« Joel Osteen Podcast

It's Payback Time

2018-12-02 | 🔗
In this exciting message, Joel will show how God is a God of justice. Nobody can pay you back like God can pay you back. He has seen everything you’ve gone through, every person that did you wrong, every tear and every lonely night. God sees what’s unfair and He is keeping record. God promises in Joel 2:25 to repay us for all our troubles. It may not have been fair what you’ve gone through, but don’t worry, payback is coming. God is going to make up for the wrongs that were done. You’re going to come out of your situation and pain loaded with blessings and increase. Get ready; a double dose of blessings is headed your way! He’s not going to just bring you out, He’s going to bring you out with abundance. Get ready payback is coming.
This is an unofficial transcript meant for reference. Accuracy is not guaranteed.
hi this is joe thanks so much for downloading the podcast i believe you'll be inspired and challenged i hope you enjoy the message it's a joy to come into your homes and if you're ever in in our area please stop by and be a part of one of our services i promise you will make you feel right at home now i like to start with something funny it's just a joke please don't be offended but i heard about this blonde lady she was driving on the freeway when she was pulled over by a female police officer who also happened to be blonde the officer asked to see her drivers license the lady doug and uh going to purse getting more and more agitated couldn't find it finally asked the officer what it looked like
the officer said it's a little square that has your picture on it the lady got a mirror and saw handed it to the officer the officer did the mirror and saw herself handed it back and said ok you can go i didn't realize you were a police officer alright i'm gonna need a ride home but here we go this is my bible i am what it says i am i have this is our hair i can do what says i can do today i will be taught the word of god i boldly confess my mind is alert lower my heart is receptive i will never be the same in jesus name god you i want to talk to you today about it's pay back time we all go through unfair situations we were overlooked for a promotion or came down with an illness or somebody walked out of a relationship it's easy to get discouraged and think that's just life a bad break
nothing i can do about it you may not be able to but god can he's a god of justice he is seen everything you've been through every person that did you wrong every lonely night every tear he said in hebrews i will repay the that compensation owed you it may not have been fair but don't worry payback is coming god is going to make up for the wrongs that were done to you those people that put you at a disadvantage don't live bitter think you have to get even it's not your battle the battle is the lord's he knows what you're owed he's keeping the record he'll not only take care of the opposition he'll make it up to you
you may have been raised in an unhealthy environment nobody was there to make you feel encouraged loved invaluable it seems like that set you back but people don't determine your destiny what you didn't get who wasn't there for you is not going to keep you from your god sees how you were treated and he's saying payback is coming he's going to show you favor the of what happened the end a minute to stop you god's going to use it increase you he's going to open new doors bring opportunity joy fulfillment that you wouldn't have seen if that had not happened instead of being discouraged turn it around father thank you that payback is i mean i know you're on the throne you fighting my battles yuma vindicator becaus you honor god be cause you're keeping him first place you have an advantage your own his payroll
quit living worried thinking you're falling behind those people at work left you out now you could never get to where you want to be god is in control one touch of his favor will catapult you yeah he knows how to move the wrong people out of the way they may be stopping you now but they're not going to stop you your whole life whi payback is coming keep doing the right thing when the wrong thing is happening you are not can under people you are can under god when you know your own his pay roll you don't get upset when unfair things happen discouraged because somebody treating you badly or give up on a dream because you had a disappointment you know pay back is coming here's what i've learned nobody can pay back like god can pay you back just as the israelites they have been in slavery for four hundred and thirty years
one generation after another mistreated to work long hours given quotas that were impossible to meet i'm sure they thought that was their destiny that's the way it be for their children their grandchildren it was just bad luck they were born at the wrong time born into hardship things may not change overnight but if you'll stay faith there will come a point where god will say enough is enough it's payback time he's going to turn things around not just bring your out he'll pay you back for the injustice he's going to pay you back for an unfair childhood he's going to pay you back for the promotion that should have been yours or pay you back from those people that tried to damage your reputation god said i have seen the afflictions of my people i have heard their cries
