Today’s Prophetic Message:
Goliath Dies Today
Brother Himie Pickett
Goliath was a mammoth (giant) of a man who constantly accosted (stepped to) Israel. He had the army of Israel on lockdown. The entire Israel army was afraid. Let’s examine the Scriptures:
1st Samuel 17:1-11 Now the Philistines gathered their armies for battle. And they were gathered at Socoh, which belongs to Judah, and encamped between Socoh and Azekah, in Ephes-dammim. And Saul and the men of Israel were gathered, and encamped in the Valley of Elah, and drew up in line of battle against the Philistines. And the Philistines stood on the mountain on the one side, and Israel stood on the mountain on the other side, with a valley between them.the Philistines a champion named Goliath of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span. He had a helmet of bronze on his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail, and the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of bronze. And he had bronze armor on his legs, and a javelin of bronze slung between his shoulders. The shaft of his spear was like a weaver’s beam, and his spear’s head weighed six hundred shekels of iron. And his shield-bearer went before him. He stood and shouted to the ranks of Israel, “Why have you come out to draw up for battle? Am I not a Philistine, and are you not servants of Saul? Choose a man for yourselves, and let him come down to me. If he is able to fight with me and kill me, then we shall be your servants and serve you.” And the Philistine said, “I defy the ranks of Israel this day. Give me a man, that we may fight together.” When Saul and all Israel heard these words of the Philistine, they were dismayed and greatly afraid.
Goliath knew that Israel did not have a man PRESENT who could stop him. My friend, you may have a Goliath(s) in your life. It seems there is nothing you can do to fight against sickness, poverty, depression, abuse, homelessness, rejection, etc. My friend, your Goliath must die today.
Goliath knew that there was no man PRESENT who could stand against him, but he didn’t know that YHWH was going to send a man to join the Israelite army that was not just going to kill him, but he was going to decapitate him (cutoff his head). My friend YHWH is sending someone, resources, and plan to decapitate the head of your Goliath.
1st Samuel 17:46-50 This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you down and cut off your head. And I will give the dead bodies of the host of the Philistines this day to the birds of the air and to the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel, and that all this assembly may know that the Lord saves not with sword and spear. For the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give you into our hand.” When the Philistine arose and came and drew near to meet David, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet the Philistine. And David put his hand in his bag and took out a stone and slung it and struck the Philistine on his forehead. The stone sank into his forehead, and he fell on his face to the ground. So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and struck the Philistine and killed him.
The man that YHWH raised up was named David. My friend, today YHWH is sending someone, something, resources to fight for you. Your David is sent by YHWH on your behalf to slay Goliath. Your David is fighting for you, because you can’t fight for yourself.
Notice two things in the David narrative:
1. He didn’t have conventional weaponry. My friend, what your David will bring to the battle will not be conventional.
2. David said that ultimately Goliath was not fighting against Israel he was fighting against YHWH. My friend, the battle doesn’t belong to you, it belongs to YHWH.
Goliath was killed by David with a slingshot and a stone, but Goliath’s head was cutoff with his own sword. Your David will fight for you with unconventional weaponry, but he is going to use the very weaponry that the enemy used against you against him. Glory!!!