the power of one word

You haven’t lived until you’ve slain a giant. It’s what we do. The story of David and Goliath is not really about Goliath. Goliath is just a prop, a necessary evil in the story of a “man after God’s own heart.” The giant in this story does what giants do. He threatens, he intimidates, he boasts, and he disregards the people of God and the God they serve. He discounts God altogether. And after a strong showing, he lies dead on the battlefield, mortally wounded by a smooth stone sunken in the forehead of this overgrown mouthpiece. This stone is the Rock of offense, the Stone of stumbling, the Stone the builder rejected, the One who has become the Chief Corner Stone (1 Peter 2:7,8).

Yep, it’s Jesus! Our hero! The giant is the pawn of the enemy, and we are the sons and daughters of the King of kings and Lord of lords. He comes against us with conventional weapons like fear, shame, and disgrace. But, as David said, we come against him in the name of the God of the armies of Israel. What is the giant you’re facing right now? Is there a situation that is threatening you at this moment? Is the enemy prophesying your demise? He’s just a prop. He brings with him an opportunity for us to see the power of God on display. It’s time for the us, The Body Of Christ, to operate, at all times, in the Name above all names. We work and speak, not on our own behalf but on behalf of Christ Himself.

One last thing. David didn’t work his way up to defeating the giant. This is where his journey as King began. Defeating the giants is how Christians cut their teeth. It’s how warriors begin. Once you’ve tasted the victory over one giant, you’ll go on to defeating your “tens of thousands,” as David did.