Sunday, 7 January 2018


2 Samuel 23:8-12

You are a warrior in the army of God's kingdom if you have made Jesus Christ your Lord and saviour.
2 Timothy 2:3-5
The mighty men of David we read about in the text passage above are a classic example of what warriors should be like.
There are many things we can learn from them.

1) They were loyal to their king - king David.
Just as we should be loyal to our king - Jesus Christ.
Luke 9:62

2) They were powerful, valiant and courageous warriors who killed giants, defeated Philistine armies and went all out for their nation/kingdom.
In the same manner we should be powerful, valiant, and courageous sons and daughters of God who go all out for the kingdom of God.

Like Jesus let's go about God's kingdom.
Matthew 9:35
David was a prosperous king, a master warrior himself and he had a great army.
Among David's army 37 warriors stood out.
And among these 37 warriors, 3 stood out.

3) What we see with these 3 outstanding warriors of David is that they stood their ground.
Their names were Josheb-Basshebeth, Eleazar, and Shammah.
If you are going to be outstanding this year you have to stand your ground for God.
Ephesians 6:13

Which areas are we supposed to stand our ground?
a. Stand your ground for Jesus Christ - for His teachings, your love for Him, and His promises.
b. Stand your ground for God's kingdom - for your belief in God's kingdom, your place and reward in God's kingdom and the values of the kingdom.
c. Stand your ground for what God has given you - your health, your gifts and talents, your children, your spouse, your money, your business, job, career, academics and your life.
d. Stand your ground against the kingdom of darkness - fallen angels, demons, unclean spirits, familiar spirits, wizards and witches.
e. Stand your ground against the works of Satan - voodoo, witchcraft, sorcery, health afflictions, financial loss, manipulation and oppression.
f. Stand your ground against your flesh - our flesh is the biggest hindrance to our serving God. Our flesh is the realm where the devil is able to reach many of us.
Our flesh is the major cause of many of our sins.
Our flesh is usually our weakest link.

How do we stand our ground?
BY GOD'S SPIRIT: Isaiah 59:19, Romans 8:13
RESIST THE DEVIL: James 4:7, Luke 10:19
USE THE WORD OF GOD: Ephesians 6:17, Matthew 4:1-11

Teacher-Pastor Olutosin Ogunkolade shared this message.