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Scripture: Isa. 61:7

Instead of your shame you will receive a double portion (honour), and instead of disgrace you will rejoice in your inheritance. And so you will inherit a double portion in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours.

Come before God with a “Heart of EXPECTATION“.

Believe Him for your double portion. Don’t just hope for it, EXPECT it.

 

2 Things God wants you to hear today:

1. You will Inherit

  • What did God say?
    1. You will inherit” = surely and definitely inherit
    2. Inherit = receive money, property, a title, heirloom, etc, as an heir
    3. Remember: You are a child of God, an heir of God
  • What will you inherit?
    1. A double portion
  • Where will you inherit it?
    1. In your land” = right here in this country, in your home, church, workplace, etc.
  • What will you inherit in double portion?
    1. God’s blessings
    2. Example: a double portion of His anointing, favor, blessing, knowledge, wisdom, power, provision, heart of love and generosity, etc.

  • Why does God want you to inherit a double portion of His blessings?
    • For what purpose?
      1. To be a blessing to others
      2. To exalt and glorify God

 

2. You will have “Everlasting Joy”

  • Constant, ceaseless, continual, never-ending joy = joy with no end; joy that will go on forever
  • Happiness is decided and controlled by people and circumstances.
  • Joy is given by God and is controlled by you.

 

Recap: Two very important truths

  1. You will inherit a double portion – of honour and blessing – for all the trouble and shame
    1. Your latter days will be better than your former days
    2. Your future is better than your past
    3. It will be better than before because He is a God of restoration

  2. You will have everlasting joy – not just temporary happiness which come and go based on people and circumstances

 

Is God a liar? What do you say? Yes or No?

What does the Bible say? “NO, God is not a liar!”

“God is not a man that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?” (Num. 23:19)

“He who is the Glory (Splendour, Strength) of Israel does not lie or change his mind; for he is not a human being, that he should change his mind.” (1 Sam. 15:29)

 

Our God is Almighty, Reliable and Dependable.

He is true to His Word and Promise.

 

What must you do today?

Practice T.L.C. – not only Tender Loving Care, but:

  • Trust God to do what is Right and Proper in your life
  • Look to Jesus at all times (and not people)
  • Consecrate yourself to God for His use – as an act of worship to Him

 

Trust God and Believe Him for the double portion of good things – for all the trouble and shame you have experienced.

Be a willing vessel for God to use you – to do great things for His glory and honour.

 

By: Rev. Glen Lim

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