God’s people are His covenant people, His sons and daughters, and need to be A LOT more like David when “Goliaths” in all their forms come against them – including in the form is sickness, disease, and disorders.
We too must have the same heart and attitude as David when “uncircumcised Philistines dare defy the armies of the Living God.”
The following is an excerpt from my book, Head to Toe Healing from Autism and Other Neuroimmune Disorders – A Book of 31 Scriptural Prayers for Your Child…
Declare Victory Before You See It
We mustn’t be superstitious nor feel we lack humility or are being too audacious when it comes to declaring victory in the name of the Lord before we see it. In this case, total head to toe healing from autism, etc. Because Jesus paid for healing in full for all on His body, like David, we can say to every giant, “For who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?” (1 Samuel 17:26) before we see the victory. David, of course, went on to take down the very giant, Goliath, he declared defeat over before he selected a single, smooth stone. Why? Because he knew the power of the Lord’s name, trusted in Him fully, and knew he was a covenant child of God.
“The Lord who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine…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…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,” (1 Samuel 17:37; 45-47).
The Lord our God didn’t rebuke David as presumptuous or as one lacking in humility. No, his faith – every “the Lord will” – greatly pleased Him because he didn’t trust in himself, his own might nor claimed the battle as his. He knew it was God alone who’d win the battle for him. And, now, David is known for all eternity as a man after God’s own heart [1 Samuel 13:14]. Much more blessed are we now to live under the victory of Jesus Christ who won every battle for us from the moment He was first struck until He said, “It is finished.” Every slap, beating, every drop of blood He shed, every stripe He bore represent the many battles He already won for us including over sickness.
Taking God for His Word and walking in it boldly is the greatest form of humility in the eyes of God because in order to do so, we must humble ourselves under His mighty hand, thus under His Word, to the level of a little child [Matthew 18:1-4], trusting our heavenly Father and what His Word says fully without questioning and reasoning.
So, right now, Lord, as Your covenant child, under a far better covenant with far better promises than David had [Hebrews 8:6], I declare victory before heaven and earth that my son/daughter is a walking miracle, healed by Jesus’ stripes from head to toe. That no sickness or disease, including autism, (name any other disorders) can dare defy the armies of the living God. That my Lord Jesus Christ already won this battle and has delivered my child from the giant autism, (PANDAS, AE, etc.) because he loves him/her so much that He endured absolute brutality and death, so he/she was healed [1 Peter 2:24]. And that all those around me may know that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God in Jesus’ name, amen.
By the Holy Spirit, I believe we will begin to see more miraculous healings in the earth. The Lord has been shaking and waking up His church, moving intercessors to pray His will into the earth [Luke 6:10] with greater fervency and frequency. He longs for His people to walk in the true, unedited, often offensive gospel of Jesus Christ. “And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give” (Matthew 10:7-8).
My prayer is that your journey through this book changes your prayer life, increases your faith, and helps you break free from any unbelief or any way you may limit the God of the impossible. May my every prayerfully sought word cause you to believe God “exceedingly above and beyond” [Ephesians 3:20] for the healing Jesus already paid for on behalf of your child.
I wrote this book from my heart with a passion born of the Holy Spirit to see God’s kingdom on “earth as it is in heaven” [Matthew 6:10]. To see kids like ours with seemingly impossible cases healed, delivered, and set totally free.
Lord God, I thank You that You hate the sickness and disease afflicting our children as much as we do because it entered the earth through sin and that You came with vengeance and to bring justice by healing [1 Peter 2:24] this reader’s child and the many children afflicted similarly as according to Your Word:
“Say to those who are fearful-hearted, “Be strong, do not fear! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God; He will come and save you.” Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. Then the lame shall leap like a deer, and the tongue of the mute sing. For waters shall burst forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert,” Isaiah 35:4-6. [end of excerpt]
I encourage you to have another read of 1 Samuel 17 and really see David’s heart in his words. I hear UNACCEPTABLE!
Like how can an entire army of grown men who are in covenant with God continue to put up with him?! I know who I am in God. I know God is for us and upholds His Word and covenants, I’ll take care of this. By God, I will have victory over this puny giant not even in covenant with God!
It’s no different today
How can a great majority in the church today accept everything the enemy does to them, even sadly, unscripturally, and passively praying things like, “If it be God’s will for Him to heal _____________.”
We are His covenant children who should also be saying UNACCEPTABLE and sling our supernaturally powerful smooth stones (the Word) at every Goliath, and in partnership with God and His promises to have victory over the enemy in our children’s lives and ours.