I Shall Recover All
1 Samuel 30:1-8 & 18-20, 2 Chronicles 14:13-15, Job 33:25, 2 Kings 13:25, 2 Timothy 2:26, Isaiah 11:11-12
You cannot recover when the oppressor is in control. The oppressor can be an enemy set to gather on your behalf but at the time of recovery the oppressor gives way and becomes null, void and of no effect. The Israelites served for many years, in between times they laboured, they were able to create innovations in Egypt; they were good with planting and the Egyptians had gold and the best chariots. However, when it was time for the Israelites to RECOVER, they took beyond what they possessed. Whatsoever the Israelites had was given back to them and more. The bible speaking in
Exodus 3:22, “But every woman shall [insistently] ask her neighbor and any woman who [a]lives in her house, for articles of silver and articles of gold, and clothing; and you shall put them on your sons and daughters. In this way you are to plunder the Egyptians
[leaving bondage with great possessions that are rightfully yours]
.” The Israelites plundered on the wealth of the Egyptians and and the Egyptians could not say no because the Lord was with them. They were slaves but yet they left Egypt with so much spoils. Your enemies cannot say No when the Lord says Yes to you (Lamentations 3:37).
In the time of recovery, there is so much. “The Lord restored the fortunes of Job when he prayed for his friends, and the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before” (Job 42:10).
I decree and declare, whatsoever you have laboured, cried for, at this point, in this season you shall recover in Jesus name, Amen.
Your oppressors might have intended to suffer you but their intentions won’t matter when the Lord steps in; your challenges are a stepping stone to your greater blessings. You might think you were suffering but God is preparing you for a miracle. Joseph could not have been Governor if his brothers did not sell him off to suffer even more in the hands of Potiphar but yet he remained upright before God and when it was time, his oppression seized (Genesis: 37-41).
When the journey of the Israelites began, nothing of theirs were wearied, the Lord renewed their clothes and shoes (Deuteronomy 8:4). In the time of your stepping stone, God sustains you. He said He will never forsake you (Hebrews 13:5).
The Lord can give you a husband but is waiting for you to graduate from cooking noodles to proper food.
It does not matter what they said for who saith a thing when the Lord does not command it (Lamentations 3:37). When God commands your recovery, it means the one contending with you is no more or becomes irrelevant. The one that used to neglect you will see you and stop because of the Glory of God upon you. The impossible doors begin to open at this time of recovery. You get beyond what you deserve and desire. Joshua 24:13, “I gave you a land for which you did not labor, and cities which you did not build, and you live in them; you eat from vineyards and olive groves which you did not plant.’”
When the Lord turns your captivity, the enemy can no longer stand. The bible speaking in the book of 1 Samuel 30:1-8, “Now it happened when David and his men came [home] to Ziklag on the third day,
that the Amalekites had made a raid on the Negev (the South country) and on Ziklag, and had overthrown Ziklag and burned it with fire; and they had taken captive the women [and all] who were there, both small and great. They killed no one, but carried them off [to be used as slaves] and went on their way. When David and his men came to the town, it was burned, and their wives and their sons and their daughters had been taken captive. Then David and the people who were with him raised their voices and wept until they were too exhausted to weep [any longer]. Now David’s two wives had been captured, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess and Abigail the widow of Nabal the Carmelite. Further, David was greatly distressed because the people spoke of stoning him, for all of them were embittered, each man for his sons and daughters. But David felt strengthened and encouraged in the LORD his God. David said to Abiathar the priest, Ahimelech’s son, “Please bring me the ephod.” So Abiathar brought him the ephod. David inquired of the LORD, saying, “Shall I pursue this band [of raiders]? Will I overtake them?” And He answered him, “Pursue, for you will certainly overtake them, and you will certainly rescue [the captives].””
The Amalekites had plunder from their raids and David only had to perform the ritual of enquiry, God took over the battle and gave him victory. In 1 Samuel 30:18-20,“David recovered all that the Amalekites had taken, and rescued his two wives. Nothing of theirs was missing whether small or great, sons or daughters, spoil or anything that had been taken; David recovered it all. So David captured all the flocks and herds
[which the enemy had]
, and [the people] drove those animals before him and said, “This is David’s spoil.”” During the time of recovery, your enemy gathers for you, both the heap of what was taken from you and more.
In 2 Chronicles 20:25, “When Jehoshaphat and his people came to take their spoil, they found much among them, including equipment, garments, and valuable things which they took for themselves, more than they could carry away; so much that they spent three days gathering the spoil.” The Lord gives surplus in the time of recovery. This is the reason why the riches of the gentiles have been promised unto us. Isaiah 45:3, “I will give you the treasures of darkness [the hoarded treasures] And the hidden riches of secret places, So that you may know that it is I, The Lord, the God of Israel, who calls you (Cyrus the Great) by your name.”
The Lord gives you what you cannot contain during the time of recovery. Men’s blessings are limited. Men look at the immediate things in life but God blesses beyond the immediate requirements. The Lord wants us to trust and depend on Him. Romans 1:28, “And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God or consider Him worth knowing [as their Creator], God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do things which are improper and repulsive.”
Wisdom of the Lord be upon you in this season of recovery in Jesus name, Amen! That you may avoid mistakes and confusion. The Prophet told the king to stamp his rod on the floor and he did only 3 times. The prophet was not happy that he struck only 3 times and he said “You should have struck five or six times; then you would have struck down Aram until you had destroyed it. But now you shall strike Aram only three times” (2 Kings 13:19). Do not ever think it is ever too big for God to give you, “For from Him [all things originate] and through Him [all things live and exist] and to Him are all things [directed]. To Him be Glory and Honor forever! Amen” (Romans 11:36).
2 Chronicles 14:13-15, “Asa and the people who were with him pursued them as far as Gerar; and so many Ethiopians fell that none of them were found alive; for they were destroyed before the LORD and His army. And they carried away a very large amount of spoil. They attacked and destroyed all the cities around Gerar, for the dread of the LORD had fallen on them. They plundered all the cities, for there was a large amount of spoil in them. They also struck down the people [living] in tents who had livestock, and took captive large numbers of sheep and camels. Then they returned to Jerusalem.” The Lord was with them, making their opponents surrender. The Lord’s presence in your life gives you strength to plunder on the wealth of your enemies, making them surrender to you. There is always plenty during the time of recovery. You must collect all that you can carry; and your recovery must be continues.
Job 33:25, “His flesh shall be fresher than a child’s: he shall return to the days of his youth.” Recovery does not only mean in wealth but health. This kind of health in the time of recovery is one in which you will be young to enjoy your prosperity. When the Lord blesses you, He blesses you all round and gives you longevity. The health of a young child means the youthful age you lost, you shall recover and with a youthful strength you shall enjoy the plunder of your wealth.
2 kings 13:25, “Then Jehoash (Joash) the son of Jehoahaz recovered from Ben-hadad the son of Hazael the cities which he had taken from Jehoahaz his father by war. Three times Joash defeated Ben-hadad and recovered the cities of Israel.” The Lord blesses you with that which your Fathers were not able to recover and with such recovery, He gives you victory over your enemies.
As the Israelites recovered all, so we shall recover all in this time in Jesus name Amen!
Your oppressors shall give you more than you require, whether consciously or unconsciously, but they must deliver more that they have stolen from you in this season of recovery; that which enslaves you is what will come upon them, take over them and they will let you go with their plunders.
Isaiah 11:11-12, says “And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea. And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.” The Hand of God is the Hand of Recovery. He recovers and gathers together generations. He is a God of generational blessing (Genesis 24:1, Genesis 12:2-3).
The Lord can also let us hunger to see what is in your heart but He does not tempt us. The bible in
James 1:13-14, says “Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God” [for temptation does not originate from God, but from our own flaws]; for God cannot be tempted by [what is] evil, and He Himself tempts no one. 14 But each one is tempted when he is dragged away, enticed and baited [to commit sin] by his own
desire (lust, passion).”
Your desires can test you but God does not let any temptation come your way if you cannot overpower such temptation. 1 Corinthians 10:13, says “there hath no temptation taken hold of you but such as is common to man. But God is faithful; He will not suffer you to be tempted beyond that which ye are able to bear, but with the temptation will also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.”
However be sure the Lord will bless you for He is not slow to deliver His promises as men think (2 Peter 3:9); but serve Him with Love by being upright before Him. Serving God with Love pays in fact “as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.” The blessing of God is made available to us.
