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By Muoka Lazarus

I Samuel 30:1-8 says, “And it came to pass, when David and his men were come to Ziklag on the third day, that the Amalekites had invaded the south, and Ziklag, and smitten Ziklag, and burned it with fire; 2 And had taken the women captives, that were therein: they slew not any, either great or small, but carried them away, and went on their way. 3. So David and his men came to the city, and, behold, it was burned with fire; and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, were taken captives. 4 Then David and the people that were with him lifted up their voice and wept, until they had no more power to weep. 5 And David’s two wives were taken captives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite. 6 And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God. 7 And David said to Abiathar the priest, Ahimelech’s son, I pray thee, bring me hither the ephod. And Abiathar brought thither the ephod to David. 8 And David inquired at the LORD, saying, Shall I pursue after this troop? shall I overtake them? And he answered him, Pursue: for thou shalt surely overtake them, and without fail recover all.”

Everything you, your family or generation may have lost over the years or recently be it spiritual or physical, and you may have done everything humanly possible to reverse the ugly trend but to no avail over all these years; you may even have resolved to remain in such ugly situation for the remainder of your years on this earth, God forbid! As David recovered everything they lost to the Amelikites in time of old, you will recover all without fail assuredly in Jesus name.

King David and his men lost their city to fire by the Amelekites.   Their wives, children and goods were all carted away whilst they were away at war elsewhere, and as they returned and discovered that their city was on fire and their wives, children and cattle were gone, they wept sore till there was no more energy for them to con-tinue weeping to the extent that David’s men wanted to kill him.   What is it that you have lost and have decided not to worship God again or blame or hate the Pastor?   Neither God nor pastor is the cause of your sorrows, trauma, failures and situations. David men embraced a tactically wrong approach to recovering all they lost when they decided to kill David but David showed them how to go about it all by demon-strating and putting his faith to recover all they have lost in the hands of the Lord.

Adam and Eve not only lost the garden of Eden but the glory of God that affected every human being on earth today because originally, man was created in the image and likeness of God and given authority over all things, devoid of sorrows and sufferings as you can read in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;”

Genesis 1:26 says: “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.”

Man was intended to enjoy the garden of Eden forever but unfortunately man fell to the deceit of satan and they sinned and disobeyed God resulting in them suffering separation from the creator thereby losing the glory of God and was driven from the garden of plenty as also can be seen in Genesis 3:23-24: “Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. 24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.”

Brethren, you must recover that lost glory today at the end of reading this message in Jesus name.

All those who may have carelessly given the devil access to steal, kill and destroy what they had would recover all after they must have given their lives to our Lord Jesus Christ. Whatever the devil may have taken from you, the joy and assurance of salvation, gifts of the spirit, sanctification, word of God, commitment and consecration, sound health or material things. They must be recovered without failure in Jesus name.

I want you to reflect back as a believer that which you have lost, even as an unbeliever, I want you to do the same, no job, no peace, struggles at all times, shame, reproach, etc; whatever it is that you have lost all these years shall be recovered in Jesus name.

All believers who are living right should ask from God whatever is His will that makes for jubilation and it shall be granted them in Jesus name.

When the situation was so bad for King David and his men, when crying and sorrow seemed to have eaten them up to the extent that David’s men were so angry they wanted to kill him, David in this situation remembered the Lord and sought His counsel. Beloved, remember God at all times and He will see you through.

Everything you have lost in life is coming back to you and you too will take them for spoils in the name of Jesus.

In conclusion, as sinners, backsliders and compromisers, confess and turn away from your sins to the Lord and He will recover all you have lost in Jesus name. The Lord beckons on you to come to Him and you are promised rest.

1 John 5:17(a): “All unright-eousness is sin:”

Sin is anything that a man does or says or goes into that is not righteous. It could be anger, strife, backbiting, hatred, murmuring, bitterness, selfishness, malice, grudge, covetousness, pride, cursing, idol worshipping, swearing with heaven or earth, making of idols or taking things from idols, idols in the earth, cult membership be it local/inter-national, secret or open, smuggl-ing, drinking of alcohol, smoking of cigarettes/tobacco snuffing, cocaine or heroin, adultery, fornication, multiple marriages, lesbianism, homosexualism, abortion, murder, fighting and quarrelling, disobedience, etc just to mention but a few.  Are you into any of these? If you are, you need to confess and forsake them so you can obtain mercy and for-giveness from the Lord. Having been positioned to recover all that you have lost in time past or even recently. God will be your God and shall give you all things especially as you have decided to come into His kingdom and become God’s special child. God bless you.  Amen.

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