CONSECRATION IN THE CAVE
For the past year and a half the pandemic has kept people around the world feeling
Isolated from one another. It caused many to feel abandoned as we were disconnected from society for some period of time. Some of us feel as if we were locked up in a cave but this hidden place has been a time of preparation and consecration for Gods purposes and plans. There are giant slayers who were being raised up in those caves who now recognize the end time plan of God for their lives and ministries.
There are those who have been feasting on the Word of God and it has become alive in their innermost being as they received revelation. There are some who learned how to discern the times and the seasons just as the sons of Issachar. There are many young people who were being groomed as revivalists to deliver the Word of God to the nations in this cave. There are those who are about to do great exploits for the Kingdom of God
There is a story in the book of 1 Samuel about King David who went through a cave experience. He was a King, a warrior, a leader, a poet and a worshipper. He was known for killing a lion, a bear and Goliath who the Israelites feared but were not able to slay. He faced many personal battles but always came out victorious. David was a man after Gods heart but was relentless against the enemy and never retreated when faced with a challenge.
There was a time when David was running for his life from Saul, and the Lord sent him to the cave of Adullam. The word Adullam means “A hiding place”. His brothers and all of his father’s household went with him. He became the commander over four hundred men in this cave who were all in distress, in debt and discontented. David taught them how to be invincible warriors, raised them up and trained them as a mighty army. They were later known as David’s mighty men.
The Lord is showing me that as many of you have been in this cave season, fear has caused you to cry out to Jesus. This has been an emotional time for many. Some of you had no choice but to trust Him to bring you through. The Lord says; ““I heard your cry” and He is about to deliver you from distress, anxieties, fears, discouragement and depression. For those of you who were affected financially, there will be a time of restoration in the days ahead.
The cave has been a time of preparation and consecration for some of you to be leaders such as David was. In 1 Samuel chapter 30 when David and his men returned home from war, they reached Ziklag, and found it destroyed by fire and their wives, sons and daughters were taken captive by the Amalekites. David and his men wept aloud until they had no strength left to weep. They reached the breaking point and the people even turned against David wanting to stone him.
But then something rose up in David. He strengthened himself in the Lord, and he asked the Lord; "Shall I pursue this troop? Will I overtake them?" The Lord responded: "Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all. The story goes on to say that the Lord restored everything in Davids life. He recovered all that the Amalekites had stolen, and rescued his two wives. He even received the flocks, herds, and the spoils of the enemy.
The Lord says; Your days of being in confinement are coming to an end. There is a time coming where you will look back and see that a lesson was learned in this dark place. You will realize that you are stronger than you think you are, and you are now able to trust Me in difficult times. Just as David slayed the lion and the bear, he was then prepared to take on Goliath. In this season your hands have been trained for war and your fingers for battle.
When calamity comes in like an ambush, you will know how to trust Me. Although the battle has been fierce at times, and there are things that appear to be destroyed and lost forever, you will recover all that has been plundered from the enemy. As you continue to encourage yourself in Me, you will regain your spiritual momentum. Rise up mighty men and women of valor, your time in the cave is coming to an end. I will not fail you or lead you astray but you shall surely pursue, overtake and without fail recover all that has been lost or stolen says the Lord.
1 Samuel 30:6
Now David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and his daughters. But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God.
1 Samuel 30:8-10
So David inquired of the Lord, saying, "Shall I pursue this troop? Shall I overtake them?" And He answered him, "Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all." So David went, he and the six hundred men who were with him, and came to the Brook Besor, where those stayed who were left behind. But David pursued, he and four hundred men; for two hundred stayed behind, who were so weary that they could not cross the Brook Besor.
1 Samuel 30:18-20
David recovered all that the Amalekites had carried away, and David rescued his two wives. And nothing of theirs was lacking either small or great, sons or daughters, spoils or anything which they had taken from them; David recovered all. Then David took all the flocks and herds they had driven before those other livestock, and said, "This is David's spoil."