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Take your Rock

The Jebusites said to David, “You will not get in here; even the blind and the lame can ward you off.” They thought, “David cannot get in here.” Nevertheless, David captured the fortress of Zion—which is the City of David. Now David said on that day, “Whoever climbs up by way of the water shaft and defeats the Jebusites … he shall be chief and captain.” 2Sam 5:6-8

These ancient tribes live in a fortress as it were and thought no one could take their city. Reminds me of another ancient account; When Sogdiana was besieged by Alexander the Great around 327BC, the natives took refuge on an impregnable fortress called the Rock of Sogdia.

Alexander called on them to discuss terms, and offered to allow them to return unmolested to their homes on condition of surrendering the stronghold; but their answer to the offer was a shout of laughter. Then in their barbaric lingo they told Alexander to ford soldiers with wings to capture the Rock for him, as no other sort of person could cause them the least anxiety.

As a result of this, Alexander proclaimed that he would give a prize of twelve talents to the first man up, and of eleven to the second, and ten to the third, and so on to the twelfth, who would receive 300 gold darics. (

Alexander took the Rock of Sogdia, just as David took Jerusalem, a proof that a resolute mind when motivated enough can achieve outstanding results. Whether it’s to retrain or self-develop for a better future, build a better family or put humans on Mars. All these are possible with focus, determination and motivation.

I see you mount up with wings as eagles, may your strength be renewed as you do exploits for the Lord in Jesus’ name

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Anonymous on 05 August 2016 04:16
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assignment writing help uk on 15 September 2018 13:34
If you will believe in yourself then nothing would be impossible for you. As true spirits and passion bring you near towards your dreams. A human can do anything if he will do it with focus.
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