Weekly Nuggets June 29 2020
Zechariah 9:11-12 NKJV
“As for you also, Because of the blood of your covenant, I will set your prisoners free from the waterless pit. Return to the stronghold, You prisoners of hope. Even today I declare That I will restore double to you.
Key Phrase: Double for your Trouble
This nugget marks the start of a 4 part series tagged “Release“. Its a word which God has given me for the season and I pray the Holy Spirit will reveal the depth and breadth of this message to me.
Our reference text describes two types of prisoners; physical and emotional.
• Physical prisoners are trapped or constrained to a limited area.. they cannot move too far. Any desire to grow and move out of the boundaries the “prison guard” has defined will be met with stiff opposition. I will liken this to Joseph after he was thrown into a pit by his brothers, he still had his dreams, he was hardworking even in Potiphars house but the limit would have been head slave if not for God.
• Emotional prisoners are not limited in how far they can move, but they are limited in their thoughts… they no longer dare to dream.. their Hope’s are locked away, they ask “how can this be?”
For some, it’s one or the other and for some its a double whammy, like the man at the pool of Bethesda in John 5:7-8, he could neither move around on his own nor hope for a helper. But, Jesus spoke a word of release into his situation, like He will do for us today. Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your bed and walk.” And immediately the man was made well, took up his bed, and walked.
Father, because of the blood of your covenant, let this word of release go forth into our lives. Lord, open every gate restraining us physically and destroy every counsel limiting us emotionally. Mostly Lord, your word promises not just a restoration, but a double portion of everything that has been held back. in Jesus name Amen