Overcoming Giants in the End Times
Today’s post is a bit different from my usual posts to the blog. Today I’d like to get a bit more personal and even be a little vulnerable with you. For those of you who have been following the blog these past couple of months, you’re well aware that many of the topics I discuss in my posts are considered “fringe” topics and subject matter. Often times they can be rather dark, depressing, and even scary if they aren’t viewed from a Christ-centered vantage point. Because of this many people, including Christians, would rather avoid hearing about them due to the level of discomfort they can stir up in their spirit, even to the point of stealing their joy.
While I absolutely love researching and learning about cutting edge topics, I too am not immune to this struggle. As we currently reside under the ever darkening clouds of the New World Order, transhumanism, luciferianism, CERN, economic collapse, the potential for World War 3, and more, one can’t help but feel oppressed and troubled in times such as these. Indeed these are major issues of such incredible scope and magnitude that they would appropriately be described as gigantic. Because of this, it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking, “what can one person do in the face of such gigantic evil”. Even worse is the temptation to acquiesce and submit to these “giants” without offering any sort of resistance.
So the question you might be asking is, “what are we as Christians to do in the face of such evil, such gigantic problems?” The answer, cliché as it may be, is to turn to the Word of God. What has God revealed to us about overcoming giants? It should be no surprise to you that I would call your attention to the most famous giant slayer of history – David.
David has always been a hero of mine, not simply because I am named after him (though I go by “Dave”), but because of the man he was. Most people are aware that the name David means “beloved” and that the Bible refers to David as a man after God’s own heart. It can be easy to read about David and view him through rose colored glasses. David was victorious over the armies of the Philistines, he was Israel’s greatest king, he wrote the Psalms, he worshipped God with an unrestrained passion, he created the blueprints for God’s temple, and on and on the list can go. Yet, this is not the reason why David is one of my heroes.
David, like all of us, was a man with many faults and flaws. He fled out of fear when a death sentence was placed on his life, he struggled with sexual immorality, he had one of his best soldiers murdered out of selfish desires, and he had many faults as a father. In so many ways David was like each one of us. What I admire about David, however, was his unwavering devotion and faith in God. Even when he sinned, David would always repent and turn back to God. This is what made David such a mighty man of God. His unwavering trust, faith, and confidence in God is what enabled him to accomplish such amazing feats even in the face of insurmountable odds.
It’s with this in mind that I’d like to highlight the most well known account in David’s life: his battle with Goliath. As I’m sure you are well aware, Goliath was a giant described in the Bible as being over nine feet tall (six cubits and a span). Personally, I believe there is strong Biblical evidence supporting the view that Goliath was a descendant of the Nephilim, the hybrid offspring of fallen angels and human women. Needless to say Goliath was a formidable enemy. This giant was so large and terrifying that the entire Israeli army, a group of battle hardened warriors, cowered in fear at the sight of the giant.
Yet, as unbelievable as it may seem, it was David, a youth who watched over sheep, that had the courage and resolve to stand up to such a fierce enemy. Although this situation seemed hopeless and to any rational person would have appeared to be suicide, David stood up to the giant, overcoming this enemy who blasphemed God, and slew him victoriously.
So what does this have to do with us? We all know the story of David overcoming Goliath; but what if any connection does this have to do with living in the end times? A lot, I believe.
As followers of Jesus Christ living in the world today, we are living in unprecedented times. We stand on the cusp of seeing the unveiling of the New World Order and with it even more intense persecution of Christians worldwide. The evil that is going on in the world will only grow worse as humanity is deceived into worshipping Lucifer. Some Christians think that these things are inevitable and there is nothing we should do about it, that we should just sit back and allow these dark events to unfold as prophesied.
Nothing could be farther from the truth. Just as David faced a political enemy that wanted to conquer the people of God, we as 21st century Christians face a similar challenge. Though we face a giant that isn’t literal in the physical sense, the challenge is the same. We face an enemy that hates us and seeks our destruction because we serve as a constant light and reminder to this world of Jesus’ victory and Lordship accomplished through the resurrection. So how are we to respond? Does God want us to be passive and submissive to the evil powers hard at work hell bent on enslaving humanity? Absolutely not!
God has called us to overcome the giants of these last days. We as Christians have been called to stand in these times of darkness.
Ephesians 6:10-18 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints—
We are called to overcome deception. We are called to overcome false teachings and ideologies. We are called to overcome perversion. We are called to overcome the dark powers which seek to force mankind to submit to the will of the devil. And when the time comes, those Christians who are in the world at the time of the Antichrist are called to overcome him and his global government as well.
Revelation 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.
When we consider all of the negative and frightful topics present in our world today, we should look to examples like David who did not cower in fear, but rather had such firm faith and confidence in God almighty that he stood in the face of a giant. We too must strive to have the same kind of faith an courage to stand. Just as David armed himself for battle, we too must arm ourselves for battle – a spiritual battle that must be won with spiritual weapons.
2 Corinthians 10:4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds
When we read those words from Revelation 12 above, it is clear that the followers of Christ WILL overcome our enemy because ultimately Jesus will overcome him. The war has already been won and the day is coming when Christ Himself will cast down Satan and all who follow after him. Does this mean that Christians won’t suffer or be persecuted? No. Does it mean that Christians lives will be spared? No. The Bible is clear that persecution, suffering, and even death will befall those who follow after Jesus. Even now our brothers and sisters in Christ around the world are suffering unspeakable horrors. Yet, it is in spite of these terrible things that Christians will overcome the enemy.
Jesus Himself affirmed this point when He commissioned Peter to take over as leader of the church after His ascension:
Matthew 16:18 And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.
Like David, the day is coming when we will stand in victory next to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, to whom ultimately belongs the victory. Until then however, we need to be like David and stand our ground. Each of us needs to do our part to stand for Jesus in these End Times. We must be bold and courageous to stand against the evil that is so prevalent in our world.
What does overcoming giants in the end times look like practically speaking? It means taking action! It means speaking out whether vocally, through written word, or through our daily actions. Talk to people. Share the truth and stand up for Jesus using social media. Call your congressman and urge them to support legislation aligned with Biblical values and reject those that are contrary to the word of God. Vote! Start a blog or podcast. Write a book. Exercise your constitutional rights of freedom of speech, assembly, and protest! (In a law abiding manner of course) Lend support to Christ-centered groups and organizations that work to share the good news of Jesus. Serve in your local community in a way that helps others to see the love of God through you. Most importantly, never, never, never, underestimate the power of prayer!
I realize I’m preaching here, but hey, that’s what God has called me to do. What I want to get across more than anything is our need as followers of Jesus Christ to stand in these evil days in which we live. Overcoming giants wasn’t just something intended for David to do, all of us collectively as the body of Christ can be overcomers as well. Yes, things will continue to get worse before they get better, but we must follow the example set before us by our King and stand against the enemy until He returns in victory.
Ephesians 6:13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.