CONQUERING THE GIANT – Dr Robi / Pst Leo (17/1/15)

There are giants in society that we need to conquer
God has commissioned us to conquer the giants of this world and the giants in our life.

1) Preparation

God spoke and evething was formed. But when it came to man, He personally use His hands to form us.

Jesus places all of us in this family, this juncture of history for us to conquer our giants.

What was David’s response to the king?
1 Samuel 17:34
You are already prepared.
David was already prepared to conquer the giant.
God has been preparing us through all our experiences to conquer the giants
Preparation is not about training. If you discover God’s economy, you would understand that you are already prepared.

Preparation is all about position. Position is key.
Are you in the right position to conquer?
Understand your position that it is not your strength to bring down the giant
But that it is God’s strength through us that helps us to conquer the giant

It’s not just about the stone and sling you need to pick up
It’s also about what you need to take off
You are ready just the way you are.

2) Peseverence

“I see the goal”
It’s important to see the goal so that you won’t let ypur circumstances overtake its importance

Don’t look up and down
Just look in front of you and take the next step.
That’s how you conquer the mountain

James 1:2-4
Endurance is not the same as perseverence
Endurance is putting up with something, just sticking it out.
Perseverence is doing something to achieve something in mind.
Some people say that but at least I am faithful!
being faithful to whatever God has given you
To be faithful is to be obedient to the instructions that is given
To be faithful is to fulfill the engagement of what is given
God’s commandment: doing love, not feeling love

Sometimes the circumstances is not cool.
In the boring and routine days, God is forming and shaping us.
David killed the bear and lion because he has a clear future of what kind of leader he wants to be

What you do in secret is the definition of who you are
David conquered the lion and bear in secret
The definition of character and integrity is what you do behind closed doors when no one is doing.
You are operating on the inside, being true to who you are
What you do with small things.
Perseverence is being true to who you are

Don’t lower your standards.
David did not lowered his standards against Goliath
David never mock at Goliath the way Goliath mocked at Israel
Despite the giant, don’t make it an excuse
Perseverence is simply how you get the job done

If we stay true to the position of perseverence, then that is how we get the job done

3) Prevail

Theologians say that the five stones represent the five giants David has to conquer

Maybe David has to slay the five giants because maybe there is another giant to take his place

When there is no more energy, rely on the Holy Spirit

There will be more challenges, more giants to conquer
Don’t just conquer the giant, position yourself to be a conqueror, to be a winner, always

4) Perspective
When God presents the giants before us, He presents us a glimpse
So that we won’t give up even before we start

God could have cause the giant to drop dead, but He did not because He chose to work through this shepherd boy

Because the battle is less about conquering the giant, but about the process and the next step that God is with you at every moment

After the giant was slain, still the job wasn’t done
Wake up from your slumber!
It is time for the church of Jesus Christ to rise up as one body, and say it’s not okay for injustice

Go into the battle, a boy/girl.
Come out of it a man/woman.

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