Russia insider had an article comparing Putin's boasting and prowess in military production with David, a man after God's own heart. I wanted to make a few points that you can't compare Putin with David because I did not hear Putin say he was defending the armies of the LIVING GOD or that he stood against the U.S. (Goliath) because the U.S. was defying and using blasphemy against God's name.
I Samuel 17:33-37
33 And Saul said to David, Thou art not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him: for thou art but a youth, and he a man of war from his youth.
What was Saul trying to say to David? You can't kill this Philistine, you don't have the experience of a warrior like us. It is interesting to note that Saul and his men were not the mighty warriors they thought they were. Standing around talking about how they could fight this giant was not like picking up your sword and going into battle.
How did David reply to Saul? Was it with pompous air boasting in his own strength to intimidate Goliath? It had nothing to do with airing David's warrior abilities. It had everything to do with proving to Saul he could go and fight Goliath. Saul was like the president and the chief commanding officer. David needed Saul's authority to go and fight this battle which David knew he already won.
34 And David said unto Saul, Thy servant kept his father's sheep, and there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock:
35 And I went out after him, and smote him, and delivered it out of his mouth: and when he arose against me, I caught him by his beard, and smote him, and slew him.
36 Thy servant slew both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he hath defied the armies of the living God.
37 David said moreover, The Lord that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine. And Saul said unto David, Go, and the Lord be with thee.
Who did David attribute his abilities to? Was it the nation of Israel? No, it was to God alone! David was not a politician, he was a shepherd boy who had a heart for God. David was indignant because Goliath was defying God Himself.
I Samuel 17:45-47
45 Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.
46 This day will the Lord deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases 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.
47 And all this assembly shall know that the Lord saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the Lord's, and he will give you into our hands.
The difference between a nation who believes they are like David is that David honors God in this battle.
Most nations won’t stand up and say our Lord God has sent me to fight this battle and if they ever do say that it, it better be coming from God’s Holy Spirit. Otherwise the person is speaking as a false prophet and in those days under righteous Kings they would be killed.
David took his five stones out of his Shepard’s bag. Jesus is our Shepherd, He is the one who fights our battles.
2 Chronicles 20:15 And he said, Hearken ye, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thou king Jehoshaphat, Thus saith the Lord unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God's.
So when a nation boasts of armory I never hear them say God has told me to build these weapons for the coming onslaught of Jerusalem (all nations will come against Israel) This is true prophecy.
Zechariah 12:3 (KJV) And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.
Zechariah 14:21 Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holiness unto the Lord of hosts: and all they that sacrifice shall come and take of them, and seethe therein: and in that day there shall be no more the Canaanite in the house of the Lord of hosts.
Yes, arrogant and boastful men will charge against our Savior and think they can win against the armies of the living God. Do we believe that nations who boast of their armory really have a holiness and purity for God? Are they loving God with their whole heart mind and souls? Are they like righteous judges who seek God and not their own selfish and greedy ambitions?
The word of God says they honor me with their lips but their hearts are far from Him. David fought for God’s armies and against Goliath who defied God. He gave honor to God in his strength to fight the lion and the bear.
David represents Jesus who leaves His 99 sheep and comes to save the one sheep that has gone astray and is in danger. God’s word says ALL nations will come against Israel. Well that makes Russia or any other nation become like Goliath the Philistine and they will be fought by God alone.
It’s time to step back and start rethinking your strategies because it doesn’t look good for any nation to come against Israel. God words says that there are Jews who claim to be Jews but are a synagogue of satan.
Revelation 3:9-10 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
I’ve seen many leaders throw out that horn sign and their hideous six six six sign like the world doesn't see. Too bad they didn't use their dexterity to help the deaf or for other good will.
I can't imagine the condition of the hearts who intentionally wish to deceive. They must be so full of filth that it could make a fly crawl out of a fly bottle filled with rotten eggs.
Philistines 'Disappointed' by David the Shepherd Boy’s Revelation of New Israelite Stone-Slinging Deterrent
"The statements come a week after David, the son of Jesse, announced the development of five new strategic stone slinging weapons systems"
Rob Slane Mar 10, 2018
Philistine officials have told lawmakers that they are "disappointed" by David the Shepherd Boy’s public announcement of his unmatched stone slinging capability, lamenting that he will use it to further “intimidate” Philistine giants and their allies.
“I think the public picking up of 5 smooth stones and the use of a sling, while not surprising, were nonetheless disappointing. While we have been aware of the development of the David the Shepherd Boy’s capabilities and watching with concern some of the development that has occurred in terms of his doctrine and exercise program, including his aggressive killing of a bear and a lion, it is nonetheless disappointing to see that he chose to feature these capabilities in a way that he did,”
Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, John Rood, told the House of Gath Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, in a discussion on Strategic Forces Posture and the Fiscal Year 1025BC Budget Request.
Commander of Philistine Strategic Command, General John Hyten, added that:
“David’s statements are not surprising and only reinforce Israel’s commitment to use stones designed to intimidate and coerce the Philistines and its allies.”
The statements come a week after David, the son of Jesse, announced the development of five new strategic stone slinging weapons systems, including a stone that could take out a giant smack in the forehead, rendering him helpless, before using his own sword to cut off his head.
This was said to be designed to render all Philistine capabilities obsolete, and prompted calls to the committee for defence spending to be drastically increased from the current $700 billion to counter the threat.
David emphasised that Israel had repeatedly offered compromises but never made a secret of its resolve to maintain a stone-slinging deterrent in the face of Philistine expansions up to the valley of Elah in Judah, and their growing capabilities including the use of 9ft Giants with impenetrable armour, javelin missiles and anti-stone slinging mail coats.
“Those stone-slinging capabilities have obviously been in development for quite some time. David the Shepherd Boy talked about their maturity, and his intention to use them in the name of the Lord of Hosts. They are clearly not the capabilities that were developed in the last few months or the last year,” Rood admitted.
Rood, however, once again reiterated the Philistines claim that 9ft Giants with impenetrable armour marching up to the border of Judah and challenging the Israelites for forty days had never been intended to threaten the Israelites or to neutralise their strategic capabilities:
“That has not been our plan in focus and the capabilities developed do not enable us to do that. How anyone could have thought our intentions to be aggressive or threatening is a mystery to us,” he noted almost tearfully.
When asked to respond to the claim that the Philistine move towards their borders and the taunting of a 9ft tall Giant for forty days had not in anyway been intended as a threat, a spokesman for David simply shrugged his shoulders and said, “Yeah, and we were born yesterday.”