“And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.” - I John 5:15
You will run into battle more aggressively if you know you cannot lose! Then and only then do the arenas of battle, the issues, or the opposition become inconsequential. David’s personal closeness to God drove his confidence in God. How certain, inwardly, was David? Watch the scrawny shepherd from Israel address the giant from Gath. Do you detect any doubt?
David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord almighty, the God of the army of Israel.” Where did that come from? Answer: Confidence springing from relationship, faith in the promises openly spoken by God. For the record: As David faithfully predicted, the world did know just a few minutes later that all that David said came true.
Another example of such confidence came in the New Testament man, Peter. With his new guarantee of the Holy Spirit deep within him, stared down the Goliaths who had crucified Jesus. What do we see? The fearless, faithful, fantastic confidence of the Spirit! God’s Man is free to suffer or die because of the real indwelling guarantee of the Holy Spirit.
What are the battles you are facing, what issues, what circumstances that seem overwhelming to you? The Holy Spirit will call you to face your fear and guarantee your courage. Ask him to fill you and see what happens, are you inwardly certain?
Father, thank you for your promise, that if I ask anything according to your will you will hear me and grant my request. Thank you, Jesus.