God Possessed

June 15, 2018

“Now there was a certain man…and his name was Elkanah…” (1 Sam. 1:1).


Some people in the Bible jump out of the pages boldly—people like David, Elijah, and Daniel. They burst upon the scene, slaying giants, calling down fire from heaven, and surviving a den of lions.


Elkanah isn’t one of those people. He’s a regular guy. He’s not high profile. He sometimes stands in the shadow of his wife, Hannah. But he changed his world. 


Elkanah lived in what might be considered a difficult time:





Elkanah faced trouble in the world, trouble in the church, and even trouble in his home. It seemed nothing was going right for Elkanah.


Maybe that sounds familiar.


But all God needs is one person committed wholeheartedly to Him to change everything.


Elkanah was that man for his time. He was all in for God. In fact, the translation of his name is, “God purchased” or “God possessed.” 


God-possessed. Wholly owned by God. 


When a person is God-possessed, they don’t face problems alone. That’s a good thing because there are some things we can’t fix on our own. Elkanah couldn’t fix his family. He couldn’t give his barren wife a child. He couldn’t bring peace in his home.


He couldn’t change the church. He wasn’t a priest. He had no authority to make changes in the house of God.


And it was ridiculous to think that an ordinary man like Elkanah could change the world. What difference could he possibly make?


The truth is thatone person—sold out to God—can make all the difference!


Because of one God-possessed man, things started to change.



Then one day when Elkanah and his family were in God’s house, the spirit of God started working on Hannah’s heart. She had been depressed and miserable and angry because she was barren. But this day, instead of focusing on her troubles, she found a place in the temple and poured her heart out to God.


She was passionate. She was desperate for God. She became God-possessed, like her husband. It’s true that Elkanah couldn’t fix Hannah—but God could! God performed a miracle in Hannah’s heart. 


Miracles can happen when you make God’s house a priority. Your marriage can change. Your family can change. Don’t give up. You may not be able to fix what is wrong in your family, but when you are God-possessed and obedient, God will do the rest.




All God needs is one. One God-possessed man or woman who is obedient to God no matter what. One God-possessed student who speaks up even when it’s difficult. One God-possessed couple who dedicates their marriage and their children to the Lord. 


The decision we each must make is:Will I be that one?


There’s an anointing and a destiny waiting for you. There’s an anointing and a destiny waiting for your children and your grandchildren. There’s a fallen world that needs you to step into your anointing and your destiny.


It can start right now. Give yourself completely to God. Become God-possessed. God-possession brings anointing. It brings generational blessing. It turns the destiny God has planned for you and your family into a reality that exceeds anything you may have dreamed. Nothing is impossible for a man or woman who is God-possessed.