“And David enquired 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.” 1 Samuel 30:8
Hezekiah Walker, one of my favorite gospel artists, once wrote a song called, “Faithful Is Our God”. A portion of the lyrics says,
“I'm reaping the harvest God promised me
Take back what the devil stole from me
And I rejoice today, for I shall recover it all
Yes, I rejoice today, for I shall recover it all “
I have some good news for you today. God has promised you and I we shall recover it all! You do recall the day the Amalekites swept down on King David’s home town, burning it to the ground and taking its families captive? In this scene of devastation, David and his men “lifted up their voices and wept, until they had no more power to weep” (1 Samuel 30:4 NKJV). Now, I have discovered that God will allow you to grieve your losses because that’s healthy, but what He will not do is allow you to stay there forever. So God said to David, “Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all.” (v 8) And guess what happened? David and his men got back everything (plus some) they had lost.
Perhaps you are saying….. “Pastor, you just don’t know how many years and how much time I have wasted.” My friend, the God we serve is the creator of time and He can give you more of it….if He wants to. “I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten— the great locust and the young locust, the other locusts and the locust swarm— my great army that I sent among you.You will have plenty to eat, until you are full, and you will praise the name of the LORD your God, who has worked wonders for you; never again will my people be shamed.” (Joel 2:25-26 NIV). Notice the word, “plenty”. You must understand that the God we serve is not a stingy or a limited God. God’s desire and plan has been to restore to us all that we have lost. So come to Him today and let the restoration begin.
Rev. Dr. Major Stewart, Pastor
Greater Mt. Sinai Baptist Church
Sunday, December 17, 2017