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Bread of Life Devotionals
THE BURNING BUSH DOMINION CHURCH INC.
Date: Friday, October 9th, 2020
Topic: HOW DAVID CONQUERED HIS GIANTS 4
Bible Reading: 1 Samuel 17:16, 23-24
📖16….”And the Philistine drew near morning and evening, and presented himself forty days…
📖23….And as he talked with them, behold, there came up the champion, the Philistine of Gath, Goliath by name, out of the armies of the Philistines, and spake according to the same words: and David heard them.
📖24….And all the men of Israel, when they saw the man, fled from him, and were sore afraid.”
🔥So far, we have identified three giants of David that were not even considered by many readers of the Bible as giants, yet they were more deadly than the Goliath that the army of Israel feared for forty days. Goliath was a threat to Israel because, according to the Babylonian Talmud in Sotah 42b, he was the son of Orpah, the wife of Chilion, and sister-in-law to Ruth. While David, the shepherd boy, was the great grandson of Ruth, the wife of Mahlon, who later married Boaz to birth Obed; Obed birthed Jesse, while Jesse had David in Ruth 4:21-22.
🔥🔥The challenge of Goliath, was like a test of which God was stronger. Was it Moloch, the god of Moab that brought up Orpah to give birth to giant Goliath, or Yahweh, the God of Israel that snatched away Ruth to later birth David as a great grandson? This made the Philistines to be more than mere enemies to Israel, but mortal enemies. This deadly enmity must have sprang from the fact that Ruth denounced Moloch in Ruth 1:16. David conquered Goliath because his great grandmother, Ruth, held on to the living God.
🔥🔥🔥This is the trauma believers go through in their faith lives. What they fear most, is often what they ought not to have feared. What Goliath was to David, is what our challenges should be to us as Christians. David slew him with just a stone because he was an uncircumcised stranger to God (1 Sam 17:26). As such, he had no covenant of protection to enjoy from God; but David had. And we have too. Beloveth, because of the divine covenant believers enjoy, whoever runs away from the Church, like Orpah did from Naomi and Israel at large, must fall as Goliath did, in the hands of those that remain in the Church (Jeremiah 17:13).
🙏Heavenly Father, as you were with David when he encountered Goliath because his great grandmother, Ruth, held on to you, be with your children of covenant in the Church, in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏O Lord, every secret enemy that has made himself my mortal enemy because of his hatred for my biological and spiritual families, may they fall and die like Goliath, in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏🙏Ancient of days, as you taught Moloch your supremacy, by killing giant Goliath with just a stone, teach all the deities and demons in my family, your manifold wisdom and power to destroy, in Jesus’ name.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
Isaiah 51 & 52
Isaiah 53, 54 & 55.
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