2 Samuel Chapter 5

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2 Samuel 5

1 Then came all the tribes of Israel to David unto Hebron, and spake, saying, Behold, we are thy bone and thy flesh.

Also in time past, when Saul was king over us, thou wast he that leddest out and broughtest in Israel: and the Lordsaid to thee, Thou shalt feed my people Israel, and thou shalt be a captain over Israel.

So all the elders of Israel came to the king to Hebron; and king David made a league with them in Hebron before theLord: and they anointed David king over Israel.

David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years.

In Hebron he reigned over Judah seven years and six months: and in Jerusalem he reigned thirty and three years over all Israel and Judah.

And the king and his men went to Jerusalem unto the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land: which spake unto David, saying, Except thou take away the blind and the lame, thou shalt not come in hither: thinking, David cannot come in hither.

Nevertheless David took the strong hold of Zion: the same is the city of David.

And David said on that day, Whosoever getteth up to the gutter, and smiteth the Jebusites, and the lame and the blind that are hated of David’s soul, he shall be chief and captain. Wherefore they said, The blind and the lame shall not come into the house.

So David dwelt in the fort, and called it the city of David. And David built round about from Millo and inward.

10 And David went on, and grew great, and the Lord God of hosts was with him.

11 And Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and cedar trees, and carpenters, and masons: and they built David an house.

12 And David perceived that the Lord had established him king over Israel, and that he had exalted his kingdom for his people Israel’s sake.

13 And David took him more concubines and wives out of Jerusalem, after he was come from Hebron: and there were yet sons and daughters born to David.

14 And these be the names of those that were born unto him in Jerusalem; Shammuah, and Shobab, and Nathan, and Solomon,

15 Ibhar also, and Elishua, and Nepheg, and Japhia,

16 And Elishama, and Eliada, and Eliphalet.

17 But when the Philistines heard that they had anointed David king over Israel, all the Philistines came up to seek David; and David heard of it, and went down to the hold.

18 The Philistines also came and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim.

19 And David enquired of the Lord, saying, Shall I go up to the Philistines? wilt thou deliver them into mine hand? And the Lord said unto David, Go up: for I will doubtless deliver the Philistines into thine hand.

20 And David came to Baalperazim, and David smote them there, and said, The Lord hath broken forth upon mine enemies before me, as the breach of waters. Therefore he called the name of that place Baalperazim.

21 And there they left their images, and David and his men burned them.

22 And the Philistines came up yet again, and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim.

23 And when David enquired of the Lord, he said, Thou shalt not go up; but fetch a compass behind them, and come upon them over against the mulberry trees.

24 And let it be, when thou hearest the sound of a going in the tops of the mulberry trees, that then thou shalt bestir thyself: for then shall the Lord go out before thee, to smite the host of the Philistines.

25 And David did so, as the Lord had commanded him; and smote the Philistines from Geba until thou come to Gazer.

39 thoughts on “2 Samuel Chapter 5

  1. 5 In Hebron he reigned over Judah seven years and six months: and in Jerusalem he reigned thirty and three years over all Israel and Judah.

    Just a curiosity question; I wonder if there is a correlation to the fact that David was king over all Israel for 33 years and the KING of KINGS was among Israel for 33 years also? May be is something we should study in depth later on.

    God goes before us!!!!!

    24 And let it be, when thou hearest the sound of a going in the tops of the mulberry trees, that then thou shalt bestir thyself: for then shall the Lord go out before thee, to smite the host of the Philistines.

    My God goes before me to smite the enemy. What a great God we serve all we have to do is inquire of Him and He makes sure that He is present during the battle & fights the enemy before you even start. In the Military we call them Grunts, is a term of endearment for the infantry; for they always go before the rest of us. They confront the enemy before we even think about getting in the battle. They take the hardest hit, they take possession, establish the claim by lifting our flag over the territory; then when they have cleared the way, we may enter the battle. That is what God does for us, He secures our Victory, He takes possession of the territory, and then He allow us to enter the battle. The problem begins when we try to take thing in our own hands and try to be Grunts with out the training. Be smart let the One that have known your enemy longer than anyone, the One who has already battle him before and know his tactics, The One with ALL Power OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, go before us, who can be against us. There is nothing to Fear if He is on your side.

