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When God Makes Room For You

“In the beginning [before all time] was the Word (Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself”. John 1:1 AMP

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6th I Samuel Chapter 17 Chapter 18 When God Makes Room For You

Memory Verse: And all this assembly shall know that the LORD saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the LORD’s, and he will give you into our hands. I Samuel 17:47 KJV

We learned in yesterday’s reading that God chose David the son of Jesse to reign instead of Saul. Now David was but a boy when he was anointed to be king. Though he had a comely appearance, he was the youngest of his brethren and not the greatest in stature – not like as Saul whose shoulders were above the people with him (I Samuel 10:23). But when David was brought before Samuel, “… the LORD said, Arise, anoint him: for this is he [who is chosen to be king] (I Samuel 16:12).”

Immediately the Spirit of The Lord departed from Saul and became the favor of God for David. Then to accomplish His purpose, God afflicted king Saul with an evil spirit. Through this affliction, God made room for David by creating a necessity for David’s divinely nurtured talents.

And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him. I Samuel 16:23 KJV

In the 17th chapter of first Samuel we meet Goliath, a Philistine of Gath who is their champion. He is a giant and a man of war. The Bible says that all the men of Israel feared Goliath. Yet, when David came bearing morsels from his father Jesse to his brothers, David spoke with authority. No one believed that David could stand firm before the Goliath. Not King Saul – he knew that Goliath was a trained warrior; and certainly not David’s brothers who thought they knew David so well.

Have you ever had people defy your gift because they know you? They must not know that you plus God is no ordinary pairing. When stand in God’s arena of anointing, you can only come out with supernatural power. David’s confidence may not have made sense to his contemporaries, but his might was no anomaly. David knew he was dealing with the extraordinary God; and that he carried in his spirit the anointing of God. This manifested the boldness of God’s witness, the Holy Ghost – for He and the Lord are one. Thus, the Spirit of The Lord in David gave Him access to the power of the Godhead.

31 And when the words were heard which David spake, they rehearsed them before Saul: and he sent for him. 32 And David said to Saul, Let no man’s heart fail because of him; thy servant will go and fight with this Philistine. 33 And Saul said to David, Thou art not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him: for thou art but a youth, and he a man of war from his youth. 34 And David said unto Saul, Thy servant kept his father’s sheep, and there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock: 35 And I went out after him, and smote him, and delivered it out of his mouth: and when he arose against me, I caught him by his beard, and smote him, and slew him. 36 Thy servant slew both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he hath defied the armies of the living God. 37 David said moreover, The LORD that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine. And Saul said unto David, Go, and the LORD be with thee. I Samuel 17:31-37 KJV

Have you received a promotion to an opportunity that did not exist until it was offered to you? Have you walked through doors that others promised would be closed? Have you given God the glory for your triumph? As David defeated Goliath in a way that could only have been divine intervention, when your God uses your gift to make room for you, be sure that He intends for you to accomplish His purpose in the promised land that you inhabit by His power. Remember the Lord who brought you to victory. Do not fear the Philistines. God is King of the just and the unjust. They may not acknowledge Him, yet they will not stand at the last day if they try to stand against Him.

And David went out whithersoever Saul sent him, and behaved himself wisely: and Saul set him over the men of war, and he was accepted in the sight of all the people, and also in the sight of Saul’s servants. I Samuel 18:5 KJV

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