The Power of the People - 2 Samuel 17 - [REBEL] - Brent Phillips - Encounter Houston
You cannot be a revolutionist unless you’re backed up with the power of the people. You are sure to lose the battle without them.
We must understand that we are those people.
It only takes one person to spark the idea of a revolution, but it takes an army of people willing to rise up and unite together to win the fight.
In order for a revival to begin the people must be willing to rise up. And when you get enough people together you have the potential to see a revival, the potential to see something change.
We must be willing to receive the power instead of shutting our doors and hoping a few other brave people will make a difference. You have the same potential to make a difference as they do.
2 Samuel 17:13-14 "As he was walking with them, Goliath, the Philistine champion from Gath, came out from the Philistine ranks. Then David heard him shout his usual taunt to the army of Israel. As soon as the Israelite army saw him, they began to run away in fright."
People tend to run in fear in situations that seem impossible to change.
If we continue reading in 2 Samuel 17 we see in that moment that there was one young boy named David who was counter-culture. What made him so different? His relationship with God is what made him different and because of that his response was:
2 Samuel "Don’t worry about this Philistine,” David told Saul. “I’ll go fight him!"
When you know that God loves what do you have nothing to be scared of because love cast out fear.
The revolution didn’t happen at the moment David cut off Goliath’s head. David only sparked the interest revolution by his one death. The Revolution happened in the power of the people rising up!
2 Samuel 17:50 "So David triumphed over the Philistine with only a sling and a stone, for he had no sword. Then David ran over and pulled Goliath’s sword from its sheath. David used it to kill him and cut off his head. When the Philistines saw that their champion was dead, they turned and ran."
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