Monday, March 22, 2010

Battle Against The Spiritual Giant From Within


2 Samuel 11: 1

The Story

God had blessed king David and had established his kingdom.

David could and had recognized the hand of God at work in his life.

But David indulged his appetite for women by taking to himself many wives and concubines. (2 Samuel 5:13).

It was written in Deut. 17:14-17 that the king was forbidden to accumulate three things: (1)horses (2)wives (3) gold and silver.

David had disabled the horses taken in battle. (2 Samuel 8:4)

He had also dedicated the gold and silver taken as spoil in battle to the Lord. (2 Samuel 8:7-12)

But David had accumulated wives!

David had problems with a spiritual giant named "Lust".

He had allowed the spiritual giant to attack and destroy his life - He had committed adultery with Bathsheba.

There were many factors for the defeat of the mighty king David:

He had neglected his duty to lead his men into battle. He had stayed at home while they were out there fighting and dying.

He was lying idly in bed, allowing his mind to wander freely.

He had developed a feeling of invincibility because of his absolute success and victory over all his enemies.

He had become lifted up in pride because he knew that God was with him.

He had become arrogant and did not stay humble before the Lord.

He was also guilty of neglecting his spiritual health.

David could have prevented what had happened had he taken the proper steps.

Instead, he had allowed the giant of his life to thrive in him.

He was feeding his giant until it became so powerful that it destroyed his life and testimony.

Lessons

Every child of God must beware of the spiritual giants lurking in their lives.

We are to identify them.

We are not to allow the spiritual spirits to thrive in our lives.

We are not to feed them until they become so powerful and overwhelm us. When this happens, they will not stop until they have nearly destroy our lives and our testimony.

Remember...

David succumbed to the spiritual giant of "Lust".

And we can be too, to many spiritual giants.

Our spiritual giants comes from within (James 1:13-14).

We are to battle against the spiritual giants from within.

Remember, we must strengthen the inner man to battle with the spiritual giants that is lurking within our own hearts.

1 comment:

  1. I been reading some of your posts and they're very interesting. A lot to be learned here. Keep it coming. I look forward to reading more of you posts. May your day be blessed.

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