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You Will Have It! What Goes Around Comes Around

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There is a time of unprecedented breakthrough upon many. As I reflect on past seasons where I’ve seen missed opportunities, moments, and blessings that were left on the table or simply stolen by the enemy of our souls, I hear our beautiful, redemptive God decreeing with a loud, resounding voice. God is decreeing from heaven, “The fullness of restoration is upon my sons and daughters.”

I sensed strongly we will enter the days of the greatest of personal breakthroughs; family and cities, many, are already there. He who has promised has/will restore everything that was lost or stolen as we position ourselves to seek Him in the months and years ahead. Our children will even be recipients of our breakthroughs. We must trust in the Lord with all our hearts and allow His words to direct our steps (Prov. 3:5-6).

I hear our beautiful Lord decreeing,” My children, you do not have to settle! Hold on to the promise. What was lost will be restored, better than it was before.” I felt strongly God’s Word saying, in Proverbs 6:30-31 (KJV), “Men do not despise a thief if he steals to satisfy his soul when he is hungry; But if he is found, he shall restore sevenfold; he shall give all the substance of his house.”

“I will make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert” (Isa. 43:19).

This word came alive in me as I was caught up in a vision with the Lord. I saw past seasons where many did not step into moments with God. Many did not follow God’s directions and guidance into the fruitful desires He placed in their hearts. There was great warfare against these ones because of their assignments on the earth. The enemy stole desires, opportunities, blessings, and adventures many were to follow God too.

The Lord is faithful to open our eyes in this moment of breakthrough to see His direction and guidance so we will not miss Him again. You are breaking through this time! Do not settle for second best or for loss. What goes around comes around! What is meant for you, you will have!

There were opportunities that were intended by the Lord to bring you into the most fruitful place with open doors, blessings, legacy, and new adventures. Ecclesiastes 1:9 (NIV) radiated within me: “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.”

As I was processing this with the Lord, I was having a conversation with my mother and she began to share a testimony with me that speaks to what the Lord began to share with me. She shared this story: “Many years ago, a young lady at our church, who had five children called me, and she said, ‘We don’t have food and were in need.'”

My mom passionately shared, “I just didn’t think my heart went out to her. I responded by grabbing my purse and I went to the grocery store and bought her any and everything I thought they would need. I had about 15 bags of groceries for her and the kids.”

My mom began to share how moved she felt by God to be a blessing to a mother and her children. She went on, “Do you know years later that same lady was a blessing to my daughter? The Lord directed her to be a blessing because my daughter didn’t tell anyone she was in need and she just dropped groceries and money off. The young lady said, ‘God told me to come to your house.'”

Friends, what you have done in secret the Lord will reward you and your children will benefit from your secret generosity and stewardship. Don’t settle. What goes around will come around. You are in a breakthrough season.

Sherri Downs is a wife and mother of two. Sherri is a published author, life coach, mentor, and speaker committed to her mandate to teach and instruct the body of Christ. Sherri believes in the power of God that allows every believer to walk in newness. Visit touchdownsenterprise.com to learn more. You can find her book, Don’t Be Bullied By the Devil, here, as well as her book, Keys to Unprecedented Praying Power, here, and you can pre-order Righteous Relationship Reset here. Connect with Sherri Downs on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. You can also email her at info@touchdownsenterprise.com.

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DO NOT DESPISE THAT GREAT OPPORTUNITY!

Dearly Beloved,

“Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it” (Hebrews 4:1 NKJV).

Everyone who works aspires to rest after work. There is even an adage that says, “Rest is sweet after work.” God also desires that His people should have a rest after their toiling in life. Six hundred thousand men besides women and children of the Israelites left Egypt for the Promised Land (Exodus 12:37).

Unfortunately, only Caleb and Joshua made it to the Promised Land. The others (including Moses) could not enter this rest, but died in the desert because of disobedience (Numbers 32:11-12).

There are many kinds of rest referred to in Hebrews chapter 4: a) God’s rest after His creation of the world (verses 3-4); b) the rest of the Israelites after their forty-year wandering in the desert on their way to the Promised Land (verse 8); and c) the eternal rest with God in heaven (verses 1, 3, 5-7, 9-11). Of paramount to the discussion here is the third kind of rest.

The first and second kinds were types or illustrations of the third. This rest is a more spiritual and excellent one (that is reserved for the people of God) than that of the seventh day or that into which Joshua led the Israelites.

It is a rest of grace, comfort, holiness, and glory. It is a rest where the people of God will enjoy the end of their faith – the object of all their desires. However, there are prerequisites to entering this eternal rest – obedience and faith in God (verses 2, 6, 7, 11).

God promises that anyone who does not have these prerequisites will not enter His rest. The admonition of the writer to the Hebrews is that no one will fail to enter the rest by following the example of the disobedience of the generation of the Israelites that left Egypt.

God is expecting people to obey His living and active word that is sharper than any double-edged sword. He has given people the opportunity to come to Him through His Son, Jesus Christ, who now acts as the High Priest. Anyone who accepts Him as Saviour and Lord can approach the throne of grace with confidence.

God wants everyone to enter His rest. However, it depends on each person to make efforts to enter the rest. God is not partial. Only those who have faith in Him and obey His commands will enter His eternal rest.

Anyone that disobeys God will not enter His rest no matter the efforts such person makes. Do you want this rest at the end of your toils on earth? Do you want to enter God’s rest? Then, do not be a disobedient fellow.

Do not despise that great opportunity! Accept Jesus Christ into your life. Obey God’s words. You will enjoy His rest of grace here and the rest of glory hereafter. His eternal rest will be your portion in Jesus’ name. Amen.

In His service,

Bayo Afolaranmi (Pastor).

 

Prayer Point: Pray that you will not despise the great opportunity of eternal rest of God by your act of disobedience.