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“Let not your heart be trodden down by anything. For though an enemy would desire to keep you disheartened in some things, I have caused a conquering spirit to rise from your heart, and you shall remove the head of discouragement this day!”
…But David encouraged himself in the Lord his God (1 Samuel 30:6).
Have you ever wondered how most of us would have felt if we were truly in David’s shoes walking out to meet Goliath? We might have been like the rest of the crowd standing on the sidelines, probably thinking that little David was going to get whipped! I have always wondered if there had been even the tiniest bit of doubt trying to hit David’s mind to make him have second thoughts as he marched out toward the giant. Perhaps not, but I am sure David, human like all of us, had to overcome some discouraging thoughts. He actually did so one time later when he experienced a terrible invasion by the Amalekites, and all his family members were kidnapped. David wept until he had no more strength to cry (see 1 Sam. 30:4). Yet somewhere that same conquering spirit he once had against Goliath rose up in David. He kept His eyes on God and began to find encouragement once again.
Perhaps there is a “Goliath” or some “Amalekites” attempting to discourage some areas of your life. Get your eyes back on the Lord and expect Him to cause a conquering spirit to rise up inside you. Expect to overcome and remove the source of all discouragement today!
Father, I thank You that I have a conquering spirit. I make a choice to cast off the spirit of discouragement. Lord, help me see a new perspective, and I command every spirit of darkness that would try to dishearten me to leave! In Jesus’ Name, amen!
The Daily Prophecy
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FAITH ON THE EARTH
“I am looking across the earth for faith, says the Lord. Will you be one of those who will exercise faith? Will you be one who will ask Me to do impossible things? For I say, I am looking for those of faith, and there shall be signs following them.”
…Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? (Luke 18:8)
Someone once said, “There is something about God, that will pass by crowds of people, just to do a miracle for the one who will cry out in faith.” We see this concept with the woman with the issue of blood in Mark 5:25-34. Weak from her condition, she pressed through a multitude. She pressed even when circumstances made it difficult, but her determined faith got the immediate attention of Jesus. Her faith literally pulled the power out of Him, causing Jesus to pause from the rest of the crowd and zero in on her. The disciples were like many of us and couldn’t understand why Jesus took His attention off the multitude and put it on this woman. They didn’t realize that Jesus had felt her pull of unrelenting faith!
God is looking across the earth right now for some believers who have unrelenting faith to believe that the power of God is going to sweep nations, cities, homes, and lives. God wants to show Himself strong for us, but He is looking to find some faith. Hebrews 11:6 says that you cannot please God without faith. So declare today, “Yes, Lord, You will find faith in me!”
Dear Lord, I pray that I will be one of those in whom You will find unrelenting faith as You look across the globe. I exercise faith to see Your Spirit move in mighty signs, wonders, and miracles. Yes, Lord, you will find faith in me! Amen.
The Daily Prophecy