How to Have a Great Victory (2 Samuel 23:8-12)Pastor Jared Shumate, July 29, 2018
Part of the Miscellaneous series, preached at a Sunday Evening service
There are many victories described throughout the scriptures. Moses and the Israelites being saved from Pharaoh's army by God, David defeating Goliath, Samson slewing hundreds of Philistines, Joshua and the battle of Jericho, etc, etc, etc.
But, only twice in the Bible are victories described as great ones, and neither of them are among the examples mentioned above. The two great victories of the Bible are both mentioned in 2 Samuel 23.
What did those two great victories have in common? There was a formula. The men in those great victories were outnumbered, alone (but for the Lord), and they chose to stand and fight.
Are you ready to have a great victory in your life? Don't be surprised it you find yourself facing those same obstacles.
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2 Samuel 23:8-12
8These be the names of the mighty men whom David had: The Tachmonite that sat in the seat, chief among the captains; the same was Adino the Eznite: he lift up his spear against eight hundred, whom he slew at one time. 9And after him was Eleazar the son of Dodo the Ahohite, one of the three mighty men with David, when they defied the Philistines that were there gathered together to battle, and the men of Israel were gone away: 10He arose, and smote the Philistines until his hand was weary, and his hand clave unto the sword: and the LORD wrought a great victory that day; and the people returned after him only to spoil. 11And after him was Shammah the son of Agee the Hararite. And the Philistines were gathered together into a troop, where was a piece of ground full of lentiles: and the people fled from the Philistines. 12But he stood in the midst of the ground, and defended it, and slew the Philistines: and the LORD wrought a great victory. (KJV)