Steven Furtick — How to Use Attacks to Your Advantage?
You know, it would blow your mind. So, if you ever really could see the advantage you already have, it would blow your mind. And here's where David comes in, because Goliath had been defying the people of God for 40 days, and they put up with it, not David. Now know what he said, there's this profound truth in it. He said: you come against me with a sort of spirit of javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord. Here's what's interesting: any of the Israelites could have said the same speech, and it would have been true for them too. There were other slingers out there that day, but only one spoke up. All of God's people had the advantage, had God fighting for them, they were even trained for battle, they were much more expert in their military ability than David was, it wasn't that he had the greatest ability of the group, he had the greatest awareness of his advantage. He didn't have a different advantage, he had a greater awareness.
You don't need a greater advantage to face what life is bringing at you. What you need is a greater awareness of the advantage, that God has already given you, in the life that you're already living. Think аbout: it if you believe in Jesus, you have the same Spirit that Billy Graham has. And look what he's done with his! Now, I'm not saying you need to preach, I'm not saying we can all fill up arenas, I'm not saying we can all read row row row your boat in 15,000 people in Tokyo would get saved, like Billy Graham, but I'm saying, that the the same Spirit, not only that lives in Billy Graham, but the scripture says that the same Spirit, that raised Jesus from the dead.