You Will Recover All
In 1 Samuel 30, David had gone to fight a battle, and he took all his mighty men with him. While he was away, the Amalekites came and burned his city, Ziklag, with fire and took his wives and children as captives. When David and his men returned and realized what had happened, they “lifted up their voice and wept, until they had no more power to weep” (verse 4).
David’s men were so overwhelmed that they spoke of stoning him, and David was greatly distressed. “But David encouraged himself in the Lord his God” (verse 6). There are five strategies you can apply to recover all, and the first is to encourage yourself in the Lord.
You may not know how or when your situation is going to work out but remind yourself of all the good things the Lord has done for you. The same God who brought you out before will do it again. Lift your hands to heaven and give God praise. The Bible says God has given us “the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness” (Isaiah 61:3).
COME IN AGREEMENT
So, David encouraged himself in the Lord. “And David said to Abiathar the priest, Ahimelech's son, I pray thee, bring me hither the ephod. And Abiathar brought thither the ephod to David” (verse 7). The second strategy to recover all is to come into agreement with spiritual authority.
When King Saul became jealous of David, David ran to the prophet, Samuel. And whenever Saul sent someone to David to kill him, the Spirit of God arrested that person, and they began to prophesy. I feel like the Spirit of God is arresting some of your enemies right now. The weapon may be formed against you, but it will not prosper. “And every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn” (Isaiah 54:17).
Your enemies may be trying to curse you, but God is going to get a hold of them like Balaam, and they are going to bless you instead. God has his hands on your life, and there is nothing the devil can do about it. The enemy cannot curse what God has blessed. Shout, “I’m blessed!”
I come in agreement with you right now. We rebuke the devil that is trying to steal your spouse, children, finances, business, house, ministry, or anointing. We come to the enemy like Moses before Phraraoh, and we command him to let our stuff go in the name of Jesus. We release the anointing of the Holy Spirit to break every chain. God is setting someone’s stuff free right now.
SEEK GOD IN PRAYER
“And David enquired at the Lord, saying, Shall I pursue after this troop? shall I overtake them?” (verse 8). The third strategy to recover all is to pray. I believe I have some Holy Ghost prayer warriors reading this newsletter. The devil is shaken by your prayer. That is why he is attacking you lately because your prayer is about to be answered.
The Bible says the Lord answered David. God is answering someone’s prayer right now. Who am I preaching to? “And he answered him, Pursue: for thou shalt surely overtake them, and without fail recover ALL” (verse 8).
The fourth strategy to recover all is to receive divine guidance. God is telling someone right now you will recover all. God will give you back the time you lost. He will restore your marriage or your relationship with your child. He will restore the finances that the enemy stole from you. Nothing is too hard for him. Glory to God. I feel an anointing of restoration.
So, David acted on the word he received from the Lord, and he went down to the enemy’s camp. “And David smote them from the twilight even unto the evening of the next day: and there escaped not a man of them, save four hundred young men, which rode upon camels, and fled” (verse 17). The fifth strategy to recover all is to fight back.
Rise up in the name of Jesus and take a stand against the enemy. Use your God-given authority and “fight the good fight of faith” (1 Timothy 6:12). Take your stuff back. The Bible says, “the violent take it by force” (Matthew 11:12). Put on the armor of God and go to war. The enemy has ravaged you and taken advantage of you long enough. “Resist the devil, and he will flee from you” (James 4:7).
So, David pursued the enemy. “And David recovered all that the Amalekites had carried away” (verse 18). God fulfilled his word in David’s life. He got back everything he lost. And the Lord will fulfill his promise to you. You are about to enter into a season of victory and breakthrough. This is your time of restoration. You will recover all!
Pastors Sean and Aimee Pinder
Yes, this is my season to recover all that the enemy has stolen from me. I lift up my hands and praise to my Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
Thank you for the encouragement words last night I heard you will recover all! This was powerful I needed this morning! Keep letting the lord used you !