i am coming down to deliver then you may have been in a difficulty for a long time god is saying to you what he said to them i am coming down to do something about it this is a new day what is hindered you in the past the sickness the betrayal the people that did you wrong that is not permanent payback is coming healing is come vindication is coming promotion is coming new relationships are coming you not created to go through life lonely that person that left you that didn't recognize your value that may be told you you're not smart enough good enough attractive enough don't believe those lies you've been made in the image of almighty god he calls you a masterpiece he's crowned you with favor he moved that person away so he could bring someone that
right is who you are someone that celebrates you that chair it is you that can't wait to be with you when god pays you back it's so to exceed your expectations you're going to think i never dreamed life could be this great never dreamed i could feel this good never dreamed i'd be this blessed this happy this fulfilled that's the god who pays you back and i believe you are closer than you think things are about to shift in your favor people that are against you are suddenly going to shift and before you they don't even understand why they can't explain it if they didn't have a choice is god causing them to be good to you that sickness looks permanent the call report says learn to live with it now get ready it's about to shift
healing is coming hold is coming that struggle the lack not able to get ahead maybe look back it's been in your family line for generations nobody's been able to break out get ready you're the one a shift is coming ideas creativity promotion contracts real estate is going to come into your hand that's good hey in the back some of this pay back is from what you're for father's work for and didn't receive they weren't treated right they weren't respected given what they deserve but god has all the records he knew does what your family is of you're going to come into generational payback bless things that have been accruing in your family's account god has not forgotten about your great grandparents that honored him
people in your family line they did the right thing but didn't get what they deserve part of this payback is houses that you didn't don't favor that you didn't work for promotions when you didn't have the qualifications he's a god of justice he's going to pay you back moses went to the pharaoh and told him that god said to let the israelites go but he wouldn't listen to moses so god sent plagues after plagues on pharaoh and his people he finally changed his mind as the israelites left some two million people i'm sure they were excited singing dancing this was a dream come true after generations they were going to have to work these long hours liberal pressed and burden it was a great miracle in itself just to be free they were
this pod but god wasn't satisfied he said in exodus three i will see to it that the egyptian and treat you well they will load you down with gifts so you will not leave empty handed on the layout the israelites asked their captors for their goal there's silver their jewelry their clothing god gave him favor and they freely gave it to the israel for generations they had been low sit down with burdens loaded down with injustice now they were loaded down with blessings loaded down with valuables they left pushing wheelbarrows full of treasures what was that god paying them back for four hundred and thirty years of injustice god saw what was unfair not only we did them but to the generations before then god is keeping the wreck
you may be satisfied if god would just turn it around you'd be happy if god just brought you out of the difficulty but god is not satisfied glad he's going to make the enemy pay you are not going to come out empty handed you were going to come out loaded better than you were promoted stronger healthier at a new level i can imagine a mother taking a gold necklace putting it on her daughter the little girl has never worn a necklace now she feels so value well so special everywhere she goes when people see it it's a reminder that god not only brought them out but he paid them back you may be in an unfair situation you don't understand why it happened why you came down with an illness while you went through a los why those people at work or against you don't worry god sees it
you are not going to come out empty handed he is going to pay you back in such a way that other people are going to see favor on your life the scripture says the israelites went into egypt in great distress but they came out with great abundance how you go in does it determine how you're going to come out you may go in addicted you're going to come out for free you may go in sick you're going to come out healthy they go in mistreated injustice you're going to come out vindicated paid back you may go in struggling in depth but you're going to come out with great abundance i talked to uh she owns her own business for you here rented space in the shopping mall she's always been a great tenant always pay their bills on time one day she was read email from the landlord saying that they were going to double her rent just
out of the blue for no reason she knew she couldn't make a profit paying that much they were basically forcing her out she was concerned didn't know what she was going to do and she turned the television on and there i was i was talking about how trouble can be transferred asian how sometimes god will allow difficulties to move us ahead how we can trust that he's in control that he will make these wrongs right deep down she knew everything was going to be alright she came back to a place of peace days later other landlord that headspace two doors down contacted her she didn't go looking for him he came looking for her he offered her twice the amount of space that she currently had for half
