I welcome you to the season of Resurrection. “Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, on the fifth day of the month, as I was among the captives by the River Chebar, that the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God.” (Ezekiel 1:1, NKJV)
This is the time that every good thing in your destiny that is sleeping, in a coma, in captivity or dead shall resurrect in the mighty name of Jesus. From now on, you shall begin to enjoy Open Heavens.
Our Study Text:
“Now it happened, when David and his men came to Ziklag, on the third day, that the Amalekites had invaded the South and Ziklag, attacked Ziklag and burned it with fire, 2 and had taken captive the women and those who were there, from small to great; they did not kill anyone, but carried them away and went their way. 3 So David and his men came to the city, and there it was, burned with fire; and their wives, their sons, and their daughters had been taken captive. 4 Then David and the people who were with him lifted up their voices and wept, until they had no more power to weep.” (1 Samuel 30:1-4, NKJV)
This text is unusual for resurrection but when you look at this more closely, you see the life of a lot of individuals and what many destinies needs to be resurrected from:
- Invasion—An unwelcome intrusion into another man’s domain. This is to enter forcefully and affect injuriously.
- Captivity—To be bound, confined or restrained. This implies an inability to make progress or a state of helpless stagnancy.
- Weeping—A state of grief or sorrow or an overwhelming emotion that results in uncontrollable shedding of tears
- Revolt—This is when people that fought with you and for you are now ready to fight against you. In other instances it could be when all things that used to work for you now begin to work against you.
- Dispossess—When a man is not even living up to his potential but the little he had is now taken away from him or about to lose it all. David was anointed to be king, leading those in distress, discontent and in debt now about to lose that dominion.
- Oppressor—These are people and places that have a hold on you. Whatever seems like help that they render is to keep you on a leash. They tell you, this is as far as you can go.
- Crafty—They are people that knows your weaknesses and the errors or mistakes that you have committed in time past. They now feast on your vulnerabilities.
In our study text, David cried and it was a bitter one. The Bible says, “Those who plant in tears will harvest with shouts of joy.” (Psalm 126:5, NKJV)
Though the bible says those who plant in tears… this does not mean that tears is the object that we plant. This is talking about the act or the art of doing something sacrificially or painfully. It demonstrates the height of the discomfort and depth of the inconvenience that the action of investment brings.
The time may not be right, the finances not there, the weather could be inclement, it could be as a result of serious deprivation but you just know that I have to invest.
A classical example is the Almighty God, “For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16, NLT)
Investment that generates maximally are sometimes inconvenient and painful. You need to realize that no matter the challenge in your life, it is not about how much you cry. You must first reflect on what got you into the mess then you can chart how to get out of the mess
If you continue to cry without a proper reflection to evaluate how you got yourself into the mess, you discover that the more you cry the more the difficulties multiply.
This is because it is not your tears that God will bless but the substance that you invest. These are the positive changes that you are ready to make and the actions that you begin to take.