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The Bigger They Are The Harder They Fall

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Joshua came with a different report
Giants in the land

The Bigger They Are The Harder They Fall

David
Five stone represented Grace but also the number of giants to prophetically be killed.
Those under the authority of the giant will come under your authority when you defeat him.
You’ll teach others to be giant slayers too.
Joshua
He did what Moses didn’t do because of what Moses did.
When the enemy is defeated everyone around will get a share.
Those who stayed back got the same as those who went to war

Whose report will you believe?

(NKJV)
3 For what if some did not believe? Will their unbelief make the faithfulness of God without effect? 4 Certainly not! Indeed, let God be true but every man a liar…
There was once a man I had to speak to about how he approached my wife.
Here’s the truth…God has given you territories. There are people, places and promotions for you. You were meant for more. There are two great pains. The pain of discipline and the pain of regret. One weighs ounces the other weighs tons. I want to live up to my full potential by doing what I know to do... not feel to do. You were meant for the winners circle but every champion has to discipline himself for his destiny.

A. David and Joshua were both so well acquainted with God they could say something different.

Joshua came with a different report
(NKJV)
Numbers 13:30–31 NKJV
Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, “Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.” But the men who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we.”
31 But the men who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we.”
David had something different to say..
He was repeating the one who had the final say.
1 Samuel 17:26 NKJV
Then David spoke to the men who stood by him, saying, “What shall be done for the man who kills this Philistine and takes away the reproach from Israel? For who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?”
(KJV 1900)
26 And David spake to the men that stood by him, saying, What shall be done to the man that killeth this Philistine, and taketh away the reproach from Israel? for who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?

B. There are Giants in the Land – Life is tough. God has great promises for us. WE must conted for them. Our fight is the fight of faith. We must be filled with the Spirit and have the right heart.

When God measures a man, He puts the tape measure around his heart.
You can measure a man by the things he fights for and the things he runs from.
Send satan his eviction notice.

Righteous Routines –

Envisioneering – See yourself apprehending the promise of God
Decline the invitation to entertain anything but God’s will – turn not to the right nor the left.
Be faithful with what God has given you.
David
Five stones represented Grace but also the number of giants to prophetically be killed.
Those under the authority of the giant will come under your authority when you defeat him.
You’ll teach others to be giant slayers too.
When the enemy is defeated everyone around will get to share.
Those who stayed back got the same as those who went to war
Caleb
He did what Moses didn’t do because of what Moses did.
He and Caleb outlived all the rest.
He was as strong at 85 as he was at 45
Those who stayed back got the same as those who went to war

C. Why Should You Take Your Territory?

1. When the giant comes down all that was under his authority will be put under your authority.
2. You teach others to be giant slayers.
2 Samuel 22:15–22 NKJV
He sent out arrows and scattered them; Lightning bolts, and He vanquished them. Then the channels of the sea were seen, The foundations of the world were uncovered, At the rebuke of the Lord, At the blast of the breath of His nostrils. “He sent from above, He took me, He drew me out of many waters. He delivered me from my strong enemy, From those who hated me; For they were too strong for me. They confronted me in the day of my calamity, But the Lord was my support. He also brought me out into a broad place; He delivered me because He delighted in me. “The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness; According to the cleanness of my hands He has recompensed me. For I have kept the ways of the Lord, And have not wickedly departed from my God.
The five stones -
2 Samuel 21:15–22 NKJV
When the Philistines were at war again with Israel, David and his servants with him went down and fought against the Philistines; and David grew faint. Then Ishbi-Benob, who was one of the sons of the giant, the weight of whose bronze spear was three hundred shekels, who was bearing a new sword, thought he could kill David. But Abishai the son of Zeruiah came to his aid, and struck the Philistine and killed him. Then the men of David swore to him, saying, “You shall go out no more with us to battle, lest you quench the lamp of Israel.” Now it happened afterward that there was again a battle with the Philistines at Gob. Then Sibbechai the Hushathite killed Saph, who was one of the sons of the giant. Again there was war at Gob with the Philistines, where Elhanan the son of Jaare-Oregim the Bethlehemite killed the brother of Goliath the Gittite, the shaft of whose spear was like a weaver’s beam. Yet again there was war at Gath, where there was a man of great stature, who had six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot, twenty-four in number; and he also was born to the giant. So when he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimea, David’s brother, killed him. These four were born to the giant in Gath, and fell by the hand of David and by the hand of his servants.
2 Samuel 22:15-
2 Samuel 21:15–22 NKJV
When the Philistines were at war again with Israel, David and his servants with him went down and fought against the Philistines; and David grew faint. Then Ishbi-Benob, who was one of the sons of the giant, the weight of whose bronze spear was three hundred shekels, who was bearing a new sword, thought he could kill David. But Abishai the son of Zeruiah came to his aid, and struck the Philistine and killed him. Then the men of David swore to him, saying, “You shall go out no more with us to battle, lest you quench the lamp of Israel.” Now it happened afterward that there was again a battle with the Philistines at Gob. Then Sibbechai the Hushathite killed Saph, who was one of the sons of the giant. Again there was war at Gob with the Philistines, where Elhanan the son of Jaare-Oregim the Bethlehemite killed the brother of Goliath the Gittite, the shaft of whose spear was like a weaver’s beam. Yet again there was war at Gath, where there was a man of great stature, who had six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot, twenty-four in number; and he also was born to the giant. So when he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimea, David’s brother, killed him. These four were born to the giant in Gath, and fell by the hand of David and by the hand of his servants.
(KJV 1900)
(KJV 1900)
15 Moreover the Philistines had yet war again with Israel; and David went down, and his servants with him, and fought against the Philistines: and David waxed faint. 16 And Ishbi-benob, which was of the sons of the giant, the weight of whose spear weighed three hundred shekels of brass in weight, he being girded with a new sword, thought to have slain David. 17 But Abishai the son of Zeruiah succoured him, and smote the Philistine, and killed him. Then the men of David sware unto him, saying, Thou shalt go no more out with us to battle, that thou quench not the light of Israel. 18 And it came to pass after this, that there was again a battle with the Philistines at Gob: then Sibbechai the Hushathite slew Saph, which was of the sons of the giant. 19 And there was again a battle in Gob with the Philistines, where Elhanan the son of Jaare-oregim, a Beth-lehemite, slew the brother of Goliath the Gittite, the staff of whose spear was like a weaver’s beam. 20 And there was yet a battle in Gath, where was a man of great stature, that had on every hand six fingers, and on every foot six toes, four and twenty in number; and he also was born to the giant. 21 And when he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimea the brother of David slew him. 22 These four were born to the giant in Gath, and fell by the hand of David, and by the hand of his servants.
3. Everyone who is part of it gets the same reward. It’s a family affair.
3. Everyone who is part of it gets the same reward. It’s a family affair.
(KJV 1900)
24 For who will hearken unto you in this matter? but as his part is that goeth down to the battle, so shall his part be that tarrieth by the stuff: they shall part alike. 25 And it was so from that day forward, that he made it a statute and an ordinance for Israel unto this day.
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