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River City, Church, podcast, Pastor, Brian Gibson Faith, kills Giants Sunday January 14th, 2007, 10:30 a.m. service crap today blessed be the name of the Lord. Thank you, gentlemen. We have a Bible on you today: go ahead and open it up to First John chapter 5: we’re going to begin by studying verses 1 through 5. That’S first, John chapter 5 will Begin by studying verses 1 through 5. Today, Owensboro Church I’m going to go ahead and intitle the message that I’m going to teach and preach. I want to entitle it that Faith kills Giants with. Somebody say that with me today play kills giant, hey man. If I get a little more monitor up here, I’d appreciate it first, John chapter 5, verses 1 through 5. The spirit of God, I believe, is Quicken me and started leading me in an area where I would teach the concepts of Faith from the New Testament from the Old Testament. From the word of God, and I’ve decided that I’m just going to teach on the subject of Faith until I believe the people have it, how many know that faith is something that we must have to please the heart of the father amen. Hebrews chapter 11 says this without faith. It is impossible to please God. The Bible says that faith is the victory. That faith is play, Mountain Moving force. That faith is a seed that is growing. That faith is something we live by. The Bible says the just shall live by faith. The Bible says that faith is a new beginning. We go from faith, faith is a destination, we go to Faith and how do we do it? We do it by faith. There’S three ways: faith can come and go life, everybody say number one, everybody safe hearing. The word Romans 10:17 says: faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. Owensboro Church The second way faith comes into your heart is Romans. Chapter 1. The Apostle Paul said how long to get to Rome, but I may impart to you some spiritual gift, that the mutual faith of us, both maybe encourage everybody, say people in Courage. My faith say that the right kind of people can encourage your faith. The third way to get fake the growing to be stimulated in your hardest Jude verse 20 build yourselves up on your Most Holy Faith.
Praying in the Holy Spirit. Prayer, in the spirit, can build your look down now and what the Apostle John said about force of Faith. First, John chapter 5, verse 1 says this. Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God and everyone who loves him, who begat also loves him? Who is begotten of him by this? We know that we love the children of God when we love God and keep his Commandments, for this is the love of God that we keep his Commandments and his Commandments are not burdensome for whatever is born of God overcomes the world, and this is the victory That is overcome the world, our faith, who is he who has? Who is He Who overcomes the world, but he believes that Jesus is the son of God. First thing he says in verse, Owensboro Church 1 is whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God. How did y’all believe that Jesus that man born in Bethlehem, raised in Jerusalem, who began his history of caper num by the Sea, have you believe that he is Christ, the anointed one, the Messiah? Do you believe that church Hey man the Bible says whenever you believe that you are born of God? Jesus spoke to a man by the name of Nicodemus, any this teacher came down by night and he says Nicodemus. You must be born again. You must be born again set that which is born of flesh is flesh. How me know when you’re born into this world you’re born from your mother’s womb and you are flesh, then he says that which is born of spirit is Spirit. We all have need of a spiritual birth and when we coming to Jesus Christ, we have a brand-new sphere. We are born again. He said this to a man by the name of Nicodemus. Let me tell you what the word Nicodemus means that man’s name mint Victorious among his people, everybody say victorious. I want to show you a couple other places where John uses the same Greek work. The root word Nick Dimas, in first John chapter 5, look down at verse for here’s what it says for whatever is born of God overcomes the world. Owensboro Church many of you are whatever do you know that I love you are whatever you want in here. Whatever is born of God overcomes the world and you told somebody else about it and they didn’t make me think that you could overcome that, and they just looked at you and said what, Owensboro Church whatever you know. Maybe you wanted to be something growing up you. You would tell your family, tell your friends, tell tell your coworkers: are people around you that I’m going to grow up and I’m going to accomplish? Owensboro Church this forgot I’m going to turn the faith and I’m going to do this for God and they look at you and they said what whatever you know. Lots of people are cynical out there and they want to make you or whatever whatever is born of God, overcomes the world. This is the victory. This is the Nikkei everybody say: Nike Nicodemus, Nicodemus, Nike Nike shoes on in here today campaign about the theme of Victory. Here’S what that verse says this is the victory. This is the Dominion. He says that this is the conquest. This is the means of success that is overcome that it’s Nico. This is the Nike that is knee KO. That has that’s the Greek word that says to subdue to conquer, to Prevail or to get the victory. This is the victory that overcomes the world. Even our fight been created by God to be an instrument of Victory upon the Earth today. Do you know that they are not supposed to be powerful? They are supposed to be a people filled with Victory deep down in there. So Jesus Christ has given us victory over this world over the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, the pride of life over the snare of the devil over sickness over insecurities over every problem. In your life, you have been designed to have Victory. Somebody clap your hands if you believe it this morning, I feel like I landed in the Episcopalian Church down there this morning, I’ll come with me come with me or I can bring up. I want to talk to you about some of the greatest victories in the Old Testament. Owensboro Church I love to read about those victories in the Old Testament and look where men of God overcame some great means.
