I am training you for battle – your Lion Bites word for today

I heard God say that He is raising up Davids in the earth today. Davids who will fight and kill the Goliaths in their lands. Men and women who, like David, don’t see the impossible giant and don’t listen to his taunts but instead who look and see an enemy which needs to be removed from the land.

David knew the giant could be defeated because he knew God and he trusted God. David knew the fight didn’t depend on him. He went out in God’s strength. He had learnt to trust the Lord against the lion and the bear; he knew that victory would be his.

And the Holy Spirit said, ‘As you learn to trust me in the daily battles of your life, you too will grow in confidence. And know that I will not let you be defeated. You will strengthen yourself in the Lord as you battle the lion and the bear because you are training for the battles ahead where you will defeat Goliath!

I am teaching you about the authority that you carry. I am teaching you to use new spiritual weapons. As David did not fight with the conventional armour of Saul’s army but defeated his opponent with only a sling and a stone, so you will thwart the enemy’s schemes with weapons that initially they may laugh at but will ultimately rid the land of their oppression.

Beloved, I am training you for battle, so that you too will say to the enemy giants, “This day the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel”.’

1 Samuel 17:34-46
But David said to Saul, “Your servant has been keeping his father’s sheep. When a lion or a bear came and carried off a sheep from the flock, I went after it struck it and rescued the sheep from its mouth. When it turned on me, I seized it by its hair, struck it and killed it. Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear; this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, because he has defied the armies of the living God. The LORD who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine.”
Saul said to David, “Go, and the LORD be with you.”
Then Saul dressed David in his own tunic. He put a coat of armour on him and a bronze helmet on his head. David fastened on his sword over the tunic and tried walking around, because he was not used to them.
“I cannot go in these,” he said to Saul, “because I am not used to them.” So he took them off. Then he took his staff in his hand, chose five smooth stones from the stream, put them in the pouch of his shepherd’s bag and, with his sling in his hand, approached the Philistine.
Meanwhile, the Philistine, with his shield bearer in front of him, kept coming closer to David. He looked David over and saw that he was little more than a boy, glowing with health and handsome, and he despised him. He said to David, “Am I a dog that you come at me with sticks?” And the Philistine cursed David by his gods. “Come here,” he said, “and I’ll give your flesh to the birds and the wild animals!”
David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the LORD Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the LORD will deliver you into my hands, and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head. This very day I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds and the wild animals, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel.”

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