Apostle Grace Lubega
1 Samuel 17:45 (KJV); Then David said to the Philistine, “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”
As a child of God, when you find yourself in the midst of any negative circumstance, it is important that you look at it from the perspective of the covenant relationship that you have with God. With this kind of mindset, you can never be destroyed, regardless of how big or mighty your enemy may seem.
Our theme scripture indicates to us that this was the mindset David had before he took down Goliath. Goliath was about 6 feet and 9 inches. He was both a giant and seasoned warrior. Nevertheless, David went into battle against him with only his slingshot and 5 rocks but “in the name of the Lord”.
David knew who sent him and consequently, knew that this covenant that he had with the God of Israel would not fail him.
The glory herein is that even though David relied on his covenant with God to make him prosper in battle against Goliath, he was under the old covenant. We, as born-again believers have a better covenant, established on better promises. We are under a covenant relationship that has called us to show forth God’s praises and glory in everything that we do, and in everything that we go through. We are under a covenant where Christ and ourselves are one because He dwells in us.
Every time we go into any kind of warfare, our minds must be renewed and aligned to the realities of this covenant relationship we have with God. We must understand that because greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world, we cannot fail to subdue the enemy (1 John 4:4). We must know that if God has said that we are more than conquerors through Christ who strengthens us, this is based on the covenant He has with us and therefore a guarantee of our victory (Romans 8:37).
FURTHER STUDY: Hebrews 8:6, 1 Peter 2:9
GOLDEN NUGGET: Every time we go into any kind of warfare, our minds must be renewed and aligned to the realities of this covenant relationship we have with God. We must understand that because greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world, we cannot fail to subdue the enemy.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for this truth. I thank you for the covenant relationship that I have with You. I know that you can never allow me to fail however big, difficult or challenging any circumstance may seem. I choose to live life with a covenant mindset, to the glory of Your name, Amen.