How To Recover What’s Been Lost

get back what's been lost

Recover what’s been lost

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!

Bruce Edwards

Bruce is a pastor, speaker, Bible teacher, and consultant to pastors and churches. He has over 35 years of leadership experience in business and ministry.  As a pastor he has a passion to help people experience the abundant life provided through Jesus and is committed to teach and communicate the principles of God’s Word with clarity, simplicity and boldness. He is uniquely gifted to help churches and ministries experience “breakthrough” for greater success and impact.    Bruce has a Masters Degree in Business management and has written several books including; What’s Next, The God Factor, Just Let It Go, The Little Red Book for Parents, God is For You, The Elementary Principles of Christianity, 5 Principles of Breakthrough, The Power of Half, and others. He served over 28 years at Victory Christian Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma as Senior Associate Pastor. He is CEO of Bruce Edwards Ministries (BEM) which is focused on helping churches and ministries “breakthrough” to greater impact and growth. He provides staff development training, leadership training, Church growth assessments and planning, financial assessments, and other services for leaders, churches and ministries. He and his wife have been married for over 43 years. They have 2 children and 6 grandchildren. Acts 20:24 (NIV) is one of his a favorite verses - “I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.”

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