Are you experiencing setbacks or difficulties? Has Satan attacked your marriage, your family, your health, your mind, your finances or your business? Then I have good news! Our God is a God of restoration. No matter how devastated your life is, God can turn it around. He is famous for turning things around.
So now is not the time to give up, but it is time to get fed up! Get fed up with your situation and take back what Satan has stolen from you. God promises that He will restore double for your trouble.
I want to share 5 keys from the Word of God to experience a major turnaround in your life:
Key #1: Return to God
It’s not time to run from God, but it is time to run to God. Don’t let the devil deceive you by believing God doesn’t care, God is not interested in your turn around, God sent this to prove something to you, to teach you something, or to show you how much He loves you. That’s all a lie! God is not behind the attack, He didn’t cause it or create it. However, God is behind the victory.
Key #2: Resist the devil
Your enemy, Satan, enjoys nothing more than to steal from you, kill and destroy your life. He is a deceiver and the father of lies. There is no truth in him and he hates you with a perfect hatred. “The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my desire shall be satisfied on them. I will draw my sword; my hand shall destroy them” Exodus 15:9
- We resist him by believing, obeying and doing the will of God (His Word)
- We resist him by repenting from our sins (stop doing what’s not pleasing to God)
- We resist him by not listening to his lies anymore (speak the truth found in the Word, and cast down/break agreement with every thought that is against what God says)
Key #3: Use your Sword
I heard this truth: “You will never outgrow warfare, you must simply learn to fight!
As long as you live, you will have to fight. Paul said fight the good fight of faith. It is the violent who takes the kingdom by force. Overcomers are those who persevere, who don’t give up and won’t take no for an answer. Just like the story of the woman with the issue of blood, blind Bartimaeus, Joseph, Jacob, Job, etc.
The Word teaches us we are not fighting against flesh and blood. This means we are not fighting against each other, but we fight the enemy of our soul: Satan. “Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil” Ephesians 6:12. One part of the armor is the sword, which is the Word of God. We use our sword when we speak His promises, His will and when declare/proclaim things that are not as though they are.
When Jesus was tempted by Satan in the Wilderness, He fought the good fight of faith by using His sword. He resisted that devil saying, “It is written…” Matthew 4:1-11.
Key #4: Seek the Kingdom
Paul said, “For the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit” Rom. 14:17. These are the things we should be seeking and thriving for. And if we do, all the things we desire, all the things we want or all the things we need will be provided for us.
Jesus teaches us to pray, “Let your kingdom come and your will be done here on earth as it is in heaven”. His will is restoration, peace, joy, favor and abundance in all things. He came to destroy the works of the devil and to give us life in abundance (John 10:10 and I John 3:8).
Seek and you will find, ask and it will be given unto you.
Key #5: Pray for your friends
This is called the prayer of reciprocity. When you pray for someone in need, you position yourself to receive your own miracle. Job’s friends and wife were telling him to curse God, accusing him to have sinned and done something horrible to deserve the devastation he was experiencing. He didn’t agree with their words, but trusted God. Then when he prayed for them, God restored him and gave him double what Satan had destroyed and stolen from him.
You will possess a double portion of prosperity in your land,
and everlasting joy will be yours”
Now I encourage you not to listen to the lies the enemy is telling you concerning your struggles. Cast them down and begin to speak God’s Word. If you will hold fast to His promises, then God will turn your captivity around and follow it with signs and wonders. He is a faithful God, He loves you and will not disappoint you, nor will He let you down. So, give Him something to work with. Conform your thoughts to His thoughts, and let your words agree with His Word. Tell Him you believe He can turn your captivity.
Declare this out loud: “God is turning my captivity and God is restoring my life!”
I am a witness that God restores. When the thief, Satan, strikes he must restore up to seven times according Proverb 6:30-31 and “By this I know You delight in me, for my enemy does not triumph over me” -Psalm 41:11.
Following I encourage you to watch and read these testimonies of the faithfulness, goodness and love of God. One is from a dear friend who was a shining star for the Lord, for you who knew him. Sadly, he went home to be with the Lord. The other testimony is from his nephew, also a precious man of God. His blessing is from generation to generation. The last testimony is my story, how the Lord restored me from total desperation and devastation. He restored me to the point I am no longer that person you read about. When the Lord sets you free you are free indeed. He is still in the business of restoring lives today 🙂 The last video, “You will never outgrow warfare, you must simply learn to fight” will show you who is behind some of your most difficult situations.
Testimony of a precious man of God, Mark Halcomb Jr.
In loving memory of a dear friend and prophet of God, D’Artagnan Meloan (Dart) in 2001.
You will never outgrow warfare. You must simply learn to fight!