“Your Comeback Will Be Greater Than Your Setback”
Elaine Tavolacci, Staten Island, NY
The other morning as I was doing my laundry, I was waiting for the spin cycle to complete. I began slowly walking back and forth praying in the spirit. As I started walking, the Holy Spirit showed me a picture of lions in a zoo pacing back and forth in their cage. They were agitated from being locked up, and wanted to be set free, back into the wild. They were strong and muscular, and when meat was thrown into their cage they devoured it. Their roar was so powerful that when they roared, the ground seemed to shake.
When they are released from captivity and get back out into the wild, they are going to take off running into the environment that they were created to live in.
The Lord says, “This is how it will be with the Body of Christ. Many are discouraged and dismayed from being locked up and shut down. Right now, Believers are imprisoned and locked out of their churches, but they are being fed meat and strengthened by Me during this time of isolation. Many apostles, prophets, pastors and teachers are being trained during this time in their cave. They are being refueled and fired up and will come out stronger and lead great revivals in the days ahead. They will carry My anointing and multitudes will get saved and delivered when they minister My Word,” says the Lord.
Recovering All That Was Stolen
One time David was in the cave of Adullam with four hundred men who were in distress, in debt and discontented. David taught them how to be invincible warriors, raised them up and trained them as a mighty army who were known as the Gibborim. 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. (Photo via Pixabay)
They had one catastrophe after another. 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? Shall I overtake them?” The Lord responded: “Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all.” (See 1 Samuel 30:8.) David recovered everything that the Amalekites had stolen. The Body of Christ is also going to recover all that was lost in the past few months.
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 Davids spoil.'”
Set Free from the Shackles
Then He brought me to the Scripture in the book of Acts, chapter 16, when Paul and Silas were wrongfully imprisoned. While they were incarcerated, they didn’t complain and lament but they prayed and worshiped the Lord. At midnight as Paul and Silas were praying and worshiping there was a great earthquake and their shackles were loosed.
The jail keeper fell down before them trembling and asked, “What must I do to be saved?” They replied, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.” The next day the keeper of the prison said to Paul, “The magistrates have said to let you go: now therefore depart, and go in peace.” (See Acts 16:29-36.) (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)
When the Body of Christ is released and the churches open up, the Holy Spirit is going to move upon our country just as He promised. Don’t look at things in the natural. Everything in the natural is subject to change. The turmoil will cease and the coronavirus will die. It was all a plan from the enemy to bring confusion, fear and division but we will surely pursue, overtake and recover all.
Acts 16:23-26, “And when they had laid many stripes on them, they threw them into prison, commanding the jailer to keep them securely. Having received such a charge, he put them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks. But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were loosed.”
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Elaine Tavolacci resides in Staten Island, New York. She has been a student of the Word for twenty-nine years. She has a prophetic gift as well as a ministry of encouragement, which teaches the Body of Christ to walk in the fullness of what the Lord has called them to. She teaches others how to be overcomers in every area of their lives and understands the power and authority that Jesus has assigned to them. Her ministry, “A Word in Season,” has been an encouragement to others for nine years. She has learned the transforming power of the Word of God and encourages others that nothing is impossible with God.