Acts 5 vs. 19 – Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
1. Angel of God deliver me from the prison of debts in Jesus name
2. Prison clothes in my life, catch fire in Jesus name
3. Caging powers, loose your hold in Jesus name
1 Samuel 17:49
And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone sunk into his forehead; and he fell upon his face to the earth.
Listen to the sermon: I behead my Goliaths.
Listen to the sermon: I behead my Goliaths.
David was able to defeat Goliath because of the following reasons:
1 He was a patriot, who was ready to defend the glory of the nation of Israel.
Samuel 17 vs. 26 – And David spake to the men that stood by him, saying, What shall be done to the man that killeth this Philistine, and taketh away the reproach from Israel? for who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?
2 He knew that God is the Almighty one, he knew His God and was able to do exploits and wonder. He knew that no man could successfully challenge the army of the living God.
3 He had self confidence.
1 Samuel 17 vs. 32 – And David said to Saul, Let no man’s heart fail because of him; thy servant will go and fight with this Philistine.
4 He was bold and sure of himself even when his brothers and King Saul were trying to dissuade him from fighting Goliath.
1 Samuel 17 vs. 28 – And Eliab his eldest brother heard when he spake unto the men; and Eliab’s anger was kindled against David, and he said, Why camest thou down hither? and with whom hast thou left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know thy pride, and the naughtiness of thine heart; for thou art come down that thou mightest see the battle. 1 Samuel 17 vs. 33 – And Saul said to David, Thou art not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him: for thou art but a youth, and he a man of war from his youth.
5 He knew that God was with him and had faith in God.
1 Samuel 17 vs. 37 – David said moreover, The LORD that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine. And Saul said unto David, Go, and the LORD be with thee.
6 He had a mind of his own and he knew what he wanted to achieve even when Saul gave him his sword and his armour, he refused to use them because he has never used Saul things.
7 He was a warrior and had been used to fighting battles with a staff and stones.
1 Samuel 17 vs. 40 – And he took his staff in his hand, and chose him five smooth stones out of the brook, and put them in a shepherd’s bag which he had, even in a scrip; and his sling was in his hand: and he drew near to the Philistine.
8 He was a trouble maker for God who delights in fighting battles for God.
1 Samuel 17 vs. 45 – Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.
9 He was a prophet who prophesied his victory before he started the battle.
10 1 Samuel 17 vs. 46&47 – 46. This day will the LORD deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. 47. And all this assembly shall know that the LORD saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the LORD’s, and he will give you into our hands.
11 He was a man of courage who was not afraid of Goliath.
12 1 Samuel 17 vs. 48 – And it came to pass, when the Philistine arose, and came and drew nigh to meet David, that David hasted, and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine.
Prayer: Every evil champion challenging my God, I behead you in Jesus name.
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The word of God reveals that it was inside such a pit, that Joseph brothers threw him in a bid to get rid of him. Let us read Genesis 37 vs. 23-26:
23 And it came to pass, when Joseph was come unto his brethren, that they stripped Joseph out of his coat, his coat of many colors that was on him; 24 And they took him, and cast him into a pit: and the pit was empty, there was no water in it.
25 And they sat down to eat bread: and they lifted up their eyes and looked, and, behold, a company of Ishmaelites came from Gilead with their camels bearing spicery and balm and myrrh, going to carry it down to Egypt. 26 And Judah said unto his brethren, What profit is it if we slay our brother, and conceal his blood?
Dakes Bible , it his commentary on this passage says the Hebrew word for a pit is’bor’, and describes a pit as: ‘ a dry cistern, There are numerous pits or cisterns still to be found in Palestine. They were often hewn out of solid rock, being narrower at the mouth than at the bottom. It would be almost impossible to get out of the pit unaided. Some were even used as dungeons for prisoners.’
What the spirit of God revealed in the dream fits perfectly into this description. Obviously what I saw was like the pit that Joseph was thrown into by his brothers.
Today, I pray that the Lord of Joseph shall frustrate evil conspiracy to throw you into the pit darkness in Jesus name
The story of Joseph sheds more powerful understanding on the nature of pits of darkness. Joseph was thrown into this pt so tat he would die inside. There was not way Joseph would have come out of this pit, if his brothers did not have a change of mind. He had to be drawn out from the pit, when his brother decided to sell him to the Isheemiltes.
Psalm 28 vs. 1
Unto thee will I cry, O Lord my rock, be not silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit
Zechariah 9 vs. 11
As for thee also, by the blood of thy covenant, I have sent forth thy prisoners out of the pit wherein there is not water. Turn you to the strongholds, ye prisoners of hope: even today, I declare I will render double unto thee
Several other issues are obvious from our reading of Genesis 37 vs. 23-26, Psalm 28 vs. 1, and Zechariah 9 vs. 11
1. The pit of life is a prison.
2. Anyone that is thrown into this pit, has been sentenced to death
3. It is physically impossible to come out of this pit.
4. If Joseph a righteous person could be thrown into such a pit, Christians can also be thrown into such pits.
5. The truth is that many non Christians and Christians have been spiritually imprisoned and are prisoners of powers of darkness
6. However, the Bible describes Christians in such pits are prisoners of hope
7. Only the blood of the covenant, the blood of Jesus can deliver any one from such pits of darkness
8. This means unless you are truly a Christian, there is not way you can be delivered from Jesus Christ came to deliver people from various pits of like, and if you believe in him, though you may be imprisoned in such a pit now, there is hope of deliverance for you
9. However, your deliverance is not automatic, as the Psalmist said, even if you as a Christian discover you life has been caged, you have to cry unto God to provoke his attention
10. Finally, when God delivers, he will give you double for all you have lost. Just as Joseph was promoted from prison to palace, you shall be promoted and magnified in Jesus name
Even today, I declare I will render double unto thee, -Zechariah 9 vs. 11
To be continued