I want you to go ahead and turn the first Samuel chapter. 17, I’m going to talk about faith, killing Giants. I want to start by letting you know who a couple of the main characters in this text is number one. There is David David, as a young man has been called by, God has been anointed by God. Was the youngest of his siblings used to Candice father sheep, on the back side of his father’s farm and as the youngest sibling he was more than likely or whatever you know. The youngest guy in the ancient near East didn’t receive a double portion. The youngest got in the ancient near East would be subject onto his older brother’s. I know a little bit about that. I have a couple of older brothers and when I go home they still tell me what to do. You know what I mean. Owensboro Church I’M 30 years old, but it still I Come Thru whenever I get around them. So that’s part of life, the king of Israel. You are Kings and Priests. Do you know that says it in the Book of Revelation Testament? Warrior? Okay, that’s everyone in this room! The other person in this text is a person by the name of Goliath. Somebody say Goliath is a name in the Hebrew, which means one who defeats and strips naked. What does that sound like there, a fee that wants to defeat you and strip you naked and send you away? John 10:10 says the thief, comes to steal, kill and destroy. Let Goliath be a representation of the devil. Now that Tonga life is not a Philistine name. It’S a Hebrew name, Skyler’s. Tell me more than likely the who was things didn’t call him glass, the Hebrews did they were so scared of him in their mind. They said this guy’s one who is able to defeat you strip you and send you away naked with all that, in your mind, let’s go right now. Owensboro Church First, Samuel chapter 17 will begin a reading there in verse, 3 through their sale, huh. Alright, the Philistine stood on a mountain on one side and Israel stood on a mountain on the other side, with the valley between them and a champion went out from the camp of the Philistines name, Goliath from gathers or six cubits and a span. He had a bronze helmet on his head and he was armed with a coat of mail and the weight of the coat was 5000 shekels of bronze. He had bronze armor on his legs and a bronze Javelin between his shoulders. Now the stuff of his Spirit was like a Weaver’s beam and is iron spearhead, Wade, 600, shekels and a shield Bearer went before him. Then he student cried out to the arms of his real set. Do them? Why have you come out to line up for battle? Owensboro Church Am I not a Philistine and you, the Servants of solved, choose a man for yourselves and let him come down to me. 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 and the Philistine said I defy the armies of Israel. This day, give me a man that we may fight together when song. All Israel heard these words of the Philistines.
They were dismayed and greatly afraid this is what it’s going on. The armies of Israel on one side and the armies of the Philistines are on the other. Let’S, let you guys be the Philistines over everybody on this side say I’m a Philistine, sorry about your luck, you’re Pagan! Today! Okay, on this side, I’m going to let you guys be Israel, everybody say I’m Israel. Owensboro Church Are you a little bit happier to be Israel? Yeah? You know the story, you look, this is what happens for 40 days and 40 nights. What are the champions come down from the Philistines? I need a Philistine champion champion format come on over this guy. I know some stuff he’s a man of war. Do you know that Jason could choke you out? You know submission holds and all kinds of things this guy comes down for 40 days and 40 nights and calls you out is real. Now I’m calling you and calling you out tell me you know you might be able to shake off one time a man calling you out just turn the other cheek and turn the other cheek. Tell me know if it goes on for 40 days gets pretty tough done at girl men. Owensboro Church How many guys like to be pumped out in front of all your friends and families? Nobody likes a 40 days. This goes on today and here’s what the enemy tries to do. That brings me to point number one: don’t let the devil get into your head? I mean every war that starts it starts before blades on it starts before it starts before people get in the ring or get into the center of the valley. What the devil wants to do is get you so afraid from him before you ever get into the valley that you’re already defeated you can’t let the devil get into your head. He wants you to think he’s a giant water. He wants you to think he is a roaring lion, but the Bible says he only goes about as Rory like the Devil is a bullet that will threaten you. But if you get in the ring with him, the Bible says you can absolutely just feed him. Don’T let the devil get into your head? I played football going up through high school all the way from like 3rd grade.
