David spoke this song to the Lord when He delivered him from Saul and his enemies. The Lord was his rock, fortress, stronghold and deliverer in whom he took refuge. He cried to the Lord in his distress and was saved from his enemies when death and destruction overwhelmed him. When God heard his cry for help, the earth shook and heaven trembled. He confused David's enemies who hated and were too strong for him. God brought him to a broad place because He delighted in him. The Lord rewarded him because of righteousness, blamelessness and obedience to His commands. God saves the afflicted. His way has integrity because His word is tested. He trains and gives strength for battle so enemies are silenced. He made David head of the nations to serve him. Because God delivered him from violent men and showed lovingkindness, he thanked and praised the Lord (2 Sam. 22:1-51). God's deliverance and strength depend on obedience.
Blood of the Lamb
Christ ruled righteously over men in the fear of God. Like light in the morning, He makes an eternal covenant of salvation. His pleasure in humankind is contrasted to the worthless man thrust away like thorns (2 Sam. 23:1-7). Christ secures an eternal covenant of salvation through the blood of the Lamb so He can rule righteously.
Word of Testimony
David's mighty men include Adino the Eznite, chief of the captains, who killed 800 men at one time. Eleazar, one of the three mighty men, killed the Philistines until his hand was weary and clung to the sword. The Lord brought about a great victory (2 Sam. 23:8-10). Persistence in sharing a word of testimony defeats spiritual enemies.
Armor of God
Shammah took his stand, defended a plot of ground full of lentils and the struck the Philistines. The Lord brought about a great victory (2 Sam. 23:11-12). Putting on the full armor of God allows you to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.
Not Loving Your Life
Three of the 30 chief men came to David in the harvest time to the cave of Adullam. The three mighty men broke through the Philistines, drew water from the well of Bethlehem and gave it to David. He poured it out to the Lord not wanting to drink men's blood who jeopardized their lives (2 Sam. 23:13-17). Not loving your life even to death overcomes Satan's power.
Team of People
Abishai, chief of the 30, killed 300 with his spear. He became commander and most honored, but did not attain to the three. Benaiah killed two sons of Ariel of Moab and a lion. He killed an Egyptian by snatching and killing him with his own spear. David appointed him over his guard. Asahel was among the 30 with 37 mighty men listed (2 Sam. 23:18-39). Working with a team of people leads to spiritual victory.
You will have victory over the evil one by:
1. Obeying God's word
2. Trusting in the blood of the lamb
3. Sharing word of testimony
4. Putting on the armor of God
5. Not loving your life
6. Working with a team of people
Claim these passages: Eph. 6:10-13; Rev. 12:10-11