In 1 Samuel 17, the Philistine army came to fight against Isreal. “And there came out from the camp of the Philistines a champion named Goliath of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span” (1 Samuel 17:4). This giant sent fear into the soldiers of Isreal, as he challenged any soldier to come out for a duel. “If he is able to fight with me and kill me, then we will be your servants. But if I prevail against him and kill him, then you shall be our servants and serve us” (1 Samuel 17:9). When David came to bring provisions to his brothers, he heard Goliath’s challenge and he also saw the fear in the soldiers. This situation stirred something in David, so that he challenged the Philistine.
“Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword and with a spear and with a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied” (1 Samuel 17:45). David struck the Philistine and sent him to the ground, with one stone and a slingshot. In addition to that, David used Goliath’s own sword to cut off his head. God will give us the wisdom to use our enemy’s own devices against him. At times we have to cut the head off of some situations, to stop it from coming back to haunt us.
There are challenges that we face that resembles a giant or the spirit of a serpent of deception. We do not need to fear but step on its head and crush that adversary by the power given unto us in the name of Jesus. God has given us authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means harm us (Luke 10:19). No weapons can prevail against us and no one can accuse us falsely. Jesus died to blot out the handwriting of ordinances that was written against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; and having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it (Colossians 2:14-15).
God will bring our enemies to open shame and fight against those who fight against us. Who can stand against God and who can stand against us when we come in the power of the name of Jesus.