This was a divine strategy that enabled David to recover all his family members with no loss at all. (Pixabay)

The hunter's strategy is based on an incident in 1 Samuel 30 in which David and his men recovered his family and possessions from the foreign raiders who had kidnapped them. This was a divine strategy that enabled him to recover all his family members with no loss at all. 

This is also a divine spiritual strategy for the church and believers today to enable the restoration and recovery of the dropout who has been spiritually "kidnapped" by the enemy and taken back to the world.

The hunter's strategy contains five elements to engage and restore the dropout:

1. Strengthen yourself in the Lord.

2. Inquire God's will.

3. Pursue.

4. Locate the stronghold.

5. Restore by warfare.

This strategy will be discussed point by point in the coming weeks. It is a lifestyle that you will build into your Christian walk and apply to dropouts along the way. And when you see them begin to return, God will be very happy! (Luke 15:7) 

Action Tip

Read 1 Samuel 30. Find verses where these five key elements are referenced. 

Question for your personal response: What do you do to strengthen yourself spiritually? Make a brief list. Do you do these daily? Often? Occasionally? Get back in practice, because if this isn't a daily part of your walk, you will go no further down this road in becoming a hunter of the harvest for the dropout believer.

Louis Posthauer is the executive director of Hunters of the Harvest Ministry. He has been actively involved in the local church for 37-plus years and currently serves as a lay leader and teacher at Living Word Church of the Nazarene in Houston. For more information:

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