This day will the LORD deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I 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; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel – 1 Samuel 17:46
Observe David’s inspiring boast in the LORD, as he addressed Goliath of Gath, the champion of the Philistines, in our opening text above. David, as a young boy, was conscious of God’s covenant with Israel. His faith in the living God gave him the boldness and audacity to confront Goliath even though he was a stripling. He was confident he couldn’t be defeated by an “uncircumcised Philistine.”
Prior to his duel with Goliath, David had received the anointing through Samuel the Prophet. As he spoke those words of faith against Goliath, that anointing was activated and propelled him to go out fearlessly against the giant. The Bible says, “And it came to pass, when the Philistine arose, and came and drew nigh to meet David, that David hasted, and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine” (1 Samuel 17:48).
Unafraid, he charged towards the giant. This is what happens when we vocalize our faith; we activate the anointing. And once the anointing takes over, we find ourself doing things completely outside the range of human reasoning.
As a child of God, we’ve been anointed by the Holy Spirit. 1 John 2:27 says, “But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you….”As Christians we live the faith-life; Habakkuk 2:4 says “… the just shall live by his faith.” Therefore, to activate the anointing of God’s Spirit that’s in us, for our walk of faith to be effective, we must learn to vocalize our faith.
Vocalizing our faith means to make our boast in the Lord, affirming our faith in His ability, and how that ability is functioning in us! It means to declare our consciousness of His greatness in us—to acknowledge and profess that we’re sufficient in His sufficiency—declaring who He is, what He has done, and who He has made you!
Activate His power in you even now, by testifying of what He has done for you, and what the Word says He can do through you.
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The greater One lives in me; I’m more than a conqueror! His power is at work in me today, to bless and transform lives. His righteousness is expressed in my words and actions, and by His great power, the circumstances of my life are framed in conformity to His perfect will for me! I’m a winner every day! Hallelujah!
Further Study/Reading: Psalm 44:8; Colossians 1:29; 2 Corinthians 4:7