RESET II

RESET II

I SAMUEL 30:1-8 (MSG)

1-3…David and his men arrived back in Ziklag. Amalekites had raided the Negev and Ziklag. They tore Ziklag to pieces and then burned it down. They captured all the women, young and old. They didn’t kill anyone, but drove them like a herd of cattle. By the time David and his men entered the village, it had been burned to the ground, and their wives, sons, and daughters all taken prisoner.

4-6 David and his men burst out in loud wails—wept and wept until they were exhausted with weeping. David’s two wives, Ahinoam of Jezreel and Abigail widow of Nabal of Carmel, had been taken prisoner along with the rest. And suddenly David was in even worse trouble. There was talk among the men, bitter over the loss of their families, of stoning him.

6-7 David strengthened himself with trust in his God. He ordered Abiathar the priest, son of Ahimelech, “Bring me the Ephod so I can consult God.” Abiathar brought it to David.

8 Then David prayed to God, “Shall I go after these raiders? Can I catch them?” The answer came, “Go after them! Yes, you’ll catch them! Yes, you’ll make the rescue!

EPHOD - CASTING LOTS - URIM & THUMMIM

HEBREWS 4:14-16 So then, since we have a great High Priest who has entered heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to what we believe. 15 This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin. 16 So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most. 

WE ARE TRYING TO BUILD FORTUNES, GOD WANTS FAMILIES

WE ARE TRYING TO BUILD A REPUTATION, GOD WANTS LEGACY

WE ARE TRYING TO BUILD KINGDOMS, GOD WANTS OUR HEART

“YOUR POSITION DOESN’T JUST AFFECT YOU, IT AFFECTS EVERYONE CONNECTED TO YOU.” BISHOP LARRY MASK

IN THE MIDST OF YOUR BROKENNESS GOD CAN RESTORE, RESET AND REORDER

WHEN YOU DECIDE TO REWIND INSTEAD OF RESET                                                                    YOU DECIDE TO RELIVE RATHER THAN RECREATE 

I. PRAY  

I SAMUEL 30:6-8a David strengthened himself with trust in his God. He ordered Abiathar the priest, son of Ahimelech, “Bring me the Ephod so I can consult God.” Abiathar brought it to David. 8 Then David prayed to God, “Shall I go after these raiders? Can I catch them?”

IF YOU ASK GOD, HE WILL ANSWER

II. LISTEN

I SAMUEL 30:8b The answer came, “Go after them! Yes, you’ll catch them! Yes, you’ll make the rescue!”

III. ACT

    WHEN GOD REPLIES WE MUST RESPOND

GODS ANSWER IS ONLY EFFECTIVE WHEN WE ACT

2 CORINTHIANS 1:20 For all of God's promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding "Yes!" And through Christ, our "Amen" (which means "Yes") ascends to God for his glory.

I SAMUEL 30:8b The answer came, “Go after them! Yes, you’ll catch them! Yes, you’ll make the rescue!”

WHAT IF GOD ALLOWED YOUR LIFE TO UNRAVEL SO HE COULD

RESTORE

RESET

REORDER

WHAT IF EVERYTHING YOU’VE FACED IS TO GET YOU BACK WHERE YOU BELONG?

I SAMUEL 30:17-20 …David rescued everything the Amalekites had taken. And he rescued his two wives! Nothing and no one was missing—young or old, son or daughter, plunder or whatever. David RECOVERED the whole lot.