The Hidden Blessing in Plunder
“He was the one who prayed to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and expand my territory! Please be with me in all that I do and keep me from all trouble and pain!” And God granted him his request…”” 1 Chronicles 4:10 NLT
Be with Me
“But if he is caught, he must pay back seven times what he stole.” Proverbs 6:31NLT
“And David enquired at the LORD, saying, Shall I pursue after this troop? shall I overtake them? And he answered him, pursue: for thou shalt surely overtake them, and without fail recover all.” 1 Samuel 30:8 KJV
Prosperity is getting back what the enemy has stolen from you AND much, much more.
“And now see what the armies of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir are doing. You would not let our ancestors invade those nations when Israel left Egypt, so they went around them and did not destroy them.” 2 Chronicles 20:10
“This is what the Lord says: Do not be afraid! Don’t be discouraged by this mighty army, for the battle is not yours, but God’s. Tomorrow, march out against them.” 2 Chronicles 20:15-16
The Lord brought about a great victory:
"King Jehoshaphat and his men went out to gather the plunder. They found vast amounts of equipment, clothing, and other valuables—more than they could carry. There was so much plunder that it took them three days just to collect it all!” 2 Chronicles 20:25 NLT
“The whole countryside is open to you. Take your choice of any section of the land you want, and we will separate. If you want the land to the left, then I’ll take the land on the right. If you prefer the land on the right, then I’ll go to the left.” Genesis 13:9
“The victorious invaders then plundered Sodom and Gomorrah and headed for home, taking with them all the spoils of war and the food supplies. They also captured Lot—Abram’s nephew who lived in Sodom—and carried off everything he owned.” Genesis 14:11
“They recovered all the plunder along with nephew Lot and his possessions, including the women and the people.” Genesis 14:16 MSG
“… the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.” Proverbs 13:22 NKJV
Abram took possession of the wealth of Sodom and Gomorrah without ever entering Sodom and Gomorrah.
God used an attack of the enemy to transfer finances into the hands of Abram.
What the enemy meant for evil God turned it around for good.
““And blessed be God Most High, who has defeated your enemies for you.” Then Abram gave Melchizedek a tenth of all the goods he had recovered.” Genesis 14:20
“Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel: I anointed you king of Israel, and I delivered you out of the hand of Saul. 8 And I gave you a house, and your wives and children, and gave you the house of Israel and of Judah;” 2 Samuel 12:7
“And I gave you a house, and your wives and children, and gave you the house of Israel and of Judah; and if that had been too little, I would have added that much again.” 2 Samuel 12:8
“The Lord will conquer your enemies when they attack you. They will attack you from one direction, but they will scatter from you in seven!” Deuteronomy 28:7 NLT
When YOUR enemy attacks you THE LORD will conquer YOUR enemy.