When trouble came to David on that hillside, he couldn’t see how being attacked by a lion had anything to do with being king of Israel someday. That day all he saw was teeth, hair and eyeballs lunging at him. He had no idea killing that lion connected to confronting a bear or how that was preparatory to killing a giant or how that would favor him as a candidate for king. (Rom.8:28) —Kathy
The Rock hit Goliath in the mind resulting in a miraculous, unprecedented victory. (1Sam.17:49) The Goliath of this age: the mind, the thinking, the reasoning of opposition to Christ and His purpose in this hour of history must be hit with THE Rock (2Sam.22:2;Mt.7:24): i.e., His Word, His righteousness, His purpose, His Name, His actions… consistently. A biblical worldview must be foremost in the hearts and actions of His people.
When David showed up at the scene of the battle where a giant prevailed, he only had two skills: playing the harp and shooting a slingshot. But somewhere thru the years it would appear that a father had taken time and interest and taught the boy how to use a slingshot (Lk.1:17). The will of God has a way of taking on very practical aspects.
I asked to understand why the power of the air could get to and maintain such a fierceness of warfare in a particular region I had been praying over. I heard the words, “10 layers” and then I realized this power had been steadily gaining and reigning for decades, and the powers that be, those residing rulers of darkness in this region, have tenure. The air has been repeatedly conditioned as men’s choices, acts and decisions have remained “under the influence.” However, Goliath, no matter how big he grew was born to fall, and no matter how many opponents he fought on the way, the confrontation with David was his appointed demise. God’s “due time” appointments involve the intersection of time, place, circumstances and specific people. It is obviously due time for God’s order to prevail in the atmosphere of that region. That explains why the warfare has peaked to a crisis turning point. Decades of decisions and their results over that region are being set up like dominoes, poised for knocking down. (Kathy Gabler)
Something very ordinary ordained by God to be applied in a unique circumstance turned the tide for a nation. Though the giant loomed large in the valley (1Sam.17:3-4), God had sent a shepherd boy over the top of the hill for the purpose of going down into that valley to contradict the giant. An army did not take out the giant. A small smooth stone from an ordinary shepherd’s sling was all it took to end the giant’s career. The faithful God of Israel still does business the same way He always has.
(Melissa) 2017: The Game Changer #2 — Time to slay the victim mentality. We saw the victim mentality come to a head in 2016 and get whipped! You know that “Sleeping Giant” we’ve been talking about for a while? Well, it’s name is “No More”, and it woke up in the latter half of last year. No more victims for Christ. No more victimized churches. 2017 will see God’s original intent realized in many areas.