Here’s Part II of my new book’s David Generation chapter snippet. Originally posted on the Extant Magazine website, I wanted to share it with you all. Enjoy: “The David Generation: A Giant-Killing Anointing”!
Recently, I wrote the article “The David Generation: Work What You Have” and as great as I thought it was, I knew that there was more to say on the subject. The biggest thing most people remember about David is that he killed the giant lord, Goliath. But what made the boy kill this monstrosity of a man? Righteous indignation.
What is a Righteous Indignation?
Righteous indignation was what drove David to challenge and kill the “uncircumcised Philistine”. You might be wondering what a “righteous indignation” is exactly. Merriam-Webster defines it as this:
“… an outraged sense of justice or morality”.
This is more than just sadness, annoyance, or frustration. This is a fury against the things that blaspheme, mock, and attack God and the things of God. A righteous indignation is not to be confused with a random or even pointed zeal or passion; it does involve passion, but it is so much more than that. A righteous indignation is literally taking on God’s characteristic anger towards an unlcean spirit and or idea that opposes Him and burns against it with the intent of destruction.
Some of you might be a bit confused by this new definition and think “but God is love”. He is indeed love; however, God is also perfect and holy. And as such, cannot abide any form of sin. Deuteronomy 4:24, 9:3 and Hebrews 12:29 tell us that God is a consuming fire and we all know that fire consumes everything that is not a part of it. Therefore, if we are made in God’s own image, then that means we [should] also have His characteristic fire in our own spirits.
After spending so much time on the obscure, backside of a mountain, David had nothing but time to draw closer to his God and truly know Him, learn Him, put on His characteristics. Therefore, when David was sent to go check on his brothers who were away at war, it was an innate reaction for him to respond saying “who is this uncircumcised Philistine?” when he first heard Goliath’s arrogant words. His righteous indignation burned against the ungodly fiend and he sought to take him out permanently.
A Time to Kill
Some of you may find this violent, but David was absolutely justified in his actions. The giants, better understood in the Greek form gigantes, were not merely extremely large men; they were the monstrosities and heroes of the Ancient World. And as exciting as that may be from a literary standpoint, it meant utter corruption spiritually. In Genesis 6, we see how these gigantes came to be by way of the fallen angels’ attraction to the daughters of men (Genesis 6:1-4). Their purpose was to corrupt the seed of the woman to block the coming of He who’s heel would bruise the serpent’s head (Genesis 3:15). And because of this dark lineage, they were devoid of their humanity and ultimately, their spiritual redemption.
So when this corrupted monstrosity dared to mock the children and Person of the Living God, David harnessed his righteous indignation, presented himself as able to the king, and went to face Goliath. He challenged the giant in the name of the Lord of Hosts and took him down!
The Giant-Killing Anointing
Now, an important point to note is that David did not stop at simply striking Goliath down with the stone. No, no. He took the giant’s sword, stood over him, and cut off his head! He systematically and simultaneously destroyed the giant lord and his influence over the people of the land. And David’s fury went even further. He had four other stones in his sling for Goliath’s four brothers. And even though he did not kill the other giants himself, he was able to train and raise up Mighty Men who did kill the giant lords and together, they effectively destroyed the Philistine people.
This is a symbolic theme. According to Bishop Tudor Bismark, giants represent a system of intimidation and lofty thoughts that seek to prevent and block you from your God-given purpose. Once you recognize this particular system in your own life, you should “stop focusing on the giant” and “Focus on what the giant is keeping you from” (Bishop Tudor Bismark).
Those of you who read my previous article understand that it was David’s bravery that catapulted him into his destiny. Therefore, we can safely say that if David had not killed the giant, he would have never become the king, the Psalmist, or the father of the Davidic line that provided Jesus with His earthly bloodline and throne. David would have lived the rest of his days as an obscure shepherd on the backside of a mountain. But instead of resigning himself to mediocrity, he chose to walk in the giant-killing anointing that God placed on his life. You too must recognize that if God puts you before your own Goliath, it means that He has given you a giant-killing anointing.
So what is your Goliath? What does your righteous indignation flare up against? Is it homosexuality? Woman or child trafficking? The systematic introduction of gender neutrality to our young school children? Whatever it is, that fury has been placed within you for a reason. Take that Godly anger, submit it to Him, and harness it to seek out and fulfill your purpose. The source of your anger is the indicator of your purpose. If it’s sickness and disease, maybe you are meant to be a doctor or scientist who’ll find the cures to fatal diseases. If it’s your nation’s immoral laws, then it’s possible that God has called you to a law/governmental profession to promote Godly laws. Whatever your indignation, know that God Himself has called you to take down and behead that ungodly system in the world. And now I charge you David Generation: walk in your giant-killing anointing!
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