Recently the Holy Spirit reminded me of a time some years ago when an act of faith and declaration on my part brought a great supernatural increase to my finances. I hear the Spirit of the Lord saying that this is the time to sow a seed and make those declarations in the Spirit and they will manifest in the natural!

What happened me to me was that I had been enjoying some time with family at a nearby park. When I got back to my car, I found that thieves had cut out my back window and stolen my purse, as well as my MP3 player! I had placed my purse on the floor of the car below the back seat and covered it with a blanket, along with the MP3 player. The thieves had been watching, laying in wait for an opportunity!

I was confused, shocked, angry and scared. I immediately called the police and reported the theft, then called my husband and told him to cancel our credit cards and bank card. I walked around the parking lot, asking others if they had seen anything. No one had seen a thing. I was fearful at this point – in my purse was my wallet, my driver’s license with my home address and my house keys! I was afraid they would take my house keys and go to my house and rob it!

After a few minutes, I remembered God and got really angry at the devil. I gave the situation to the Lord and determined He would have the final say, He is my vindicator! I began praying and declaring the blood of Jesus over this situation, my home and family, and that no weapon formed against us would prosper. I declared that I would receive double for any financial loss, that my identity would be safe, that my purse would be returned, and that the thieves would be saved by listening to the Christian music on my MP3 player that was stolen.

The police came and took the report, and told me that they doubted they would find my purse. As I drove home I was praying continuously. About ten minutes later, my phone rang. It was the police; they had found my purse in a nearby parking lot trash can! They said the wallet was there and asked what I’d had in it. I told them there was $8.00, and listed the credit cards. The thieves had taken the cash, and the major credit and bank cards, but the rest were there, including my driver’s license and house keys!
I turned around and went back to the park to meet them, crying in thanksgiving and relief, and praising God all the while!
The next month I received a consulting contract for $8,000.00!!! That was a thousand-fold increase! My faith in God took the theft and declared it a seed! God brought increase through that seed!

What I am hearing is that the Lord is saying to declare a return on everything that the enemy has stolen, and sow a seed – it will bring increase for your need! The number eight is significant, a sign of new beginnings. We are still in the Hebraic year of 5777, representing grace and completion. It is a time for completion of the times when the enemy stole from you and for completion of the circle – restoration! Speak declarations of God’ goodness, and His vindication over every area of lack in your life, and sow your seeds of faith in His almighty power and everlasting goodness!

“But when he (the thief) is found, he must repay sevenfold; He must give all the substance of his house.” (Prov. 6:31, KJV)“
“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. And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed.” (Joel 2:25-26, KJV)