“Comfort, yes, comfort My people!” Says your God. “Speak comfort to Jerusalem, and cry out to her, That her warfare is ended, That her iniquity is pardoned; For she has received from the Lord ’s hand Double for all her sins.” The voice of one crying in the wilderness: “Prepare the way of the Lord ; Make straight in the desert A highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted And every mountain and hill brought low; The crooked places shall be made straight And the rough places smooth; The glory of the Lord shall be revealed, And all flesh shall see it together; For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.” The voice said, “Cry out!” And he said, “What shall I cry?” “All flesh is grass, And all its loveliness is like the flower of the field. The grass withers, the flower fades, Because the breath of the Lord blows upon it; Surely the people are grass. The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.”Isaiah 40:1-8
Surely the people are grass. The grass withers, the flowers fades, But the word of God stands forever. What a powerful statement!
Heaven and earth will pass away but the word of God stands sure forever. Don’t you think it wise to hold on to every word spoken out of the mouth of God?
Hold on to Jesus too, He is God’s word. Look unto him the author and finisher of our fate.
And because we know that we are a chosen people and we have an inheritance in Christ, because we know that Jesus is our portion, a constant friend who does not treat us as our sins deserve, we have hope of life everlasting.
How assuring it is to know God’s thoughts towards us, that we prosper and remain in good health even as our souls prosper. With God it is an always win situation. Your soul prospers, on earth you also prosper and remain in good health.
We have asked the Lord for mercy, we are returning to him and today, God is giving us an assurance that he is returning to us with total restoration. Praise God!
For I will restore health to you And heal you of your wounds,’ says the Lord , ‘Because they called you an outcast saying: “This is Zion; No one seeks her.” ‘Jeremiah 30:17
In the former place of desolation is the Lord restoring a double portion and healing for all wounds. Isn’t our God amazing? Today God is asking us to return to our former place of security in Christ Jesus. Double restoration is coming your way!
Return to the stronghold, You prisoners of hope. Even today I declare that I will restore double to you.Zechariah 9:12
Aren’t you excited already that the Lord is for you and nothing can stand against you? Glory in your inheritance in Christ Jesus. You are born of God through Christ hence an overcomer. There is power in the name and the blood of Christ.
For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.1John 5:4
The above verse in 1 John is telling us that our faith is essential in the battle of life. The most powerful weapon in our arsenal is ‘FAITH’. The weapon used by the devil this season is the opposite of faith. FEAR is a strong weapon in the hand of the enemy. The moment you overcome fear, the devil has lost it completely. Little wonder why fear is being propagated in the media. Everywhere you turn to is news of death but today we speak life through faith, turning deaf ears to the lies of the devil and closing our eyes to the things around. We are not moved by what we see, we are only moved by the word of God.
In case you have forgotten your place in the Kingdom, let me remind you what the Lord is set to do today for those called by His name, with an elaborate(amplified) translation of Zechariah 9:12,
Return to the stronghold [of security and prosperity], O prisoners who have the hope; Even today I am declaring that I will restore double [your former prosperity] to you [as firstborn among nations].Zechariah 9:12
FIRSTBORN AMONG NATIONS God is restoring double of your former prosperity. The devil will wish he never laid a finger on you. Let us pray.
- Thank you Lord for mercy and grace, thank you for returning to us and not treating us as our sins deserve.
- We come against the spirit of fear projected against us to subdue us. We rise in faith as we declare that we are more than conquerors
- We claim our victory today as we bask in the word of God. We glory today Lord, in total and double restoration of all that sin has taken from our homes.
- We have the life blood of Christ in us and we receive healing in our bodies today. Sickness will not thrive in our household in Jesus mighty name.
- By the power of God, we distance ourselves from every activity that will hinder the expression of our faith. We speak and act like Christ in Jesus mighty name.
- No loss this season, no death this season, double restoration of glory in Jesus most powerful name. Amen.
Remain blessed people of God.
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