Friday, November 8, 2013

Much Better Than B4

Isaiah 61:7 - Instead of your shame u shall have double honor, & instead of confusion they shall rejoice in their portion. Therefore in their land they shall possess double; everlasting joy shall be theirs.

God says in His Word that u will receive double 4 your trouble. If the devil has given u one trouble, then for that one trouble u can expect 2 receive a double-portion blessing! And if that trouble has caused u 2 experience shame, God’s promise 2 u is this: “Instead of your shame u shall have double honor”. God wants 2 give u a double-portion blessing for every trouble u go through!

And don’t think that God is behind your troubles. The devil is the real culprit. Sometimes, it could be the one u see in the mirror every morning! But the moment u respond 2 God in faith, He gets involved in your restoration. And He does not restore 2 u the same amount that u have lost.  U always get more than b4, if not in quantity, then in quality.  U will be at a higher place than before.  U will be stronger, healthier, wealthier, wiser 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 2 restore 2 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 yoke of oxen to 1,000 yoke of oxen and 500 female donkeys to 1,000 female donkeys. And 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! Such was the restoration experienced by one of our pastors, who was cheated of some money. In the end, he received a sevenfold restoration!

My friend, for everything that u have lost, get ready for God’s restoration. Expect 2 receive double and even more for every trouble!