Life sometimes has a power to belittled anyone. The outside and inward forces are the cause of it. When the things and people around are so much to handle, you’re just a struggling dwarf eager to live. Cause even those you love threaten yourself to weaken and defeated for such is their most powerful tools towards you. The struggle of the self against the giants which belittling the will to live. Is there a chance for you to slay down these giants in your life? Who could be your great ally?
THE GIANTS IN THE BIBLE:
The descendants of Anak (Jos 11:21; Num 13:33; Deu 9:2). They dwelt in the south of Palestine, in the neighborhood of Hebron (Gen 23:2; Jos 15:13). In the days of Abraham (Gen 14:5, Gen 14:6) they inhabited the region afterwards known as Edom and Moab, east of the Jordan. (Easton’s Bible Dictionary)
A race of aboriginal or early inhabitants East of the Jordan in Ashterothkarnaim (Gen 14:5) and in the valley of Rephaim Southwest of Jerusalem (Jos 15:8). They associated with other giant races, as the Emim and Anakim (Deu 2:10, Deu 2:11) and the Zamzummim (Deu 2:20). (International Standard Bible Encyclopedia)
The Emim had dwelt there in times past, people as great and numerous and tall as the Anakim. They were also regarded as giants, like the Anakim, but the Moabites call them Emim. (Deu 2:10-11). That was also regarded as a land of giants; giants formerly dwelt there. But the Ammonites call them Zamzummim, people as great and numerous and tall as the Anakim. But Yehovah destroyed them before them, and they dispossessed them and dwelt in their place. (Deu 2:20-21)
There are many great examples in the Bible people who had encountered giants in their walks of faith. Who doesn’t know the famous king David who literally fought with Goliath? The story of Abram and Nimrod is the age-old story of those who choose to live righteously by following Yehovah’s eternal and unchanging ways versus those who have chosen to rebel against them as did Nimrod and all his people. A giant in might like Nimrod was a since birth in battle by jealousy with Abraham. Unknown to Abram this ongoing battle between good and evil started on the night of his birth. The book of Jasher 8:2-4; records how Terah, Abram’s father and one of the princes of Nimrod, was having a gathering in his home on the night of Abram’s birth. In attendance were “all the wise men of Nimrod (the king of Babylon) and his conjurors.” By the time Abram was born it was late and as everyone started home they noticed a strange occurrence in the heavens. This is the beginning of Nimrod’s hatred to Abraham. From that very night Nimrod, with his spirit of rebellion, began trying to kill Abram. His father had to give Nimrod another child to kill in place of Abram and then Terah had to hide Abram in a cave for the first ten years of his life. The battle of an ordinary man Abram with the powerful great king Nimrod the giant killer.
CONQUERING THE IMPOSSIBILITIES:
These Bible men of faith faced these giants with God by their side. Your giants cannot only be these men with great statures described in the Bible, but they came in many forms. Like Abraham, after he was hidden from the cave by his father Terah to save his life to Nimrod’s anger, Abram lived with Noah and Shem for 39 years and learned the ways of Yehovah. He never followed the statutes, judgment and laws given by Nimrod or his other elohim (lawmakers and judges).
Throughout Abraham’s life king Nimrod’s evil desire to kill him goes all along in his journey. He was able to defeat him in their battle with Nimrod’s 800,000 men of giant killers. Abraham gathered together 318 trained men who had been born in his household and destroyed the 800,000 men. That is 2500 to 1 odds. The only ones that escaped were Nimrod and the other 3 kings. It is the prophesied seed of Abram that will deliver Lot and, in the end, all the world from all the rebellious kingdoms of Nimrod. (Jasher 8:2-4,12:54.) He is known as “FRIEND OF GOD”, Abraham is a Godly Warrior.
“And David fled from Naioth in Ramah, and came and said before Jonathan, What have I done? what is mine iniquity? and what is my sin before thy father, that he seeketh my life? And he said unto him, Far from it; thou shalt not die: behold, my father doeth nothing either great or small, but that he discloseth it unto me; and why should my father hide this thing from me? it is not so. And David sware moreover, and said, Thy father knoweth well that I have found favor in thine eyes; and he saith, Let not Jonathan know this, lest he be grieved: but truly as Jehovah liveth, and as thy soul liveth, there is but a step between me and death.” 1 Samuel 20:1-3 ASV
David is known to be a great fighter and a giant slayer. This caused king Saul to hate and envied him like what happened to Abraham with king Nimrod. He fled for his life like what Terah did to his kid Abraham hid him in a cave. Yet David was so focus on God’s love and goodness that he has no time to fear any single enemy of any forms. God prepared him and strengthened him for the battle. He knew he was called and anointed to be the next king of Israel, but he had no idea how God would get him there. David had to trust and obey when he didn’t know what God would do.
“David therefore departed thence, and escaped to the cave of Adullam: and when his brethren and all his father’s house heard it, they went down thither to him. And every one that was in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that was discontented, gathered themselves unto him; and he became captain over them: and there were with him about four hundred men. Abide thou with me, fear not; for he that seeketh my life seeketh thy life: for with me thou shalt be in safeguard.” 1 Samuel 22:1-2, 23 ASV
“Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a javelin: but I come to thee in the name of Jehovah of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.” 1 Samuel 17:45 ASV
“O Jehovah the Lord, the strength of my salvation, Thou hast covered my head in the day of battle.” Psalms 140:7 ASV
THE GIANTS WITHIN AND OUTSIDE:
Abraham and David could never achieved victories if they’re struggling within. At first they displayed fear as triggered by the people around them. One thing for sure their faith never waiver on God.He is truly enthroned in their hearts that no single enemy can ever penetrate within. Once the throne of God is secured inside, the victory will radiate outside of you. Conquer the battle within before you face the giants outside! It is possible because Jesus has done it for you. Trust Him, be cleansed by His blood and let the Holy Spirit empower you! Like David let the enemy trembles by your firmly grasping the tiny stone of faith even just like a mustard seed. Your nothingness and emptiness is an opportunity for God’s power to fill in and work in you. You’re living now in this generation where your enemies are merely be seen, but intensely felt. Clever, very willing to steal, kill and destroy by all means. Do not be intimidated but Be ye equipped with God’s armor in facing the “weak, coward” giants in your battles!
“For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world-rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” Ephesians 6:12 ASV
“The horse is prepared against the day of battle; But victory is of Jehovah.”Proverbs 21:31 ASV
“Who is the King of glory? Jehovah strong and mighty, Jehovah mighty in battle.” Psalms 24:8 ASV
Cross reference: http://weareisrael.org/2012/06/07/abram-and-nimrod-part-2/. And David Guzik Bible Commentary
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