Apostle Pierre Bennett has learned something about courage over the years. A former United States Army serviceman, Apostle Pierre Bennett worked his way up the sales ladder, eventually founding his own resort travel club business. Today Apostle Pierre Bennett leads God’s Luv International Ministries.
Apostle Pierre Bennett relates the story of David taking on the giant Goliath. David was just a child, no match for the giant Goliath, Apostle Pierre Bennett tells us, but through faith alone, David was sure he could take on any rival. “The Lord, who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hands of this Philistine,” Apostle Pierre Bennett quotes from 1 Samuel.
When the giant saw David, he was insulted. He began taunting him, Apostle Pierre Bennett relates, until David was annoyed. Apostle Pierre Bennett says Goliath didn’t even go after David at first. He was too busy ridiculing him.
Apostle Pierre Bennett points out that many people will treat you that way as you begin to walk with God—especially people who have known you for a while. Those people will seem disbelieving that there might be anything special about you, Apostle Pierre Bennett advises, as if you aren’t deserving of being anointed.
But according to Apostle Pierre Bennett, God loves to elevate the least likely people. The underdogs may seem unlikely to be channels for God’s messages, but just as David faced Goliath with the full power of God behind him, you face your friends and enemies with that same power, Apostle Pierre Bennett informs us.
As Apostle Pierre Bennett points out, when David faced Goliath he was well aware that while Goliath might be a giant in his realm, David was a spiritual giant. Goliath’s weapons were no match against David’s spiritual power. As David approached Goliath with nothing more than five smooth stones and a slingshot, he wasn’t even wearing armor. Physically, he was no match for the ten-foot-tall Goliath.
Even though Goliath was fully armed, David was able to take him down with one small rock to the head. Apostle Pierre Bennett saw this recreated on television once and the shot proved challenging for the world’s best slingshot artist. There would have only been a one-inch opening in Goliath’s helmet, Apostle Pierre Bennett emphasizes, and he was ten feet tall. So David would have had to be at least thirty feet away to hit him at that height with a slingshot. Even the best slingshot artist would have a tough time accomplishing that. Unless he had the power of God behind him…