  2. vs 12 David knew and understood his calling. This probably help to sure up his faith in God.
    vs23+ David knew to ask the Lord before he did anything. He trusted in the Lord. He listened to the Lord. He did what the Lord commanded and was victorious. If we would follow that scenerio, how victorious might we become?

  3. i love to eat breakfast with Jesus

    12 And David perceived that the Lord had established him king over Israel, and that he had exalted his kingdom for his people Israel’s sake.

    David knew that God had expanded the church…not for his glory, but for the peoples sake. Thank God that we have a pastor who confesses this same truth.

  4. The Jebusites had a clear military advantage, and they boasted of their security behind the impregnable walls of Jerusalem. They soon discovered that their walls would not protect them. David caught them by surprise by entering the city through the water tunnel. Only in God are we truly safe and secure. Anything else is false security. Whether we are surrounded by mighty walls of stone, a comfortable home, or a secure job, no one can predict what tomorrow may bring. Our relationship with God is the only security that cannot be taken away!

  5. 10. It said that he grew great and the Lord was with him.
    To become great takes time takes getting broken and rebuilt molded in the shape of greatness. Greatness don’t just happen.
    David went to God to ask got help to get wisdom and he got a relationship with God that he became a man after God heart.

  6. This chapter reminds me about the Kingdom of Heaven of what God can /will do for His chosen people.
    The mulberry trees are beautiful and peaceful to me when I think of them
    David did what the Lord enquired him to do and David did them. The Lord was with Him the whole way thru.
    Vs 23/
    And when David enquired of the Lord he said. Thou shalt not go up but fetch a compass behind them over against the mulberry trees.
    vs 24/
    And let it be when thou hearest the sound of a going in the tops of the mulberry trees that thou then shalt bestir thyself for then shall the Lord go out before thee to smite the host of the Philistines.
    God will never leave us nor forsake us. Im glad I serve a God that will always go before me before he asks me to do things -I know cause he has brought people to me to share HIM with them.
    Thank you Jesus for who you are and what you are all about Kingdom and Earth.

    • I looked at a mulberry tree on line its very nice it has green leaves and has berries on it kinda like blackberries on it bout 3 to a leaf.

  7. Coronation as king over all Israel

    With words of loyalty and allegiance , the eleven tribes of Israel now joined Judah in acknowledging david as rightful king . Those who came are enumerated in 1 chronicles 12:23-40. Thus began a reign over the united nation that was to last thirty-three years . In all, David’sreign lasted forty verse 3 records David’s third anointing . He was fist anointed by the prophet Samuel (1 Sam. 16:13). Then he was anointed as king over the house of Judah in Hebron (2:4). Now he was finally anointed as rightful king by the entire natio.

  8. BATTLE PLANS

    19 And David enquired of the Lord, saying, Shall I go up to the Philistines? wilt thou deliver them into mine hand? And the Lord said unto David, Go up: for I will doubtless deliver the Philistines into thine hand.

    23 And when David enquired of the Lord, he said, Thou shalt not go up; but fetch a compass behind them, and come upon them over against the mulberry trees.
    24 And let it be, when thou hearest the sound of a going in the tops of the mulberry trees, that then thou shalt bestir thyself: for then shall the Lord go out before thee, to smite the host of the Philistines.

    The unique lesson that I see in this is chapter has to do with the variety of ways that we are challenged to utilize to defeat the enemy.

    The FIRST step in any battle is to “enquire” of the LORD. Pray and ask the LORD for guidance. Then WAIT for the answer.

    Next we see that the LORD gave David two unique and different strategies here to defeat the same the enemy. The Philistines are a type of the flesh (carnality) which is a daily foe that we will encounter and we can glean from the instructions that GOD gave David that somedays we will face carnality head on and other days we will face carnality by going around some things.

    Notice in the first battle GOD gave the Philistines into the hand of David – David was elevated by the personal victory and properly gave GLORY and CREDIT to GOD.

    In the second battle GOD used his creation and David’s humiliation to secure the battle ALL BY HIMSELF as David at the sound of the Mulberry trees was to:

    BESTIR – to be alert, to be sharp

    Regardless of the BATTLE PLAN we must remain alert and ready.

