Birds of the Heavens

“And the Philistine said to David, Come to me, and I will give your flesh to the birds of the heavens and the beasts of the field!”  1st Samuel 17:44


Here is David about ready to begin the battle against Goliath.  Please read about it in 1st Samuel 17:19-58.


This story was well known by most adults until the past generation or so.  Nearly every child was taught about David verses Goliath and there are still references made to this day regarding this famous passage of the Holy Scriptures, where David slew Goliath by faith, trusting in the Lord.  Yet how many of those churches that do still proclaim these things, as factual, actually believe it in their heart or even understand it?


Now one problem is many who are professing Christians are indeed not truly Saved, some are deceived (Romans 9:6), others are simply pretenders (Acts 20:29).  In fact, even those who do believe such things, how many really understand it?


Oh…they can ‘sing’ about David, as the others sung about him after his victorious battle (1 Samuel 18:6-7); (the battle was truly Jehovah’s (1 Samuel 17:47)).  The reality is most so-called professing Christians would turn tail and run, most likely never allowing themselves to be in that position.


Was not Goliath taunting Israel, who proclaimed to serve God Almighty, for forty days (1 Samuel 17:16), yet not a professing Believer would dare to take a stand?


“When Saul and all Israel heard these words of the Philistine, they were dismayed and greatly afraid.”  1st Samuel 17:11


So too God has given me understanding to the problem that we face as a country, as well as worldwide, even amongst those professing to be Saved.


There is a two part series that had been on my mind for sometime to write about.  One is forthcoming, the other, I simply could not get it ‘right’ in my mind to write about it.  The one is what the world faces, the other is my personal ‘David verses Goliath’ battle against it.  Yet for the first time in my life, God has stated –not- to write about that what I was intending to write about, that first section of what was going to be a two-part series.  I need not know why.


However, there was a point to be made with that first article and that point was coming to a conclusion as to –what- preciously happened to get us to this point, on the edge of the Rapture happening (1st Thessalonians 4:16-17), with the world about ready to be thrust into the ‘time of Jacob’s trouble’ (Jeremiah 30:7).


Nowadays I find myself typing out the ‘whole’ name of the book of the Bible, rather than using an abbreviation (i.e. Jeremiah 30:7 verses Jer. 30:7), for the ignorance amongst, even those who claim to be God’s people, is unreal, so is their unbelief.  I could even cite former President Donald J. Trump, who by his own admission is ‘very intelligent’, verified by those who have been near him, yet even he when campaigning prior to winning in 2016, was at Liberty University and when quoting the book of 2nd Corinthians, stated ‘two Corinthians’, something that is very telling from a very intelligent person in regards to their actual knowledge of the Holy Scriptures.


“Therefore Jehovah said, Whereas this people draw near with their mouth, and honor Me with their lips, but have removed their hearts far from Me, and their fear toward Me is taught by the commandment of men;”… Isaiah 29:13


When those who are truly Saved looks at threats, such as our bodies being given to ‘the birds of the heavens’, then real biblical faith should come into our hearts and minds.  Our reply should be of belief towards Him who Created us (Genesis 1:27), who Created the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1) and our reply should be as it was in David’s heart:


“Then David said to the Philistine, You are coming to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I am coming to you in the name of Jehovah of Hosts, the God of the ranks of Israel, whom you have reproached.  This day Jehovah will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you and take your head from you. And this day I will give the carcasses of the camp of the Philistines to the birds of the heavens and the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.  Then all this assembly shall know that Jehovah does not save with sword and spear; for the battle is Jehovah’s, and He has given you into our hands.”  1st Samuel 17:45-47


Truly the root of the problem that we face in our world is that most people, even the staunchest independent Baptist churches, do not truly believe God and His Word.  They profess with their lips, but in their hearts, most do not actually believe God.


“Jesus said to him, Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those not seeing and yet believing.”  John 20:29