Daily Devotionals
How to Kill a Giant—Step 1 Kenneth Copeland 08 August And David spake to the men that stood by him, saying, What shall be done to the man that killeth this Philistine, and taketh away the reproach from Israel? for who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?

How do you kill a giant? How do you handle a problem that’s so big, you can’t see beyond it—and so stubborn it just won’t go away? You stand on your covenant with Almighty God! That’s how. When David stood before men in the army of Israel, and called the giant the uncircumcised Philistine, he knew what he was saying. Circumcision was the mark of the covenant between the Israelites and Jehovah God. As the seed of Abraham, David knew he had covenant promises from God that covered the situation. In Deuteronomy 28:7, God had said, “They [your enemies] shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven ways.” David believed that promise. It didn’t matter whether his enemy was a lion or a bear or some man who had defied God. David knew he would defeat him. He was aware of the covenant he had with God through Abraham—and it altered his perspective. David started talking about the victories of God. He kept on saying, “This giant is no problem. I can take him down for you.” David was operating by faith in his covenant with God. That covenant promised him protection from man, beast and enemy. It promised him protection of his flock and of his person. Because of the covenant of God, that giant was dead the moment David declared he was. As he talked about the victory, David grew stronger and the picture in his mind grew clearer. Before the day was over, the image of faith that was on the inside of him had become a physical reality that everyone could see. You too have a blood covenant with God. It’s a covenant ratified by the blood of Jesus, and the Bible says it’s a better covenant with better promises than David had (Hebrews 8:6). If you have a problem as big as a giant staring you in the face, and all you feel is defeat, you need to check your focus. Where have you been looking lately? Are you looking at the size of the problem—or are you looking at your covenant and the power of God? When you focus your attention on your covenant with God, everything changes. It’s an opportunity for God Almighty to receive more glory in your life than ever before. Not only that, it’s an opportunity for you to come out proclaiming the power of the gospel more boldly than ever before! So there you have it. The way to kill a giant in your life…and the way to experience the thrill of victory through your covenant with God. Job 27-28; Revelation 13 God always causes me to triumph in Christ. 2 Corinthians 2:14

Scripture Reading: 1 Samuel 17:26-50