The Stronghold of Your Faith Wants to Restore What Has Been Lost

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The Lord is turning things around to restore what's been lost. I heard Him say, "Even now, I declare that I will restore double to you!"

I had an encouraging dream recently. I was in an international airport with some other people waiting to catch a flight back home. Suddenly I realized I had managed to leave some things I really cared about back at the hotel room—including my favorite black leather jacket. This was an upsetting discovery, but there was nothing I could do. There simply wasn't enough time to go back to the hotel—if I did I would most certainly miss my flight.

So I boarded the flight, which took off as planned, but then something interesting happened. For some reason the plane was prevented from landing at the connecting airport and turned around. I found myself back at the original airport with plenty of time to go back to the hotel to recover these items!

Once back at the hotel, I discovered I'd left behind more stuff than I realized. In the process of gathering it all, I managed to forget my favorite black jacket again! But I hadn't gotten far before I realized it and was able to go back a second time to recover it once more!

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I don't know about you, but I have certain things that the enemy (Satan) has stolen from me and my family that I've pretty much given up hope on ever recovering. As I prayed about some of these things in light of what was contained in the dream, the following Scripture leapt to mind:

"And as for you, because of the blood of your covenant, I will send your prisoners from the empty, waterless pits. Return to your stronghold, prisoners who now have hope. Today I declare that I will return to you a double portion" (Zech. 9:11-12).

Friends, it's time to return to the stronghold of our faith—Jesus Christ. He has the power to turn things around, much like that plane turned around in my dream. I see Him restoring some things—and then restoring more things—even that which is most dear and precious to you—your "favorite black jacket!"

The Lord is turning things around to restore what's been lost. I heard Him say, "Even now, I declare that I will restore double to you!"

To hear my testimony and discover how to break free from ungodly mindsets so you can hear the voice of the Lord more clearly, listen to this episode of Preparing the Way on the Charisma Podcast Network.

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