REPLEVIN -A legal action to recover the possession of items of Personal Property.
Replevin is one of the oldest Forms of Action known to Common Law, first appearing about the beginning of the thirteenth century. It was a legal procedure for claiming the right to have personal property returned from the possession of one who had less right to hold it than the plaintiff. Originally the action may have been available only for the recovery of goods that were illegally held past the time the defendant had the right to their possession, but soon the right was extended to cover every situation, whether the defendant wrongfully took or just withheld another's property. (http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/replevin)
Not much of a legal whizz myself, but recently I heard a speaker talk about the legal term 'replevin' and how God is in the business of replevin. That is - to give back what has been taken and to put it back in the right hands. Replevin forces the wrongful holder (The Enemy) and releases it back to the rightful holder (us). Wow! What an amazing thing that God does for us.
I thought about all the things that was stolen from me. Here is a list of some things:
- Loss of quality of life
- Loss of opportunities
My King started to whisper to me that He would restore what was stolen from me. He would take what the Enemy had stolen from me, and give it back to me. (I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten— the great locust and the young locust, the other locusts and the locust swarm— my great army that I sent among you. Joel 2:25)
I wrote this promise on my mirror that He gave me in Isaiah 54:11-13
"You poor city. Storms have hurt you, and you have not been comforted.
But I will rebuild you with turquoise stones, and I will build your foundations with sapphires. I will use rubies to build your walls and shining jewels for the gates and precious jewels for all your outer walls.
All your children will be taught by the Lord, and they will have much peace. I will build you using fairness.
You will be safe from those who would hurt you, so you will have nothing to fear.
Nothing will come to make you afraid."
Replevin - to give back what has been taken and put it back in the right hand.
I have been so lonely over the last few years dealing with depression, Hashimoto's Disease and becoming a mother of 3 Boy Warriors. Friendship was stolen from me. But now God has taken it back and put it back into my hand.
I am starting to see my 'old self' reappear and joy is present where there once was despair. Joy was stolen from me. But He has restored my joy back to me. I can't wait to see what else my King restores back to me as He rebuilds me. I knew that this was my season of 'Spring', but this is more than I had ever imagined it would be. I look forward with anticipation to my King undertaking replevin in my life in all areas - my health, my relationships, my time, my quality of life, my loss of opportunites. He can and will give back what was wrongfully taken.
Still taking lessons from the King,