amount of rent she couldn't believe it she gladly moved to the new location god knows how to pay you back he knows what's not fair he sees every sparrow that falls to the ground every little bird how much more does god see everything that happens with you you don't have to live worry i think in the deaths of the bad break is the end that set back is really a set up for the show out in your life isaiah said god will give you a two fold recompense for the unfair things that have happened that means god will pay you back down
it's not a coincidence that that lady got twice the space for half the rent it's not a coincidence in the scripture after all the heartache and pain joe came out with twice the cattle twice the she twice what he had it's not a coincidence when property was sold out from under us we acquired the compaq center this place we went from an eight thousand seat auditorium to a sixteen thousand seat auditorium exactly double when go through unfair situations somebody does you wrong instead of being sour have a new perspective they just qualified you for double you may not like it it may not have been fair stay in faint when god pays you back you're not going to come out the same like the israelites you're going to come out loaded down with blessings
this is what happened to jacob he made an agreement to work for his uncle labin for seven years in return leben would give him his daughter rachel to marry jacob work faithfully these seven years increasingly burns flocks many times over he made labon are very wealthy man but leben changed his mind he said jacob you can marry my daughter leah but if you want mary rachel you're going to have to work another seven years that wasn't what they agreed to it was unfair he was dishonest jacob went ahead and did it at the end of the fourteen years he told leben that he was going to move back to his hometown with rachel and his family will even felt kind of guilty 'cause he had hardly paid jacob anything
yes jacob what he could do for him jacob said i work for you a little longer i don't want any money just let me have the sheep and goats that are spotted and st you can have all the solid colored animals that when i leave you'll know i'm not taking anything that belongs to you well there were very few street and spotted animals so late been quickly agreed he thought there's a great deal he was so dishonest he snuck out in the middle of the night and removed all the spotted and st animals and put them in a different pasture that way the solid colored animals couldn't mate with the other ones and jacob wouldn't have as much what leave didn't realize is god controls the universe when he is ready to pay you back unfair people can't stop him bad
stop in all the forces of darkness cannot keep him from bringing justice into your life windows solid colored animals made you know what color their offspring was streaked and spotted god has the final say he not limited by the laws of nature bond unfair boss now what somebody says in was over there shaking his head thinking good how well that happened he was so frustrated he said jacob i want to change agreement from now on you only get the spotted colored animals jacob said fine now all the animals that were born were spotty laban said i want to change the agreement again now i want the spotted colored animals all the animals that were born were solid color the blessing follow the he left there
with more flux in his uncle laban what was that god paying him back maybe someone is not keeping their word with you hey jane is the agreement they are not being honest don't worry god is keeping the records he's going to make things happen that not only they can't stop but they can explain they're going to be scratching their heads thinking how did you get so i asked the more they tried to push it down the more you rosa the more they tried the disk did leave you out ignore you the more god calls you to shine they're doing their best to they don't realize you're not old peoples payroll your gods payroll jacob said this is thirty one leben you would have sent me out without one penny
god has seen how unfair you been to maine that's why he's vindicated maine and given me an abundance like with jacob god sees what son he's not going to just bring it out he's going to bring you out with abundance he has not brought you this far to leave you the disappointments the bad breaks the people that did you wrong that is not the end the enemy would love to convince you to live discouraged give up on dreams where you are don't believe those lies those setbacks are setting you up for a new
of all of your destiny in the scripture in abraham's nephew lot was captured by an enemy army they raided his property and took a lot all of his children his family everything that he owned one of his men escaped and went and told abraham what happened abraham called his men together said lots in trouble we have to go rescue him they snuck up on the enemy armies at night and attack them from all different sides the scripture says abraham recovered all that was stolen lot with all of his possessions his family all of his children what's interesting is lot wasn't supposed to be there in the first place god told abraham to leave his relatives go to a new land but abraham decided to take a lot with him god could have said abraham lots in trouble but too bad it's your fault i told
not to bring him but god is so merciful and when we make mistakes even when it's our fault he says i'm still going to help you abraham recovered all maybe you made mistakes you're thinking joe got cold be back i can understand if it was unfair if somebody did me wrong but this was my fault i brought the trouble on myself god is saying to you what he said to abraham i'm going to help you recover all maybe you didn't raise your children right now they're all of course you're going to recover all your children you spend money that you didn't have now you're over your head you're going to recover all your finances you didn't take care of your body maybe you gave into addictions you're going to recover all your health not partial recovery partial freedom fully recover
