Joel 2:25 King James Version (KJV)
25 And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.
Recovering What The Enemy Has Stolen
By: Michael Bradley
Battle Prayer To Recover What the Enemy Has Stolen
In this article, I want to focus on one specific area that Satan and his demons like to operate in. The Bible tells us that Satan comes to kill, steal, and destroy.
I want to focus on how Satan and his demons come “to steal” from us, with the obvious intentions that they will then try and kill what they have just stolen from us.
Sometimes before they can actually kill something or someone, they first have to steal it from us.
Here is the specific verse from our Bible that will show us that Satan and his demons will try and do this whenever they can:
“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy.” (John 10:10)
This is where you really get into some of the heavier types of spiritual warfare cases. Here are some specific examples of how the devil is continuing to operate in this horrific realm in this day and age:
Your daughter has just been abducted by a sexual predator.
2. Your brother has just got hooked on crack cocaine and cannot break the addiction.
3. Your teenage son has just joined a criminal gang.
4. Your sister has just fallen in the hands of a demonic, false religious cult who have brainwashed her into joining their group.
The first thing you will notice is that these are all cases where the person has actually been “stolen” from us and they are now caught behind enemy lines.
In some of these cases, the captivity will be so extreme, that only the power of God will be able to rescue and deliver these people from the pure evil they have just fallen into. In other words, if God does not directly move on these kinds of extreme situations within a very short period of time, the person could end up dying with what they have just fallen into.
For the purposes of this article, I am going to concentrate on example number one, where your daughter has just been abducted by a sexual predator.
What I will give you in this article can also apply to any one of the above examples or anything else similar that you may be dealing with on your end. Just adjust the wording accordingly in the strategies and battle prayer that I will give you below.
For those of you who watch a lot of the cable news programs, one of the things that you will see reported on a regular basis is the abduction of many of our young daughters and sons by sexual predators.
In most of these horrific cases, the person is never found and it has been estimated by law enforcement that the sexual predator will usually kill the person they have just abducted in the first 24-48 hours.
What you are seeing are demons influencing these predators to first steal the child and then kill them after they have had their way with them.
This is a perfect example of how demons can actually get other people to do their evil bidding for them based upon the wording of the above verse.
For the life of me, I do not know how any parent can deal with the pain and trauma of something so evil and so horrific.
Watching these parents being interviewed by the media, and then seeing the pain and torment they are actually going through, is one of the most gut wrenching things that you will ever see.
How fallen angels and evil humans can sink down into this level of pure evil is simply beyond human comprehension. This is just pure evil beyond anything our rational minds can even begin to comprehend.
The first thing you will need to pick up on these types of extreme cases is that in many of them, there is still a time interval where God can still move in on the situation to rescue your loved one before the person or group ends up killing them, especially in the case of a sexual predator.
What this means for all Christians is that God can still miraculously move into the situation to actually rescue your loved one before it becomes too late.
What I will first give you below is a major power story from the Bible showing you how God actually rescued a group of people who were abducted by some very evil people back in the Old Testament. Burn this incredibly powerful story from our Bible into your memory banks in the event that you are ever forced to face this kind of extreme dilemma. This is a major power story, and I mean a major power story!!
After I give you the verses where this incredible story is coming from, I will then give you an example of how you can form out your own personal battle prayer to the Lord to get Him to move very quickly on this kind of extreme situation so He can save the life of your loved one.
Major Power Story From the Bible
Unless you have read and studied from the Old Testament, you would have missed this incredible story from King David.
Here is a short, but very powerful story from our Bible that will perfectly apply to some of the extreme examples just mentioned above.
“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, 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.
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. Then David and the people who were with him lifted up their voices and wept, unto they had no more power to weep. And David’s two wives … had been taken captive.
Then 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.
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 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, spoil or anything which they had taken from them; David recovered all.” (1 Samuel 30: 1-8, 18-19)