As the Israelites prepared to enter the promised land, God told them he was going to destroy 7 nations with giants who were greater and more powerful than Israel;
“When the Lord your God brings you into the land you are about to enter and occupy, he will clear away many nations ahead of you: the Hittites, Girgashites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites. These seven nations are greater and more numerous than you.” Deuteronomy 7
These nations represent 7 life giants that God is going to deal with in 2019.
The word Hittite means to “be broken, fearful and full of terror.” In 2019, the Lord is going to remove the giants of brokenness that come from fear and terror and restore peace to individuals and families.
The word Girgashite connotes “to be drug away; to live in the gray area of compromise.” In 2019, the Lord is going to destroy the gray areas of compromised living that have left us continually with the giants of defeat and allow us to walk in the freedom of moral and emotional victory.
The word Amorite signifies “self-exaltation and pride.” The Amorites were a mountain people who talked and boasted about themselves. In 2019, the Lord will bring down the giants of pride and the exaltation of people and nations who have lifted themselves above his will and name.
The word Canaanite referred to the merchant and trader occupation of these people who were consumed with materialism. In 2019, the Lord is going to open up the hearts of generosity for us to move away from the giant of self-consumption and selfishness to give back into His Kingdom for eternal purposes.
The word Perizzite speaks of this people who lived in un-walled and unprotected cities. In 2019, the Lord is going to be a wall of protection from the giants that easily attack our minds, bodies and spirit.
The word Hivite alludes to this group of people who lied to Joshua and deceived him about their true identity. In 2019, the Lord is going to bring down lies and deceptions, expose what has been hidden and allow the truth to be put on display for all to see. This will happen in all arenas of families, churches and politics.
The word Jebusite means “to tread down or trample.” In 2019, the Lord is going to remove discouragement and defeat to allow those areas where we have felt trampled on to be reversed into the place of joy and victory.
These giants could not stand in the presence of a holy God and Israel’s obedience. May the Lord help us to be faithful and see every giant destroyed by a faithful God in 2019!