“The Lord said to my Lord, Sit in the place of honor at my right hand until I humble your enemies beneath your feet.” Matthew 22:44
David was indeed a mighty warrior. As kingdom after kingdom rose up against David, he defeated them one after another. No matter how many kingdoms collaborated together to defeat Israel, they just simply couldn’t do it. In 2 Samuel 10, one such king rejected David’s kind gesture when ambassadors were sent to express sympathy during his father’s passing and, instead of welcoming them, the ambassadors were sent home in disgrace and humiliation. David returned the rude gesture of the Ammonites by sending his army out to totally defeat them.
So, what was it that made David so strong in battle? David knew that God was with him and, because of his confidence in God’s ability to give him the victory, David knew he could not lose. From the time David was that young shepherd boy who took on Goliath, he expected to win every time because his confidence was in knowing God was with him.
As believers we should walk in the same, if not even more confidence than David did. Why? Because we have something that David didn’t even have. We have the resurrected Christ as our head. Paul writes in Ephesians 1:22-23, “And He put all things [in every realm] in subjection under Christ’s feet, and appointed Him as [supreme and authoritative] head over all things in the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills and completes all things in all [believers].”
The simple truth is that, just like David, winning should not come as a surprise to us as believers and should rather be expected. Not because of who we are in and of ourselves, but because of who we are in Christ Jesus. I have a Facebook friend who’s always commenting on how bad the day is going, and it makes me want to say, “Do you know who you are? You don’t have to just sit there and be the devil’s victim every single day of your life. Grab your authority and tell the devil to leave you alone in Jesus Name!”
I know we’re going to face challenges from time to time and every day isn’t going to be “peachy.” But the truth is that what Jesus did for us on the cross really matters and our adversary knows it. His worst nightmare is when we as believers rise up in our God-given authority!
Today, be encouraged and not defeated because, through Jesus Christ, you are more than a conqueror!