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Topic: The Reserved Stones Of David.

Text: 1 Samuel 17 vs 39-40; vs 50a.


"And David girded his sword upon his armor, and he assayed to go; for he had not proved it. And David said unto Saul, I cannot go with these; for I have not proved them. And David put them off him. And he took his staff in his hand, and chose five smooth stones out of the brook, and put them in a shepherd's bag which he had, even in a scrip; and his sling was in his hand: and he drew near to the Philistine. ..........." I Samuel 17 vs 39-40
"So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him........ 1 Samuel 17 vs 50a.

The story of David and Goliath is a familiar story in the Bible. We all know that David was a shepherd boy; a youth with no military training, experience or any warfare background. He had not been into any battle before, though he once killed a lion that threatened the flocks he was keeping for his father, Jesse.

Goliath, on the other hand, was a man-mountain both in his build and boasts. He terrorized Israel for long and only met his Waterloo when David confronted him in 1 Samuel 17 vs 1-58. It is interesting to recall that, though David "chose  five smooth stones" to kill Goliath, he only used a single stone to kill him!

So, what happened to the four stones left in his shepherd bag? They are his reserved stones! Goliath of Gath had died thousand of years ago; but there are other Goliaths: in our neighborhood, office, in-law house, father house, mother house, church, businesses and other environments of our lives. The reserved stones of David are our weapons of destruction and annihilation of these terrors.

David killed Goliath with the stone of God. The additional stones left are also stones of God and God expects you and I to throw them at the Goliath troubling our lives. Listen to me:  that enemy appearing to you in your dream, is a Goliath; that strange feeling in your health is a handiwork of a Goliath; the gang-up against you in your ministry and office is caused by a Goliath and they will all be destroyed today in Jesus' name.

God did not make us for trouble: why should the enemy make your life a battle ground? Galatians 6 vs 17 says: "From henceforth, let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus". So, God does not allow anyone to trouble you, it is left for you to take actions that will confirm this position of God. Indebtedness is a financial Goliath: any one in a debt trap will be lifted by the hand of God in Jesus' name.

Brethren, thank God that we can pray! The reserved stones of David are spiritual stones: just throw them at all the irritants and militants standing in your way. Why would you not laugh all round the day? Why should a fear be hiding somewhere in your mind? Why should a bad dream weigh you down? Why are you scared of doing a medical test? God will send deliverance your way today in Jesus' name.

God knows the behavior of man and that is why He has made adequate provisions to deal with such behavior. Treachery, betrayal,   envy,  bitterness, gossip, back-biting and all such evils are tendencies of the natural man. The word of God, the name of Jesus, the blood of Jesus, the marks of Jesus are some of the weapons we can employ to overcome the hazards of human nature. As we employ them today, the enemy will be buried alive in Jesus' name


Praise & Worship
1. Glory to the Lord, my mighty army in battle in Jesus' name.
2. Multiply your terrors against the enemy of my blessings in Jesus' name.
3. Time-table of sorrow written in my name, burn by fire in Jesus' name.
4. Satanic immigration officer blocking the way of my glory, die in Jesus' name.
5. Holy ghost, search my body, locate and destroy every hidden arrow in Jesus' name.
6. From the reserved stones of David, I throw  a stone to the Goliath of my health, finance and marriage: die in Jesus' name.
7. Holy ghost, gather together every blessings of my life that have leaked away into the camp of my enemy and send them back into my destiny in Jesus' name.
8. Holy ghost, pull  Nigeria out of the valley  and plant her feet on the mountain in Jesus' name.
9. Arise O Lord, elevate my stool into a throne in Jesus' name.
10. By your mercies O Lord, don't  allow me go back to the dust and the dung hill in Jesus' name.
11. I refuse to sleep when the enemy brings tares to sow into my field in Jesus' name.
12. I refuse to move when the enemy plants bombs on the way in Jesus' name
13 . I refuse to eat when the enemy puts poison into the meal in Jesus' name.
14. Father, deliver me from the evil calculations of my contenders in Jesus' name.
15. King of glory, make me and my family candidates of overwhelming testimonies in Jesus' name.
16. Give me  a worthy end-of-month gift and package in Jesus' name.
17. Lord, prepare and publish the obituary of my unrepentant pursuers before this month ends in Jesus' name.
18. Difficulties assigned to rubbish all my blessings, sink into the bottomless pit in Jesus' name.
19. Son of God, appear in the fiery burning furnace prepared for me in Jesus' name.
20. Father, make my ministry a glory to behold in Jesus' name.
21. Thank you Lord for killing every Goliath boasting against the peace of Nigeria in Jesus' name.

Hallelujah! Pls, pray and share. Pastor Dele Oyewale( May 29th,  2014).




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