    Thank you LORD today for the VICTORY

    iPray
    iWork

  9. v1 Then came all the tribes of Israel to David unto Hebron, and spake, saying Behold, we are thy bone and flesh

    David had a clearer view over what our Great GOD had promised him ( A kingly future)
    The LORD is the Master of every situation .
    GOD’S hand was upon David and ALL the tribes voluntary submitted to David’s dominion

    They knew they were related and that David was a great warrior ( leader ) of Israel’s forces, and that GOD had promised David a kingly future . Even though they were slow in reconizing it by allowing Abner to dominate them.
    Truly the LORD IS The Master Of Every
    Situation. No man can stop what GOD has begun. Hold on to your promise.
    GOD IS FAITHFUL!
    iPray
    iTrust
    iPraise
    iWork
    iWait

  10. In the beginning of this chapter David is finally made king over all Israel. As soon as the Philistines got word about this, they started the hunt for David. When David heard about it, he went straight to God with it and the God answered him in verses 20-21 in the MSG…….

    “Go up,” God replied. “Count on me. I’ll help you beat them.” David then went straight to Baal Perazim, and smashed them to pieces. Afterward David said, “God exploded on my enemies like a gush of water.” That’s why David named the place Baal Perazim (The-Master-Who-Explodes). The retreating Philistines dumped their idols, and David and his soldiers took them away.”

    The Philistines tried again; but, once again David prayed to God and he gave David victory. You must make a choice to stay on the winning side!

  11. 6 And the king and his men went to Jerusalem unto the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land: which spake unto David, saying, Except thou take away the blind and the lame, thou shalt not come in hither: thinking, David cannot come in hither.

    NLT, says “David then led his men to Jerusalem to fight against the Jebusites, the original inhabitants of the land who were living there. The Jebusites taunted David, saying, “You’ll never get in here! Even the blind and lame could keep you out!” For the Jebusites thought they were safe.

    Why is it when God is in the middle of doing something big, the world tries to butt in and mess it up. As we see in the next verse, David refused to allow a little resistanc to slow him up and keep him from becomming the king that God had set him up to be. Why is it that many “christians” today don’t do the same? Many times when there is any opposition, people today say ” oh well, it must not be in God’s plan for me to do this.” What ever happened to growing backbones, and learning to stand up and fight for what God has given us? There is a way to fight without being wrong, but we must stay humble, and keep a right spirit and most of all we MUST keep God first, and seek His face before we fight.

  12. It took almost 15 years for David to go from the anointing to the position. God knew what David needed to go through to be able to lead his people. David reigned for 40 years but he still had to deal with the Philistines.

    We see that David prayed for direction…

    19 And David enquired of the Lord, saying, Shall I go up to the Philistines? wilt thou deliver them into mine hand? And the Lord said unto David, Go up: for I will doubtless deliver the Philistines into thine hand.

    The Philistines are a type of the flesh. David showed the proper way to deal with this: prayer, and execution.

    Once he got the answer he attacked and God delivered them into his hand.

    Today we will choose if we will let the flesh rule us or if we will seek God and rule our flesh.

  13. 11 And Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and cedar trees, and carpenters, and masons: and they built David an house.

    12 And David perceived that the Lord had established him king over Israel, and that he had exalted his kingdom for his people Israel’s sake.

    David was blessed to get a house built just for him but he was also wise enough to understand that God blessed him not because of him but for his people Isreal. He was a humble man who did not take the credit for what God was doing instead he realized that God was exalting his kingdom for his people Isreals sake. We must make sure as God blesses our lives we never forget it is not for our sake but to bless the kingdom of God.

  14. 1 Then came all the tribes of Israel to David unto Hebron, and spake, saying, Behold, we are thy bone and thy flesh.

    2 Also in time past, when Saul was king over us, thou wast he that leddest out and broughtest in Israel: and the Lordsaid to thee, Thou shalt feed my people Israel, and thou shalt be a captain over Israel.

    3 So all the elders of Israel came to the king to Hebron; and king David made a league with them in Hebron before theLord: and they anointed David king over Israel.

    In this chapter we see the leaders of the tribes recognizing without Saul in their lives, they are “uncovered”. Another great illustration of the necessity of being covered by a Pastor/Man of God in our lives. They searched out David and make a league with him.

    Lord help us stay submitted and covered.

