Christ and Goliath - Antichrist at Armageddon
“And there went out a champion out of the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath, of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span. 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” - (I Sam.17:4,50).
Goliath was a Philistine giant, a descendant of a race of giants known as the Anakim - (Num.13:33). He was a soldier over 9 feet tall and a military hero and champion of the enemy of Israel. For 40 days he taunted Israel’s army and challenged them to find one man willing to fight him in battle. The winner would determine the outcome of the war - it was a two man war. Not one Israeli solider had the courage to fight him, but 17 year old David, a shepherd, took up the challenge because of his faith in God. David said - “And all this assembly shall know that the Lord saveth not with sword or spear: for the battle is the Lord’s...” - (I Sam.17:47). And so David killed the giant Goliath with one sling stone to his forehead and beheaded him and the Philistine army fled. And David became the hero of Israel and songs were sung about him and he became Israel’s next king - (I Sam.18:6,7). God had prepared David by having him kill a lion and a bear that was killing his sheep. David slew the giant, and became a giant among men, a king.
(Gen.6:1,2,4)) tells us how this race of giants began - “It came to pass, that when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, that the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children unto them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.” This scripture tells us that giants came from sex between the fallen angels and human women that produced a hybrid race of giants, a superman. It was a deliberate genetic attack by Satan to corrupt the seed of man and prevent the seed of the woman that would conquer him - “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel” - (Gen.3:15). Our giant enemy is Satan who directs the children of the Devil to persecute and attack the children of God. And so we are told to put on the spiritual armor of God like David did in order to defeat our giant enemy - “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God...” - (Eph.6:12,13). The battle is the Lord’s - amen. Goliath is the seed of Satan just like Antichrist is - children of the Devil. Goliath was a type of Antichrist as a man of war who defies Israel’s army in his pride at Armageddon.
Since tiny Israel became a nation again in 1948, she has had to fight the combined might of the Arab nations several times and is reminiscent of David and Goliath. Satan the giant enemy, was behind the scenes attacking Israel once again.
David is the greatest type of Christ in the Bible. Like David, Christ was born in Bethlehem and came the first time as a Shepherd and Lamb of God, and He’s coming back as King of Kings to rule over the whole earth from Jerusalem at His second coming. The Son of David, according to the flesh, will defeat the combined armies of the world gathered together at Armageddon to exterminate tiny Israel. (Jews are .03% of the world’s population and Gentiles are 99.7%). Praise the Lord for Christ the Jewish Savior. “For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle... Then shall the Lord go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle” - (Zech.14:2,3). Christ destroys Antichrist and all the armies and saves Israel like David did, with the spiritual sword of His mouth, which is the Word of God- (Rev.19:11-21). Proud Antichrist is brought low like Goliath.
Israel shall do valiantly – “In that day shall the Lord defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God,…And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem” – (Zech.12:8,9). Again – “The Lord of hosts shall defend them; and they shall devour, and subdue with sling stones …” (Zech.9:15).Like David against Goliath or possibly this means that the Arabs have slingshots, as many of the Arab boys shoot slingshots at Israeli soldiers today. What the Arab Goliath was not able to do, the giant Goliath of the U.N. armies will attempt to do soon at Armageddon. And the great Son of David, the Lord Jesus, will defeat them as David defeated Goliath. Yes, Christ and Goliath – Antichrist at Armageddon.
And the leader and champion, and Goliath of these U.N. Armies is Antichrist-Beast - “And I saw the Beast and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. And the beast was taken” - (Rev.19:19,20). And Antichrist, the giant strongman dictator, will be defeated by “the shepherd, the stone of Israel” - (Gen.49:24) -The Lord Jesus Christ. On Dec.10, 2008 a Hawaiian man was arrested for threatening to kill president Obama with a slingshot and a marble to prove Obama is the Antichrist. He wanted to see if he would come back to life. Christ is the stone that smashes Antichrist, the feet of iron and clay of the image dream of King Nebuchadnezzar. “Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, and smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces... And the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth” - (Dan.2:34,35). Christ, the smiting stone, becomes king of kings, and rules over the whole earth from Mt. Zion in Jerusalem. Christ ‘stones’ the Antichrist by casting him alive - “into a lake of fire burning with brimstone” - (Rev.19:20) - stoned by the brimstone of the second death.
After David killed Goliath and the Philistine army fled, the Israeli army pursued them and killed a multitude of Philistine soldiers and left them to the fowls and beasts to eat as David prophesied - “...and I will give the carcasses of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel” - (I Sam.17:46). And so it is written of Goliath-Antichrist's armies - “And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh” - (Rev.19:21). All of these wars between the Arabs and Israel since 1948 are but a prelude to Armageddon soon to come, and are instigated by Satan, our ‘giant’ enemy. Armageddon will explode worldwide and is destined to be the most ‘gigantic’ war in human history. Yes, Christ and Goliath and Armageddon.
David didn’t have faith in the five rocks in his shepherd’s bag, but in the Lord his Rock. Hear the words of his song; “And David spake unto the Lord the words of his song in the day that the Lord had delivered him out of the hand of all his enemies... And he said, the Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer: the God of my rock; in him I will trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my savior; thou savest me from violence. I will call on the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies” - (2 Sam.22:1-4). And it was the Lord his rock who guided his rock right into Goliath’s forehead, amen. David had faith in the Lord - God was his armor. In all the battles that he fought in and commanded, he was not even wounded once and even if he would have been killed he would have praised the Lord. But David was a slingshot expert like the 700 soldiers of Benjamin - “...Seven hundred chosen men left-handed; every one could sling stones at an hair breadth, and not miss” - (Jud.20:16). Proud Goliath treated young David and his slingshot too lightly. It cost him his head.
Moses also had faith in God his Rock. “He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without inquiry, just and right is he. But when Israel got fat they became wicked and forsook the Lord “...Thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou art covered with fatness; then he foresook God which made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation. Of the Rock that begat thee thou art unmindful, and hast forgotten God that formed thee.” - (Du.32:1,15,18). “For their rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges” – (Du.32:31).
And this is exactly the spiritual condition of the U.S. today - we have grown fat and have forgotten and forsaken God and have become very wicked. And if we don’t repent soon the fire of God’s wrath will fall upon U.S. “For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lawest hell, and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains” - (Du.32:22). The U.S. dropped the first atomic bomb upon Japan in WW II and we kindled a fire upon them in our anger. We named the bomb - ‘Fat Man’ and soon Babylon-USA will burn up in one hour and it may very well be nuclear bombs falling upon us - “...he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword...” – (Rev.13:10). The U.S. is the Goliath of the world. We have the most powerful and deadliest armed forces in the history of the world and we are using it not for self defense but for murder, and we will not escape God’s judgment much longer. We’ve gone from ‘rocks’ in warfare to ‘rockets,’ and Hamas uses both rocks and rockets against Israel and Israel has many nuclear rockets. Armageddon, the Goliath of Wars, is coming soon – it rockets toward us.
Are you saved and born again? If not, repent of your sins and believe on Christ in your heart by faith and you will receive forgiveness of sins and be saved from hell and become a new born again creature in Christ having eternal life. You can conquer your great enemy, death, through Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ came down to earth to solve man’s greatest problem, sin and the result of sin which is death. “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” - (Rom.6:23). O do not spurn the love and grace of God in His beloved Son on the cross or the wrath of God abides upon you. “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him” - (Jn.3:36).
Pastor Mike Storti
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