Reference verse: Psalms 21:8
You will capture all your enemies. Your strong right hand will seize all who hate you.
Just like in the story of David and Goliath, we will see that Goliath measuring over nine feet tall came and challenged the Israel’s army wearing a full armor. The shepherd boy David heard his mockery against them and their God so he persuaded King Saul to let him go and fight him.
In 1 Samuel 17:33 Saul told David, “You are not able to go out against this Philistine and fight him; you are only a young man, and he has been a warrior from his youth.” Furthermore, David rejects the offer of Saul’s armor because he saw himself as a warrior and instead relied on the Lord’s ability. What Saul also didn’t know is that God had trained David in the fields of Bethlehem. In the same manner every situation in our lives is God’s way of training us for our time of recognition. It was God who called David to battle Goliath, it was his time of recognition. David seized this opportunity and by doing so he has defeated Goliath with a sling and a stone.
Like David, this is how we should stand as divine interceptors to the enemy’s plans against us
Just like Goliath, our enemy will always be loud, intimidating causing us to fear and fall away from God. The moment we are plagued by fear, we become paralyzed. The best response to this is to counteract the enemy’s offense by using the shield of faith. There is power in faith declaration. David fought the battle against the Goliath by declaring “I come to you in the Name of the Lord my God! Today, I will see your head roll!”
How many times we go into life’s battles unprepared? Are we always defeated because we go to spiritual warfare without any protection? In Ephesians 6:13-17, God has provided us a full armor and instructed us to put it on.
The Full Armor of God
- The belt of truth
- The breastplate of righteousness
- The shoes of the gospel of peace
- The shield of faith
- The helmet of salvation
- The sword of the Spirit
Summary text by Ryan Riego and Camille Quintela