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One Voice Makes A Difference with Janet Swanson


May 13, 2024

Janet tells the story of David at Ziklag and compares it to a crow!

Hey You guys! Today’s podcast is going to be fresh manna to your soul!  I just have one question for you: Have you been discouraged? If so, this episode is JUST FOR YOU! 

The other day I was at the beach  to watch the sunset with my husband and we saw this black crow taunting this beautiful white BIG bird! The bird was sitting on tree branch, minding its own business, when this mean crow came out of no where as to say, “Hey…move out of the way…that’s my branch!”  This crow kept attacking the bird. But he bird just sat there and ignored it! I’m getting fiery mad just watching it! But the bird was calm, cool and collective! Every now and then the bird would raise its wings and shake off the crow, but remained immovable! Let me tell you….GOD SPOKE TO ME THROUGH THIS and I want to share with you what God showed me.

  • 1 Samuel 30:1-8 David and his men WEPT UNTIL THEY HAD NO STRENGTH LEFT!  Here in this scripture is the story of David and how he shook off the CROW at Ziklag! HIS CROW WAS DISCOURAGEMENT! What is yours?

 

  • The crow came to raid, to strip off, make a dash, to invade as in to take over, to remove FAITH, to skin him alive,  to strip the off and take David out!
  • Captive: Taking...captive (163) (aichmalotizo from aichme = a spear + halotós = to be taken or conquered) was a military term which mean to take captive as a prisoner or be led away captive
  • Strengthened: 2388 ḥāzaq – , tie up (like a bandage), refusal to let up; show strength that does not yield or quit; (figuratively) unrelenting, stay gripped, holding on to; cling with great "resistance-strength" being immovable; tenacity, strength which does not let go, won't let up, staying gripped ("locked on"); stout, unyielding.  

 

I want to leave you with these scriptures and encourage you in the LORD!! DON’T BE DISCOURAGED FOR YOU WILL RECOVER ALL!

Joshua 1:9

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”

Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)

"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."

Isaiah 41:13

"For I, the LORD your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, 'Fear not, I am the one who helps you.’"

Deuteronomy 31:8

Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you.”

Psalm 94:18–19

When I thought, "My foot slips," Your steadfast love, O LORD, helped me up. When the cares of my heart are many, Your consolations cheer my soul.

John 16:33

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”