For today's bible study we are going to study about several giants listed in the bible that our Lord Jesus defeated, giving us hope to overcome any giant problem that we could ever face. Pictured above we see a giant named Og (defined as a long necked giant) who was the last giant the children of Israel had to overcome before they could enter the promised land. This is stated at Joshua 12:4 that says Og king of Bashan, which was of the remnant (defined as the last) of the giants, that dwelt at Ashteroth and at Edrei.
You might say Brother Bob did giants exist? My answer is yes because the bible is the truth and states that giants or Nephilim walked on the earth. Genesis 6:4 says There were giants in the earth in those days, and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
OK, the first giant we will look at today is Og pictured above. You might say why should we study about Og. My answer is that King Og is important. Og is mentioned in six books of the bible and of a total of twenty three times and the word calvary is only in the bible one time. Does that mean that King Og is more important than calvary. No. But, that means God wants us to pay attention to King Og and learn something from what happened to King Og.
Deuteronomy 3:1 says Then we turned and went up the way to Bashan (defined as fruitful), and Og the king of Bashan came out against us, he and all his people to battle at Edrei (defined as goodly pasture). Notice friends when we are going to our blessing that is fruitful in a goodly pasture at Bashan and Edrei, the devil will try to put giants in our path to make us turn around and quit. Friend, do not quit walking to your blessings because Jesus will conquer and remove any giant problem, and you will obtain your promised blessing.
Notice how the Lord Jesus tells us to respond to an Og giant that comes out to stop us at Deuteronomy 3:2 that says And the Lord said unto me, Fear him not, for I will deliver him, and all his people, and his land into thy hand, and thou shalt do unto him as thou didst unto Sihon (defined as warrior) king of the Amorites, which dwelt at Heshbon (defined as a stronghold). Rejoice saints reading this, Jesus will slay any long necked giant Og or warrior giant Sihon in your path, and you will cross on over into the promised land of your blessings.
Hallelujah, Deuteronomy 3:3 proves that the Lord Jesus will defeat any giants like Og or Sihon in our paths and says So the Lord God delivered into our hands Og also, the king of Bashan, and all his people; and we smote him until none was left to him remaining. Notice that this scripture says that Jesus will save us totally to the uttermost from any giant problem where the giant will no longer exist. Hebrews 7:25 promises us that Jesus will save us to the uttermost and says Wherefore He is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him, seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for them.
OK, notice the picture above of the threescore or sixty cities that Og owned and ruled. Deuteronomy 3:4 goes on to say that when the saints defeated Og, the Lord Jesus also gave the saints the spoils and the sixty cities of Og. This verse says And we took all his (Og's) cities at that time, there was not a city which we took not from them, threescore (sixty) cities, all the region of Argob (defined as a heap of stones like the heap of stones in the Jordan as a memorial to remember forever that the giant Og has been defeated) the kingdom of Og in Bashan. All these cities were fenced with high walls, gates, and bars; beside unwalled towns a great many. And we utterly destroyed them, as we did unto Sihon, king of Heshbon, utterly destroying the men, women, and children of every city; But all the cattle and the spoil of the cities, we took for a prey to ourselves.
Friends, notice that Israel not only destroyed the giant Og but also took sixty cities of Og. Friends, with Jesus we're not only gonna whoop any giant like Og, but Jesus is also gonna let us reclaim and take back from any Og or devil what has been stolen from us. After Jesus defeats any devil Og in our path, Jesus will take the spoils of satan and give them to his saints like Og's sixty high walled cities with gates, bars and fences.
Israel also was blessed with the spoils of the enemy Egyptians after the Lord Jesus defeated the giant Pharoah and allowed Moses to set the children of Israel free from bondage. Exodus 12:35 tells us And the children of Israel did according to the word of Moses, and they borrowed of the Egyptians jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment. And the Lord gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they lent unto them such things as they required. And they spoiled the Egyptians.
Finally, pictured above we see King Og's iron bedstead that the children of Israel placed in a museum in Rabbath after Israel smote King Og. Notice that King Og was a big man who slept on a thirteen and a half foot long and six foot wide bed that was made out of iron. King Og didn't have a little army cot friend, Og had a big iron bedstead. Deuteronomy 3:11 tells us For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of giants; behold his bedstead was a bedstead of iron; is it not in Rabbath of the children of Ammon? nine cubits was the length thereof, and four cubits the breadth of it, after the cubit of a man.
When King Og slept on the giant iron bedstead pictured above, just the rattling of the bed springs scared everyone and just the shaking of his big iron bed would terrify the people. But after Jesus gave Israel the victory over Og, Og's iron bedstead was empty with no Og. The children of Israel took Og's big iron bedstead and put it in a museum in Rabbath to remember that Og the giant was slayed and no longer existed. Israel could rejoice and say Og used to be a big giant but now all that's left of Og is a bedstead.
When people would come to Rabbath to see Og's empty iron bedstead they would ask, why isn't there anybody in the big iron bedstead anymore? The saints would answer and rejoice and say because God done whooped Og. Og might have been a giant to some people, but to God, Og was a nobody and a nothing.The saints proclaimed to their children that this is what God does to any giant that opposes his people.
