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  1. 1. Be Strong in the Lord<br />I Samuel 30:6b<br />But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God. (NKJV)<br />
  2. 2. David and the Amalekites at Ziklag<br />http://www.keepbelieving.com/sermon/2000-10-22-Ziklag-Is-Burning!/<br />What started with <br />discouragement led to <br />desperation which led to <br />defection which led to <br />disobedience which culminated in <br />disaster.<br />
  3. 3. Recovery <br />David lost families taken captive by enemy<br />We experience the loss of health, dreams etc<br />In the recovery of lost souls we are warriors plundering hell, populating heaven.<br />Instead of fighting on theOffensive <br />Defensive; recovering ground lost due to compromise.<br />STRENGTHENED HIMSELF in the Lord<br />David known for Praise/ Worship in Psalms<br />
  4. 4. Psalm 18:32 It is Godthat girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect. <br />Micah 3:8 But truly I am full of power by the spirit of the LORD, and of judgment, and of might, to declare unto Jacob his transgression, and to Israel his sin.<br />
  5. 5. Psalm 84:5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them.<br />Psalm 18:39 For thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle: thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me.<br />
  6. 6. Phil 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.<br />Psalm 27:1 A Psalm of David. The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? <br />
  7. 7. Psalm 52:7  Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength; but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness.<br />Rom 15:13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost. <br />
  8. 8. Isaiah 40:29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. <br />Eph 1:19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,<br />
  9. 9. Psalm 73:26 My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strengthof my heart, and my portion forever.<br />Psalm 147:5 Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite. <br />
  10. 10. Proverbs 10:29 The way of the LORD is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.<br />Psalm 28:7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.<br />
  11. 11. Psalm 62:7 In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.<br />Psalm 71:16 I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only. <br />
  12. 12. Psalm 59:9 Because of his strength will I wait upon thee: for God is my defense.<br />Psalm 21:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The king shall joyin thy strength, O LORD; and in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!<br />
  13. 13. Psalm 138:3 In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul. <br />Isa 26:4 Trust ye in the LORD forever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength:<br />
  14. 14. Psalm 86:16 O turn unto me, and have mercy upon me; give thy strength unto thy servant, and save the son of thine handmaid.<br />Psalm 68:35 O God, thou art terrible out of thy holy places: the God of Israel is he that giveth strength and power unto his people. Blessed be God.<br />
  15. 15. Col 1:11 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;<br />Col 2:10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power: <br />
  16. 16. Isa 25:4 For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall. <br />2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.<br />
  17. 17. 1Cor 1:18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.<br />Rom 16:25 Now to him that is of power to establish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,<br />
  18. 18. Zech 4:6 Then he answered and spoke unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts. <br />Psalm 59:17 Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing: for God is my defense, and the God of my mercy. <br />
  19. 19. Psalm 19:14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer. <br />2Cor 12:9  And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.<br />
  20. 20. Habbakuk3:19  The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds' feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. <br />Psalm 118:14 The LORD is my strength and song, and is become my salvation.<br />
  21. 21. … then he<br />Went to the priest<br />Inquired of the Lord<br />Waited for an answered<br />Obeyed God’s instruction to “Pursue”<br />Pressed on; not too weary to cross at the Brook of Besor<br />Helped an enemy, kept his word<br />Generous to tired soldiers, those who remained at Ziklag, other houses of Israel<br />
  22. 22. We are told…<br />Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. (Eph 6:10)<br />Be Strong Stand up v14 and take charge v13<br />Lord Authority of Our Lord Jesus Christ<br />Power Quickening Anointing of the Holy Spirit<br />MightPotent Word of Salvation, Redemption, Reconciliation, Restoration.<br />
  23. 23. Meaning<br />It is our responsibility to…<br />Take charge in the authority of Our Lord Jesus Christ and in the anointing of the Holy Spirit that quickens (activates or brings to life) the potential/nascent ability/capability of the Word of God to bring about Salvation (Romans 10:9), Redemption, Reconciliation, Restoration and Realization of the Kingdom of Heaven.<br />
  24. 24. Armor<br />Light X-ray/ Ultrasound exposed<br />Condemnation, guilt, weigh down, depress <br />Peace, (how beautiful) firm foundation, stand fast, steadfastly, light, ready, prepared 2Tim4:4<br />Guard mind thoughts, hear, see (focus on); say<br />Tongues of fire = firewall extinguish fiery darts<br />Heb 4:12<br />Awake, alert, watch prayer = oil? Matt 25:5/13<br />
  25. 25. If an unbeliever could…<br />27 When she heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, 28 because she thought, “If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed.” 29 Immediately her bleeding stopped and she felt in her body that she was freed from her suffering. <br />33 Then the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell at his feet and, trembling with fear, told him the whole truth.<br />
  26. 26. Pray Paul’s prayer is answered<br />Ephesians 3:16-21 <br />That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by His Spirit in the inner man;<br />Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that workethin us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus <br />