June 24, 2018
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.
No challenge is too big to face, no battle is too great to conquer. There’s only believers who are trapped in the wiles of the evil, hopeless, feel intimidated and weak/unable to face their challenges and battles.
David strengthened himself in God when he was in danger; his men was grieved and ready to stone him; he himself was in pain and panic because all his family members were taken captive. I believe he made a declaration; despite all the negative facts before him, everything was still under God’s control. And God allows all bad things to happen for our own good! After David controlled himself not to be trapped in negative emotions around him, he began to ask God. David asked for the word concerning what was happening over his life and the family of his people (Samuel 30:7-8). God gave him His word: Pursue your enemy. You would be able to overtake & set your family free. In the NKJV there is one key word that we can use: PURSUE, OVERTAKE, and RECOVER ALL. This was the word God gave to David over his situation. So David acted according to the word he received!
At the end, the story told us how David defeated the Amalekites who have taken everything from his city, restored his entire family and the families of his people, just like the word that God had given him when he was spiritually down.
I believe the same victory will be our portion as believers, if we set our hearts to never give up under any circumstances. Always remember, the Father has given us the spirit of Christ (Romans 8-9); a ‘divine seed’ that will make us victorious in all things; just like Christ has conquered satan, sin & death (Colossians 2:15, Galatians 2:20, Ephesians 1:19-23)
When we have the spirit of Christ in us, we have a victorious position in our lives! We just have to guard our spiritual position and the dynamics of the victorious spirit! Our declaration of the word will activate the victorious spirit to keep working in our lives; like a fire that will burn all the wiles of the evils that they keep throwing it into our minds! As long as we cling only to Him and His word, the facts in our lives will be changed according to His word!
What is His promise in your life that has been stolen by the evil? Is it your health? Is it your family happiness? Is it your finance? Whatever the evil has been stolen from your life, listen to His Word which says: You are able to take back what has been stolen by the enemy… Pursue, Overtake, Recover all …!
Declare the word; strengthen your faith in Him and His word; begin to act according to the direction you received from the Word and His spirit. Experience the biggest breakthrough in your life; take back what the devil has stolen from your life.
Ps. Steven Agustinus