“Choose a man for yourselves and let him come down to me. If he is able to fight with me and kill me, then we will become your servants; But if I prevail against him and kill him, then you shall become our servants and serve us.”
– Goliath’s Rule
David’s victory over Goliath is held to be an anomaly
in the secular world.
But it is not.
Davids win all the time… challenging convention and
using unconventional means to win the battles of life.
Let’s hear from Peter, a modern-day David in the making:
“’Because we’re headed into one of those extremely rare “Wild West” periods that those of you reading this (the Winners) will be weaving stories about to your grandkids.’
This statement appeared in the opening paragraph of Elisha’s Newsletter, just before we stormed the New Year with the 27 minutes to midnight. After going through the gruelling 14 days of prayers, drama happened that has left my family, church members, neighbors, relatives and even the police in total disbelief.
Stories are doing round and people are pointing at me wherever I pass, no one can belief my stories but the evidence is there to be seen by all and sundry. Many people have started calling me “A man of God”.
Drama started last year-Aug 24th, when six armed thugs stormed my house in the day time and stole my car and all my household items in an ordeal that lasted 3 hours. My family, including my kids were left deeply traumatized. My faith was left shaken to the roots.
Our church minister, friend and church members held prayers for us. Efforts to trace the thugs and stolen items by the police proved fruitless. I used all my prayer points, fasted and pleaded with God to get my car back being the most valued item.
Nothing happened! I prayed using Psalms and Bible verses, but nothing happened.
On the other hand, family and friend swiftly bought all my stolen household items. By September 2012, my prayers had gone faint and all hope of recovering the car was gone.
One day i saw a fairly priced car in the internet and i got interested. I had very little cash in the bank and managed to pay the first installment to the selling company. As if from the blues, money came into my hands in a mysterious ways and I was able to painlessly pay for the car. When the car arrived, it was a superb car and when it was valued by the insurance company its value went up by almost 50%.
Almost immediately I started the
27 minutes to midnight prayers
By the last day of prayers (Friday, Jan 11 2013), I was so worn out that I failed to do the final prayers. I finished my prayers on Sun Jan 12.
That same day, a mechanic who we rarely had contact, and whom incidentally, i had told in passing that my car was stolen called me asking for details about the car I lost. He informed me that one of his customers was being sold a car which they suspected to be stolen. The details matched my car.
I got interested and traced the seller through the help of the mechanic and the would- be buyer. I even talked with the sellers (the car thieves), as I expressed my interest to buy the car.
By Tuesday, through help of the police, I had recovered my car, intact 6 months after it was stolen! The car thief is under police custody. Getting a car that had been stolen for six months, in a huge city is like searching for a pin in a hay stack.
The turn of events in the last 3 months have left everybody baffled. Impossibilities turning to possibilities every day! I now have two cars! Every item that was stolen has come back in mysterious ways!
Elisha, we serve the Mighty God and everything is possible with Him. Your prayers are God- given and I have proved that beyond any shadow of doubt. My faith has been strengthened tenfold and so is it to many people that I have shared this testimony including all my church members.”
- Peter K, Nairobi, Kenya
Praise the LORD.
Let’s look at this carefully…
“And it happened as the Philistine arose and was drawing near David that David hastened and ran out from the lines toward the Philistine,” the Bible says.
“And he reached his hand into the pouch and took from there a stone and slung it and struck the Philistine in his forehead.”
The second sentence – the slingshot part – is what made David famous.
But the first sentence matters just as much.
David broke the rule here.
Now, let’s remember who made that rule: Goliath.
And let’s remember why Goliath made that rule:
When the world has to play on Goliath’s terms, Goliath wins.
So everyday he would come out and state his terms:
“Choose a man for yourselves and let him come down to me.
If he is able to fight with me and kill me, then we will become your servants;
But if I prevail against him and kill him, then you shall become our servants
and serve us.”
Again the Philistine said, “I defy the ranks of Israel this day; give me a man
that we may fight together.” – 1 Sam 17:8-10
Then David appeared and changed the rules of the game.
He didn’t know that duels with Philistines were supposed to proceed formally, with the crossing of swords.
All he knew was:
“When the lion or the bear would come and carry off a sheep from the herd, I would go out after him and strike him down and rescue it from his clutches.”
He brought a shepherd’s rules to the battlefield.
By so doing he broke the existing rule of combat.
He changed the rhythm of the encounter.
He speeded it up.
The sudden astonishment when David sprinted forward must have frozen Goliath… stopped him cold in his tracks… making him a better target.
Let’s Not Forget –
David was a shepherd.
He came at Goliath with a slingshot and a staff because those were the tools of his trade.
Friend, do you know the tools of your trade … as a believer?
During our Golden Journey Level 1 program (just ended) we deployed just one of the tools of our trade…
To powerful effect, I must add… going by the flood of testimonies in my inbox.
There’s more in our toolkit… and this is available to all believers.
In the Prayer Academy, we speed things up by using 7 spiritual tools (that’s why there are 7 lessons).
- For Golden Journey Level 2 we use 2 more tools.
- For Golden Journey Level 3 we use 3 more tools.
- For Golden Journey Level 4 we use 4 more tools.
The devil and his cohorts must be forced to acknowledge the full weight of the Scripture which says:
“Touch not my anointed and do my prophets no harm” – Ps 105:15
Like David, we are about to change the rules of the game.
Instead of allowing yourself to be beaten black and blue by the devil … in the ignorant belief that it is God’s will for you to suffer at the hands of wicked enemies…
We are about to turn the tables … against affliction … against marital distress … against witchcraft-sponsored poverty … infirmity… the dragon of debt, among others.
If the enemy insists on touching YOU or your marriage… or children… or finances … or your health or that of a loved one, then you have to come with us as we …
… boldly declare our stand in Christ, and decree total mayhem on the merchants of darkness in the days ahead.
Be An Overcomer!
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