Faith for the Fight
The 700 Club
-- Do you ever wonder what purpose conflict can have in life? God may be
using it to build your spiritual muscles!
When David was a shepherd boy
protecting his father's flock of sheep, he had to fight off lions and bears.
the loneliness he must have felt in the distant pastures -- far from human help
-- he knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that God Almighty was with him! The Lord
was building courage and faith in this youth.
All that preparation paid
off when David brought food to his brothers on the battlefield. Goliath -- a 9-foot-tall,
battle-hardened Philistine warrior -- insolently scorned and taunted the Israelite
army, causing panic in the ranks.
But David responded out of faith, not
He asked indignantly, "Who is this pagan Philistine anyway, that
he is allowed to defy the armies of the living God?" (1 Sam. 17:26) Offering to
fight Goliath, his brother mocked him and King Saul doubted him.
knew the same God who was with him in the past would be with him again. He declared,
"The Lord who saved me from the claws of the lion and the bear will save me from
this Philistine!" (1 Sam. 17:37).
Steadied by his heart of faith, David
took dead aim with his slingshot -- and that evil giant came crashing down!
CBN's more than 40 years of ministry, God has used many different experiences
to prepare and equip us to move ahead in the battle for souls. Today, as we bring
the Gospel to places like Cuba, Russia, China, India and Thailand, let's depend
upon His faithfulness and mighty power to bring millions of people into His glorious
This is an excerpt from Pat Robertson's teaching tapes, Releasing
God's Power. All Scripture is quoted from The Book.
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