Speaking Solutions

1Samuel 17:55-58 And when Saul saw David go forth against the Philistine, he said unto Abner, the captain of the host, Abner, whose son is this youth? And Abner said, As thy soul liveth, O king, I cannot tell. And the king said, Enquire thou whose son the stripling is. And as David returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, Abner took him, and brought him before Saul with the head of the Philistine in his hand. And Saul said to him, Whose son art thou, thou young man? And David answered, I am the son of thy servant Jesse the Bethlehemite.

There was something very special that Saul saw in David. So he called Abner and wanted to find out more about David. David achieved something that no man at that time could comprehend. He was a Sheppard boy and inexperienced in almost everything, but there is something very profound we can learn from this young man.

In this chapter of 1 Samuel 17, the story of David and Goliath is a clear example of the connection between what you say and what you receive. It gives us an understanding of how God’s people should speak. We should not be speaking words of fear, nor should we speak words of doubt and unbelief. Our relationship with God will bring an inner boldness, enabling us to operate in fearless confidence.

Our words are an indication of our heart’s condition; the Bible says in Matthew 12:34b, “out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaketh”.

There was so much fear in the camp of Israel, but during that time
1Samuel 17:32 And David said to Saul, Let no man’s heart fail because of him; thy servant will go and fight with this Philistine.

These are words full of faith were spoken by this young man David and these words had a purpose.
a. David stated his purpose that Goliath had defied the God of Israel.
b. David stated his purpose that the Lord would have Goliath over to him.
c. David stated his purpose that he will play his part striking Goliath down.
d. David stated his purpose that the whole world would know that there is a God in Israel and that the battles that God’s people face are the Lord’s battles.

Speaking words of faith is the strength of a growing Christian. We worship and serve a God who declares what is going to happen before it happens. God sees you as how you are going to be rather than how you are today.

We are not called to speak the problem we are facing, but declare by faith the solution of what will happen, before it could even happen. When you go around speaking the solution like David, we need to completely rely on God to bring it to pass. Speaking the problem is not going to change anything. Speak the solution by faith will change everything for the glory of God. Our confidence is in God. When we do our part, God will do His part, and we don’t have to be shaken when we face giants.

Saul attempted to dress David in his own armour and bronze helmet. David put on all the gear and could barely move.

I Samuel 17:39 And David said unto Saul, I cannot go with these; for I have not proved them. And David put them off
David had the boldness to refuse the armour of the King of Israel. David knew that he must enter the battle with weapons, and he is confident to obtain the victory he spoke off. I believe our weapon is the Holy Spirit and the Word of God. David walked over to a nearby stream and picked up five smooth stones, the weapons he was comfortable with, and a God in whom he had total faith.

Goliath was angry when he saw David and realised that he was just a boy. He said, “Am I a dog that you come at me with sticks?” Goliath went on to curse David by his gods. He did not know that David had been anointed by the Almighty God. No curse or spell can work against David, the anointed one, and against The Holy Spirit. Goliath said, “Come here, and I’ll give your flesh to the birds of the air and the beasts of the field!” This is where David started talking; he declared with complete understanding, confidence, and faith, “You come against me with sword, spear, and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.

Dear folks, when you declare in faith and in full confidence that your God is mightier than your enemy, when you declare that your God is bigger than the biggest problem you are facing, you will never be defeated. God honours those who honour Him.

1Samuel 17:34-37 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: 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. 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. 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.

David looked back to look forward. He remembered what God had done for him in the past. His past experiences brought conviction and increased his faith. He was bold; he was confident; he spoke with conviction.

It is easy for David to withdraw from the fight and say it is not my problem. There were so many trained soldiers who can fight against the Philistines. He could have said, I will pray to God to raise up a strong man to fight against Goliath. But David remembered the past victories and spoke the solution with conviction: “God will deliver me out of the hand of this philistine.” That’s why King David said
Psalm 103:1-2 Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:

David said not to forget the benefits of God. When we don’t forget the benefits of God, we can remind ourselves of the past as a conviction for future victories. The more you remember the past benefits and victories, the more convinced you are and the more you will increase in your faith in your God. When you increase your faith in your God, future victories are guaranteed.

David went on to say, “God, who delivered me from the teeth of the lion and the claws of the bear, will deliver me from this Philistine.”

