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November 28, 2020

I invite you to join me each day as we pray for our nation until the election crisis has resolved. I’ll be reading the daily Give Him 15, making comments, and then we will pray together. You can join me here as we Appeal to Heaven for America.

David Faces Goliath

“’Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear; and this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, since he has taunted the armies of the living God.’ And David said, ‘The Lord who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.’ And Saul said to David, ‘Go, and may the Lord be with you.’” 1 Samuel 17:36-38

“Then David said to the Philistine, ‘You come to me with a sword a spear, and 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 taunted. This day the Lord will deliver you up into my hands, and I will strike you down and remove your head from you. And I will give the dead bodies of the army of the Philistines this day to the birds of the sky and the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel, and that all this assembly may know that the Lord does not deliver by sword or by spear; for the battle is the Lord’s and He will give you into our hands.’” 1 Samuel 17: 45-57.

You can read the rest of the story later. David, the shepherd boy, spent hours daily with his Heavenly Father, while walking the fields watching over his father’s sheep. Unbeknownst to him, while serving his earthly father he was being prepared for the battle to save his nation from the giants.

The king wanted David to wear his armor to fight Goliath. But David knew his armor was spiritual, and that he was armed with something greater than what man could see. Even his weapon of choice was simple and unsuspecting. God chose this mis-matched young man with a hand-made weapon to fight for his nation. And with one powerful thrust, the smooth stone found its mark and Goliath fell to the earth. Before the dust even settled around him, David took Goliath’s own sword and removed his head.

While this story is a bit gruesome, nonetheless, it is a picture of our fight with a giant today. We are warring against lies and injustice. As we do so, we must move in the authority of Christ. It is fascinating to me that there is no record of David asking God to help him when He faced Goliath. He already knew God’s will. So, he simply declared his faith that God would assist him, and what he was going to do to the giant.

David was actually being very biblical when he operated in this manner. Job 22:28 states, “You will decree a thing, and it will be established for you; and light will shine on your ways.” Somehow, David understood this principle. What some would have considered arrogance, David understood as a sword in his mouth (Ephesians 6:17). And if we are going to take out today’s giants, we will need the same weapon - spirit-led decrees that become the sword of the Lord when released from our mouths.

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Consider the fact that David declared his faith and intent before facing the giant. Let it remind you how important it is to declare your confidence in the Lord.

  • Declare that the battle is the Lord’s! As we continue to follow the leading of Holy Spirit in how to pray, we know that You will answer.

  • Put on your spiritual armor and take up the sword of the Spirit – the word of God – and declare the word of the Lord over America.

  • Be assured that God has prepared us for this battle, just as he did David.

  • Remember that we use spiritual weapons infused with power from on high. In prayer, we do not battle what we see, but rather what we do not see with our earthly eyes.

  • Think about the giants we face in our land today as well as any giant in your personal life. Remind yourself that God is far greater.

  • Just as David did, we trust in Him to give us the victory!

Pray this with us:

Lord, we are well aware that it will take a miracle to turn this election. We are truly facing a giant but we are not intimidated. We know You are our strength. You are the great and mighty One. You are the Captain of the Host and angel armies. You will fight for us, just as You did for David. You are able to see what we cannot see. You can lead us to intercede exactly the way You need us to pray. We ask You to direct every “stone” --empower our efforts. Give us victory in the name of Jesus.

We pray for President Trump. We ask you to give him strength and wisdom. We pray for his legal team and other legal teams at local levels, that you would give them wisdom, strategy, information, and provision. Give them the key to victory. We boldly ask you to expose corruption in this election and give us a fair result. We ask you to intervene quickly. We thank you in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Decree:

We will boldly face the giant of fraud in this election until we see righteousness prevail.

(Parts of today’s devotional were taken from my book GIANTS WILL FALL.)


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