"David therefore departed thence, and escaped to the cave Adullam: and when his brethren and all his father's house heard it, they went down thither to him. And every one that was in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that was discontented, gathered themselves unto him; and he became a captain over them: and there were with him about four hundred men" (1 Samuel 22:1-2).
Today's Morsel: One of the things I liked about being a Drill Instructor was changing misfits into warriors. The word misfit here is not used in a negative way. It's just that most recruits don't have any knowledge about being a soldier when they first enlist. In a sense, David was a Drill Instructor. He took about four hundred men and turned them into a force to be reckoned with. These men became mighty men of valor. Many folk, when they first come into the church, have no idea what the church is all about. But after some training and directions in their lives, they too become a force to be reckoned with. They quickly put their enemy on the run. They are swift to deliver men from the fire. They become preachers, teachers, evangelist, administrators, and helpers. They immediately take hold to the Gospel and go forth with the Spirit of the Lord upon them, because they know that they have been anointed to preach the gospel to the poor; that Jesus has sent them to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recoveryg of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord (Luke 4:18-19).
They are mighty warriors and they won't back down from any. They see every challenge as a reason to express the hope that is within them. So if you are a pastor today, see everyone in your church as a potential warrior for Christ. Train them and help them become mighty men (and women) of valor.
Sing: Mighty warrior, dressed for battle, Holy Lord all is He. Commander in Chief, bring us to attention, lead us into battle to crush the enemy.
Satan has no authority here in this place, he has no authority here, for this habitation was fashioned for the Lord’s presence, no authority here.
Jesus has all authority, here in this place, He has all authority here. For this habitation was fashioned for the Lord’s presence, all authority here.