On that a crazy coach. When I got to Junior High Junior High coach, you taught me this set. The battle for a football game is one in the first couple of place. What you have to do if you’re going to defeat the guy on the other side of the line from you, I was an offense of guard, that’s where they put us more husky man. Owensboro Church You know you got to play on the line, they said. Here’S what you do the moment they snap the ball first place you fire off the ball with all of your. Might you take your right hand and as hard as you can. I want you to Amy this right here, holding his helmet and you hit him with everything you have with his hand and try to push his head right off of his shoulders football helmet on the side of that helmet doesn’t hurt. Does it sound loud? Absolutely it can be intimidating, that’s what the who wants to do. He wants to intimidate you all of the men of Israel. You look down at the last text. We just read said they were dismayed. They were greatly afraid. Let’S go on to our next Point. Everybody look over verse, 24. 24. Owensboro Church That’S where we’ll begin reading and all the men of Israel when they saw the man, that’s glass, they fled from him and we’re dreadfully afraid said. If you seen this man was come up, Shirley is come up to defy Israel and it won’t be with the man who kills him. The king will enrich with great riches, will give him his daughter give us Father’s House exemption from taxes and Israel. Then David spoke to the man who stood by him, saying what should we done for the man who kills this Philistine and takes away the reproach from Israel? Who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should defy the armies of the Living God, so the people answer them in this manner. Saying so, shall it be done for the man who kills him and fight there’s great spoils that can be laid to their account? Do you know that the kingdom of God and the faith man they have a life that is filled with benefits with somebody say, Amen? To that I mean the song I said, bless the Lord, oh my soul and forget not all his. What benefit don’t forget? His benefits David, went down into the valley and want to Spotify. He was going to get several things.
The first thing he promises. He was going to make him Rich. He was going to get the gold, everybody say the goals. The second thing he said is he was going to give him his daughter. Everybody say he was going to get the girl things are going pretty good. Now is that this guy is going to be exempt and Israel. Those words exempt from taxes are added by the translators to give you Clarity what some Scholars say he was going to get exemption from everything he had ever owed and also that he would a tax exemption from ever any further taxes. That’S pretty good third thing. I want you to know is if he married the King’s Daughter, he would be brought into the household of the king. He was going to be a part of the royal family. That’S just a bit of the glory, everybody say the glory as an insert in the hand of God benefits for David, but what I like about David is David also realized. It was more than being just about him and his benefits. What startup the heart of this young man of God? Was it the nation and the kingdom of the armies of God we’re being defied by the Philistines? How do you know if that made a holy indignation and anger rise up in his David? Was a kingdom man said yeah there’s going to be benefits, but who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should defy the armies of the Living God somebody’s got to go and fight for the sake of the king of how do you know that your personal fight isn’t Always just about you do you know that we don’t live just for ourselves, but we live for God and we live for people. Owensboro Church May men talk to people all the time who don’t get it? They think it’s all about the benefits for them and there’s great benefits for them, but there’s more than just personal benefits, I’ll talk to some people about financial things that say: hey y’all, to get some self-discipline in your life, get going in the path where you can Be blessed begin to believe the got believe God give tithes and offering we, let God bless your finances. Some people tell me this. Why don’t need much? I don’t want much for myself. I don’t want to do all that cuz. I don’t ask the Lord for material things, hey you know what, if you don’t need much for yourself, that’s great! Why don’t you live work, hard, save your money, give half of it away for the financing of the Gospel amen. Church help me know it’s not just about you, Owensboro Church it’s about somebody else, a man, some people when I come to pray for them for physical healing. Can we believe the Lord still does that around here. Some people will say no, don’t pray for me. For that. You know I just have the Lord and that’s enough for me: did you ever think you getting healed in your physical body might be about somebody other than just you? I think your children might like to have you around in the future to ever think that your grandchildren might like to have you around with you ever think. There might be somebody going to come in contact with in the future. That needs you to be a gospel. Witness to them to know every fight is not just about us. Is it it’s about somebody else? Everybody say this. The fight is not just about me. If David doesn’t go down and fight, he doesn’t get the gold, it doesn’t get the glory, he doesn’t get. The girl, do you know what else never happens. He doesn’t have the platform to lift him up politically and make him the king of Israel and reaches prophesied destiny. What you do matters just because it’s been prophesied doesn’t mean it will come to pass less you’ll get in line with it.
