Has the enemy stolen anything from you? Have you lost – Your health? Your finances? Your joy? Your peace? Maybe you’ve suffered losses in your marriage, in your family, or in your relationships. Satan is a thief who has come to steal, kill and detroy your life. (John 10:10) The good news is you can get back what the enemy has taken.
I want to share with you four simple steps that David used to get back everything that the enemy had taken from him. David lost it all, but God gave David this promise in 1 Samual 30:8 “Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all.” You can claim this same promise, and like David – You CAN, “recover it all without fail”.
1. Encourage Yourself in the Lord. 1 Samuel 30:6 says, “…but David encouraged himself in the Lord his God!” When things were at their worst David focused on the Lord. First key to recovering what’s be lost – Praise God in every situation.
2. Inquire of the Lord. 1 Samuel 30:8 tells us, “ So David inquired of the Lord, saying, “Shall I pursue this troop? Shall I overtake them?” Always take the time to get the Lord’s plan and direction. What steps should you take? Make God your source! Getting input from the Lord is a key to getting back what’s been lost.
3. Pursue the enemy. “… David pursued, …” (1 Samuel 30:9-10) Once you get instructions from the Lord take action. What is it that you need to do? God will do His part, we need to do ours. Pursuing the enemy may mean pursuing God and His promises. It may mean shutting the door where the thief (Satan) got in. There are 3 primary ways we can open the door to the enemy: unforgiveness, your thought life, and not tithing (stealing from God) “… in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes.” (II Corinthians 2:11). Taking spirit led action is a key to getting back what’s been lost.
4. Celebrate and give thanks. When David recovered all that had been taken He celebrated his victory through giving. David honored God as he dispersed the spoil – for he recognized that without God’s help, he and his company of men would not have recovered the spoil nor prevailed over the Amalekites. When you get back what the devil has stolen make sure to give God thanks. It is a key to recovering what’s been lost.
Get ready you are about to get everything back, everything! The Word of God declares: “God is not a respecter of persons.” (Acts 10:34) What God did for David, He will do for you.
“Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all.” This is God’s promise to you! Possess it today!