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THE KINGDOM OF GOD-14 “Pursue and Recover”

October 18, 2020

1Sam. 30:1-8 NOW WHEN David and his men came home to Ziklag on the third day, they found that the Amalekites had made a raid on the South (the Negeb) and on Ziklag, and had struck Ziklag and burned it with fire,  And had taken the women and all who were there, both great and small, captive. They killed no one, but carried them off and went on their way.  So David and his men came to the town, and behold, it was burned, and their wives and sons and daughters were taken captive.   Then David and the men with him lifted up their voices and wept until they had no more strength to weep.  David’s two wives also had been taken captive, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess and Abigail, the widow of Nabal the Carmelite.  David was greatly distressed, for the men spoke of stoning him because the souls of them all were bitterly grieved, each man for his sons and daughters. But David encouraged and strengthened himself in the Lord his God.  Then David said to the priest Abiathar son of Ahimelech, “Bring me the ephod.” So Abiathar brought the ephod to David.  And David inquired of the Lord, saying, Shall I pursue this band of raiders? Shall I overtake them? The Lord answered him, PURSE, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail RECOVER ALL.

When the eternal arch enemies of GOD raid His people’s communities, rob their possessions, and enslave their families, GOD has a plan for them to RECOVER ALL...PURSUE!

But when the Amalekites invaded and captured David’s entire society his men were crushed into defeat. Following David as GOD’s anointed King, provoked the Amalekite raid against their families.  Getting rid of David was exactly what the Amalekites wanted.  

TODAY, our communities are being invaded, and overrun by the Amalekites—the GOD-hating unrelenting enemies of His K’dom.

  • They have overrun our government and are ripping every shred of our historic biblical culture from our society.  
  • They have raided our schools and carried off our children.   
  • And just as David’s men blamed and turned against their Charismatic leader, many churches today are turning against Conservative Christians, blaming them for angering the godless progressives.
  • And the Church is so traumatized by its loss of influence, that most have conceded to defeat.

The Church has changed it’s prayer from, “Your K’dom Come, You’re Will Be Done In Earth…” to, “Que Sera, Sera”

Jesus’ has given us a Royal  Order: “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on EARTH as it is in Heaven.   But the victories of the Amalekites have diluted our DESIRE to PRESS that Mandate and PURSUE.  We’ve let Escape Theology talk us out of our K’dom Come Mandate.    

We’ve modified it into, “The earth rejected Your Kingdom, but Your will is still done in Heaven, so come get me.”  But Jesus didn’t come to Earth to confiscate its people for a Heaven Repopulation Program!  We should REPENT for giving up this world for Heaven, when GOD created us to Rule and Have Dominion on Earth, AS IT IS IN HEAVEN!  JESUS didn’t say, Watch the Signs till I come.  He said, labor and occupy till I come!

Stop saying The Rapture’s Coming!  I see the signs!  It’s still an evil and adulterous generation that seeks signs.  Why are you looking for signs of Heaven’s Rescue Choppers when we’re the Sign that Heaven’s watching.  When will WE preach the K’dom to every nation?

Bring Me The Ephod!

It’s time for us to rise with Kingdom-minded Authority and be militantly aggressive and PRESS our Intercessory Mandate!

  • STOP believing the struggle ends with an Amalekite victory!!  
  • Be Converted to K’dom Consciousness, rather than Convinced by Amalekite Culture!
  • Nothing outside you is stronger than the K’dom inside you! 1Jn 4:4

Put on the Ephod of of your calling and ENCOURAGE YOURSELF IN GOD! 

  • We’re talking about GOD who drove a million Midianite invaders from Israel using Gideon and 300 shouting men with flashlights.
  • Have you forgotten that when a 3-Nation Axis of evil invaded Israel, He that’s IN YOU wiped them all out with a Praise Team?!
  • Before you surrender America to the Amalekites, remember that GOD empowered Samson to slay a thousand Philistines with the jawbone of an ass.  So imagine what He could do with YOU! 
  • Before you accept a godless marxist takeover of America remember that our GOD turned around the entire godless city of Nineveh with one message from a reluctant prophet!  The entire city fasted and repented, from the King down to the pets!

The Gift Of Disturbance

GOD wants to send you the Gift of Disturbance to rescue your faith.  Nothing changes till GOD’s people trade the Comfort of Sermons for being Greatly DistressedDavid was greatly distressed.

GOD produced the great Prophet Samuel to lead Israel to drive the Amalekites (and others) from their land.  And this is how GOD produced him…

1Sam. 1:7, 10 So it was year after year; whenever Hannah went up to the Lord’s house, Peninnah provoked her, so she wept and did not eat.  And [Hannah] was in distress of soul, praying to the Lord and weeping bitterly. She vowed, saying, O Lord of hosts, if You will indeed look on the affliction of Your handmaid and [earnestly] remember, and not forget Your handmaid but will give me a son, I will give him to the Lord all his life… 

Samuels are forged by the pressure of Distressing Desire that will not be consoled by anything less.

  • The Church that finds the theft of our children and destruction of our Biblical heritage intolerable, 
  • Refuses to accept an Amalekite victory, 
  • And with a fierce grieving spirit, takes up the ephod of Kingdom Mandate,
  • And seeks GOD’s face for His Answer,

That Church will hear GOD say, Arise, Pursue, and  Recover All!

 

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