Don’t deviate from the truth!

By Elaine Tavolacci

King David was called and ordained through the prophet Samuel as a young shepherd boy. He was known for slaying the giant Goliath whom the Israelites feared and were not able to defeat. When he volunteered to take on Goliath, he knew that he could defeat him because he had already killed a lion and a bear. He was a mighty warrior who had been through many battles and always came out victorious. He was a king, and a prophet as well as a poet and a musician. He was a warrior but also a man after Gods own heart who had an intimate relationship with the Lord. In Psalms 139 he asked God to search his heart and see if there is any wicked way in him.
There was a time when David was running from Saul, and the Lord sent him to the cave of Adullam. There were four hundred men in this cave who were in distress, in debt and discontented. David taught them how to be invincible warriors, raised them up and trained them as a mighty army. In 1 Samuel chapter 30 when David and his men returned home from war, they reached Ziklag, and found it destroyed by fire and their wives, sons and daughters were taken captive by the Amalekites. David and his men wept aloud until they had no strength left to weep. His own people then turned against David wanting to stone him. David went before the Lord and he asked Him; “Shall I pursue this troop? Will I overtake them?” The Lord replied: “Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail you will recover all.”
David and his army attacked the Amalekites and got back everything that was stolen, including their wives, children, families and all their valuables. Nothing was missing. Then David took all the flocks and herds and said, “This is David’s spoil.”
The Lord says, I have called you and chosen you from a young age. I have trained your hands for war, and your fingers for battle to become victorious over every violation that comes against you. As you continue to encourage yourself in Me, you will regain your spiritual momentum. When calamity comes in as an ambush, stand steadfast in the armor that I have provided for you. Continue to resist all discouragement and stand immovable knowing that I have given you the ability and the authority to overcome every assault that is raised up against you. Although the battle has been fierce at times and there are things in your life that seems to be destroyed and lost forever, you will recover all that has been plundered from the enemy.
Do not deviate from the truth but stand steadfast to your convictions. Stand on the promises that are available to you. Do not allow the enemy to intimidate you and don’t be moved by his ineffectual strategies. Rise up as men and women of faith and take the position as the warrior that I have created you to be. Do not allow fear or bitterness to take root and refuse to be moved by the way situations appear in the natural. As you trust in Me, I will not fail you or lead you astray but you shall surely pursue, overtake and without fail recover all that has been lost or stolen, “says the Lord
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,”
1 Samuel 30:8-10.
“So David inquired of the LORD, saying, “Shall I pursue this troop? Shall I overtake them?” And He answered him, “Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all.” So David went, he and the six hundred men who were with him, and came to the Brook Besor, where those stayed who were left behind. But David pursued, he and four hundred men; for two hundred stayed behind, who were so weary that they could not cross the Brook Besor,”
1 Samuel 30:18-20
“David recovered all that the Amalekites had carried away, and David rescued his two wives. And nothing of theirs was lacking either small or great, sons or daughters, spoils or anything which they had taken from them; David recovered all. Then David took all the flocks and herds they had driven before those other livestock, and said, “This is David’s spoil.”

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