IF YOU SEE MY NEIGHB0UR, TELL THEM I AM COMING BACK AGAIN !
Dear brethren, when your enemies were busy celebrating your downfall, little did they know that your setback is a setup for your set forth. You lost your job and the enemies were happy, but unknowing to them, it was for you get a better job. You were disgraced by men just to enable you obtain grace from God.
No matter how life treat you, don’t lose hope, believe in His power of restoration.
Stop celebrating over my downfall, it is a temporary setback, go ahead and tell my neighbors that am coming back again. Let us explore from the Scriptures many Men of God who were celebrated as they bounced back from the devil’s plot.
1. DANIEL IN THE LION’S DENS PLOT AGAINST DANIEL - (DANIEL 6:19-24)
As they took Daniel to the Lion’s Den, he said if you see my neighbors tell them Am coming back again, and God restored him back to life, So shall you be restored back to life against every plot of the enemy in Jesus Name.
2. JOB RESTORATION - (JOB 42: 12)
Job after losing all he has was very optimistic that even in times of trial that God is still faithful. He said to his neighbors I am coming back again, and in Job 42:12 God restored him back to normalcy. Dear beloved, that ugly situation is just for a while; your restoration is coming speedily today, in Jesus Name.
12 REASONS WHY JOB WAS RESTORED
The following 12 principles are essential to everyone desiring full restoration after experiencing life’s challenges.
1. WORSHIP: Job fell to the ground in worship after news of tragedy (Job 1:20).
The Bible tells us to give thanks to God “in” everything, not “for” everything. God is not the author of sin and tragedy but sometimes allows the enemy to attack us.
2. DON’T ACCUSE GOD: Job didn’t accuse God of any wrong doing (Job 1:22).
Satan successfully tempted Eve to sin by accusing God’s motives (Genesis 3:1-6).
3. INTEGRITY: Job maintained his integrity in spite of satanic attacks against his family and property (Job 2:3).
Oftentimes, many Christians fall away from God when tragedy or trials strike because their faith is superficial and not interwoven into the very fabric of their being.
4. Job didn’t allow the backslidden state of his family to bring him down during his time of trial (Job 2:9-10).
Many allow those weaker in the faith to bring them down to their level of emotional and spiritual lack during times of testing.
5. THERE WAS NO EVIL COMMUNICATION: Job didn’t allow sinful talk to come out of his mouth (Job 2:10).
During times of testing we must be very careful what we allow to come out of our mouths because our words can control the direction of our hearts and minds (James 3:1-6).
6. Job’s commitment to God transcended his physical life and the things of this world (Job 13:15).
Like Paul, he lived the crucified life (Galatians 2:20). Many, like those spoken about in the parable of the sower and the seed (Mark 4), backslide because of the cares of this world, desires of this world, and the lust for money and material things
. 7. FAITH WAS MAINTAINED: Job maintained his faith and ultimate hope in God to redeem and resurrect him on the last day (Job 19:25-27). In spite of his emotional pain, his belief in the basic tenets of the faith remained unshaken.
8. Job didn’t allow the negative words of his friends to confuse and condemn him (Job 16:2-5).
9. Job heard the voice of the Lord “out of the storm” (Job 38:1).
The storms in life are God’s way of showing us who we really are and what our true goals should be. They also provide a great opportunity to refocus your life and mission. We can allow the storms in life to serve as a great opportunity to allow God to speak to us.
10. Job stood up like a man (Job 40:7).
Even when tragedy strikes, men are called to continue to function in their role as leaders of their families and communities.
11. Job submitted himself to the wisdom of God’s sovereignty (Job 42:2).
Although God promises divine health, wealth, and an abundant life (1 Peter 2:24; John 10:10) there are times when things contrary to this happen and we must trust in God’s ultimate wisdom for allowing it. In many instances, God allows certain things because of hidden sins, unbelief in His power, and numerous other issues that allow an open door to the enemy in our lives and families.
