David And Goliath 5

*** Something’s wrong. Jesse feels the urgency, the need to pray. Pray for David, he hears the Voice say. In no time he is on his knees; the name David comes up in masses as Jesse mumbles words in prayers. *** Forty days, David. Forty days. You to the Voice could have listened, believed and waited. And […]

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David And Goliath 4

“Fear cuts deeper than swords.” ― George R.R. Martin “Am I a dog that you should come against me with a stick?” Goliath accosts the Israelite youth who’s come out against him. “BaAl-rAGoN accept your cursed flesh from me as a willing sacrifice! Come, and I’ll feed you to the flying beasts of the air which […]

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David And Goliath 3

Day 39 Comes the hour, comes the man… It’s the 39th day of the gathering of Philistine’s and Israel’s army at Elah when Israel’s hero arrives, but it’s not according to the divine plan. *** “Any of you both know of the whereabouts of my son David?” Jesse asks his two sons who busied themselves playing Mancala. […]

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David And Goliath 2

“For every battle of the warrior is with confused noise, and garments rolled in blood” – Prophet Isaiah (8th century BC ). Goliath’s Offer Day 1 Elah. A valley between two hills. One hill, perfect for a battle formation: Ephes Dammim. On this the Philistines are arrayed. The other, ideal for scattering a group; on […]

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David And Goliath 1

What if Goliath struck down David? You must have heard, read about the story of David and Goliath. It is a popular one. You need not be an ardent reader of the Holy Writ to know of the little, ruddy shepherd boy who in a face-off with Goliath – now synonymous with gigantic – took him […]

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