High Plains Drifter

Sunday, August 7, 2011

No Weapon Formed Against Thee Shall Prosper





















David and Goliath

I Samuel 17: 48-51: "And it came to pass, when the Philistine arose, and came and drew nigh to meet David, that David hasted, and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine. And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone sunk into his forehead; and he fell upon his face to the earth. So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him; but there was no sword in the hand of David. Therefore David ran, and stood upon the Philistine, and took his sword, and drew it out of the sheath thereof, and slew him, and cut off his head therewith. And when the Philistines saw their champion was dead, they fled."

Samson Slays a Thousand Philistines

Judges 15: 14-17: "And when he came unto Lehi, the Philistines shouted against him: and the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him, and the cords that were upon his arms became as flax that was burnt with fire, and his bands loosed from off his hands. And he found a new jawbone of an ass, and put forth his hand, and took it, and slew a thousand men therewith. And Samson said, With the jawbone of an ass, heaps upon heaps, with the jaw of an ass have I slain a thousand men. And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking, that he cast away the jawbone out of his hand, and called that place Ramath-lehi."

King Hezekiah and 185,000 Assyrians

II Kings 19: 35-37: "And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the LORD went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses. So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, and went and returned, and dwelt at Nineveh. And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god, that Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons smote him with the sword: and they escaped into the land of Armenia. And Esar- haddon his son reigned in his stead."

Mordecai and Haman

Esther 7: 9-10: "And Harbonah, one of the chamberlains, said before the king, Behold also, the gallows fifty cubits high, which Haman had made for Mordecai, who had spoken good for the king, standeth in the house of Haman. Then the king said, Hang him thereon. So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then was the king’s wrath pacified."

Elijah

II Kings 1: 9-10: "Then the king sent unto him a captain of fifty with his fifty. And he went up to him: and, behold, he sat on the top of an hill. And he spake unto him, Thou man of God, the king hath said, Come down. And Elijah answered and said to the captain of fifty, If I be a man of God, then let fire come down from heaven, and consume thee and thy fifty. And there came down fire from heaven, and consumed him and his fifty."

Ahitophel

II Samuel 17: 21-23: "And it came to pass, after they were departed, that they came up out of the well, and went and told king David, and said unto David, Arise, and pass quickly over the water: for thus hath Ahithophel counselled against you. Then David arose, and all the people that were with him, and they passed over Jordan: by the morning light there lacked not one of them that was not gone over Jordan. And when Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled his ass, and arose, and gat him home to his house, to his city, and put his household in order, and hanged himself, and died, and was buried in the sepulchre of his father."

Paul on the Island of Melita

Acts 28: 3-6: "And when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks, and laid them on the fire, there came a viper out of the heat, and fastened on his hand. And when the barbarians saw the venomous beast hang on his hand, they said among themselves, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance suffereth not to live. And he shook off the beast into the fire, and felt no harm. Howbeit they looked when he should have swollen, or fallen down dead suddenly: but after they had looked a great while, and saw no harm come to him, they changed their minds, and said that he was a god."

King Saul

I Samuel 31: 1-6: "Now the Philistines fought against Israel: and the men of Israel fled from before the Philistines, and fell down slain in mount Gilboa. And the Philistines followed hard upon Saul and upon his sons; and the Philistines slew Jonathan, and Abinadab, and Melchi-shua, Saul’s sons. And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers hit him; and he was sore wounded of the archers. Then said Saul unto his armourbearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust me through therewith; lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through, and abuse me. But his armourbearer would not; for he was sore afraid. Therefore Saul took a sword, and fell upon it. And when his armourbearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell likewise upon his sword, and died with him. So Saul died, and his three sons, and his armourbearer, and all his men, that same day together."

