Friday, September 30, 2011

PURSUE, OVERTAKE & RECOVER ALL


PURSUE, OVERTAKE & RECOVER ALL
September 29, 2011
King David was a man after Gods heart. Although he had gone through many battles, he was an overcomer and became a leader. When he was running from Saul, the Lord sent him to the cave of Adullam. There were four hundred men in this cave that were in distress, in debt and discontented. David taught them how to be invincible warriors as they were raised up and trained as a mighty army. In 1 Samuel chapter 30 when David and his men returned home from war, they reached Ziklag, and found it destroyed by fire and their wives, sons and daughters were taken captive by the Amalekites. David and his men wept aloud until they had no strength left to weep. They reached the breaking point and the people even turned against David wanting to stone him. But then something rose up in David. He strengthened himself in the Lord, and asked Him; "Shall I pursue this troop? Will I overtake them?" The Lord responded: "Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all."

The Lord says, although the battle's have been fierce and everything in your life seems to be destroyed and lost forever, you shall not be defeated. As you encourage yourself in Me, you will gain spiritual momentum as you set your mind on things above and resist all discouragement. Stay strong and trust Me in the battle. Even when the enemy comes in with an ambush, stand steadfast in the armor that I have provided for you. Stand immovable knowing that I have given you the ability and the authority to overcome every assault that is raised up against you. Do not deviate from the truth and don't ever retreat. Stand on the promises that are available to you. Do not allow the enemy to intimidate you and don't be moved by his ineffectual strategies. Rise up as men and women of faith and take the position of the warrior that I have created you to be. Do not allow fear or bitterness to take root and refuse to be moved by the things that you hear and see. As you trust in Me, I will not fail you or lead you astray but you shall surely pursue, overtake and without fail recover all says the Lord.
 
1 Samuel 30: 6
  Now David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and his daughters. But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God.
 
1 Samuel 30: 8 - 10
 So David inquired of the Lord, saying, "Shall I pursue this troop? Shall I overtake them?" And He answered him, "Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all." So David went, he and the six hundred men who were with him, and came to the Brook Besor, where those stayed who were left behind. But David pursued, he and four hundred men; for two hundred stayed behind, who were so weary that they could not cross the Brook Besor.

1 Samuel 30: 18 - 20
David recovered all that the Amalekites had carried away, and David rescued his two wives. And nothing of theirs was lacking either small or great, sons or daughters, spoils or anything which they had taken from them; David recovered all. Then David took all the flocks and herds they had driven before those other livestock, and said, "This is David's spoil." 
 

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