Double-fold Protection & Prosperity! – Dr. Paul Dhinakaran
: “Return to your fortress, you prisoners of hope; even now I announce that I will restore twice as much to you.” Zechariah 9:12.
My precious friend, it is such a joy to greet you. Today’s promise is taken from Zechariah 9:12 where the Lord says, “Return to your fortress, you prisoners of hope; even now I announce that I will restore twice as much to you.” This is the Lord’s promise for you, today. My friend, according to this promise, God is calling you to return to your fortress. The Lord will then restore twice as much to you.
When we look at the small country of Israel, it is surrounded by enemy nations all around – Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Egypt and even enemies in the periphery of the country itself. All of these nations have their missiles pointed towards Israel to destroy it completely. But yet Israel has survived and it has ruled the world in the economy. America’s topmost Companies which determine the economy of the world are run by the Jews from Israel. The Prime Minister of Israel has said, “Our country is under attack every second. Yet we rule the financial powers of the world.” We might be wondering how is this possible. The reason given by the Prime Minister was “it is the mysterious Hand of the Almighty God which has blessed Israel.” Yes, when God blesses a nation, both the nation and its people are blessed. My friend, how wonderful it is to be protected and blessed by the Almighty God against all odds. Indeed, ‘no weapon formed against you shall prosper’ (Isaiah 54:17).
In the same manner, we have an ‘Iron Dome’, as an air defence system, across the nation. The Prime Minister has mentioned that when the enemy missiles come towards us, the Iron Dome would set in and the Israel missiles would attack and destroy those enemy missiles even before they could cross our borders. It is a fully automated system. We thus have a double portion of protection over our nation. My friend, isn’t it wonderful? How much more you will be protected and also made to prosper by the Lord Almighty? Today I would encourage you to return to your fortress, Jesus Christ. “The name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe” (Proverbs 18:10). When you thus return to the loving Lord Jesus, your Fortress, He will restore double to you. My friend, return to Jesus today! You will enjoy His divine protection on one side and prosperity on the other side.
Dear Father, thank You for speaking to me through Your Word. Thank You for Your call over my life. Thank You for never giving up on me. Lord, I commit my life once again into Your Loving Hands. Lord Jesus, today, I return to You with a penitent heart. I draw strength from you, Lord Jesus. You are my Mighty Fortress. Protect me from the wicked plans of the enemy and deliver me, Lord. Shield me with Your precious blood. Let me return to the filling of the Holy Spirit and overflow with the power of the Holy Spirit. Lord, I believe that You will bless me in a double-fold measure and glorify Your name. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.