fully healthy fully blessed god is saying you're going to get it all back all your finances oh your children all your health all your dreams everything that has been stolen luke chapter one thousand seven hundred and ten lepers saw jesus walking through their village and leprosy was a dreaded disease would cause the skin comes so infected kids so bad that sometimes raw flesh would start showing parts of the body would become dismember a finger to wood rot and eventually fall off our hands are ears curl up and become useless these lepers called out for mercy asking jesus to come heal them but jesus didn't go pray for them he didn't lay hands on them he didn't even speak healing he told them to go show themselves to the priest that's what you would normally do after you were here they could have thought i'm not healed yet
you waste of time once i see my healing i'll go they didn't realize their healing was dependent on their obedience when god asks you to do something don't debate it don't try to figure it out don't call ten friends get their opinion just do it when you obey a blessing always follow the scripture says as they went they were healed i could imagine as they were walking to the these hands that had been gnarled for years suddenly begin to open up maybe a finger begins to grow out a toad that was missing is to reform and ear that all curled up begins to straighten out like a movie parts of their bodies that were dismembered disfigured begin to morph back to normal by the time they got to the priest they were perfectly these were unusual miracles
is it seemed impossible rotting flesh a finger missing can't do anything about that but nothing is too difficult for our god these lepers you may have a situation that looks too far gone like it could never work out but god has some of these unusual miracles for you unusual healing unusual favor unusual promotion it's something that you haven't seen out of the ordinary it's never happened in your life get ready payback is coming the enemy may have done his best but his this was not enough god has the final say he said in the book of joel i will pay you for the years that the locust have eaten that was talking about crops they had lost insects that had wiped out their harvest they had struggled for years they thought that was their destiny but the next verse says
you will eat in plenty and be satisfied god is saying this to you i'm going to reap you for the years the enemy has stolen years you were mistreated as you were lonely year you were sick addicted depressed god is about to repay you you're going to have plenty of joy plenty of health plenty of plenty of opportunities plenty of resources you're not only going to be satisfied you to be amazed that's the most high god paying you back i know this lady got off to a rough start in life she dropped out of high school at fifteen and had her first baby it's sixteen she didn't have any guidance and she ended up spending three years in prison with a felony offense for riding two thousand dollars worth of band
becaus she had a felony she lost her right to vote this really bothered her when she got out of prison the only job she could find was working as a bartender there was a man that lived by the bar that was constantly encouraging telling her this bar is not where you belong god has something better for you one hey you're going to own your own business one day you're going to get your voting rights back she would weep and weep this sounded too good to be true she thought that's impossible i have a felony how could that happen all the circumstances said she was stuck the odds were against her but god has unusual favor unusual opportunities there was a lady close by that had a restaurant for sale this young lady wanted to buy it but she didn't have the funds she to the lady and told her her story the lady
he said there was a man in the restaurant business that really wanted to purchase it but there's something special about you something that i really like i don't need your money i'm going to give you my restaurant she has been in is this now there seven years plus recently she opened up a second restaurant a while back the governor's office called and informed her that the governor was giving her a pardon she got her voting rights back is there anything too hard for god you may have made mistakes but god is full of mercy they look impossible but god has all power he knows what you've been through he knows it wasn't fair he saying today payback is coming not parse well not halfway not ninety percent you're going it all back i believe and declare god is going
restore the years that the enemy has stolen you're not going to come out empty handed like the is like you're going to come out loaded down unusual favor unusual healing unusual breakthroughs the fullness of your destiny in jesus name an if you receive it can you save in today and i'd like to give you an opportunity to make jesus lord of your life would you pray with me just say lord jesus i'll repent of my sins come into my heart uh thank you my lord and savior if you pray a for prayer we believe you got born again get into good bible based church and keep god first place victor and i'll be right back to speak a blessing over you thank you for listening to the jewels dean podcast help us continue to share the message of hope with those all over the world visit joe
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Transcript generated on 2019-11-11.