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Above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. Ephesians6:15


    One of the greatest illustrations of the use of the shield of faith is the story of David and Goliath. David, being just a youth and spending much of his early life tending his father's sheep, had built a relationship in the fields with his heavenly Father and he had already killed a lion and a bear before he ever confronted Goliath.


    You may not ever have to war with a nine foot giant but if you are a believer you will definitely be attacked, accused and condemned by the powers of darkness. When David went before the giant, a man trained in the art of war from his youth, he had no equipment, no shield, no sword and no armor, that is, visible to the human eye! David had a sling and five smooth stones, a lack of faith you say, no, because Goliath had four brothers and David was going to kill them all!


    As David approached the giant he hurled abuse at him, the fiery darts Ephesians speaks of, "Come to me and I will give your flesh to the birds of the air and the beasts of the field!"David, who's shield was his faith in God's deliverance ran toward the giant and with a smooth stone from his shepherd's bag struck the mighty Goliath in the forehead and proceeded to take his sword and cut off his head before all Israel, and the Philistine army scattered like rabbits!


    Then David said to the Philistine, "You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the Lord of Hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied." I Samuel 17:45


Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin

Raising Up Godly Leaders for the Church

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