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Repayment for What’s Been Stolen

Saturday, February 29, 2020

 

Has the enemy stolen anything from you? Maybe he's stolen your health, your children, your job, or your home. Wouldn't you like to receive justice for what was the devil has done? Isaiah 61:8 says: “For I the Lord love justice; I hate robbery and wrong. I will faithfully give them their recompense in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant or league with them” (AMP).

God loves justice, and He promises to recompense you for any injustice you've ever suffered.

Jesus reveals to us how to get justice in a parable: “…There was in a certain city a judge who did not fear God nor regard man. Now there was a widow in that city; and she came to him, saying, ‘Get justice for me from my adversary.’ And he would not for a while; but afterward he said within himself, ‘Though I do not fear God nor regard man, yet because this widow troubles me I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me’” (Luke 18:2-5 NKJV).

God is not the unjust judge in this parable. God has never committed—nor will He ever commit—one act of injustice. Psalm 97:2 says, “…Righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne.” The purpose of a foundation is to uphold a house or building—and Jesus said a house divided against itself cannot stand (Mark 3:25). So since justice is the foundation upon which God's throne is built, if He committed an act of injustice, His throne would collapse. And that's not going to happen!

Satan is the mastermind behind every evil thing that has happened to humanity. He is the perpetrator responsible for sabotaging the promises of God—the thief whose mission is to steal, kill, and destroy.

The only reason the widow received justice is because she troubled the unjust judge. To “trouble” means to reduce the strength of and cause weariness as though one had been beaten. The widow's unrelenting cry for justice reduced the judge's strength until he felt as though he had been beaten!

In fact, the judge feared that by her relentless coming, she would weary him. To “weary” means to hit under the eye; to buffet or disable an antagonist, such as a boxer or warrior. This widow was not timid. She was bold about what rightfully belonged to her.

Our relentless voice of faith proclaiming the promise of God will wear away the resistance of our enemy until he gives us what belongs to us! Jesus said, “…Shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them? I tell you that He will avenge them speedily…” (Luke 18:7,8 NKJV).

God gave Jacob a concept that brought him justice and made him wealthy, even after being cheated by his father-in-law for 20 years. During those years as Jacob had faithfully worked for his father-in-law, Laban unjustly changed his wages ten times! So one day while Laban was away shearing sheep, Jacob packed up his family and secretly slipped away. When Laban realized Jacob had departed, he ran after Jacob and, of all things, accused Jacob of trying to cheat him. Notice Jacob's response to these accusations:

“For twenty years I've done this: I slaved away fourteen years for your two daughters and another six years for your flock and you changed my wages ten times. If the God of my father, the God of Abraham and the Fear of Isaac, had not stuck with me, you would have sent me off penniless. But God saw the fix I was in and how hard I had worked and last night rendered his verdict” (Genesis 31:41,42 Message).

God wants to render His verdict for those who have had enough of the devil's injustice. But justice won't be given to the fainthearted or the timid. Justice will come only to those who speak God's Word day and night until the kingdom of darkness gives back what rightfully belong to them!



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