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A People the LORD has Blessed

Isaiah 61:8-9

For I the LORD love justice; I hate robbery and injustice; I will faithfully reward them and make an everlasting covenant with them. Their descendants will be known among the nations, and their posterity among the peoples. All who see them will recognize that they are a people the LORD has blessed.

God is referring to Israel in this passage. The entire chapter is a promise of restoration for Israel with the Messiah’s jubilee. God’s answer for all her attacks, abuse, and adversity was restoration through His Son, Jesus Christ, from seemingly irreparable damage caused from the enemy. As we are spiritual Israel, the same promise applies to us. Regardless of how badly we have been damaged by ourselves or by others, we have hope and the promise of restoration in Christ Jesus.

Israel’s enemies wanted what she had. Instead of submitting to her God, however, they sought to steal it from her through attack. What her enemies could not steal, however, was God’s divine favor. They could have her stuff, but it would all eventually deplete or decay. God promised to restore everything the Devil stole, and the nations would know that Israel was a people He had chosen and blessed.

The Devil may have your stuff temporarily, but he can never take the favor of God from you. God can restore whatever has been stolen, and He has not withdrawn His divine favor from you. Turn to Him, and trust Him to restore whatever damage the enemy has caused in your life. God loves justice, and He will be just to you. He is faithful, and He will not fail you now. He cares about you and your descendants, and His plan is for you to flourish in Him. He has ordained for all to recognize and see that you are blessed by Him and not by anyone else. You are His witnesses to bear His glory, and He will make sure you do.

Have a blessed day!

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