Daniel in the Lion's Den

Daniel 6: 22-24: "My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions mouths, that they have not hurt me: forasmuch as before him innocency was found in me; and also before thee, O king, have I done no hurt. Then was the king exceeding glad for him, and commanded that they should take Daniel up out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no manner of hurt was found upon him, because he believed in his God. And the king commanded, and they brought those men which had accused Daniel, and they cast them into the den of lions, them, their children, and their wives; and the lions had the mastery of them, and brake all their bones in pieces or ever they came at the bottom of the den."

The Cross at Calvary

Luke 24: 6-7: "He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee, Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again."

Alvin C. York

6 comments:

  1. Wow! What are we worried about?? Our God reigns!
    Blessings!

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  2. Oh and don't forget my favorite guys who would not bow to the image of Nebuchadnezzar; Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego!

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  3. Thank you, Sarah.

    The great trial of our faith is that Satan will attack us through our five senses, yet we must live by the Spirit--live by faith and NOT by physical sight. Some giant like Goliath comes on the scene--he is a giant to our physical eyes, but a midget to our spiritual eyes--will we run away from the "giant" or will we run to the spiritual midget and get rid of him? (cast a demon out of our lives, get healed of a disease, etc)

    I enjoy rereading these Bible stories of our heroes of the faith. Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego are my heroes. I am believing that more and more Americans will stop bowing to the idol of big government and put their trust in Jesus Christ.

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  4. Amen. Thanks for sharing Tim. Powerful stuff.
    And another among the many, many scriptures to add: Philippians 1:28: And in nothing terrified by your adversaries; which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God. KJV; /Philippians 1:28 (NIV)... without being frightened in any way by those who oppose you. This is a sign to them that they will be destroyed, but that you will be saved—and that by God.
    GOD BLESS

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  5. That is a great verse from Philipians. Thanks, Randy.

    Time and time again, I see the Lord take a potential weapon that Satan tries to use against me, and then the Lord takes the weapon out of Satan's hand (so to speak) and uses it against Satan or against someone who is operating under the power of Satan.

    "Vengeance is mine saith the Lord." This a very true saying, but a very hard saying because we want justice NOW. In the fullness of time, the Lord will have the final say.

    *****

    On another note. I really believe my hitchhiking days are done. I have been off the road since the last week of June and the Presence of God has been very powerful every day (and almost every night--sometimes it is hard to sleep when the Holy Ghost falls). I am staying with some friends and they said I could stay at their place as long as I want to--and this has been a great blessing to me. I have pruned a lot of trees, fixed some fence, branded a few calves and other odd jobs--and I have been doing a lot of reading.

    It looks like the Lord is transitioning me into some other work--I don't know what. He will show me in His time. It is really great to be off of the road. I have prayed for years that the Lord would have me settle down and do something different.

    Not my will, but Thine be done.

    My Father works and I work.

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  6. Tim exciting times... I believe the Lord has taken you through the hitchhiking days for many reasons most probable in thinking is your testing grounds to use you for His purpose. I finished reading High Plains Drifter today.. Here's a quote from your book that is very appropriate I believe: (page 116) :The next morning, I thought I was going to hit the road, but the Lord told me to stay—Charlie had something to tell me. I went back upstairs and asked Jason if I could stay one more night. It was all right with him. I slept the rest of the day till late afternoon. I was still very tired.
    Charlie got back from work at five o'clock. When he got home, we talked about the Word of God for five hours. Specifically, we talked about the Book of Revelation and the Book of Hebrews.
    We had been talking for quite some time when Charlie quoted something from Hebrews Chapter 10: "I come to do thy will, 0 God." When he said that, it was like something had locked-in deep inside my spirit. It hit me like a ton of bricks. I quickly told Charlie to freeze, back up and say that Bible verse again. "I come to do thy will, 0 God." I sat there dazed for a few minutes.
    Then I looked at Charlie and exclaimed, "That's why God had Jason pick me up! I was supposed to hear that Bible verse! Man, this is incredible!"
    Continue doing the will of God, Tim. Thank you for your wonderful testimony.
    God bless.

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