Work with it believe the word of the Lord and do what needs to be done so David to get to the throne and Israel could reach its Glory years under his Reign. The battle is about more than us. The next thing I want you to understand Anna Faith Fighters. You must be prepared for the battle be prepared for the battle. Everybody say: I’m prepared, let’s look down and verse 31. Now, when the word Woods David spoke was heard, they reported them to Saul and he sent for them. Then David said the song: let no man’s heart fail because of him. Your servant will go down and fight with this Philistine saw said today that you are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him, Owensboro Church for you are a youth and he is a man of war from his youth, but David said the saw your servant Used to keep his father’s sheep and when I lion or a bear, came and took a lamb out of the flock. I went out after it and struck and deliver the lamb from its mouth and when it arose against me, I caught it by the beard and struck it and killed it. You’Re serving is killed both lion and bear, and there’s uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them scene is the fight the armies of the Living God, everybody say David was prepared. David was prepared in the natural room, David at fault line, who came after his father’s livestock and killed his anybody in her ever killed a lion I’m driving around to with a bear this guy’s better than the crocodile hunter with the bear, and it kills the Bears. Anybody in her ever killed a bear.
Somebody might have killed a bear but have been bear hunting in there was prepared. They might be preparing you for a bigger battle in the future. Everyday is a training ground in the kingdom, of God is preparing you for something. Bigger something better Trot around the corner. You just have to kill. What’S in front of you now he was prepared. Naturally, the second thing he was prepared, spiritually everybody say spiritually. He David was a psalmist. Owensboro Church You can read the books of the songs, David wrote about half of them. Do you know what David did David was a musician when he was by himself out somewhere tending his father’s sheep. He would take out his heart. He will begin to play that harp and he would sing how many you know you need some lyrics when he begin to sing you look down through what David saying he would sing the word of God: strumming his heart and singing the word of God by himself. He would sing about the great Victory they got it, giving his room when he brought them out through the Red Sea he’s some about how the Lord was a man of war and how he quick and everybody in Faro in his armies were consumed by that water. He would come and sing about the benefits about God being with him. That is meditation. Do you know that Bible says to meditate on the word of the Lord meditation means to mutter to other or to repeat meditation is not some new age thing. We enter two enter into it, something that comes from the word of God. It means to say again and again and again and again, David was being prepared spiritually for his battle and he didn’t even know it when he was singing the word of God get the word of God in your mouth, skip the word of God in your mouth. Those of you that don’t think you ought to just say it straight out of her mouth on a daily basis. Joshua 1:8 says this book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you should meditate in it day or not, but you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you shall prosper and then you shall have good success.
Look at your neighbor and just say speak. The word tell him that speak speak. The word speak. The word speak to work as you meditate. In the word of God, you are feeling your heart with faith, getting ready for the battle when the day you have to stand before the John you already be there and you’ll be ready to fire. You got to get prepared spiritually. The next thing I want to talk to you about is David defeated, the giant by being himself. Owensboro Church we won’t read this text for for sake of time, but here’s what happens? King Saul says: okay I’ll, let you go fight, but if you’re going to go down and fight, you have to take my armor David puts on Souls armor and it’s heavy never lived in its, never walked in and he’s never used it and he says I can’t Fight him this, I can’t be, who you are so, and he takes off his armor and it goes down as a Shepherd boy who’s, your anointed, to be your anointed to be who you, yet you can’t accomplish what you’re supposed to accomplish in life. Trying to be. Somebody else do you know that it just doesn’t work David says I’ll, go as myself as a shepherd and I’ll fight. This guy had a friend in high school. We went off with graduated from high school. He went to college down in Florida. I went to college out in Colorado and we came back after a break. Owensboro Church This is a boy that grew up in Dixon. Kentucky comes back by Christmas. You know, that’s not that long from a fall to Christmas and whatever I go to say how are you doing? Man – and he talks back to me with this ridiculous accent, sounds like he’s from New Jersey. I knew it grew up in Dixon Kentucky I like what are you talking about? What happened to the boy from Webster County that I grew up with that’s trying to talk like he’s somebody from New Jersey? How many know you can’t get away in life being a con got to be? Who God made you to be Hayman Hayman? The next thing that happened is this: David Goes Down And he speaks Faith words. He’S meditating in his heart he’s build those things up in his heart for years and it’s time from the speak it out, let’s be going to read an inverse 40. They took his staff in his hand, and he chose from self Five smooth stones from the brook put them in a shepherd’s bag in a pouch which he had. His swing was in his hand, and he drew near to the Philistine Drawing Near to David and the man who went before him and when the Philistine looked about and saw David, he disdained him, for he was only used, ready and good-looking fella said to David. Am I a dog that you come to me with sticks and the Philistine curse David by his and the Philistine said today that come to me and I’ll give your flesh to the birds of the air and the Beast of the field. Then David said to the Philistine: you listen to this. Everybody said David, said David.
