“I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten—
the great locust and the young locust,
the other locusts and the locust swarm—
my great army that I sent among you.
You will have plenty to eat, until you are full,
and you will praise the name of the Lord your God,
who has worked wonders for you;
never again will my people be shamed.
Then you will know that I am in Israel,
that I am the Lord your God,
and that there is no other;
never again will my people be shamed” (Joel 2:25-27)
We all remember wasted times and missed opportunities. We all know the shame of loss and the sadness of failure. Most of us gave up on dreams! We all made wrong choices and foolish mistakes. We all felt like going back in time and repair those bad decisions. But no one can go back. No one can become young again. Time only goes in one direction. Wasted years can be a terribly painful memory, producing the weeds of bitterness, regrets and shame. But God has a word for His prodigal children who wasted years in the past. Remember that in Christ, there is always hope! Shame can become praise! Failure can become worship! Backsliding years can be changed into fruitful service to God! The last can still be first! Time itself can be redeemed! For nothing is impossible for God!
God will not bring you back in time, to be young again. But God promises to give you a supernatural financial increase, an overflow of harvest that will more than compensate for the lost opportunities of wasted years. Only God can perform this miracle! A change in job is not enough. Going back to school will not solve the problem. Marrying a rich person is not the key. This wonderful testimony is not the result of harder work or man’s promotion. You do not need a bank loan, collateral or capital to start a new business. No! But God is looking for genuine faith! You need to trust God, His Word, His promises and His power to perform miracles. Nothing less will do! I am talking about FAITH IN GOD!
If you are not saved, give your life to Christ! If you are born again, then be filled with the Holy Spirit! Attend a living church! Pay your tithes! Serve God the best way you can! Join me in trusting God for a new beginning! Your loans and mortgages shall be paid by the power of the Holy Spirit! The money lenders will not control your life! Armed robbers will not see your address! Thieves will not come to your house! You shall not spend money on things that do not profit! Sickness will run away when you come in. In the past, my prosperity was lost to hungry locusts. My enemies got fatter and I got leaner. But this time, by the grace of God, by faith in the God of justice, in the God of miracles, the same locusts will have to stay hungry and disappointed. My peace is my peace. My prosperity is mine. It cannot be stolen or eaten by thieves. Finally, when the miracle happens, please vow to give God alone all the glory! In Jesus name, amen!
(In the picture you see a hungry locust)