Monday, August 17
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
A Promise Of Double
"Return to the stronghold, you prisoners of hope. Even today I declare that I will restore double to you."
Zechariah 9:12 NKJV
Double means two; a promise of double means that you will get twice as much as others. In school then, when someone got a double promotion he or she skipped a class and moved two classes ahead of others; they automatically became seniors of their former classmates. Today, God is giving you double, in the name of Jesus!
Before Jacob died, he said to Joseph, "Moreover I have given to you one portion above your brothers, which I took from the hand of the Amorite with my sword and my bow.” That was reaffirmed in the book of Ezekiel: Ezekiel prophesied, "Thus says the Lord God: 'These are the borders by which you shall divide the land as an inheritance among the twelve tribes of Israel. Joseph shall have two portions.'" Job also received double. Job 42:10 says, "And the Lord restored Job’s losses when he prayed for his friends. Indeed the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before." Wow! Glory to God!
You see, in Christ there is never a loss! Even when it seems that there was a loss, God can restore a double and much more! Isaiah 61:7 says, "Instead of your shame you shall have double honor, and instead of confusion they shall rejoice in their portion. Therefore in their land they shall possess double; everlasting joy shall be theirs." Amen! Receive double blessings, double joy and happiness, double promotions; receive twice of whatever you have lost; two of whatever was delayed; receive twins in the name of Jesus! Amen!