Heart Strings

Off With His Head

I wrote the post Voices on the Way to Healed two years ago, and have been using my voice on the way to a place called Healed.  However, fear and doubt try to attack me in many ways every time I use my voice to speak family secrets about my past, speak God’s Word, or speak on behalf of another such as the unborn.  Goliath never seems to be really dead.  So as I thought about my recent bout of fear and doubt I decided that it is time to cut off Goliath’s head.

Giant Tortoise Head courtesy of Fran Hogan

(For the full account of David and Goliath read 1 Samuel 17.)


When David had struck Goliath in the head and he had fallen He didn’t just walk away.  He cut of his head.  He didn’t leave it to chance that the giant was just knocked out.  He wanted to be sure he was slain.

Sometimes we can take the effort to knock out our giants, but then walk away.  Suddenly they spring up and we are left to deal with them again.  What if we took David’s approach.  What if we walked right up, took our sword, and finally cut off His head.


Our giants are spiritual ones.  Unseen.  The only way we can slay them is by using spiritual weapons.  The sword of the Word of God is that weapon which is sharper than any double-edged sword. It is time to kill the giant, not just knock Him out.  Yield your shield of faith, and pick up your sword to slay Him. When we are attacked with thoughts that our enemy is stronger than us then we need to acknowledge that God is stronger than our enemy.  When fear and doubt tries to rent space in our mind it is time to kick them out with the sword of the Spirit.

10 Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in presence am base among you, but being absent am bold toward you:

But I beseech you, that I may not be bold when I am present with that confidence, wherewith I think to be bold against some, which think of us as if we walked according to the flesh.

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:

(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)

Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.

2 Corinthians 10:1-6 KJV

It’s time to declare that our mind is filled to capacity.  It’s time to shout, “Off with his head!”


David didn’t just cut off His head.  He displayed it in Jerusalem for all to see, and kept Goliath’s weapon too.  He was telling the others not to mess with Him unless they wanted the same.

The enemy uses the weapons of lies to prevent us from moving forward.  To scare us into a stalemate with Him instead of a journey toward destiny with our God.  He comes at us again and again like He did with David and His mighty men.  We must remember that the real enemy wasn’t Goliath.  He was Satan.  He uses whoever is willing.  ((2 Samuel 21:16–22;1 Chronicles 20:4–8)

So after you cut off His head, display it with praise to God that He has no power over you.  Take those lies and pocket them.  Fear is false evidence appearing real.  Then when the enemy tries to resurrect himself in your mind just pull out that lie and say, “Oh no devil we are not going there again! That lie is in my pocket, but the truth is in my mind.”  Remind him you have his weapons and your own.

The bigger they are the harder they fall.  ❤ Melinda


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