION 1Sa 17:32 And David said to Saul.3. One prayer might not be enough. your servant will go and fight with this Philistine 1Sa 17:48 And it came to pass. ‡ Do not be discouraged by the detractors 1Sa 17:28 When Eliab.Who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should defy the armies of the living God? 1Sa 17:32 David said to Saul.get knocked down a time or two«but don¶t quit. and he will give all of you into our hands. It is the « 5. you came down only to watch the battle. Let no man¶s heart fail because of him. Your sin is God¶s opportunity to showcase His grace. heard him speaking with the men. Do the same! Transition: Remember. take up the stone of passion. ." Remember your highest priority: God¶s reputation. But he was willing to give his life for the reputation of God. Keep loading the rocks. whom you have defied.. and came and drew near to meet David.

1Sa 17:47 All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the LORD saves. Jonathan ± There is wisdom in keeping silent and waiting for God to move than to make a haste-fight without God¶s leading 5. because he has defied the armies of the living God. ‡ Focus on God 1Sa 17:37 The LORD who delivered me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine«. and he will give all of you into our hands. David ran quickly towards the battle line to meet him. Choose the right weapons 3. Why these list of would be volunteer did not fight Goliath? 1. God can use un-ordained layman to do great things for God if He will trust God. 1Sa 17:46 This day the LORD will hand you over to me«. When the Philistines saw that their hero was dead. Cut off the enemy¶s head . ‡ Cut off evil communications ‡ Cut off elicit relationship ‡ Cut off bad habits and vices ‡ Cut off pornography ‡ Cut off drug addiction ‡ Cut off alcoholism ‡ Cut off dishonesty ‡ Cut off adultery and infidelity The next time the giants shout. and the men answered him as before. He took hold of the Philistine¶s sword and drew it from the scabbard. After he killed him. One plus God will surely become the winner. Eliab . he cut off his head with the sword. whose side God is belong. and he fell face down on the ground. Saul . CUT OFF THE ENEMY¶S HEAD ±v 51 1Sa 17:51 David ran and stood over him. they turned and ran. 2. Categorizing rejections won¶t remove them. 1Sa 17:36 Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear. 1Sa 17:33 Saul replied. Itemizing problems won¶t solve them. and he has been a fighting man from his youth. V. you are only a boy. you know what to do 1. You are not able to go out against this Philistine and fight him. Seize God¶s moment 5. Saul . Listing hurts won¶t heal them.. David ± The outcome of the battle always depend on . But anointed leaders will see giant problem as an opportunity to show the power of God. you cannot fight the enemies easily like what you did before.Leaders by position will hide when problem comes. David removed the giant because he emphasized the Lord. 4. he slung it and struck the Philistine on the forehead.and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel. The stone sank into his forehead. this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them.When you grieve God and you cause Him to leave. 1Sa 17:49 Reaching into his bag and taking out a stone. SEIZE DIVINE OPPORTUNITY ± vs 48-50 1Sa 17:48 As the Philistine moved closer to attack him. Plug in to the source of power 2.1Sa 17:30 He then turned away to someone else and brought up the same matter. 3. for the battle is the LORD¶s.. Keep your eyes on the right focus 4.David was not even included to the enlisted men when he killed Goliath. IV.

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