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Simple Victory Part 3

Before I even begin, no, "Simple Victory" Parts 1 & 2 are not here, yet. They are coming. Stay tuned and bear with me as we work backwards from the 3 to 1.

For the past 3 weeks at church, Bishop Thomas has been preaching a series titled "Simple Victory." It is based in 1 Samuel 17 32:39. The sermons specifically focus on David's mentality going into war along with emphasis on David's attitude, speech, and total confidence in the LORD as the Ultimate Conqueror- no matter the giant.

So this morning in "Simple Victory Part 3," Bishop brought out 5 points to remember when in battle.

  1. Plug into Your Power. "The LORD, who delivered me..." (v. 37). The LORD must be our power source. No other power defeats the enemy.
  2. Choose the Right Weapons. "I cannot walk with these, for I have not tested them." (v. 39). You cannot fight spiritual battles with your achievements or whatever position or title you hold. The devil is not defeated by who you know or what you have accomplished. However, Scripture shows that he can be conquered by the blood of Jesus, with the Word of God, and our praise.
  3. Keep Yourself Focused. "You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied." (v.45). Too many unimportant things have our attention and we spend too much time in everyone else's business. What we should do is keep our eyes on Jesus. No matter how difficult the fight, stay focused. Who do you fear? Goliath or God?
  4. Seize Divine Opportunity. "David ran toward the army to meet the Philistine." (v. 48). No signs of fear in David. He ran toward the enemy. So should we.
  5. Cut off the Enemy's Head. "Therefore David ran and stood over the Philistine, took his sword and drew it out its sheath and killed him, and cut off his head with it." (v. 51). David kept Goliath's head as a reminder of the victory the LORD gave him as reminder for his next battle. Never forget what the LORD brought you out of or past victories He has given to you.

Stay tuned for Simple Victory Parts 1 & 2... Or 2 & 1...

Meditate on God's Word, live it, and share it!


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