Of My People Are In A Spiritual Ziklag
ZIKLAG WAS SMITTEN AND BURNED! - BUT IT WAS ON THE THIRD DAY!
A Word through - Bill Yount
I sensed the Lord saying. "Many of My People are in a "spiritual Ziklag" - a place of great distress and loss but My Divine time is in control of all things. It may appear to be the worst day of their life but it's the third day on My calendar!
1. Samuel 30:1 And it came to pass, when David and his men were come to Ziklag on the third day, that the Amalekites had invaded the south, and smitten Ziklag, and burned it with fire; 2. And had taken the women, sons and daughters captives that were therein; they slew not any.
Notice the timing in this. ( on the third day ) David's worst day of his life was the third day on God's calendar! Three means Divine or Resurrection power! Awesome things happened on the third day throughout God's word. I believe David's steps were ordered by the Lord in Divine time even into what appeared to be a great tragedy. The Lord only allowed the enemy to strike on the third day - a day destined with hope and resurrection.
Notice another thing. The enemy slew not any of the wives or children. Even though the enemy had stolen these family members God's hand of protection was still upon them. Although the enemy had taken them captive he could not kill them because God was still on the throne. Scripture says, "The thief comes to steal, kill and destroy" but it doesn't say he can do it. God is all powerful!
The scripture goes on to say that David encouraged himself in the Lord. I could never understand how David encouraged himself with all of his people blaming him and wanting to stone him for what happened. What could David ever think about that would encourage and strengthen him to go and take back what the enemy had stolen? - a seemingly impossible mission! I personally believe one scripture that David remembered was. "This is the day that the Lord has made." And then it dawned on him. It's the third day! Three always means Divine and anything that's Divine has supernatural power in it. If this is God's timing for the enemy to come against us to steal, then it must be God's timing to take back what he has stolen! David went on to recover all that the enemy had taken from them and destroyed the enemy!
I sense the Lord saying. "The worst day of your life always falls on the
third day on My calendar! I always am one step ahead of the enemy. That's
why I tell you do not look back for I go before you to make crooked things
"Encourage yourself! It's the third day! A day of power when all things are possible! Don't wait for someone else to encourage you for everyone is fighting their own battles. The battle on the field is won in the prayer closet. I will meet you there and speak to you and you will no longer hear the voice of strangers or the enemy taunting you."
It was the "third day" when the stone was rolled away and Jesus himself was raised from the dead. If God can raise the dead what else can't He do? The "third day" Jesus led captivity captive taking back what the enemy had thought he had stolen. The third day Jesus made our enemy our footstool. Take a break from your worst day and rest your feet on the devil's neck! The devil is really not that big, he can fit underneath your feet! You will recover all that the enemy has taken from you. The longer the devil keeps what belongs to you, the more interest he has to pay you when you take back what he has stolen!
I hear the Lord saying. "Pursue: for thou shalt surely overtake them, and without fail recover all!"