How do you obtain seven-fold restoration?
Excuses might be found for a thief who steals because he is starving.
But if he is caught, he must pay back seven times what he stole, even if he has to sell everything in his house.
Proverbs 6:30-31 (NLT)
There are many things that are stolen from us as believers in Jesus Christ, many times without us even knowing it. The Bible tells us that the enemy comes to steal, kill and destroy but Jesus has come that we might receive life and more abundantly (John 10:10).
Sometimes the thief comes to steal our joy, peace, health, finances, relationships and so forth. Sometimes, you may have dreams of losing things and it manifests in the natural realm. The question then is, how do we get those things back?
- Restore what we owe to others
Many times we think restoration is only one way, but we also must restore unto people what is due to them. We are encouraged not to owe anyone anything but our love, therefore if there is anything that we have taken from people, we must restore it back to them:
Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law.
Romans 13:8 (NIV)
- Prayer for restoration
We need to pray to the God of Restoration to restore us. The Lord has promised to restore unto us the years that the locust has eaten. Therefore, let us put God in remembrance and ask Him to restore all that the enemy has stolen from us, so that we can make up for the lost years:
And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, My great army which I sent among you.
Joel 2:25 (KJV)
- Demand back what the enemy stole from you
The Bible says that if the thief is caught, he must pay back seven-fold. Therefore any time you become aware the enemy has stolen from you; that is the time to demand back a seven-fold restoration.
Oh God of Restoration, please restore unto me everything that the enemy has stolen from my life knowingly or unknowingly in Jesus’ name: