Is There Not A Man?!

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For forty days, every morning, and every afternoon, a drunk giant had screamed curses at the king and his band of warriors… and not one man was willing to tell him to shut up. Forty days! He stood in front of thousands of men in a battle-hardened army and said, “Give me a man, that we may fight!” The entire army was intimidated. The giant was asking the thousands of warriors, “IS THERE NOT A MAN THAT WILL STAND AND FIGHT?” The world is seeking that answer today.

This is what was happening to Israel’s army when the young teen David showed up carrying food for his brothers. King Saul was an immoral poser, a king by position but a coward in heart. Your private philosophy, what you are in your heart, will always show up in the times of pressure. For forty days he stayed in his tent… captive to his compromised character.

David was a young man who live in the presence of God. He was the youngest of eight boys to a shepherd dad who didn’t have much faith in him. But even in the hurt of his father’s disregard, David had spent days and hours in the fields watching his dad’s sheep, and growing strong in the presence of Almighty God. His heart was full of courage.

When David arrived, his brothers were depressed. But David was full of the word of God – having already killed a bear and a lion…strong in the Lord’s presence, filled with a confidence that comes from knowing Him intimately.


 

Your private philosophy, what you are in your heart, will always show up in the times of pressure.

 

Oh, the drunk giant? That was Goliath. I’m fairly certain he had been imbibing – when the ruins of his hometown Gath were excavated a few years ago, all they could find of the culture was – beer mugs and beer stills. That was it – no art, no poems, no great buildings – just beer – and apparently lots of it. That’s where Goliath was from… I think he carried it with him.

David’s brothers tell him about the giant – he hasn’t seen Goliath yet. But at that moment something in David rises up, “Why don’t we just go kill him!!” he exclaims. His brothers tell him, “You don’t understand – this is just the way it is.”

That is why you and I must stand up to the bellowing giants of today’s ungodly culture – because too many people believe, “That’s just the way it is.” NO IT IS NOT. IT’S TIME TO KILL THE GIANTS!

What are the giants in your life? Are they financial pressure, temptations that easily take you down, despair that quickly hits you in the face, hurts that never heal – what are the giants? IT’S TIME TO KILL THE GIANTS.

Saul and David’s brothers were intimidated by the screaming giant, but David knew that God was larger! David knew that God would enable him to kill the giant – he just needed to stand up in faith!


 

We must have the spirit of David – because the battle is the Lord’s! David ran into the battle. We must move with strength and speed and power and go into the battle – NOW.

 

Saul tried to give David his armor – the way human wisdom would react… but David said, “NO” And then in 1 Samuel 17, David said, “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. 46 This day the Lord will deliver you into my hands, and I’ll strike you down…and all those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give all of you into our hands.”

We must have the spirit of David – because the battle is the Lord’s! David ran into the battle. We must move with strength and speed and power and go into the battle – NOW.

The influence of David’s life changed the world around him. His brothers ended up years later as his trusted warriors. His nation became a nation that took land, defeated the enemies of God.

Is there a man who will fight? YES, WE ARE THOSE MEN! We are those men who will not back down, who will not quit in the toughest of battles, who will fight for those who need hope – who will carry Jesus into an intimidated world.

The promise of God to Israel in Deuteronomy 20 is so very strong… 

1 "When you go out to fight your enemies and you face horses and chariots and an army greater than your own, do not be afraid. The LORD your God, who brought you safely out of Egypt, is with you! 2 Before you go into battle, the priest will come forward to speak with the troops. 3 He will say, 'Listen to me, all you men of Israel! Do not be afraid as you go out to fight today! Do not lose heart or panic. 4 For the LORD your God is going with you! He will fight for you against your enemies, and he will give you victory!' THE BATTLE IS THE LORD’S!

Let’s go after the giants. Let’s take some ground.


 

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