My Dear Brothers and Sisters, I greet and bless everyone in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. The blessed word that God has given for you today is from the book of Isaiah:61:7 “Instead of your shame you shall have double honour. And Instead of confusion, they shall rejoice in their portion. Everlasting joy shall be theirs.”
My Dear Brothers and Sisters, from the above context we learn that God wants to bless His people. He wants to demonstrate His love, and kindness through His blessings bestowed upon His people. Jesus came that He might open up the blessing of God to those who believe. God said, “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” Jesus came that we might have a life, that is superabundant, and more than enough, a double portion of life. God is not stingy with His blessings, but He gives more than what is needed.
My Dear Brothers and Sisters, the good news is that God is going to give you double honour instead of your shame in the future. Are you prepared to receive it? Specifically in whatever area, of your life, you have gone through shame all these years, God is willing to give you double honour and magnify you. May be in the past years, you have been facing shame, because of your failures, in your life. You would have become a shameful person, before others, God is going to equalize all the failures you have gone through with a double portion of honour.
My Dear Brothers and Sisters, your children would have brought you shame, because of their bad behaviour. But the same children, will in the future, earn good name, for you and for themselves, They will bring double portion of honour in their life, by studying well or working well in their office and earning reputation. They will bring name and fame for their parents. So do not worry God will change all your situation, for the good of your family.
My Dear Brothers and Sisters, In the past the creditors might have spoken very shamefully, because you had not returned the money you had borrowed from them on time. And therefore they have put you down before others. But in future the same people from whom you borrowed money are going to speak highly about you. and God is going to make you lend to others and not allow you to borrow from others.
My Dear Brothers and Sisters, may be in the past, since you did not have the gift of children, many would have spoken ill of you. and you would have been put to shame. and this would have caused pain to you. But in future the same people who put you to shame, before others, and had disregarded you, will come forward, to honour you and you shall receive double honour instead of your shame. Thus whatever evil you gone through in the past, and have experienced such shame, and humiliation, before others, will all be turned for the good of your life.
My Dear Brothers and Sisters, But to achieve double portion of honour, name and fame, you need to do walk in the ways of the Lord. Your life must be pleasing unto God. You need to obey His commandments and pray to the Lord to teach you, as to how you should carry your life in this sinful world. The Psalmist says, “Lord teach me to do things that are pleasing unto you.”Ask God to lead you each day of your life. Then God will teach you and instruct you in the way you should go. He will guide you with His eyes and direct your steps. Are you willing to walk in the ways of God? No matter what befalls you, will you still follow Him without murmuring, then God will make your name great and exalt you before others. God Bless you.
Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Lord we thank you for teaching us through this message that you came down to give us life, and that we may have it more abundantly. You came that we might have a life, that is superabundant, and more than enough, a double portion of life. To receive name and fame teach us to follow you faithfully and diligently.