How to Sustain Your Recovery in Love with God:
- Serving God: In Matthew 6:33, the bible says “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Your Love for God is shown and sustained by serving God in truth, paying your tithes, covenant practices, offering, praying kingdom advancement prayers for Church growth and well being, praying for the Pastor and doing whatever to promote God’s kingdom and living righteously; being born again is essential for recovery sustenance.
- Be Spirit full, do not let sin overtake you for Satan desires to steal, kill and destroy (Habakkuk 2:1-3, John 10:10), Satan wants to have people too (Luke 22:31), do not fall a victim of his wickedness.
- Desire to be led by God, live in humility, in fear of Him and be Joyful (Mark 11:24, Habakkuk 3:19, Numbers 12:3 & 6-8, Psalm 126:1-6). “The secret of the Lord is with them that fear Him; and He will show them His covenant (Psalm 25:14).
- Praise & Worship is a powerful tool that most people neglect. It has access to the voice of God (Isaiah 30: 29-30, Psalm 100:4, Psalm 67:5-7).
- Stay thankful always for it is His commandment/will and the only way to sustain recovery (1 Thessalonians 5:18); always return like that one leper to thank Him in order to preserve your blessings (Luke 17:12-19, Revelation 12:11). When you thank Him, His peace that surpasses all understanding will abide in you (Philippians 4:6-7).
When you are led by God, you experience supernatural breakthrough (Luke 22:35), for those who know their God shall be strong and do exploits (Daniel 11:32);
Trust in Him, reverencing Him in worship and obedience. Psalm 34:7-20, says “The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear Him [with awe-inspired reverence and worship Him with obedience], And He rescues [each of] them. O taste and see that the LORD [our God] is good; How blessed [fortunate, prosperous, and favored by God] is the man who takes refuge in Him. O [reverently] fear the LORD, you His saints (believers, holy ones); For to those who fear Him there is no want. The young lions lack [food] and grow hungry, But they who seek the LORD will not lack any good thing. Come, you children, listen to me; I will teach you to fear the LORD [with awe-inspired reverence and worship Him with obedience]. Who is the man who desires life And loves many days, that he may see good? Keep your tongue from evil And your lips from speaking deceit. Turn away from evil and do good; Seek peace and pursue it. The eyes of the LORD are toward the righteous
[those with moral courage and spiritual integrity]
And His ears are open to their cry. The face of the LORD is against those who do evil, To cut off the memory of them from the earth. When the righteous cry [for help], the LORD hears And rescues them from all their distress and troubles. The LORD is near to the heartbroken And He saves those who are crushed in spirit (contrite in heart, truly sorry for their sin). Many hardships and perplexing circumstances confront the righteous, But the LORD rescues him from them all. He keeps all his bones; Not one of them is broken.”
2 Timothy 2:24-26, says “The servant of the Lord must not participate in quarrels, but must be kind to everyone
[even-tempered, preserving peace, and he must be]
, skilled in teaching, patient and tolerant when wronged. He must correct those who are in opposition with courtesy and gentleness in the hope that God may grant that they will repent and be led to the knowledge of the truth [accurately understanding and welcoming it], and that they may come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, having been held captive by him to do his will.”
In the time of recovery, one must humble himself [kindness and teachable] acknowledging the truth that only God is able to save all from the snare of the wicked.
For you to Recover, You must be upright before God. If you have wronged God or want to reconcile with Him, say Lord Jesus I come before you a sinner, I believe You died for me and resurrected on the third day, I repent from all my sins, forgive me and cancel my name from the book of death and write it in the book of life. Thank you for saving me.
- Pray, say “Lord Jesus that I might be counted among them that will recover. Put me among the first 5 people to be blessed, put me in the place of my destiny, that number the nation will recognise; among the people that You called in prosperity”.
- God renew my strength and youth, give me long life. I cannot be a disappointment; give me back all that I may enjoy my wealth in my youth.
- God let me recover my loses from third generations, all the lost blessings of my third generations, my Fathers blessings, no matter the magnitude of the blessing.
- God grant me Grace never to leave anything behind.
- God give me a testimony that has never been heard and give me a new song.
- Pray for preparation for your miracle.
- Thank Him for answered prayers.