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One Man Who Was Not Afraid

One Bible story almost everyone knows something about more than any other that  is the story of a young man who was not afraid when his country was being threatened by and evil giant.  I truly believe our world is being threatened today by an evil giant.  War was looming during this time of  and Goliath there was no answers and no one who could stand up to this threat except one insignificant farm boy who came on the scene at just the right time.  The giant was Goliath and the young man who faced him and won the battle for the day was David and really changed history for his country and for their future.  Everyone has heard of the story of David and Goliath but few really know the story.  It is an amazing account in the greatest history book ever written which is the Bible which is the Word of God from one cover to the other.  He gives us these accounts so when we are in a crisis we can know that our God will deliver.  We just need to hope God will bring us a David on the scene and I am confident he will.    

It is usually one man or one woman that makes a difference in a crisis.  There are often a team of other men and women who join the cause but it is one man or woman prepared by eternal providence to lead that makes the difference.   It is often the most inconspicuous or insignificant individual who in the moment of crisis emerges and causes a turn around that without the crisis no one would ever have known anything about him or her.  God meets every crisis with someone prepared for the hour.  Today our country is in desperate need for such a man or women.  The Scriptures are filled with such men and women who laid everything they had on the line for the cause of right and prevailed.  I think of Esther a woman who really gave all to protect her own people from an evil plot by an evil man named Haman.  Haman was the giant that had to be taken out in her time.  He was  a giant with political power who had an evil agenda.    I know many doctors, nurses, health workers, front line firemen, police officers are putting everything on the line today and paying a big price for doing so.  It is the first step before God does his part.  

The threat that Israel was facing when David came on the scene was against the enemy forces that were continually threatening them but were never able to prevail when there was strong leadership and a united country.  The Philistines were avowed enemies of Israel with a giant forcing his agenda on the country when in a weak moment of history and it seemed they were doomed.  The entire army was afraid and  were being challenged to do something about it by sending out one man to fight.  Who would it be?  There was a young man in who was working on his fathers farm.  However, everyday he was out there he knew God was preparing him for a special purpose.  He had faced a threat of a bear and a lion during his time in the wilderness hills and when they attacked he did not run but actually killed the lion and the bear with his own hands.  David was no slouch.  He would have been an Iron Man.  He could have faced any Iron man competitions and won.  He was someone being  prepared for the hour of crisis.  Now there was a challenge from the giant in the enemy camp and he was ready.  

His brothers had all enlisted in the Israel army but David was at home taking care of the sheep ranch.  However, there was something tugging him to get involved.  When he heard rumours about how this giant was taunting the Israel army and doing so was taunting the God of Israel he could not take it any longer.  He had someone else cover the sheep and headed for the battle field.  When he arrived his own brothers mocked him and told him to get back to the sheep ranch.  He had another voice bigger than his brothers speaking into his soul and pointing him to the giant.  David knew this was his moment to prove God.  You see all those days in the hills with the sheep were Gods preparation days for this hour where history would be made.  The last person to convince was the King and the King tried to convince David not to go into war but he could not be deterred.  Then King Saul said here you can use my armour which was a nice gesture but I am sure he figured he would be picking it up shortly from a pool of David’s blood on the battle field.  David quickly realized that he could not use this kingly armour.  He had not proved them.  He knew the only thing he could do is go with what he was used to and what God had proved to him when he killed the lion and the bear.  

When the giant was emerging from the Philistine army David picked up 5 smooth stones for the occasion.  I have always wondered why he picked 5 smooth stones?  Why not only one?   The only conclusion I can come up with is that Goliath had 5 brothers and David was willing to take them all on if they came out to fight him.  However the battle ends with David placing one of the 5 stones into his sling.  He ran toward Goliath and cranked his sling as he had done thousands of times and let it go.  The one smooth stone found its mark in the forehead of the giant and he crumbled to the earth.  David then takes the sword of Goliath and uses it to take the head of Goliath off his shoulders and the Philistine army fled and then the Israel army quickly pursued their enemy and shortly declared a great victory for Israel.  When David entered into the conflict he had one motive in mind and it is clearly stated here: 

1Sa 17:45  Then said David to the Philistine, You come to me with a sword, a spear, and a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the ranks of Israel, Whom you have defied. 

1Sa 17:46  This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand, and I will smite you and cut off your head. And I will give the corpses of the army of the Philistines this day to the birds of the air and the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. 

We desperately need a David to come on the scene today when there is so much evil in the world.  All the earth needs to know there is a God who will deliver and who is a giant slayer.  I am not sure if there will be a sheep rancher or an Esther surface in this hour of insanity in our world but I do know for sure that a David is going to come on the scene when the world is in it worst hour of crisis since the world began.  It will be the Lord Jesus Christ. David is a type of the Lord Jesus Christ who will come and defeat the enemies of  Israel and all the world will know who Jesus Christ is.  The fact is that you can know him now.  We are being pushed today by a giant enemy.  We need a David to come on the scene and place on smooth stone into the forehead of the one who is causing so much chaos and trouble in our world.  The Bible clearly declares that Jesus Christ is going to come in the hour of worst crisis to deliver all who believe in Him.  

2Cor 1:9  But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raises the dead 

2Cor 1:10  Who delivered us from so great a death, and does deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us;   

1Th 4:13  But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. 

1Th 4:14  For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep (are passed away)  in Jesus will God bring with him.

You must believe and become a follower of Jesus Christ.  It is more important in this hour than getting the vaccine. 

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Wednesday November 17, 2021