1 Samuel 17:45
"Then David said to the Philistine, “…I come to you in the name of theLord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied."
Have you ever thought why one thing can make one believer very fearful and another believer very courageous ? For one guy it’s very discouraging and for other, his heart is so filled with faith that he dares to comes against the situation! Here hides the secret of understanding the Covenant of God. Anyone who understand the Covenant can not and would not chose to live a life of slave under their circumstances.
In the Valley of Elah, Goliath the Philistine giant taunted the armies of Israel for 40 days. When David came on the scene, he heard the same mockings of Goliath that the rest of the Israelites heard. But somehow, those same words which caused fear in the soldiers angered David. What did David know or see that the others failed to see?
David knew that he had a covenant with God. Now, King Saul and all the soldiers with him that day also had the same covenant with God, but they forget and did not understand covenant well enough to have faith on it.
Have ever thought why God told Israelites to circumcise? So they would carry the mark of the covenant in their body, and always remember what God has told their fathers about their victory. That day all the soldiers including king saul were caring the mark of the covenant in their body but they did not look down to remember what God has said about them. Only David knew the secret that is why David believed the covenant. And he acted on his belief. So God caused his giant to come tumbling down.
If David had such a great victory even though he was under the old covenant, how much more you and I who are under the new covenant! Today, God is asking, “Where are my Davids who will believe the new covenant?”
What is the new covenant? It is the covenant of grace. And grace means unmerited, undeserved, unearned favor. God wants us to know that He has cut this covenant with us through Christ our representative. And according to the covenant, we have His undeserved favor. We are blessed because Jesus took our beating. Because of what Jesus has done on the cross, we have victory over every giant.
Isn’t that good news? Today, God wants you to stand before your “giant” and declare that in spite of what you are going through, in spite of what is happening, you believe that God is for you because of what Jesus has done for you. And then, before your very eyes, you will see the giants of accusation, intimidation, condemnation, disease and debt fall flat before you!