04 Mar KDW-A brook called Besor
Kingdom Dynamics Weekly (KDW) March 4, 2019 By Tunde Olugboji Vol 19:08
Title: A brook called Besor
In 1 Sam 30, David arrived at Ziklag with 600 men, surveyed the ruins, wept, encouraged himself in the Lord, and asked God, shall I pursue? Go ahead said the Lord, you shall recover all that the Amalekites took.
And he set out on the trail of the Amalekites. But there was a very important hurdle the pursuing party needed to scale. They had to cross the Besor brook. And of the 600, only 400 were able to cross with David; 200 who were too exhausted remained behind (1 Sam 30: 9-10).
Besor brook was a very cold ravine in the extreme south-west of Judah. It was a narrow steep-sided valley commonly eroded by running water. It took focus and determination to cross it. David and the 600 men had to navigate through this cold place to overtake the Amalekite raiders to reclaim their stuff. 200 men couldn’t make it because they couldn’t cross the cold place.
Besor symbolizes that cold uncomfortable situation or relationship that many of us couldn’t get over. People who you perceive as being cold; the brother in church that stops speaking to you, that sister that didn’t greet you as enthusiastically as she used to, the usher who ushered you into that corner of the church you didn’t like and from that time on, you refused to say hello to her.
Or that person who borrowed money from you and failed to repay. You just couldn’t get over that disappointment. You couldn’t understand why people behave the way they do.
If you are going to reclaim your possession, you must get over the cold place, you may have been hurt or wounded. It may not be the perfect situation, but to pursue and overtake, you’ve got to get over it. You must get over that person that yelled at you, you’ve got to get over that fellow church member who is not as committed as you but was getting blessed by God. You’ve got to get over the fact that your prayer partner did not visit you when you were sick, you’ve got to get over such stuff to reclaim your stuff.
In this life, you shall face tribulations, you will have to deal with unfriendly people, people who ought to treat you well but hasn’t. At work, your boss may not be your favorite person, but whatever is going on in your life, you’ve got to get over it, so that you can successfully cross the Besor brook and chase down the devil, just like the 400 men did.
In this month of March, lift up your voice and declare: In [your town of residence] there shall be deliverance and holiness; and the house of [your family name] shall possess their possessions. I shall pursue, I shall overtake, and without fail, I shall recover all. I am fully persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to stop me, from chasing after my stuff.
Have a great week!