Ahab took on chariots, but Elijah took on the power of the Holy Spirit to outrun him (1 Kings 18:46). When the Holy Spirit overshadowed Mary she was fruitful.
Physically, we won’t sit back and allow anyone to steal from us, but we allow the enemy to steal from us spirit. It is time to tell the enemy ‘enough is enough”!
The devil isn’t wearing a red suit and holding a pitch fork. He is your real enemy whose mission is to steal, kill and destroy you (John 10:10).
Be on guard and ask the Lord to give you the ability to discern the enemy’s tactics. Don’t give place to the devil (Ephesians 4:26-28) instead, be strong & stand firm (1 Corinthians 16:14), be sober & resist the enemy because he prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour (1 Peter 5:8-9), and don’t be ignorant of his devices (2 Corinthians 2:11).
The enemy can cause us to quench God’s gifts from within. Your gift is for the body of Christ and not for you, so don’t be selfish by believing the enemy’s lies and allowing him to sit on them and make them dormant. His plan is to keep us from accomplishing God’s purposes by making us doubt the authority that God has given us in Christ Jesus. Without the gift of the Spirit we cannot accomplish God’s purpose; we are like a blunt axe.
In this year of abundant harvest, God is about to do a work of restoration (Joel 2:25)! The Lord wants you to work with Him to pursue, overtake and recover all that has been stolen you, so don’t sit back and be comfortable. It may look impossible in your eyes but with God nothing is impossible.
Many of you are ‘sleeping’ with the enemy like Samson. Delilah was able to steal from him and he lost his power. Contrarily, the Amalekites stole everything that belonged to David, but ‘he strengthened himself in the Lord’, sought God’s face and God told him, “PURSUE, for you shall surely OVERTAKE them and without fail RECOVER them all”! And David recovered all (1 Samuel 30)!
David’s men blamed him for their loss. Are you blaming everyone and everything for your challenges? Stop the blame game and strengthen yourself in the Lord.
May the Lord empower you to pursue, overtake and recover it all!