“Now Ishbi-Benob, one of the descendants of Rapha, had a spear that weighed three hundred bronze shekels, and he was armed with a new weapon. He had said that he would kill David. But Abishai the son of Zeruiah came to David’s aid, striking the Philistine down and killing him. Then David’s men took an oath saying, “You will not go out to battle with us again! You must not extinguish the lamp of Israel!” Later there was another battle with the Philistines, this time in Gob. On that occasion Sibbekai the Hushathite killed Saph, who was one of the descendants of Rapha. Yet another battle occurred with the Philistines in Gob. On that occasion Elhanan the son of Jair the Bethlehemite killed the brother of Goliath the Gittite, the shaft of whose spear was like a weaver’s beam. Yet another battle occurred in Gath. On that occasion there was a large man who had six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot, twenty-four in all! He too was a descendant of Rapha. When he taunted Israel, Jonathan, the son of David’s brother Shimeah, killed him. These four were the descendants of Rapha who lived in Gath; they were killed by David and his soldiers.” 2 Samuel 21:16-22 NET https://bible.com/bible/107/2sa.21.16-22.NET
David had mighty men in his army whom God used to kill powerful enemies of God. The church has mighty men in God’s army whom God also wants to use to destroy His enemies. The church does not fight with weapons made by men for war. Instead, the mighty men of God today battle against principalities and powers in high places that deceive men with philosophies and ideologies that deceive the masses into denying God and disobeying His commands. This war is fought in the classroom, the newsroom, the boardroom, and social media. The mighty men of the church who engage in this war, opposing God’s current Goliath’s at the university, the media, the government, and the marketplace do so with Biblical truth, arguing for the wisdom of God, the truth of His word and the righteousness of His Son Who died for sins and rose from the dead. Mighty men of God today work hard at rightly handling the sword of God’s Word, wielding it against every thought and idea that sets itself against God’s Son and His commands. Who are these mighty men of God, and where are they? They are every Christian man willing to wage war against the ideas of evil crushing our society, causing eternal death and destruction for so many whom God our Savior desires to save through His church’s proclamation of His Son.