MFM Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 24 July 2019 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – Arise And Kill Your Goliath
TOPIC: Arise And Kill Your Goliath (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Daily Devotional 24 July 2019)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Psalm 35-36; Acts 25
FIRE SCRIPTURE: 1 Samuel 17:40-50
MEMORY VERSE: “And Saul was afraid of David, because the LORD was with him, and was departed from Saul.” – 1 Samuel 18:12
God wants 2019 to be your best year ever. However, I want you to realise that this is not up to God but you. God will not do for you what you should do yourself. Confronting and conquering your Goliath is a task you must brace up and do yourself. As a believer, you need to know that God is aware of the Goliath in your life. He knows all about the trouble and intimidation that Goliath is giving you. God has permitted the Goliath to be in your life because He knows He has deposited what you need to defeat him in your life. You only need to rise in faith and with courage to face and defeat your Goliath.
Just as the Goliath of Gath led the army of the Philistine to a battle against the children of Israel in the reign of king Saul and the king as well as all Israeli soldiers were intimidated by the size and stature of Goliath so much that they cringed in fear as he would boldly defy them and challenge them to a duel, many children of God today have a Goliath in their lives. That Goliath is harassing, molesting and making life very unbearable for them.
The “Goliath” is the spirit husband who keeps molesting them sexually in the dream and keeps making getting a suitor and marital breakthrough an impossibility in the physical. For some others it is alcoholism and for some their Goliath is the drugs they are hooked to. The Goliath some people are contending with is abject poverty as well as indebtedness. Yet for many others, their Goliath is health problem. I want you to note that just as the Goliath of Gath led the army of the Philistines, your Goliath is a strong man that has other demons (less powerful than he) with him. When Goliath of Gath fell and was beheaded, the other soldiers of the Philistine fled. Similarly, if you defeat your “Goliath”, other demons and associated problems will flee out of their close places in your life.
How can you kill the “Goliath” harassing your life and destiny? I would advise you to take a cue from David who never lost a battle throughout his lifetime. After Prophet Samuel anointed David, the Bible says that the Spirit of the Lord rested upon him from that day forward. The same Spirit of the Lord began to unfold interesting chapters of David’s life and was with him all the way, orchestrating the fulfilment of David’s destiny. So, to kill your “Goliath”, you first need to give your life to Christ and receive His Holy Spirit. Without Jesus you can do nothing. It was the Holy Spirit that enabled and empowered David to conquer Goliath. Second, you must have unwavering faith in God. The “Goliath” you want to kill is an enemy of God and uncircumcised. You must approach him in the name of the Lord as David did. Faith sees the size, might and strength of God; fear sees the size of Goliath.
The Israeli soldiers saw Goliath’s size vis a vis their own and responded with fear. David saw the size and might of God and realised that Goliath was very small. His view and response was one of faith. In addition, David used a weapon he was accustomed with. He had used his slingshot on several occasions and it worked for him. In spiritual warfare, wise soldiers don’t manufacture weapons on the battlefield. You use the weapon you have mastered. That was what David did. Beloved, you are a soldier not a civilian. You must know and apply the right weapon to use to kill your own “Goliath”. The anointing and the glory of God upon your life will attract a “Goliath” (challenge), you must arise and kill your “Goliath”. Yes, you can!
IF THE ENEMY HAS STOLEN FROM YOU, RECOVERY IS BY FORCE.
I command the fire of God to destroy every Goliath of your destiny.
- I cut off the head of my “Goliath” with the sword of fire, in the name of Jesus.
- Any Goliath assigned against my life and destiny, your time is up, die, in the name of Jesus.
- Father, let any Goliath in my life become the ladder of my promotion and fame, in the name of Jesus.
- Father, teach my hands to war and my fingers to fight and defeat any Goliath in my life, in the name of Jesus.
- Holy Spirit, reveal to me the right weapon to use in killing my Goliath, in the name of Jesus.
- Goliath in my life, I come against you in the name of the God of Israel and Lord of Hosts, in the name of Jesus.
- As I cut off the head of Goliath in my life, I command all associated demons and problems to flee from me, in the name of Jesus.
MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE is a daily devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Worldwide).