12. Job didn’t hold resentment against disloyal people around him and even prayed for them (Job 42:10).
3. SHEDRACK, MESHACK AND ABIDINGO - (DANIEL CHAPTER 3
King Nebuchadnezzar set up a golden image in the plain of Dura (a word meaning simply "plain") and commanded that all his officials bow down before it. All who failed to do so would be thrown into a blazing furnace. Certain officials informed the king that the three Jewish youths Hanania, Mishael, and Azaria, who bore the Babylonian names Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and whom the king had appointed to high office in Babylon, were refusing to worship the golden statue. The three were brought before Nebuchadnezzar, where they informed the king that their god would be with them.
Nebuchadnezzar commanded that they be thrown into the fiery furnace, heated seven times hotter than normal, but when the king looked he saw four figures walking unharmed in the flames, the fourth "like a son of God." Seeing this, Nebuchadnezzar brought the youths out of the flames and promoted them to high office, decreeing that anyone who spoke against their god should be torn limb from limb.
Many may mock you for not compromising with evil in the work place. In your community you may have been denied some rights. Among your social group they see you as a hindrance because you don’t compromise. Listen, to the word of God dear child of God; the story of these three Hebrew Boys is a big lesson to all believers. The King’s delicacy could be the like of that juicy job today that will end you up in Hell. You must stand out in every situation.
They said; tell our neighbors that we are coming back again. They came back better, stronger and even increased in population. I see you bouncing back to glory. I see you restored back from your lost job in Jesus Name.
4. LAZARUS DEAD - (JOHN CHAPTER 11: 17-43)
Lazarus dead was a big shock to his family. Jesus was a family friend, and was contacted. Jesus on reaching the scene called Lazarus with a loud voice and he bounced back to life. I declare to you through the Power of Jesus Christ, that every dead situation in your life shall bounce back to life in Jesus Name.
5. JOSEPH: - (Genesis 37: 28-34)
Don’t be discouraged even when those of the same faith with you mock at you and even plan for your downfall. Not everyone who says “Bless You” actually meant God’s blessings towards you. Not every member of your Executive meant well for your administration. It is not new; those who planned Joseph’s downfall were not from a different country, they were his blood brothers. I have good news for you! Every setback you are passing through is a setup for your set forth; your time to be celebrated is now, it is a preparation for your elevation. Anybody who plans your downfall if they do not repent shall go down in Jesus Name.
6. PETER FREED FROM PRISON - (ACTS 12:5-17)
Acts 12:3–19 says that Peter was put into prison by King Herod, but the night before his trial an angel appeared to him, and told him to leave. ... Eventually Peter is let in and describes "how the Lord had brought him out of prison" (verse 17). When his escape is discovered, Herod orders the guards put to death.
7. JESUS RESURRECTION - (Matthew 28: 1-5)
1 After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.
2 There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it.
3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow.
4 The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.
5 The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.
6 He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.
The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the foundation of the Christian faith. Without the resurrection, the belief in God's saving grace through Jesus is destroyed. When Jesus rose from the dead, he confirmed his identity as the Son of God and his work of atonement, redemption, reconciliation, and salvation. The resurrection was real, literal, physical raising of Jesus’ body from the dead.
Jesus was arrested, tried and found guilty of claiming to be a king. His body was hung on a cross between two thieves. After his death, Jesus’ body was wrapped in linen clothes and placed in a tomb with a large stone rolled across the opening. On the third day, Mary Magdalene and another Mary came to the tomb and found it empty. Sitting on the rolled away stone was an angel of the Lord who told them to not be afraid because Jesus had risen. As the women left to tell the disciples, Jesus Christ met them and showed them his nail pierced hands.
Both the Old and the New Testament speak of the truth of Jesus being raised from death - Jesus testified of his resurrection before he died on the cross and his disciples witnessed his body after the resurrection.