God of restoration
Text: Jer. 30:17 “For I will restore thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the LORD; because they called thee an outcast, saying, This is the Zion whom no man seeketh after.”
Restoration is an act of Repairing, Rehabilitation, Rebuilding, Reconstruction and Redecoration of something to a good condition or operation.Restoration is also an act of returning something or someone to a satisfactory state.Restoration can take place in both Physical realm and Spiritual realm.
• Physical restoration is an act of bringing someone back to a normal and best position. It is a process of retrieving what has been lost. Which includes Blessings, Miracles, Position and Glory.
• Spiritual restoration is an inner restoration. A spirit-filled and felt restoration. It is a process of rebuilding those that are weak in the spiritual life. It is rehabilitation of those that have backslided in Christ.
Isa 61:7 says, “For your shame ye shall have double; and for confusion they shall rejoice in their portion: therefore in their land they shall posses the double: everlasting joy shall be unto them.”
For something to be restored, then it must have previously died or been destroyed or wasted away. Jesus is the only One Who can restore everything back. He will not only restore it to the level it was, but He will restore your life to a level you never dreamed possible.
Job 42:10 says, “And the Lord turned the captivity of Job when he prayed for his friends: also the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.”
Devil struck Job and he lost everything he had. All his wealth, fortunes, health, children and more. But Job as a man of faith and strong believer in the Lord, despite his misfortune yet he spoke rightly about God. Then God restored everything Job had lost twice as much as he had before.
Job 42:12A says, “So the LORD blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning.”A life that needs restoration always faces trials and challenges. It is a life of struggle and Lament. A life of sorrow and sadness. God desires to restore to us as individuals that which Satan and Sin have stolen from us. God is the Restorer of the lives of people.
Joel 2:25 says, “And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm and the Caterpillar and the palmerworm, my great army, which I sent among you.”
I beseech you brethren, come to God, Accept Jesus as your Lord and Saviour and I believe, according to His words, that God will restore everything that has been lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed in your life.I pray that, The Almighty God shall restore our lives and retrieve everything that belongs to us in double folds in Jesus name.
Pastor Korede Aderounmu
Christ Liberty World Evangelical Ministry, 56, Falohun Street, Orile Iganmu, Lagos.