there will be giants

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Deuteronomy 3:8-11 (JDV)

Deuteronomy 3:8 “At that time we took the land from the two Amorite kings across the Jordan, from the Arnon Valley as far as Mount Hermon,

Deuteronomy 3:9 which the Sidonians call Sirion, but the Amorites call Senir,

Deuteronomy 3:10 all the cities of the plateau, Gilead, and Bashan as far as Salecah and Edrei, cities of Og’s kingdom in Bashan.

Deuteronomy 3:11 (Only King Og of Bashan was left of the remnant of the Rephaim. Notice his bed was made of iron. Isn’t it in Rabbah of the Ammonites? It is nine cubits1 long and four cubits2 wide by a standard measure.)

there will be giants

The Rephaim were a race of giants who populated the lands destined to be occupied by Israel. Og was a descendant of this race. No doubt he was a frightening sight in battle. But the Israelites had learned that no one can stand in their way when they were going God’s way.

Christians will also face giants as they pursue the mission of spreading the gospel to the nations. One by one these giants will appear, and one by one they must be defeated by the reality of God’s truth.

What giants are you facing? Don’t be afraid of them. God has put them in your way because he wants the glory when you push through them.

Lord, bring on the giants. When we are going your way, we are invincible.

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About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at -- !
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