To get a better understanding of what David said, we must take a look at what he did not say. David did not say,
• “Well, if it be God’s will then he might help me deal with Goliath.” or
• “I am going to give it my best effort and we will pray that things come out OK,” or
• “All we can do is hope.”
These types of comments are common among many Christians today. They speak negative words, doubtful words, and words of unbelief. They are not convinced about what God can do in their lives. But when they are convinced that God is able, then they speak solutions with conviction.

David did not mince words. He said God would deliver him from Goliath. He spoke faith-filled words with conviction.

Your relationship with God is your base, just as David knew he had a relationship with God. His relationship with God enabled him to speak with confidence, clarity, and conviction. I believe you have a relationship with God. Your relationship with your God will enable you to speak solutions with conviction about what will happen.

David is facing a giant who is feared by all Israel and on whom all of the Philistine army has confidence for their victory. If David lost the fight, then the armies of Israel would have had to submit to their enemy. There was a lot of expectation in this fight, and King Saul allowed the fate of his entire nation, Israel’s expectations, to rest on the shoulders of this young man. David’s words were full of conviction about the past and expectation for the future.

David rejoiced in past victories and thanked God in advance for future successes.

Remember, you can do all things through Christ Jesus. David’s faith and confidence in his God helped him boldly declare to the Philistines what is going to happen.

David Spoke like a giant killer.
1Samuel 17:45-47 Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts, 2the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied. 3This day will the LORD deliver thee into mine hand; and 4I will smite thee, and 5take thine head from thee; and 6I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that7 all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. 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.
David spoke boldly and confidently to Goliath, in front of the entire Israelite and Philistine armies. David was an anointed man of God, destined with a purpose as Giant killer. He spoke the solution as a Giant Killer.

Goliath started towards David, and David ran towards him. David put a rock in his sling, swung the sling around, and projected the rock towards Goliath. The rock flew out and hit Goliath on the forehead. It cracked his skull, and he fell face down on the ground instantly. David defeated Goliath with a sling and one stone.

Everything David said would happen happened.
1. David did not have a sword, but he said he would cut off Goliath’s head. David ran over, pulled out Goliath’s sword, and cut off Goliath’s head.
2. When the Philistines saw what happened to their hero, they all started running away. The soldiers of Israel and Judah let out a battle cry and went after them. The bodies of the Philistines were scattered all along the land. Guess what? That is exactly what David said would happen.

God used an unknown, and unpopular, young man to win one of the greatest battles ever fought for Israel.

If God did that with David, God can do mighty things through you. Your words matter, and your words have power. Your words, when spoken with faith and conviction, will surely come to pass.

• Your relationship with God will enable you to speak words of faith.
• Your relationship with God will enable you to speak words in confidence and conviction.
• Your relationship with God will enable you to speak a solution to what is going to happen.

• David had every valuable reason to withdraw from this fight.
• He had a king who was full of fear and overlooked David’s potential.
• He had a brother who underestimated the power of God in David.
• There was an Israeli army full of fear who could not face the challenges of Goliath.
• David himself was a young and inexperienced person.
But David believed in a God who is much experience and was more powerful than his enemy.

David did not allow the circumstances around him and the discouraging words to affect the faith He had on his God. He knew that God + himself = victory. David never spoke of fear, doubt, or unbelief.

You and I have to remember that with God all things are possible, We are limited by our capacity to believe God. We must learn to overlook and ignore all discouragement.

You and I need to confess that
• All things are possible for me through Christ Jesus.
• Faith is a substance I hoped for and the evidence of the things that I have not seen
• Our speech will be seasoned with the language of faith.
• Our determination comes from the inward confidence we have in Jesus.
• We will be fuelled by The Word of God
• We will be who God says we will be.
• We will do what God says we can do.
• We will go where God says we should go
• If you will be for God, then no one can stop you

Joshua spoke to the sun and God stopped the sun
Jesus spoke to the storm and the storm stopped
Peter and John said to the lame, rise up and walk and God healed the lame.
From today your words are going to change the world

The good news is that you have a choice, between CONTINUAL HEAVY BURDEN or REST FOR YOUR SOUL.
Allow Jesus to help today. He will relieve you of heavy burdens and you will receive rest for your soul.

iShine is a kids safe, family friendly bible based pentecostal church

The good news is that you have a choice, between CONTINUAL HEAVY BURDEN or REST FOR YOUR SOUL.
Allow Jesus to help today. He will relieve you of heavy burdens and you will receive rest for your soul.

iShine is a kids safe, family friendly bible based pentecostal church


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