Tag: Goliath

Remember you’re on the winning side!

George Whittenby George Whitten

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

As we are entering some of the most turbulent times in history, we’ve been receiving an unbelievable amount of email expressing concern about the future. But I want to tell you a little something — the future is VICTORY!

It’s not defeat or loss. If you think about it, all the great leaders of the Bible shone in the hardest of times. When the giant Goliath stood against the army of Israel, David didn’t sit around with his brothers complaining about how big Goliath was. Though David was a dwarf next to this evil giant, he was still convinced he was going to be victorious because God was on his side!

When the apostles saw Yeshua die, they must have felt utterly defeated — then, suddenly, there he was, out from the grave, gloriously alive before them — and from then on they walked in His victory! They didn’t sit around complaining about Roman persecution, the Sanhedrin, or the Pharisees. They didn’t get wrapped up in how evil the world was becoming; instead, they pressed forward in the worst of times and in those dark days they shone like the stars in the midnight sky.

In the face of everything that’s happening around us, let’s be sure we’re not developing a defeatist attitude. We are called children of the King, a royal priesthood, and a holy nation. Despite how bad things may be getting — don’t forget we’re on the winning team! We can stand against this evil and overcome it… with good!

Your family in the Lord with much agape love

by George Whitten

The Valley Of Elah

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

Most people who visit Israel don’t visit the Valley of Elah where David fought Goliath. You can still see it, the stream from which David took his rocks and the hills on which the armies camped. It’s amazing to see. Even more amazing is the fact that you can hardly find it. There’s no church or synagogue there, no real signs saying this is the Valley of Elah. People ride through it all the time and they don’t even know it’s there. In fact, it’s right off the side of the road. What does the Valley of Elah tell us? The greatest battlefields in the Lord often take place in hidden places, not on the outside where everybody can see it, but on the inside. The great battles are first won in prayer, in the secret place when you’re alone with God. So get on your armor and go to your prayer closet. Whatever that issue is, take it to the Lord in prayer. Go to your secret place, for it is the hidden battlefields where giants are slain.

Today’s Mission – Whatever your issue is today, take it to the Lord in prayer. Go to your secret place and there win the battle.

by Jonathan Cahn