He said to the powerful you come to me with the sword of the spirit 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 this day. The Lord will deliver you into my head and I will strike you and take your head from you and this day I will give the carcasses of the camp of the Philistines to the birds of the air in the wild beasts of the field. Then all the Earth may know that there is a God in Israel than all the assembly kill. Note that the Lord does not save with sword and spear for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give you into my hand. The Philistine came out threatening David and David, looked at him and said. Let me tell you something: I’m getting ready to take your head. Somebody say I’m going to take your head. Those are pretty bold-faced, word spoken by a Shepherd, but I believe whatever he released. The word of God, out of his mouth put, there was absolute rep that occurred in the spirit realm. Owensboro Church I believe a trench was car through that, where that stone was getting ready to follow out of David’s sling and go into the Giant’s hand, I don’t even Angel when he said that and got a hold of his hand up and got put a supernatural upon his Hand when he let go of it was like a professional baseball player just threw a stone at a hit. The Goliath right in his head, his feet came out from under, and he went on his back. How many no faith kills giant somebody say, amen and it gets a face Victory all of Israel who was Israel, who was his real near or clap? And then the Bible says you charged down off of the hill and you begin to kill all these uncircumcised Philistine. Sorry about your luck, one more time kill all of you guys, and this is the part of the story. Nobody ever preaches. David comes up beside Goliath, as Israel comes down off of the Hill, David has no sword, he’s simply a shepherd’s down and he pulls the sword out of that giant. She picks it up over tennis, big as the sort of a job. By the way they found skeletal remains of me in this size, Hemi ancient near East, and he takes any lops off that John said, and he reaches down and I just reached down for one second hand in the air, this token of Victory with him. What do you do with a severed head? I don’t know, I guess you put in your trunk, so we’ll all done see it or something gets in his car.
The Bible says he goes to Jerusalem with a severed head know whenever I say the word Jerusalem. What comes into your head? Israel? Doesn’T it Israel, Jerusalem, Israel hand-in-hand, but during this day Jerusalem was not under Israeli control. There was another group of people there by the name of the jebusites other enemies of the armies of God. David picked up that head and he walked over several miles or drove over with a head in the back of his car. He gets the head out of his trunk and he marches up to the wall of Jerusalem, where the enemies of God, the jebusites – and this is what I believe he stands up on the edge of the wall, Owensboro Church and he says this – your sides gets their attention. How many know what I got with a head will get attention on the city, walls huh. We don’t go out to see the guy with the head. No one’s bro tomorrow when we on my Lord he’s got a head like that honey put on your turtleneck and he says: do you remember, let me show you what happens when everybody say: faith kills Giants. Owensboro Church How to test became a testimony and he told the jebusites. So shall you be if you get in my way, I’ll take your hand later on David did it. I may preach that next week or before too long, everything is done. He’S a good guy he’s a good guy he’s a good god gun grab that had one more times grab it one more time holding up high and the hold it up high and its ugly head, big old fat head, got it right here, big old fat, ugly, Severed head says the head of your enemy church. Do you know the Bible said this about the devil, but God would bring forth the seed bet. The devil would strike his heel, but that that seed would crush his head. You have authority over the devil. Just say this out loud say all you jebusites look: what happens when your mess with a covenant? Man, let me pray for your father.
I pray that there would be Faith victory in these people’s lives. Lord, I pray that the head of their job would be decapitated. Lord, I pray in Jesus name, marriages with great great problems will be put back together by the force of Faith father. I pray that lost loved ones would come into the kingdom of God father. I pray that what’s been holding them back would be destroyed today by the power of Jesus Christ. I pray that addiction would be severed from people’s lives of meth addiction. Addiction, alcoholism would be gone in Jesus by today. I pray that addiction to pornography be broken out of this room out of your life. Owensboro Church I pray that the head of that thing would come off in Jesus mighty name. I pray for Revival in this city and in our lives we say by faith. We have the head of the giant in Jesus mighty name download. I bless these people pray that you would leave them and guide them know that you would speak to them that you would do mighty mighty mighty things for them, upright father that they would have shalom in their house know that they would have held in their body That they would be prospering in Jesus mighty name, God bless you church. We love, you will see you Wednesday night or the following weekend. God bless you. You are dismissed. Owensboro Church