Kingdom multiplication

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“But if he is caught, he must pay back seven times what he stole, even if he has to sell everything in his house.” (Prov 6:31)

Has satan tried to steal some things from you? Has he tried to steal from your destiny? Now do you think Jesus sits by and watches and shrugs and says, “Oh well… whatever”. The Word of God is clear, we don’t have a ‘whatever’ God. Do you think our faithful and true God doesn’t have a day in mind when He will recompense His people for every single thing the enemy has taken through his various systems of and modus operandi? For it says that while the enemy has come to kill, steal and destroy, Jesus has come that we might have life and life in abundance.

He is a good God. Still, while most of us speak of His grace and mercy, we shy away from speaking about His justice. God is a just God. When and how He will work this out, I don’t know. Only He knows and no-one can pretend to know. What we do know is He says He hates crime and injustice and that even be it in the eternal picture, He will restore what the locusts have eaten and He will reward His people. He will put right what is wrong.

I think we forget the devil’s highest ambition is to be like Jesus. If Jesus is the Son of God and shines with his own light like the sun. The enemy of God is like the moon, trying to reflect this light and trying to claim it as his own. He’s not the anti-God. He’s the anti-Christ. When he was in Heaven, he was God’s archangel, a close companion of His, walking close with the Father and knowing Him intimately. I think too often we look for him in the alleys. We think he will have devil’s horns. Rather, he hides in compromises and in twists of scripture. His weapon of choice against Jesus in the wilderness was knowledge of spiritual law. Satan didn’t come at Jesus with a knife. He came at him with something apparently benign – trying to use spiritual law and understanding to his own advantage. Jesus, deep in the Word of God and anointed by the Spirit of God, spotted the lie. Satan gave him half a truth. Jesus didn’t entertain him with clever debates. Rather, He said, “Satan, it is also written…” Jesus knew that every Word of Scripture mattered. Satan had legalism. Jesus had revelation.

In the completeness of scripture, in studying the Word and understanding the Alpha and Omega sovereignty of what is written, we find a beautiful story emerge. Sometimes it seems God’s answers are slow to come. Sometimes we wonder why it seems those who put their faith in wicked practices and in idols appear to prosper. But we must remember He is the Omega too and He’s not done writing. He is Genesis to Revelation. Jesus wrote a book. He wrote the whole Book. All of Scripture is God-breathed. When your hope fades, read His Book. Read the whole thing. Study it. He is clear. His Word is life.

If you focus on the moment, you might miss what real power is. See, I might be able to impact the spiritual realm in the ‘now’. I might have knowledge of spiritual law. Satan does. The demons do. They were angels who fell. They experienced Heaven and intimacy with the Father. But all these little ‘now’ moments are controlled by a greater hand, which is writing above time and space a greater story. Real power stands eternally. Jesus certainly can step in and do the miraculous. He does every day. He holds all things together. Still, there’s a greater story and He has been faithful in writing it and will be faithful in writing it to its conclusion, into eternity.

Imagine the enemy’s delight when he takes something from one of God’s children. He might have a trophy room and display it there as a trophy. As the accuser of the brethren, he stands before God’s throne accusing God’s children, using the word of God as leverage to hurl his insults and accusations. Thanks be to God, the blood of Jesus cancels satan’s claims and has the power to rectify every wrong done. Satan used scripture to ‘rightfully’ blame God’s kids but Jesus has provided the loophole. God is just. He cannot lie. He cannot go against His Word. So when satan comes to blame, the blood holds you innocent because by this same spiritual law, Jesus’ blood is enough to declare you innocent.

“But if he is caught, he must pay back seven times what he stole, even if he has to sell everything in his house.” (Prov 6:31)

Now this same word speaks of a multiplication of blessing for every blessing stolen. When the enemy has been exposed, he must repay sevenfold. He took the red trophy. According to God’s Word, a rainbow will be given to you. While weeping might last through the night, it is promised, joy comes in the morning.

This is the Good News which Jehoshaphat and his army and the choir guys marching out at the front, possibly with a spring in their step, embraced as they marched forward, singing of the goodness of God. Yes, He is good and His love endures forever.

“After consulting the people, Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to the LORD and to praise him for the splendor of his holiness as they went out at the head of the army, saying: “Give thanks to the LORD, for his love endures forever.” 2 Chronicles 20:21.

(By Heather Djunga)

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©Copyright Heather Djunga 2018.

Author: Heather Djunga

You would die for Him but will you live for Him? What would happen if one person - you - committed to live out loud for Him? ©Copyright Heather Djunga 2018.The creative concepts, drawings and writing on this site cannot be reproduced without the expressed permission of the author and artist

2 thoughts on “Kingdom multiplication”

    1. This is so true. We have a God who cares so much for us and is aware of everything that is wrong or unjust. Sometimes we think He doesn’t care or see but if He has allowed something to happen, it is because He has a day in mind when everything wrong will be put right. We can trust Him.

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