  15. ILove to eat lunch with Jesus

    The Army of Heaven

    24 And let it be, when thou hearest the sound of a GOING in the tops of the mulberry trees, that then thou shalt bestir thyself: for then shall the Lord go out before thee, to smite the host of the Philistines.

    going
    06807
    צְעָדָה ts`adah
    Noun Feminine tseh-aw-daw’
    from (06806)
    feminine of ; a march; (concretely) an (ornamental) ankle-chain:–going, ornament of the legs.
    marching
    armlet, anklet, stepping chains

    This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles. The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them. (Psalm 34:6, 7 KJV)

    THE SOUND OF MARCHING IN THE TOP OF THE MULBERRY TREES.

    I hear the sound of a new breed
    Marching toward the camp of the Philistines…

  16. 9 So David dwelt in the fort, and called it the city of David. And David built round about from Millo and inward.

    fort – Moutain castle, fortress…

    Bethlehem stands at an elevation of about 775 meters (2,543 ft) above sea level, 30 meters (98 ft) higher than nearby Jerusalem.[41] Bethlehem is situated on the southern portion in the Judean Mountains.

    The city is located 73 kilometers (45 mi) northeast of Gaza and the Mediterranean Sea, 75 kilometers (47 mi) west of Amman, Jordan, 59 kilometers (37 mi) southeast of Tel Aviv, Israel and 10 kilometers (6.2 mi) south of Jerusalem.[42] Nearby cities and towns include Beit Safafa and Jerusalem to the north, Beit Jala to the northwest, Husan to the west, al-Khadr and Artas to the southwest, and Beit Sahour to the east. Beit Jala and the latter form an agglomeration with Bethlehem and the Aida and Azza refugee camps are located within the city limits.[43]

    In the center of Bethlehem is its old city. The old city consists of eight quarters, laid out in a mosaic style, forming the area around the Manger Square.

    Did it just say Manger Square?? Where Jesus was born?? And those cities, the ones nearby, are those not the ones that Israel has been fighting with for so long???

    Its amazing what insight can come from just a little studding….

  17. v17 But when the Philistines heard that they had anointed David king over Israel..”
    v18 The Philistines also came and speed themselves in the Bally of Rephaim.
    v19 And David inquired of the LORD…..
    “….”” And the LORD said unto David,
    Go up: for I will doubtless deliver the Philistines into thine hand.

    Like Pastor said earlier. Philistine is a type of
    flesh— carnality .
    Our greatest enemy is out flesh.” The flesh is weak but the spirit is willing.”
    The enemy knows and has heard of ALL the Promises that GOD has for us POFW.
    GOD’s hand is upon our Leadership and the POFW. Ft. Worth is ours even though the enemy thinks it’s taken possession. Carnally
    has spread as in v18 valley of Rephaim which means ( Giant / invigorating.) saying:
    “We can’t ” “Not enough money”Too few committed and faithful” doubt””unbelief
    “no way out of this stronghold property”
    Our Praise and Prayers will SHUT the enemy up. Thank GOD for the victory the LORD
    has delivered us. Keep starving the flesh and feed the spirit through HIS Living Word, Prayer
    and Praise.

  18. v22 And the Philistines came up yet
    again, and spread themselves in the valley
    of Rephaim .

    Carnaitly is contagious …. Don’t let it spread.
    Be filled with HIS SPIRIT. .. It will cure contagious infections.

    v23 And when David inquired of the LORD,”

    Prayer and Praise is Addictive !
    We are dependent on our
    GREAT GOD!!!!
    We win everytime as long as HE orders
    our steps.!!!

  19. v21And there they left their images, and David and his men burned them.

    David took heed to the Mosaic text which God requires all his warriors to Completely obliterate their opponent. David was wise enough to see that the people were not their only opponent, but so was their false gods and their images. David, and his men were of course valiant warrios because it pleased God for them to be. It also pleased God to go before them in battle, and he will do the same for us. Leave no surviving scraps of the enemies work, for someone to pick up and carry along in the coming generation, this will only build more foe. Light it up!

  20. It is no wonder David had so many family problems We can’t even number the wives and concubines he had. God does have alot of patience with us, I prefer to respect someone like Joshua over David. He marched around the walls in silence for 6 days wanting only to wait upon Gods perfect will. Then with only a SHOUT the walls came tumbling down and the victory came. It is not by might nor by power but by His Spirit saith the Lord! Can we listen for His voice or are we spending to much time listening to our own?

