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I Shall Recover It All

Scripture reading: 1 Samuel 30:1-19.
Key Verses, 30:8 & 30:19

Introduction. Speak about robbery; times weíve felt robbed. Talk about the various emotions associated with being robbed or having something stolen.

Elaborate on the story of David and Ziklag (refer to Bible) also study bible

Today I want to tell you about two weapons that can and should be used in order to recover it all. They are Prayer and the Holy Spirit. I know that theyíre others I could tell you about like faith, worship, etc. but today we focus on Prayer and the Holy Spirit.

A class of Roman Gladiators called the Retiarii, they fought using only a net and a trident. Of all the fearsome and lethal weapons available to those warriors, who often battled to death, these men were given two items Ė a piece of webbing and a three pronged spear. When they entered the arena their survival depended on how well they used their weapons. In the spiritual battle we face as Christians, God has chosen our weapons: ďThough we walk in the flesh we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down of strongholdsĒ (2 Corinthians 10:3-4)

You ask why prayer & the Holy Spirit Neil? Go ahead ask me. Well then let me tell you. In verse 8 what did David do? First he called his Priest, not Suzie or the lets go get em crew, sometimes we find ourselves in the middle of a crisis and we call on everybody except God Heís that last resort Heís our refund check, let me stop, thatís a different message there. So he called his Priest and told him to bring the Ephod now I know some of might be asking what in the world is that, well itís a Priestly Garment, I donít have a picture but in Exodus 28 it gives a very good description. Attached to the ephod was the breastplate of Judgment and on this breastplate were the mysterious stones called the Urim and Thummim, translated these Hebrew words mean Lights and Perfections, together their names may mean perfect knowledge or a similar idea. It is possible that these stones were meant to assure the priest that God would reveal His true Judgment to him, a sign that David confidently expected the Lord to resolve the issue. He asked God what to do and God answered him. One of the amazing things about this weapon is that is accessible to everyone, Prayer is an open line to Heaven. Let me tell you about the unrivaled power of prayer, could someone please read Romans 8:26. You see we realize that we are energized by the Holy Spirit for prayer and we know that it is to pray in accordance with the Spirit; but we donít often realize that the Holy Spirit Himself prays prayers in us which we cannot utter ourselves. When we are born again of God and are indwelt by the Spirit of God, He expresses for us the unutterable. The Holy Spirit in you ďmakes intercession for the saints according to the will of GodĒ Romans 8:27 all praise and Glory and Honor must be given