Friday, November 17, 2017

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2017 November 17

“And Saul and the men of Israel were gathered together, and pitched by the valley of Elah, and set the battle in array against the Philistines. And the Philistines stood on a mountain on the one side, and Israel stood on a mountain on the other side: and there was a valley between them. And there went out a champion out of the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath, of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span. And he had an helmet of brass upon his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail; and the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of brass. And he had greaves of brass upon his legs, and a target of brass between his shoulders. And the staff of his spear was like a weaver's beam; and his spear's head weighed six hundred shekels of iron: and one bearing a shield went before him. And he stood and cried unto the armies of Israel, and said unto them, Why are ye come out to set your battle in array? am not I a Philistine, and ye servants to Saul? choose you a man for you, and let him come down to me. If he be able to fight with me, and to kill me, then will we be your servants: but if I prevail against him, and kill him, then shall ye be our servants, and serve us” (1 Samuel 17:2-9)

Today’s Morsel:  One thing that every Christian should be aware of is that your enemy is more afraid of you than you are of him.  James said, “Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble” (James 2:19).  With all his height and armor, Goliath was just as afraid of Israel as they were of him.  All he did was torment them from a distance.  One would think that with his height and armor, he would have just walked into the camp of Israel and wreak havoc.  But no, he just tormented them from a distance because of fear. The same way that Goliath wanted Israel to be their servants, Satan wants you to be his.  You must use your sword, the word of God, and defeat him.  Remember with assurance that greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world.

Sing: Be bold, be strong, for the Lord our God is with you. But bold, be strong, for the Lord our God is with you. I won’t be afraid, I won’t be dismay, cause I’m walking in faith and victory, come on, we are walking in faith in victory, for the Lord our God is with me.

Thought For Today: Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world. 

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