  21. ILove to eat supper with Jesus

    (Just ate all you can eat beef ribs at Risky’s…in the stockyards and I’m tellin ya rite now…I smote that beast under the 5th rib and took him down.)

    So all the elders of Israel came to the king to Hebron; and king David made a league with them in Hebron before the Lord: and they anointed David king over Israel. (2 Samuel 5:3 KJV)

    It is amazing that it took over 15 years after David was first anointed, to become king.

  22. God had an awesome victory for David. After inquiring of the Lord and being told to “Go up” -he did and God made Davis victorious over the Phillistines; but the enemy came back again and so again David inquired of God, but this time God had a different plan. This plan showed the Phillistines that David & Israel was going to be vistorious even without David leading his armies! God himself smote the enemy while David stood on ready.

  23. God is on our side!

    23 And when David enquired of the Lord, he said, Thou shalt not go up; but fetch a compass behind them, and come upon them over against the mulberry trees.
    24 And let it be, when thou hearest the sound of a going in the tops of the mulberry trees, that then thou shalt bestir thyself: for then shall the Lord go out before thee, to smite the host of the Philistines.
    25 And David did so, as the Lord had commanded him; and smote the Philistines from Geba until thou come to Gazer.

    What would have happened if Daivd would have not listened to Gods’ cammand? this story would have had a different ending. i thank God everyday that what my father taught me at a young age. And that is that when God speaks you , Listen! Never doubt what God says, weither it be from that Man of God or from a Prayer. I can remember many times that I have made people mad at me, just because I was listening to what God had said to do. Thank God that David did this too, or it would have come out differently for him and Isreal. It is all in Gods’ timeing , because if David would have just went and fought them then God would have not gone before him and the army. This is why we need to make sure that in all things to make sure that it’s in His timing and not our own.

  24. 6 And the king and his men went to Jerusalem unto the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land: which spake unto David, saying, Except thou take away the blind and the lame, thou shalt not come in hither: thinking, David cannot come in hither.
    7. Nevertheless David took the strong hold of Zion: the same is the city of David.

    When the enemy tries to talk you out of what you want, sometimes you just got to take it!

    Matthew 11:12
    And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.

  25. This chapter illustrates hearing. David won many battles because he was wise enough to listen for the voice of the Lord. Then David inquired again; “And let it be, when thou hearest the sound of a going in the tops of the mulberry trees, that then thou shalt bestir thyself: for then shall the Lord go out before thee, to smite the host of the Philistines.” When we learn to listen to God over self we will also be wise like David, one must never forget the preached Word is the voice of God. May the good Lord bless you all in Jesus name, Amen

  26. 12 And David perceived that the Lord had established him king over Israel, and that he had exalted his kingdom for his people Israel’s sake.

    David recognized that God had secured him on the throne. He understood that it was not about him but about God’s people. All of the things he had gone through, both the ups and the downs. The sleepless and lonely nights prepared him for the challenges that he would face once he was set upon the throne.

    We should understand that the steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord. The battles we face can prepare us for the places God will take us to if only we would trust in the Lord.

  27.  7-8 But David went right ahead and captured the fortress of Zion, known ever since as the City of David. That day David said, “To get the best of these Jebusites, one must target the water system, not to mention this so-called lame and blind bunch that David hates.” (In fact, he was so sick and tired of it, people coined the expression, “No lame and blind allowed in the palace.”)

    Mephibosheth

    Can you imagine when this reached Mephibosheth ears. He probably thought now the king who loved my father has one more reason to hate me

  28. 2 Samuel 5
    1 Then came all the tribes of Israel to David unto Hebron, and spake, saying, Behold, we are thy bone and thy flesh.
    In this case the we’re telling king David that they were his subjects and that they would do what he said. For David it means loyalty and no more division. When you are in one body you don’t (well shouldn’t) fight against yourself. It signifies their unity.

    In other places in the Bible this same kind of quote was used for other things. It is used to talk about Christ. We should all strive to nourish and cherish each other as part of our body/family/church.

