FRIDAY 15TH MAY 2020
WORD FOCUS: MUCH BETTER THAN BEFORE
TEXT: Isaiah 61:7 “For your shame ye shall have double; and for confusion they shall rejoice in their portion: therefore in their land they shall possess the double: everlasting joy shall be unto them….”
God says in His Word that you will receive double for your trouble. If the devil has given you one trouble, then for that one trouble you can expect to receive a double-portion blessing! Perhaps, if that trouble has caused you to experience shame, God’s promise to you is this: “Instead of your shame you shall have double honor”. God wants to give you a double-portion blessing for every trouble you go through this year. Don’t think that God is behind your troubles anyway. The devil is the real culprit hiding behind the veil of covering. Sometimes, it could be the one you see in the mirror every morning! But the moment you respond to God in faith, He gets involved in your restoration. And He does not restore to you the same amount that you have lost. You always get more than before, if not in quantity, then in quality. You will be at a higher place than before. You will be healthier, wiser, financially stronger, or more at peace! This was the case with Job. Satan was behind Job’s troubles, but when Job responded in faith, God took it upon Himself to restore to Job all that he had lost. The Bible tells us that Job received double in terms of quantity — from 7,000 sheep to 14,000 sheep, 3,000 camels to 6,000 camels 500 yokes of oxen to 1,000 yoke of oxen and 500 female donkeys to 1,000 female donkeys. Even for the children, he had lost, God restored in terms of quality — his daughters were the fairest in all the land. (Job 1:2–3, 13–19; 42:12–15)
If Job, who was not under the New Covenant, could be blessed with double for his troubles, how much more we who are under the new covenant! In fact, God will not only restore double but triple, fivefold or even sevenfold! Beloved, for everything that you have lost, get ready for God’s restoration. Expect to receive double and even more for every trouble!
BIBLE STUDY – ACTS 23:23-24:1-9/JDGS 20/PS 45
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