PREVAILING VOICE DAILY
Topic: UNCIRCUMCISED PHILISTINE
Text. : 1 Samuel 17: 1-58
1 Samuel 17:8 And he stood and cried unto the armies of Israel, and said unto them, Why are ye come out to set your battle in array? am not I a Philistine, and ye servants to Saul? choose you a man for you, and let him come down to me.
1 Samuel 17:10 And the Philistine said, I defy the armies of Israel this day; give me a man, that we may fight together.
1 Samuel 17:26 And David spake to the men that stood by him, saying, What shall be done to the man that killeth this Philistine, and taketh away the reproach from Israel? for who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?
Circumcision was a sign of covenant between God and father Abraham, every man who is not circumcise is not recognized by God, look at this: Genesis 17:10 This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised.:14 And the uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he hath broken my covenant.
David understood that before God, Goliath is not recognized for 2 major reasons:
1, He is a philistine, not a descendant of Abraham, he has nothing to do with Abraham and God said in Genesis 12:3 ‘…and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed ‘. Goliath is not in Abraham and so he is not blessed.
2, Goliath is not circumcised that means he is not recognized by God.
This basic understanding was instrumental to the victory of David over Goliath. Now how is this applicable to you? Goliath was a problem, a challenge, difficulty, an enemy, a trouble, affliction, oppression, depression, etc. All these are not of God but the devil, just as Goliath cannot be preferred to David or armies of Israel in the sight of God, in like manner God cannot prefer your problem to you.
David and the armies of Israel were circumcised, that is, they were in the covenant package, everyone who has received Jesus as Lord and saviour, has been circumcised and is in the covenant package, recognized by God, so there is no way God would want problem or any challenge overcome you.
A valid point I also want to make is this, the understanding of this brings victory at every point of challenge, the armies of Israel didn’t understand this, so the enemy who was not suppose to threaten them did because of his size , don’t be frightened by the magnitude of your problem. David refused to be intimidated by the size of Goliath, but understood his personality in God and so Goliath fell before him. I see your Goliath falling before you this day. God bless you real good.
* Lord as Goliath fell before David let problems in and around my life be solved in Jesus name.
* Speak against every form of challenge in your life with the authority of the name of Jesus.
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