Tuesday, May 07 2019
David added, "The LORD who delivered me from the claws of the lion and the bear will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine." "Go," said Saul, "and may the LORD be with you."....... 1 Sam.17:37
Whenever the Lord wants to show forth His glory in the life of an individual, He makes such an individual a solution provider. There are more than a few men and women in the bible that we can refer to as those whom God showcased and moved from one level of glory to another; this He did by causing them to overcome various challenges before flaunting His glory in their lives. God moved them from glory to glory, He moved them to a triumphant end; they came, saw, conquered and attained God’s ordained level of glory! Welcome to May 2019: Glory to Glory! The Lord will make a way for you in every difficult situation. You will prevail over every Goliath that is charging against you in Jesus name. You are more than a conqueror.
1 Samuel 17 tells the story of David, the shepherd boy started his journey to destiny by killing bears and lions and later he became a giant slayer. He fought his way to glory, passed through many ordeal in the hands of his father, brothers, wife, mentor and the list goes on; attempts were made to prevent him from attaining God’s ordained purpose for his life; he was betrayed, scorned and sneered however despite all this, his destiny was fulfilled. His story is a story of hope that no matter what YOU WILL GET THERE! We should note however that in getting ‘there’ there is a process and unless you are willing to remain focused and undeterred, the devil will not rest. 1 Pet.5:8, “ be alert and of sober mind, Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour” note the word, ‘like’ meaning he is the imitation of the original therefore we are encouraged to be watchful so that we do not fall prey to the tactics of the devil. Jesus is the real deal... the Lion of the Tribe of Judah.
Champions are not made in the ring; they are made on the training ground. Moving from glory to glory is a process, Elijah did not just call down fire, he was prepared long before he surfaced to challenge the status quo. It is a spiritual blunder to assume no preparation is needed before the manifestation of glory hence a wise man said, ‘if you appear before your time, you will disappear’. The place of preparation is wilderness experience which can be lonely as we saw in the case of David. There was a time when he was unknown in the bush with no accolades or acknowledgement. This was the time he learned a lot of skills which later launched his destiny. Also Joseph started interpreting 'dreams' before appearing before Pharaoh ( Gen. 40:8-23, Gen 41:14-46). After his training in the wilderness David was able to progress to the phase of Manifestation(in public) where he was not only able to challenge Goliath but well able to subdue and kill him thereby obtaining the trophy. I pray for you today that no matter the level of opposition or resistance from any quarter, the Lord will bring you out victorious in Jesus name. You will not die on the training ground. You will not die before your glory manifests in Jesus name; whatever giant on your way will be destroyed before your eyes in Jesus name.
Finally beloved, this glorious month as King Saul told David, "Go, and the Lord be with thee." Every step you take will lead you to outstanding victory in Jesus name. Every attempt you make will yield for you earth shaking testimonies to the glory of God. Keep swimming in glory. You were born to win in Jesus name.