How to Speak to Your Enemies

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How to speak to your enemies

When Goliath threatened David by telling him, Come to me and I will give your body to the birds of the air and the animals of the field. (1 Samuel 17:44) 

David responded and said the following to him:
"You come to me with a sword, a spear, and a javelin but I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel. 

Today the Lord will deliver you into my hand and I will strike you and take your head.

Today I will give the carcasses of the Philistine camp to the birds of the air and the wild animals 

So that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. 

Then all this congregation will know that the Lord does not save with sword and spear.

For the battle is the Lord's.

And He will deliver you into our hands." (1 Kings 17:45-47)

This public declaration of David shows us that:

1. David did not rely on his physical weapons
David did not count on his physical weapons - the sling and stone - to help him win the battle. What he counted on was Jehovah Sabaoth. 

Therefore when you are faced with a similar challenge, do not count on your physical weapons to help you win the battle. Count on Jehovah Sabaoth.To learn how to do this read How to Stand Still and Know that Jehovah Sabaoth is God.
How to stand still and know Jehovah Sabaoth is God

2. David expected God to fight for him

David expected God to fight Goliath and deliver him into David's power so that David could strike him and decapitate him.

Therefore when you are faced with a similar challenge, have faith and expect God to fight your enemies and deliver them into your power so that you can strike them and decapitate them. 

To strike them, know that you will need to use The weapons of our warfare (2 Corinthians 10:4) which make up The armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-18). Click here to learn How to Put on the Armor of God
How to put on the armor of God

3. David expected to defeat the whole army

David expected to defeat not just Goliath, but the entire Philistine army.

Therefore when you are faced with a similar challenge, expect to defeat not just the enemy who is standing facing you but also their entire network.

4. David wanted to glorify God

David wanted to defeat Goliath and the Philistine army so that he could glorify God by proving to the world what He could do without using physical weapons like swords and spears. 

Therefore when you are faced with a similar challenge, make glorifying God the motive of defeating your enemies. Have the desire to prove to the world that God can defeat them even without using physical weapons. 

5. David confessed that the battle was God's

David admitted that God was going to fight that battle since it was His and not David's.

Therefore when you are facing a similar challenge, confess to yourself and to others that God is going to fight the battle since it was His. As you do this, ensure that you use Bible verses as your affirmations since The sword of the spirit is the word of God. (Ephesians 6:17) To learn how to do this read How to Make Powerful Affirmations
How to make powerful Christian affirmations

6. David expected to win

David expected God to give him victory. Therefore when you are faced with a similar battle, emulate David's words and attitude and expect God to give you victory.

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