That Man Pt. 1
Hi Champion Partners and Friends!
I wanted to share with you something the Lord shared with me many years ago and has recently given me further revelation on. On the day that I was called into the ministry, the Lord spoke to my heart that He wanted me to train Champions 4 Christ. Being a coach, I was really drawn to the word Champion. So, I began to look throughout the Bible where the word champion was located, and I only found it in there three times! All three times it was about Goliath. What? So the Lord is calling me to train Goliaths? I knew that wasn’t right.
As I continued my search, I heard the Holy Spirit say, “it’s (the word champion) all in the bible”. Through a course of events, I was led to the Hebrew word for Champion: geber. This word means: strong, courageous, mighty, warrior; one who always prevails.
A Champion is one who operates out of faith and not fear, one who is not passive but aggressive in battle, and one who is always ready. A champion is one who trust in the Lord with all his heart and leans not to his own understanding. A champion is also a person who believes in his covenant with God and acts on it! He is one who lives in God’s Word and acts on it! See, Champions don’t just know the Word of God; they act on what they know.
C-H-A-M-P-I-O-N: strong, mighty, warrior, one who always prevails.
You may be saying right now, “If I am a champion like you preach, then why am I not winning? Why am I not fulfilling God’s plan in my life? Why is God not ordering my steps?”
Let’s go to Psalms 37:23
The steps of a good man are ordered of the Lord: and He delighteth in his way.
The Amplified of Psalms 37:23 says it like this:
The steps of a [good] man are directed and established by the Lord when He delights in his way [and He busies Himself with his every step].
Praise God! That is the man/woman we want to be - one who God, Himself, busies Himself with every step he/she takes! Why is that not happening more in our life? Why are we not seeing this daily?
The key to this scripture, is the word man. In the Bible, you will see the word man used in four versions of the Hebrew word. The first is adam. This is every man (woman) upon the earth. Ish is simply a man. Enosh is a weak or mortal man, but geber is the Champion Man.
This is the word for the man that you see in Psalms 37:23: “The steps of a good man…” This man is not adam, ish, or enosh (every man upon the earth). This man is geber, the Champion man, the strong, mighty, warrior who always prevails! This is the man who God busies Himself with every step. Each one of us has on the inside of us the ability to be the geber man.
Next week we will talk more about becoming the geber man who God busies Himself with every step.