What if you’re fighting against what you should be fighting for?

When I am fighting within myself and
fighting against the very things that

God is trying to use in my life and
slinging spears at David, the very one

that God sent to fight my battles… I
wonder, are you trying to kill something

that God is trying to use in your life? I

want to preach about David, but before I
can get there… I’m not going to lie to

you. I want to be David so badly. I want to be a man after God’s own heart. I want to

kill Goliath. I think it would be cool to
kill Goliath. I want to shake tambourines.

I want to be David, but sometimes
I’m Saul. Sometimes I’m

fighting against what I should be
fighting for.

So now David has a choice to make, and so do you. You have to decide which weapons

to use when. Saul, in his attempt to
spear David, misses and hits the wall. I

noticed a contrast. I don’t know
if you could put it back up for me. Where

it says that Saul was sitting in his
house with this hand on the spear, and

David had his hand on the harp. He had
his hand on the on the lyre. He had his

hand on the string instrument. I
was thinking that you know if this is a

game of rock-paper-scissors which one do you want? Spear, javelin, or harp? You

choose. Come on. Turn to your neighbor.
Rock, paper, scissors. Spear.

I want the spear. When Saul misses, David has a decision,

because the Bible says that his spear
stuck into the wall. So here’s

the decision that I have to make. Do I
take my hand off the harp and grab the

spear and throw it back? Because if
there’s one thing we know about David, he

doesn’t miss. Ask Goliath about David’s
aim. If you’re gonna throw a spear at

David, you better lock it in, because if
he throws it back, I assure you it will

not end up in the wall. He will off your

So before you throw a spirit David, take
aim. You will not get a second chance. But

David does what must have been the
hardest thing he ever did. Nothing. Do you

know how hard it is when you have a
reputation for killing Giants to not

fight back when you have the opportunity? Do you know how hard it is when you

have the opportunity to manipulate a
situation and control a situation and to

try to get people to do what you want…?
“They said this about me, and I’m

gonna say it back.” I wish you
could see some of the replies I write

the people on Facebook that I never

They are poetic.

Throw it back. I can hit you with this.
I do words. I can talk. I can’t fix a car,

I can’t bake a cake, but I can talk. David
can throw, and he doesn’t. He does

something weird. He ducks.
David ducks,

because he has no other choice.
Really, the harp is not a portable

instrument, so he can’t sidestep the spear. He’s seated behind a harp.

The hand of Saul is on the spear, and the
hand of David is on the harp. I want

to know who has the upper hand. Who has the winning hand? Because if the hand of

Saul is on the spear and the hand of
David is on the harp, it seems to me that

spear beats strings. I got one hand on
the spear and one hand on the strings.

I know Saul didn’t miss David if he
was at close range sitting down behind a

harp, so how could the one with the spear
lose to the one with the…? How could Saul

have his hand on the spear and David
have his hand on the harp and David get

out? There must have been another hand in the room that is not mentioned

in the text. How many know that the hand of God is on your life? The hand of God was

on David. The hand of God grabbed the spear of

Saul and said, “Not him. Not now.” “No weapon formed against me shall be able…” Keep your hand on the harp, and God will put his hand on

the spear. He won’t let it kill you. He
will not suffer your foot to be moved.

The Lord which keepeth thee, He will
not slumber nor sleep, if you keep your

hand on the harp. See, I thought that
David had an instrument and Saul had a

weapon, but maybe worship is a weapon.
Maybe David knew, “If I keep my

hand on the harp, if I let God
fight my battles, I cannot be


Are there any worshipers in the house? How about back here

Any worshipers that know He’ll fight my battles?

“That’s just emotional.” No, it’s survival,

because if you don’t learn how to duck,
if you don’t learn how to say, “God…” The

weapons of our warfare are not carnal.
I don’t throw spears back. I have the

winning hand, and when I clap my hands my praise confuses the enemy.

When I lift my hands in worship,
the hand of God is on… David knew

that the same hand that had plucked him
from the sheep field and the same hand

that had delivered him from lions and
bears and Goliaths and the same hand that

held the flask that poured the oil… “The
hand of God is on my life, and Saul

cannot kill what God has crowned.”

So the way I fight is this. I don’t fight
for victory. That’s the way the world

fights. I fight from victory. My worship
is my weapon. I don’t have to prove myself

to people in situations. If I take this
spear in my hand and throw it back…

There’s somebody in here who has a
spear in the wall right next to your

head, and you are trying to decide right

whether to do it your way or God’s Way.
Can I give you a little piece of advice?

Duck, David. Duck, and let God have his way.

How did David keep his hand on the harp,
and how do you keep your heart at peace

with spears flying at your head? David
knew, “If I can win the battle within

my soul, God will fight my battle with
Saul.” That’s where the real battle is. The

war is within, and so are the weapons.
You can’t fight fear with fear.

When David says, “God, you are my strength…” I’m so glad for

Psalm 59, because 1 Samuel 19 gives
me the picture of what David did.

With Saul spear flying at him, David was
able to keep his hand on the harp. It’s

a picture of being able to remain in a
place of trust and surrender in a time

of turbulence and trial and frustration.
It’s a picture and it says that Saul’s hand

was on the spear. That’s me trying to
control. David’s hand stayed on the harp,

and he played his hand. He knew, “If I
keep my hand on the harp, I cannot be

defeated. If I keep my heart at peace, it will not matter what

spears fly my way.” He said, “God, you are my strength.”

Can we read the psalm again? Look at this. Psalm 59 verse 9: “I watch for you.” Now

that’s interesting, because David seems
to be saying, “I wasn’t watching Saul. I

wasn’t watching the spears.
I was watching the one whose hand…” How

many believe the hand of God is on your

Now we know this from our
side of the cross that the victory has

already been won by our King, our greater
David, Jesus Christ. We know that David

was not the last King to come out of
Bethlehem. We know that he was a king who

was pointing to a King of Kings.
We know that the Spirit of him who

raised Christ is from the dead, and we
already have the victory. We don’t fight

for it; we fight from it, and the hand of God is

on your life. You say, “Well, I’m not
David.” But you are, because David’s name

literally means beloved, and the same
love that crowned David has crowned you.

Saul cannot kill what God has already
crowned, and perfect love casts out fear.

So so here’s what David did. He said, “I
watch for you.” “I’ve got a lot of stuff coming at

my head. I’ve got battles and and problems and brokenness.I’ve got 99 problems and

Bathsheba is one.” We’ll get to that.
He said,

“You are my fortress, (next verse) my god on whom I

can rely.” But watch this. Verse 11: “Do not kill them, Lord our

shield.” Wait a minute. David did have a
weapon. David did have a weapon, because

when Saul’s spears started flying,
David got behind his shield.” Come on, I need

you to receive this, because you have some stuff flying at you.

You have some doubts in your soul, but stay behind your shield.Come on. Duck,

David. Get behind your shield. Paul said it’s the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall

quench the fiery darts of the wicked.I have a shield. Is anybody

shielded by the power of God?

If I say behind my shield, Saul cannot kill
what God has crowned. I got the winning

hand. I might not look like much. I might
just be a shepherd boy, but I have the

winning hand, and God is my shield. Hey! Thanks for watching. Make sure to click

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