Continuing Thought for the Week [5.21.21]
I Samuel 17:50: So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone, and struck Goliath and killed him. – I Samuel 17:50
As I said yesterday, the story of David is probably a very familiar story to most of you reading this email. However, I want us to look at this story and it’s scenes this week in a different light in regard to how they apply to us in our everyday lives.
This week we are taking a look at these 4 simple scenarios:
1. David was chosen by God to be anointed as King.
2. David developed in obscurity what was eventually displayed publicly.
3. David had faith, confidence and courage.
4. David was a prophet, a king and a priest.
Today let’s look at scenario number four: 4. David was a prophet, king and priest. Yesterday we talked about how I believe that courage is the missing ingredient in most scenarios. I said that you can have faith. You can have skill, but if you don’t have the courage to act, your skill won’t be demonstrated and your faith won’t be activated. David knew that the giant had to fall because he was keeping the people of God from the promised things of God- the giants in your life have to fall as well. The giants of fear, doubt, hopelessness and unworthiness must fall, because they are keeping you from the promised things of God. You have the power and you are victorious through Christ Jesus. Jesus is the messiah, the savior of the world. He was born of a virgin and comes from the lineage that traces from the root of Jesse and from the House of David. Jesus was a prophet, king and priest. David was a prophet, king and priest. Jesus has made us prophets, kings and priests. A King has dominion and authority in the Kingdom. A Priest has access to God. And a Prophet has a voice to declare a future and a hope. You have been made a prophet, king and priest. Therefore, you have the ability as a prophet to use your voice to speak to those giants in your life. You have been made a king, therefore you have dominion and authority in the earth. You have been made a priest, therefore you have access to God- where you may cry, “Abba Father.” Therefore, giants have to fall if they are blocking the promised things of God- you have dominion and authority in the kingdom and in the earth, you have access to God and you have a voice to declare the truth and victory over your life. You must exercise your faith, stand in confidence and move in courage in the name of the Lord!
There are no giants in the wilderness, only in the Promised Land. Resistance only comes when you are close to the promise!!! -Bishop Tony Miller