    For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: (Ephesians 5:29 KJV)
    For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. (Ephesians 5:30 KJV)

  29. And when David enquired of the Lord, he said, Thou shalt not go up; but fetch a compass behind them, and come upon them over against the mulberry trees. And let it be, when thou hearest the sound of a going in the tops of the mulberry trees, that then thou shalt bestir thyself: for then shall the Lord go out before thee, to smite the host of the Philistines

    David had direction from God but he still had to wait upon the Lord. Just because we know something for our lives that God has spoken, whether it be our calling, next step, or whatever, it is important to follow steps directly from God. God may give us revelation or answers but His will still depends upon His timing. Had David done what God said except wait for God to before him I believe the outcome would have been much different. Just as when we rush the will of God in our lives we step out of His timing and will altogether and it doesn’t end up the way it was suppose to.

  30. David didn’t let pride go before him in battle like most military leaders. He let the Lord go before him. After the first battle he could have laid claim to the victory and walked right into the next one expecting the se. But he did as we have seen David always enquiries of the Lord before he does anything. He gave the glory to the Lord for his victory and asked him again how to win the nexto e. humility is the lesson in this chapter. In martial arts we teach that the one fighter who possesses the ability to be humble, has integrity, self control, perseverance, and an indomitable spirit. Will win.
    Humility- David was humble in his approach to every battle in inquiring of the Lord before he pursued his own battle plan. This saved a lot of lives.

    Integrity- the scripture says that David behaved himself wisely and God was with him.

    Self Control-he didn’t run our hastily and
    use his even God given ability to just smite who he chose. As mighty as David was he controlled himself greatly

    Perseverance- David saw a lot of casualty in his days. Lesser men could have given up but David stated
    In the fight. When they kidnapped his family he didn’t sit around and get defeated over it. He went nd got them back.

    Indomitable Spirit- this means unable to be defeated. Although any man can be defeated, God cannot. The scripture says that David was great and the Lord was with him. If God be for us than who could
    Be against us? He was unable to be defeated because he was obedient to Gods word.

  31. 4 David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years.

    David had experience a lot of life in his first 30 years, but God wasn’t through with him yet. Sometimes when our lives seem overly weighed down with hardships and challenges that feel greater than what we “should” have experience thus far, we can get a mindset of feeling aged and spent, like we have less life to live even though the calendar says we haven’t lived quite as many years yet.

    Hezekiah knew this feeling, when facing illness that put him on his deathbed:

    I said in the cutting off of my days, I shall go to the gates of the grave: I am deprived of the residue of my years. (Isaiah 38:10 KJV)

    But God intervened…

    Behold, for peace I had great bitterness: but thou hast in love to my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption: for thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back. For the grave cannot praise thee, death can not celebrate thee: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy truth. The living, the living, he shall praise thee, as I do this day: the father to the children shall make known thy truth. The Lord was ready to save me: therefore we will sing my songs to the stringed instruments all the days of our life in the house of the Lord. (Isaiah 38:17-20 KJV)

    We may feel spent, we may even *be* spent, but God is the Healer, the Restorer, the Resurrection, the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Our life history may say one thing, but God is the Author who can rewrite our story and turn things around.

    This life may seem to drag us down at times but there is a hope if we will
    just go on in faith; like the song says, it ain’t over until God says it’s over…

    Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God (Psalm 146:5 KJV)

    I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord. (Psalm 118:17 KJV)

    But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing. (2 Thessalonians 3:13 KJV)

  32. 22 And the Philistines came up yet again, and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim.

    23 And when David enquired of the LORD, he said, Thou shalt not go up; but fetch a compass behind them, and come upon them over against the mulberry trees.

    Rephaim- Strong’s Definition: From H7495 in the sense of invigorating ; a giant : – giant

    David not only killed one giant but now a valley of giants. What an encouragement that truely my best is yet to come! He has brought me from a mighty, mighty long way and my time of slaying a valley of spiritual giants is yet to come.

  33. 23 And when David enquired of the Lord, he said, Thou shalt not go up; but fetch a compass behind them, and come upon them over against the mulberry trees.

    24 And let it be, when thou hearest the sound of a going in the tops of the mulberry trees, that then thou shalt bestir thyself: for then shall the Lord go out before thee, to smite the host of the Philistines.

    When we enquire of the Lord and obey; we activate our covering.

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