2 Samuel 23:16 “And the three mighty men brake through the host of the Philistines, and drew water out of the well of Bethlehem, that [was] by the gate, and took [it], and brought [it] to David: nevertheless he would not drink thereof, but poured it out unto the LORD.”

Our focal scripture shows something interesting. It reveals that the longing or desire of David was in the territory of the enemy, the Philistines.

It’s pertinent to note that your desires in life and destiny will not be handed over to you without a fight because they are in the enemy’s territory. Hear this:

Exodus 3:8 “And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.”

The Lord God promised us nothing less than milk, honey, gold, riches, favours and so on but then some forces are surrounding it. Whatever God has promised us is real and possible but then the devil (our adversary) will not fold his hands and allow us take it cheap.

God knows that and he went ahead and gave a further instruction to the children of Israel as well as to us:

Deuteronomy 2:24 “Rise ye up, take your journey, and pass over the river Arnon: behold, I have given into thine hand Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon, and his land: begin to possess [it], and contend with him in battle.”

He said we should go ahead and possess it by contending with him in battle. Why did God say this:

The word Sihon means “warrior”, Amorite means “one that speaks or acts proudly and boasts” while Heshbon means “stronghold”. In other words, what you want to possess is been guided or surrounded and kept in a stronghold by a proud warrior!

No wonder Paul said:

2 Corinthians 10:4 “(For the weapons of our warfare [are] not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)”

To be continued…

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