GOD IS SAYING, “RESTORE!”

Last time I spoke to you about perseverance of faith, knowing that God works behind the scenes.

I was in worship recently when the Word “Restore” came so strongly in my spirit.

Restore synonyms: reinstate, bring back, reinstitute, reimpose, reinstall, reestablish.

RESTORE!  From the inside out!

God wants to restore Kingdom in you: righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost!

Test yourself on this: Am I walking in the fulness of each aspect of the Kingdom?

How does restoration happen? When our faith connects to the Rhema Word of the Lord in worship. Then we hand over everything into His mighty Hand of power, putting our trust completely in Him to restore everything in our lives that was stolen and destroyed, calling it forth and rejoicing in it!

I started looking up the Word in Scriptures and it became a victory shout!

Joel 2: 25-26   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.

26 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.

This scripture talks about the destruction of the enemy, but also of the abundant provision of the Lord (John 10:10):

Restoration of hearts, of brokenness, of disappointments and woundedness.

Restoration to God as your loving Father, Jesus as your high priest, Holy Spirit as your guide, Teacher, Comforter.

Restoration of Vision and purpose and destiny.

God will restore injustices as the righteous Judge.  His throne is built on righteousness and justice.

WHATSOEVER has been lost or stolen from you by the enemy – be it your possessions, opportunities, relationships, or anything else, God is the One who restores when we put our trust in Him!

Be restored in your true identity and authority in Christ.

Maybe you have missed it somewhere, made the wrong decision and things didn’t work out. Stop blaming yourself or others!  Ask God to forgive you, forgive others and most of all, forgive yourself! Be restored in your true identity.

I have ministered to three people in two days on the topic of being mad at themselves for having made wrong choices, feeling guilty and breaking themselves down in self-accusation.   Rejecting yourself, makes you your own worst enemy!  This will also affect your health! In two of these instances there were skin issues.

Come back to the Lord and receive His forgiveness through repentance.  Then forgive yourself and be restored in the liberty of the Spirit.

God is restoring your soul (wounds) of abandanment and your health.

Jeremiah 30:17 – For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the LORD; because they called thee an Outcast, [saying], This [is] Zion, whom no man seeketh after.

Restoration of the joy of your salvation.

After having committed adultery and murder, King David prayed:

Psalms 51:12 – Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me [with thy] free spirit.

Shame and confusion will be restored with double recompense:

Isaiah 61:7 – For your shame [ye shall have] double; and [for] confusion they shall rejoice in their portion: therefore in their land they shall possess the double: everlasting joy shall be unto them.

Zech.9:11-12: DOUBLE RESTORATION!

As for you, because of the blood of My covenant, I will release your prisoners from the waterless pit. Return to your stronghold, O prisoners of hope; even today I declare that I will restore to you double.

Lean into the provision of Calvary!

Grace upon grace and strength upon strength in the double!

OPEN THE DOUBLE DOORS, LORD – IN JESUS’ NAME!

1 Cor.2:9: What the eye has not seen, the ear has not heard and has not come up in the mind of men, God has prepared for those who love Him.

The good news is that God not only wants to restore what was stolen from us but bless us with double as in the case of Job.

God told David at Ziklag:  Go and recover all!

Get strengthened in your faith by praying in tongues and access this promise of restoration!

Healing, recompense, restoration is yours as you believe the Word of the Lord!

God want to restore your soul:   beauty for ashes, oil of joy for morning, garments of praise for a spirit of heaviness.

God wants to restore your waste places as you come into His Presence – being transformed through light and truth

He will restore your mind – to know your true identity and authority in Christ!

Grab hold of this Word, Restore, and speak it into every area of your life for God’s glory as you worship the Lord in His glory!

Blessings
Elsabe

Finding Destiny in the Midst of Chaos – Gretchen Rodriguez

Finding Destiny in the Midst of Chaos, by Gretchen Rodriguez

Sometimes destiny unfolds in the most unusual circumstances. For me, everything changed when we moved back to the States, after serving on the mission field for nine years. We decided to move to California and become members of our dream church, Bethel. I was thrilled! Little did I know that a life-changing adventure was about to begin.
The journey with the Lord always guides us beyond ourselves. It leads us away from our “do” and straight into our “who”. This was exactly what I was about to discover. Though I fully believed I would continue in ministry, it wasn’t God’s top priority. His priority was, and always is, to help us understand exactly who we are in His eyes.
Weeks after being accepted on the church’s dance team, I injured my back. It was bad and I was devastated. I’d studied and taught ballet since I was three years old. I’d wanted to be on Bethel’s dance team for years. Now what was I going to do?
For six months, I did little more than lay flat. Though I wasn’t angry, I certainly had a lot of questions. We’ve all experienced times when God didn’t make sense and this was one of those times.
Have you ever felt like you were losing grip and unless God was hanging on to you, you’d be sucked into an emotional black hole? That’s how I felt. I had spent most of my life pouring into others through ministry and dance and now all I could do was—nothing. Nothing but focus on Him and worship. And that was all He wanted.
Though God never afflicts us with suffering and pain, He is the Master of reaching us in their midst. He began to teach me who I was, in greater depth than I had ever known.
During this time, God was fine-tuning my identity. Suddenly, I wasn’t Gretchen the missionary, Gretchen the dancer, or Gretchen the pastor. I was just—me. Known and loved by God. Hidden in His presence and enjoying every moment of it. I lost all desire to “do” anything. I was perfectly happy being a lovesick bride.
God knows how to use situations, which would otherwise bring devastation, and use them for our good. He’s a faithful Father. The victories we gain in the wilderness, become golden truths imprinted upon our souls, which can never be erased. Never despise the difficult times, because it is out of them that the greatest breakthroughs erupt.
From this place of total surrender, He resurrected a secret desire in my heart—a desire to become a writer. I began to take risks and do things I never thought I would. Titles no longer made me brave. His voice did. Courage lifted me up and wrapped me securely in His arms. I was strong because I found fulfillment in being His child.
I became a writer, not because I was searching for identity, but because I had found it. Out of heart-wrenching disappointment, I found my purpose—to be His and to be completely at peace with that and nothing more.
All that I did began to flow effortlessly from my love for Him. It was no longer about doing things to find my place, it was about doing things because I had found my reason for doing them.
Now, four years later, my back is getting stronger, I’m an assistant leader for our dance team and authoring books with Brian Simmons. Most importantly, I’ve learned how amazing it is to simply be me.
If you have found yourself in similar circumstances, where nothing is turning out the way you thought it would, hang on! You’re on the verge of your greatest breakthrough! God is calling you higher—to a life that challenges you in the most beautiful ways. He wants you to dream with Him, to hope in the face of countless disappointments, to believe in miracles, and to be so confident in His love for you that your life explodes with purpose!

“God, the searcher of the heart, knows fully our longings, yet he also understands the desires of the Spirit, because the Holy Spirit passionately pleads before God for us, his holy ones, in perfect harmony with God’s plan and our destiny.” Romans 8:27 The Passion Translation

Blessings, Gretchen Rodriguez

You can find Gretchen here: https://www.facebook.com/GretchenMureRodriguez/
Gretchen’s first book with Brian Simmons, Prayers on Fire 365 Days Praying the Psalms, can be found on Amazon and at Barnes and Noble.

Day 6 – The Light of Our Salvation

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Isaiah 9

Today we will rejoice in the Light of our Salvation, the Lord Jesus Christ.

John 1:4-5  – KJV

In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

These declarations are for everyone who have need of breakthrough out of darkness of fear (with rejection and hurts),  bondage (addictions), bitterness, anger, jealousy, despondency and discouragement, hopelessness, sickness and disease, lethargy (cannot make commitments), control (witchcraft), deception (lies), poverty mindset, lack of knowing their identity in Christ, or any other place of oppression that hinders them to walk into their call and destiny in Christ. Continue reading “Day 6 – The Light of Our Salvation”