Return to your fortress, you prisoners of hope; even now I announce that I will restore twice as much to you. Zechariah 9:12
You need a calling that is worthy of your commitment. Nothing worse than being committed to something that’s less than you.
In the book of Job, we first see the ‘double for your trouble’ theme. Job lost his family, his wealth and employees and his health. He argues with God, and with his friends, but he did not curse God; in return God restored him, double for all his troubles.
The context of Zechariah 9 is the prophetic declaration that the people of God would be restored double for their trouble too. They would saved by the coming of the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He declared unto them that their enemies would be destroyed, and they would receive twice as much good for the evil they had suffered. This promise is for us to possess as well, God has been telling us that He is restoring us from the inside out and 2019 is the year of establishment.
The Lord made a covenant with the people of Israel, and He wanted them to know He would not let them down or forget about them. The Lord called His people: prisoners of hope. The Lord wanted them to know that He could be counted on, even if they were struggling, even if life was not perfect, even if they had suffered a while, they could place their hope in God.
As children of God let’s be prisoners of HOPE! When we place our hope in God, we can rest in believing and expecting for Him to act on our behalf. We can have hope in God!
Thank you Jesus, we receive double for our troubles! Thank you for your word, for your faithfulness and your attention to us. I pray you strengthen our hearts to keep our integrity at all times. I pray we would be great stewards of your blessings and restoration, and never take your goodness or favors for granted. In Jesus name, Amen.