Word For Today: Monday, February 22 The Lord Blessed The Latter Days

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WORD FOR TODAY by PASTOR JESUS FIGUEROA

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Monday, February 22

The Lord Blessed The Latter Days

Topic: The Importance Of Staying In The Process Of Blessing

10 And the Lord restored Job’s losses when he prayed for his friends. Indeed the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.

Job 42:10 (NKJV)

12 Now the Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning; for he had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, one thousand yoke of oxen, and one thousand female donkeys.

Job 42:12 (NKJV)

16 After this Job lived one hundred and forty years, and saw his children and grandchildren for four generations. 17 So Job died, old and full of days.

Job 42:16-17(NKJV)

Daily Reading Plan

Numbers 25-26

Bible Versions:

Job 42:10 (NLT) ― 10 When Job prayed for his friends, the Lord restored his fortunes. In fact, the Lord gave him twice as much as before!

Job 42:12 (NIV) ― 12 The Lord blessed the latter part of Job’s life more than the former part. He had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, a thousand yoke of oxen and a thousand donkeys.

Job 42:16-17 (NLT) ― 16 Job lived 140 years after that, living to see four generations of his children and grandchildren. 17 Then he died, an old man who had lived a long, full life.

Thoughts of Devotion:

In reading the history of the servant Job we discover that God always has a process to show His blessing on our lives. Sometimes it’s a long journey in which we will be tested in our faith and dependence on Him. Although Job’s life was one of great honesty and integrity he had to go through the process to see the blessing of God. You read how the Lord expresses himself against the adversary in Job 1: 8, “Then the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God and shuns evil?”

Imagine the great man that Job was, even God himself described him as a perfect, righteous and fearing man!  Job was a great example, a man that, in reading his story, after losing everything, kept his integrity to God. Job had to go through the process of losing before winning. God’s plan was to bless Job with twice as much as the possession, but first had to test his integrity, his character, to see what he was made of. I wonder what would have happened to Job if halfway through his blessing had lost his faith and dependence on God?

On how many occasions do we make the mistake of abandoning the process of blessing? At times you make the mistake of just seeing today, my test! My loss! My shortage! and fail to see that the great blessings that are to come in our future. We forget God’s promise in Haggai 2: 8-9, ‘The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine,’ says the Lord of hosts. ‘The glory of this latter temple shall be greater than the former…” Today we believe that our future will be more glorious than our past. We cannot disqualify the process of God to see our blessing come to pass. We must determine ourselves on this day to stay in God’s plan. 2016 is the year to see the overflowing blessings of God!

Foundational Scriptures:

Job 1:3 (NKJV) ― Also, his possessions were seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen, five hundred female donkeys, and a very large household, so that this man was the greatest of all the people of the East.

Proverbs 22:4 (NKJV) ― By humility and the fear of the Lord Are riches and honor and life.

Haggai 2:8-9 (NKJV) ― ‘The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine,’ says the Lord of hosts. The glory of this latter temple shall be greater than the former,’ says the Lord of hosts. ‘And in this place I will give peace,’ says the Lord of hosts.”

Deuteronomy 8:18 (NKJV) ― 18 “And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.

Job 22:24 (NKJV) ― 24 Then you will lay your gold in the dust, And the gold of Ophir among the stones of the brooks.

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6 responses to “Word For Today: Monday, February 22 The Lord Blessed The Latter Days

  1. amen what really ministered to me this devotional was when Jacob, after losing everything, kept his integrity to God. Lord let job be an example to us after losing everything let us keep our integrity on you and see better days than our past

  2. God knows the timing and plans for us although we might thinks Gods blessing are not coming we must wait on him because he knows best and purpose in why he does what he does

  3. I thanks God for the plans he has for my life. Also I thanks him for all the blessings he had for my life because I don’t deserve it

  4. We must suck to god’s process no matter the condition we are in, because in the end, the lord will always come through!!! He knows our heart!!!!

  5. God had a process for are lives. We must not leave God side in this trials. God will bless us even more that what we lost. Are future is going to be better than are past. For this to come about we must not abandon God’s plan for are lives. We must be more like Job he lost it all but he never gave up on God’s plan.

  6. God will always bless us when we are worthy of being blessed. God always gives twice as much as we have now or even more.

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