Recently I had a friend of ours share a report a doctor had given her that wasn’t positive.
This report obviously concerned her and her husband, but she could feel fear trying to well up inside of her and her husband and it was even affecting the atmosphere of their home.
She is a woman of Faith, but at times there are Reports that get released to us that are contrary to the promises of God. There are also Giants that spew out threats and accusation to wear us down and try to cause us to give up and forfeit and live in fear.
Goliath spewed out accusation, threats of bondage, death and eternal slavery.
David heard these threats but was not moved by them, because he had relationship with the Lord and was acquainted with Him intimately, and knew His love toward him.
When he heard these threats and accusations that had instilled fear in the army of the Lord, he chose to fight because of the relationship he had with the Lord.
David knew where his strength was and it was in the Lord, in the name of the Lord. David fought Goliath with the name of Lord.
The names of the Lord are not just names they are spiritual substance, descriptions of who God is and all He possesses, His strength and Power.
When David stood against the giant, he was not clothed in mans armor or mans ideals, plan or earthly weapons, but He was clothed in the name of the Lord. He ran into and lived inside of the names and substance of the Lord and stood clothed in this spiritual substance that no foe can withstand and the end result was the enemy was defeated, beheaded and the enemies of the Lord and His people ran in fear!
My friend also is intimately acquainted with the Lord and has chosen to remember how she is clothed and has chosen to purposely praise God as she examines every article of Clothing she has been given by the Lord and the armor she wears. She does this so beautifully. She has chosen to Run into the NAME OF THE LORD AND ALL HIS PROMISES and in this place she is safe and saved!
What an awesome God we serve!
The name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe! (Proverbs 18:10)
I encourage each of us to study the names of the Lord and meditate on who He is and all He possesses and live and abide in the riches that He has released to all who believe. He longs to give everyone the fullness of Himself, and His salvation. He is such a loving God.
If you feel as if you are battling Giants that have been spewing out accusation and threats, I pray that you will find peace and refuge in the Mighty Name of the Lord Jesus Christ! He stands with arms wide opened!
We can do this through prayer as well, through naming His names and Praising Him for being that to each of us who believe in Him.