“Are There Giants Among Us?”Categories: Minister's Corner
If you were reading the Old Testament, you would learn that there were GIANTS on earth in those days (Genesis 6:4). In Numbers 13:33, we learn about GIANTS who were descendants of Anak. In Deuteronomy 2:20 we read about “a land of GIANTS.” We are told “For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of the giants. Indeed his bedstead was an iron bedstead. (Is it not in Rabbah of the people of Ammon?) Nine cubits is its length and four cubits its width, according to the standard cubit.” (Deuteronomy 3:11). And, the most familiar GIANT is the Philistine GIANT, Goliath, the one that David killed prior to his Kingly reign (1 Samuel 17).
As you browse through these passages in the Old Testament their presence is impressive. When you read over in the New Testament there isn't the slightest mention of them...silence. One would conclude that there weren't any in New Testament times and that there are not any now. That would be a fair and reasonable conclusion!!
I'm convinced that there are GIANTS today and I have known them, been blessed by them, have walked with them, and it is equally exciting and impressive to be in their presence. Of course I am talking about SPIRITUAL GIANTS.
There are many SPIRITUAL GIANTS mentioned in Hebrews chapter 11 and their faith, commitment, sacrifice, and obedience to God is massive in every way.
SPIRITUAL GIANTS pass from this life to the next and leave us with a lasting and large footprint. Think about the spiritual mentors, friends, leaders, preachers/teachers, ministers, elders, evangelists, and servants from the past that have touched us spiritually and made us stronger!! Think about the ones who are spiritual GIANTS now helping us on our journey toward heaven.
Thanks be to our God for the gift of His SPIRITUAL GIANTS (James 1:17)!!
“But now they desire a better, that is, a heavenly country. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them.” — Hebrews 11:16