Brother Bob says to all my friends reading this bible study, be like the little man pictured above and remember to look by faith at Og's big empty iron bed with no giant Og and rejoice that Jesus will remove all our giant problems. Right now say thank you Jesus for slaying and removing all the giants in my life, and I receive victory forevermore over the devil and all his giant problems. Hallelujah, Og's big iron bed is empty with no Og. To all former alcoholics reading this, remember Og's empty bed is like an empty bottle and the giant of alcohol no longer exists. 1 Chronicles 17:10 says Jesus will subdue all our enemies.
Friends, remember these promises from the word of God to overcome any giant problems in your life. Say them right now to defeat any giant problem in your life. In Jesus name I claim victory for all my friends as they recite these scriptures. Matthew 16:18 says Upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. Romans 8:31 tells us If God be for us, who can be against us? Philippians 4:13 says I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. 1 Samuel 14:6 tells us the Lord will work for us; for there is no restraint to the Lord to save by many or by few.
For my last thought on this subject, think of Og's empty iron bed as a trophy to remember that Jesus has defeated our giant problems and they are are gone forevermore. Friend, what kind of trophies do you have in your trophy case? It's time for God's people to claim the victory over every giant trouble and rejoice with Jesus as we all walk away with trophies of grace. Friends, remember wherever a giant pops his head up, Jesus will be there to give us all the victory. Colossians 2:15 tells us And having spoiled principalities and powers, He (Jesus) made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
This bible study about giants would not be complete without a discussion about another famous giant of the bible named Goliath of Gath pictured above mocking little David in the field ready to fight Goliath. David took a stone, slang it at Goliath, and smote Goliath in his forehead and slew Goliath. Then David took Goliath's sword and cut off Goliath's head. Then David took Goliath's head and drug it past King Saul. But David did not stop there. David drug Goliath's head all the way to Jerusalem. This is stated at 1 Samuel 17:54 that says And David took the head of the Philistine and brought it to Jerusalem; but he put his armour in his tent.
You might say why is it so important to remember that David took Goliath's head to Jerusalem? The answer to this question is one of the most incredible revelations Jesus ever revealed to Brother Bob. I pray in Jesus name that as you all read this revelation, joy, peace, and victory will bless every area of my friends' lives. Put on you seat belts and prepare to shout for victory as you view the picture below and the true meaning of Golgatha and the place where our Lord Jesus was crucified.
OK, pictured above is Golgatha that the bible says is the place where Jesus was crucified. Golgatha still exists today in Israel and is defined as the place of a skull. John 19:17 says And He (Jesus) bearing His cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha. where they crucified Him and two other with Him, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst.
OK, now remember David took Goliath's head to Jerusalem and left Goliath's head at a place called Golgatha. I wanted to shout a victory praise all day when Jesus showed Brother Bob that Golgatha really means Gol-Goliath Gath of Gath a. You see friend if you look closely at the picture of what Golgatha looks like today, notice the big giant skull of Goliath in the middle of the rocks. Look closely at the above picture to see Goliath's forehead, two eyes, nose, mustache, teeth that are laughing, and a chin. Wow, Goliath was a large giant with a big head. Just think how big Goliath's body was as you look above at how big Goliath's head was.
Now you might say Brother Bob why is it so blessed to remember that Jesus was crucified over the skull of the giant Goliath. The answer is that when Jesus died for his saints on the cross at Golgatha, Jesus destroyed any giant problems for all saints, and Jesus wants us to remember that Goliath's head now is just a skull and the giant Goliath no longer exists. Like Og's bed with no Og, Golgatha is just Goliath's skull with no Goliath. In the picture above, Jesus was crucified over the skull of Goliath and truly destroyed and bruised satan under His feet. Romans 16:20 says And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. Hebrews 2:14 says That through death He might destroy him that had the power of death; that is the devil.
For my final thought on this subject, lets look at the hebrew definitions of David, Goliath, and Gath. David is defined as beloved representing the beloved church. Goliath is defined as splendour of the world that fades. And Gath is defined as a winepress. Now remember that the bible says that Jesus treadeth, tramples, and crushes the winepress and along with Jesus, I claim in Jesus name my friends as the beloved church will tread, trample, and crush all their giant problems under their feet.
Thank you Lord Jesus that all my friends forevermore who read this bible study will with Jesus walk over, trample, crush, and tread any giant problem (defined as a winepress or Gath) and always have victory in their lives over any giant like Goliath proven by Revelation 19:15 that says And out of His (Jesus') mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations; and He shall rule them with a rod of iron; and He (Jesus) treadeth (defined as tramples and crushes) the winepress (giant Goliath of Gath) of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. After you read this, friends do Brother Bob a favour, give the devil and good kick in the head for Brother Bob. I'll be sure to also give the devil a good kick in the head for you also. Hallelujah, victory with Jesus.
Friends, I truly enjoyed writing one of my favorite bible studies of all time today. Feel free to email Brother Bob anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Brother Bob Malkin, 2233 Pinetree Lane, Apt. N., Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068. (614) 604-7133. Till we all meet again soon to lift up our Lord Jesus, everyone have a blessed day.