King David was called and chosen as a young shepherd boy. He fought the lion and the bear and slayed Goliath when no one else was able to do so. He had been through many battles but he always came out victorious. He was a leader as well as a poet and musician. He was a warrior but also a man after Gods own heart.
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. They reached the breaking point and the people even turned against David wanting to stone him. But then something rose up in David. He strengthened himself in the Lord, and he asked the Lord; “Shall I pursue this troop? Will I overtake them?” The Lord responded: “Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all.”
The Lord says,
“You have been called and chosen from a young age. You have fought the lion and the bear and conquered the giants. I will train your hands for war, your fingers for battle and you will become victorious over every assault as you continue to endure. You have worshiped Me in times of distress, yet you have not backed down in the face of adversity. 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. 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. 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,”
says the Lord.
“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 30:6.
“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 30:8-10.
“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 Davids spoil”” 1 Samuel 30:18-20.