“People do not despise a thief if he steals to satisfy himself when he is starving.  Yet when he is found, he must restore sevenfold; He may have to give up all the substance of his house.”  Proverbs 6:30-31 

Spiritually speaking, the enemy is a thief that continually tries to steal from God’s people.  In the verse above it states that we will not despise a thief who steals to satisfy himself when he is starving, but trust me when I tell you that the devil is not starving!  Therefore, according to our scripture above, the devil has to restore back to you sevenfold what he has stolen from your life.  Maybe he has stolen the innocence of your childhood, your bank account or your peace of mind, but no matter what he has stolen from you, he must give it back in abundance! 

We serve a God of total restoration and no one can steal God’s dream for your life.  I believe from the bottom of my heart, that whenever it seems that God is withholding something good from us, He is only setting us up to be blessed.  He takes what the enemy meant to destroy us and uses it to propel us into our destiny.

I want to encourage you today to never give up on God’s dream for your life.  It may look impossible, but ALL things are possible with God.  It may appear that the enemy has won, BUT God isn’t finished yet!  Hold on because your greatest days are yet ahead. 


“Lord, I acknowledge that the devil has stolen from my life and I declare “no more” in Jesus Name!  I rebuke the devourer and command that he must give back sevenfold what he has stolen from me.  I declare that I will never give up on my dreams.  God will bring them to pass as I trust in Him.  I wait expectantly for vindication, restoration and promotion.  I ask for God’s Spirit to blow through my life this day.  Amen.”

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