There are several instances mentioned in the Bible where people had encountered giants.
In the book of Numbers, the LORD told Moses to send twelve men, one from each of the twelve tribes of Israel to spy out the land of Canaan (The Promised Land). They returned to Moses with a cluster of grapes that was so huge, that it took two men to carry, but they had returned with a bad report saying although the land surely does flow with milk and honey the giants are too large for us to conquer.
They also said, “We were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.” This was their own observation. When Caleb heard this report he said, let us go up and possess the land and Joshua and Caleb returned with a good report.
The LORD says; “Don’t allow the enemy to magnify the situations in your life, and don’t look at the giants as unconquerable.
Do not see yourself as inadequate but know that you are well able to overcome any obstacle and fulfill any assignment that I have called you to do. Go forth as Joshua and Caleb knowing that you are well able to possess this land.
Go forth in what I have commissioned you to do. You are equipped to defeat any giant that rises up against you, says the LORD.”
In the book of 1 Samuel chapter 17 there was another giant named Goliath who got stoned by David when he was a young shepherd boy. The reason why David knew that he would have the victory over Goliath was because he had already killed a lion and a bear before he defeated this giant.
God used a slingshot in the hands of a young boy to take down something that would be impossible to do in the natural. His strength was not in and of himself, but it was a supernatural act of God because of David’s personal relationship with Him.
This is what gave him great courage and determination to behead something that he knew in the natural was stronger than himself and could kill him. He had been through a lot of rejection and difficult tests which groomed him and prepared him to become a great leader.
Some of you are also being trained in your darkest hour. Recognize the challenge.
The LORD says; “Don’t be limited by your natural senses when your physical conditions or present situations are overwhelming, but observe every situation in the light of My Word.
The weapons of your warfare are not natural weapons but I have provided mighty spiritual weapons for you to tear down strongholds and any giant that rises against you.
Don’t be intimidated by the vastness of this challenge and don’t allow your natural circumstances to steer you in a neutral gear. Gird up the loins of your mind when threatened with adversity says the LORD.”
David had been through many battles in his life but he always came out victorious. He became a king as well as a poet and musician. He was a warrior but also a man after Gods own heart.
David’s brothers also became giant killers because they were influenced and trained by him (2 Samuel 21:21-22). He had an elite army who were mighty and fierce warriors.
They are named and described in 2 Samuel 23: 8- 39. Jesus is also raising up an elite army of warriors in the days ahead.
Be strong in the LORD and you will also be victorious and defeat giants in the days ahead.
“Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the LORD will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you and take your head from you. And this day I will give the carcasses of the camp of the Philistines to the birds of the air and the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. Then all this assembly shall know that the LORD does not save with sword and spear; for the battle is the LORD’s, and He will give you into our hands.
So it was, when the Philistine arose and came and drew near to meet David, that David hurried and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine. Then David put his hand in his bag and took out a stone; and he slung it and struck the Philistine in his forehead, so that the stone sank into his forehead, and he fell on his face to the earth. So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone, and struck the Philistine and killed him. But there was no sword in the hand of David. Therefore David ran and stood over the Philistine, took his sword and drew it out of its sheath and killed him, and cut off his head with it. And when the Philistines saw that their champion was dead, they fled,” 1 Samuel 17:45-51.
See: Psalms 18:32-40.
See: Ephesians 6:10-20.
Blessings in Christ Jesus,