Last Sunday morning I was in class teaching and Holy Spirit spoke to us and the Lord said, “There is an uncovering and a recovering that is taking place right now in the church as well as in the nation.” He said to “Pursue, Overtake, and Recover all.” My mind immediately went to First Samuel chapter thirty. Here we find David who was 29 years old at the time running away from King Saul. David had been anointed King of Israel and Saul becomes jealous and tries to kill him. David flees to a Palestine city called Ziklag. He stays there for a period of one year and four months. Ziklag is that in between place. It represents the place between the prophesy and the manifestation of the promise. It’s that waiting period.
David and 600 of his trained men of war went to a city called Aphek with the Philistine army that was going to war against Israel. David and his army were sent back to Ziklag for fear that David would turn on the Philistines and fight against them instead of fighting for them. This shows us that God has not called us to fight every battle. Only those that war against the promises of God for our life. David would soon find this out. As he and his men arrived back at Ziklag they now see that while they were away, the Amalekites had come to Ziklag and burned the city and taken the women and the children captive. They had also stolen all the gold and the silver and left the city in ashes. Now it looks like David was robbed of his family, his finances and his future. David carrying the prophesy that he was going to sit on the throne and be King is now faced with one of the greatest challenges of his life.
Remember, the greater the call the greater the struggle. However, never forget, the call is greater than the struggle. The bible said that David and these 600 mighty men of valor cried until they had no more strength to cry. That is why David could write that “Weeping MAY endure for the night, but joy comes in the morning.” Notice the word “MAY.” The bible doesn’t say it will. It says it may. This tells me that I can shorten my night season of weeping. Do what David did. He encouraged himself in the Lord. He was saying I’ve got to get my focus back on God. Then he wrapped himself in prayer. He wasn’t going to do anything without hearing from the Lord. He inquired of the Lord and said, “Can I pursue the troop, and overtake them”? He was really asking God can I get the victory over this? Sounds familiar doesn’t it. God answered and said “Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and recover all.”
This one revelation overtook David’s situation. When we get a Rhema Word (revealed Word) from the Lord, we get God’s vision, and we see what God sees for us. God already saw the victory for David. He already saw David and these 600 men get their families back, their finances back, their future back, and even their homes back. Everything the enemy took was restored. I don’t know what the enemy may have stolen from you in between your prophesy and the fulfillment of your promise, but God’s Word to you today is “Pursue Overtake and Recover all.” It happened for David, and it will happen for you!
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Great message, Billy. Such a great biblical example of how God shows us how we are to pursue and overtake, then recover.
I love this my Pastor. Your teachings have always been such a Blessing to me . Weeping MAY…..never thought about it in that way before. Great Teaching !!