Ephesians 6:10-18,says:”Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty
power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against
the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but
against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark
world and against the spititual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes,
you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to
stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around yur waist,
with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted
with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all
this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the
flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword
of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all
occasions with all kinds!  of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on
praying for all the saints.


Everyone felt afraid of the Philistine giant, Goliath. He towered
over nine feet tall. He wore a bronze helmet, bronze leg plates, and a
bronze javeline was strapped to his back. In his huge hand, he carried a
spear. The point alone possibly weighedeabout twenty pounds. His shield
beared walked or ran before him.Goliath told David to come here and I will
give your flesh to the birds of the air and the beasts of the field. David
said to the Philistine, “You come against me with a sword,spear and javelin,
but I come in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of
Israil, whom you have defied.” I Samuel 17:44


Before this, young David had taken his staff in hand, stooped down,
and picked up five smooth stones and placed them in a pouch. With a
Shepherd’s staff in one hand and a sling in the other he approched the
giant.  With one stone He flung the stone, it hit Goliath in the head and
killed him.


The key to this scripture is He came in the name of the Lord.  What
are the giants in your life?  How can God help you overcome them? I believe
it is good not only to pray, but to turn to His Word for the answers.  There
are directions and power in prayer and God’s Word.


Whatever these giants are in our lives, we must not run from them. We
must face them head-on as David did with Goliath. Put on your spiritual
armor and stand firm, unfraid, trusting God for strenght. The exciting thing
about all this is when we put on the full armor of God and obey Him, then we
can stand back, call TIMBERRRR– and watch the giant fall!


Written By: Pastor Pat Aman

Pastor Pat Aman/©1996/2015

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