From a Loser to a Winner! #1
Do you feel like a loser today? There is no need to as Yahshua can make you a winner! The word says in 1 Cor. 1 verses 26-27 that Elohim doesn’t call many that are mighty or noble, but He chooses the weak and the base to confound the mighty. We can't base our walk with Yahshua on what others think of us. To others we may seem like losers, but being sons and daughters of Elohim, we are already winners. It is just a matter of time before Yahweh makes us winners in the world’s eyes. In 1 Sam. 22 verses 1-2 the word says that David, running from Saul hid in a cave named Adullam. 400 men who were distressed, broke, in debt, and discontented, came to David and he became captain over them. They all knew about David and how famous he was for killing Goliath, but they approached him. They felt comfortable with him because he was now a loser and he was a man after Elohim’s heart! David never forgot where he came from. When Samuel came to his house to anoint the next king, Samuel and the other brothers thought that one of them would be chosen. Elohim had to chastise Samuel for trying to pick one of the brothers in his natural sight. Elohim said that He looks on the heart of a person not on the outward appearance (1 Sam. 16:7). Even Jesse the father of David had to think when Samuel asked if he had another son (v.11). You see David was loser in his whole family’s sight, not in Elohim’s or his sight. Even when David went into battle, one of his brothers belittled him insinuating that he was nothing and a loser by saying “why aren’t you home with your few sheep” (1 Sam. 17: 28). Saul also chided him and insinuated that he was a loser when he said to David that he was just a boy and Goliath was a warrior from his youth (v. 33). Davis knew that he was a winner when he answered Saul by saying how the power of Elohim came on him when a lion and a bear came against his sheep and he killed them with his own bare hands (verses 34-36). He knew that the same power would come on him to destroy Goliath (v. 37). Where everyone was scared when listening to Goliath’s words, David talked back to Goliath and told him that he didn’t need a spear or shield, but that he was going to kill him and the whole Philistine army and that the whole earth would hear about it (verses 45-46). David’s faith grew from killing Goliath to the whole Philistine army to the whole earth. You see, he knew he was a winner in Elohim’s sight and he saw himself in Elohim’s sight. Do you? Don’t base your relationship with Yahshua on the natural circumstances or what people are saying about you in the natural.
The reason why the “losers” were attracted to David was because of his humility to Elohim. We can see his heart in Psalm 51- This Psalm was written after David had an affair with Bathsheba, another man’s wife. He said in v. 2 to for Elohim to “wash him thoroughly and cleanse him from his sin.” When he sinned he ran to Elohim, not away. We too need to do the same. In the same chapter, David poured out his heart before Yahweh by asking Him to purge him, wash him, create a clean heart in him and renew a right spirit within him (verses 7, 10). You see, David didn’t forget where he came from. People thought that he was a loser in the beginning but he knew that Elohim could make him a winner in the natural and He did! Elohim wants to send more hurting people into our lives to help them. To the world they are losers but we can’t forget where we came from. If we read in Ezekiel Chapter 16 we were in an open valley spiritually and the devil wanted to pounce on us. Nobody could help us! But here comes Yahshua onto the scene! He came to us and asked us if we wanted to live and we said yes! (verses 5-6). He found us. We didn’t find Him. He was never lost! The word says that He quickened us who were dead in trespasses and sins (Eph. 2:1). We can’t forget that! Some of us are not very far from where we came from. Don’t forget this fact! Receive all whom Elohim sends your way. You can’t help them but Yahshua can, through you!
Moses was a loser in many people’s sight. In Exodus Chapter 3, he was running away from Egypt and hiding in the backside of the desert. Elohim said that He heard the cries of His people and was come down to deliver them and bring them into a good land (verse 7, 8). He also said that He was going to use Moses to do so. Moses figured that he was a loser and was afraid. He was also a stutterer. However, the word says that Moses was mighty in words and deeds in Egypt (Acts 7:22). All we have to do is go forward and Yahweh will do the rest. All you have to do is show up and He will do the rest. Just ask Jehoshaphat! He was surrounded on all sides by the enemy and was sore afraid. To many he looked like a loser! But he ran into the presence of Yahweh and He said that he should just “show up” in the battle and He would do the rest! Yahweh told him to send his praise and worship leaders out first into the battle. As they sang praises unto Yahweh, He set ambushments against the enemy and they killed each other! The only hard thing that Jehoshaphat had to do was pick up the spoils of the dead enemy. To the enemy and maybe his own troops Jehoshaphat looked like a loser, but when Yahweh was finished all knew that he was a winner!
Gideon was hiding by the winepress threshing wheat when the enemy had surrounded him and the children of Israel. Yahweh appeared to him and called him a mighty man of valor. Gideon said that he and his family were poor! He felt like a loser but Yahweh defeated the enemy with Gideon and 300 men, coming against 100,000 men. He built up Gideon’s faith by letting him hear how much fear the enemy had. He will do the same for you! He wants you to read His word and build up your faith that you are no longer a loser but a winner through Him. He wants the world to see that you are a winner. Give Him complete access to your flesh to conform you into the image of Yahshua, His Son. Let Him point out you sins and weaknesses and conquer them with His power. Be honest with Him and He will make you a winner! Read Romans to Revelation and ask the Holy Spirit to show you scriptures that you can speak into your life to help conform you into the image of Yahshua (Rom. 8:29).
Later on In 1 Chronicles 12 verses 1 and 2, the word says that these same 400 men that were losers in the cave with David became mighty warriors! Look what Yahweh can do?