The Spirit of Goliath
“Your servant has struck down both lions and bears, and this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, since he defied the armies of the living God.” I Samuel 17:36
We, the body of Christ must continually be on guard for the endtime release of familiar spirits. Although their approach may be enhanced or altered to reflect our current times – the underlying spirit is the same as before. One of these is the spirit that I’ll call the spirit of Goliath (very similar to the spirit of leviathan).
This spirit will attempt to taunt, boast, and present an appearance of supreme rule over the body of Christ. It will attempt to paralyze the body of Christ and to infiltrate our minds with fear, doubt and disbelief. It will also attempt to challenge, mock and to belittle through repeated verbal proclamations. Unless this spirit is recognized; we the endtime body of Christ will begin to become subject to and submissive to the boundaries which it will impose. We are gradually beginning to be plagued by thoughts of hopelessness and the feelings of defeated and worry – simply because of the constant onset of negative harassment emulating from this spirit.
However, we have been already been given the “Ability & Authority” intermingled with the wisdom from the Holy Ghost, thus enabling us to conquer every demonic force (Matthew 10:1; Luke 10:19). The power that engulfed David (I Samuel 17) and empowered him with the wisdom to defeat the lion and the bear had already prepared him to successfully stand and slay Goliath. We also have defeated our lions (things that have attacked us from the ground) and our bears (attacks which have approached from above; spiritual wickedness in high places). Therefore, we have passed the test and are ready to kill this “Goliath Spirit” without hesitation.
Lastly, we must also remember that in this season, the attacks are geared more to our minds than to any other areas of our being and our lives. If this or any spirit – other than the Holy Spirit can intervene into our thought patterns for just a brief moment, we risk defeat!
The attacks are just beginning and will become more intense in the future. However, we must never forget that– THE BATTLE HAS ALREADY BE WON! We only have to remain focused, and adhere to our instructions from the Lord concerning the maintenance of our daily walk with Him. Set you affections, your cares and your attentions more on the things which are above…. Above your present level of operating….Above what you currently think that you are capable of accomplishing… Above the opinions and stimulations of others! Take the limits off! (Colossians 3:2)
Remember that the sky isn’t the limit…you have no limit! In this season, you can achieve MORE than anything that you can ask or think! (Ephesians 3:20) Refuse to become intimidated by anyone or anything. You ARE more than a conqueror! (Romans 8:37) So place everything that is contrary to what God has decreed, under the subjection of the power that reigns within you!
Slay that spirit of Goliath at its onset, maintain your focus, keep your affections on Kingdom Principles….and you won’t have to be overly concerned about succumbing to the power of this or any other demonic force.
“Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” I Peter1:13 NASB