Several nights ago, in the very early hours of the morning, the Lord spoke to my heart 3 life-changing words and nothing more. He said: Restoration is yours.
As I have come to know and began to understand His heart for me, I know when He speaks words like this it brings with those words an invitation to go and find out what it means, or as I have come to experience and call it, I get to go scuba diving with God. Yay for me. God is calling me to come up higher as He desires that I grow in and experience a fresh level in the Spirit with Him. I can now own this experience and fresh place as my reality with God.
Restoration according to the Dictionary of Bible Themes 9165
The returning of something or someone to their original state. Through the redeeming work of Jesus Christ, both humanity and creation will eventually be restored.
Restoration of human beings through the ministry of Jesus Christ
Restoration of health Luke 4:38-39; Lk 8:43-44; Lk 14:2-4
Restoration of life Luke 7:11-15; Jn 11:1-44
Restoration of sight Mark 8:22-25; Jn 9:1-7
Restoration of hearing Mark 7:32-35
The restoration of creation Ac 3:21 See also Isa 11:6-9; Isa 41:17-20; Isa 55:10-13; Rev 21:1-4; Rev 22:1-5
The restoration of Israel Ps 14:7 See also Ps 69:35-36; Isa 41:13; Isa 51:1-6; Jer 30:18-22; Eze 36:8-12; Am 9:13-15; Ro 11:25-27
Restoration in everyday life
The restoration of status Gen. 40:13; Job 8:6
The restoration of fortunes Duet. 30:3; Eze 16:53
The restoration of buildings 2 Chron. 24:4; Ezr 5:9
The restoration of authority 2 Sam. 8:3
The British English Thesaurus on Redemption:
God’s redemption of his people: saving, saving/freeing from sin, vindication, absolution.
When Jesus said to me, Restoration is yours, He made it personal for me. It Is Mine and It Is Mine Now! So, what does it really mean right now today for me and for you?
Understand this.When God speaks a word from the Bible to a heart about something that was accomplished on the Cross, that personal word is for the whole world. Blasphemy you say…What about John 3:16? For God so loved the world that He gave. God is still in the business of saving and restoring humanity.
In the beginning, before we ever were, God knew that we, His amazing and beloved creation would seriously need His help. We would not only need healing-deliverance, but we would also need to be fully and completely restored to Him in every area of life in every facet of our spirit, soul, and body, health, wholeness, soundness, righteousness, and to each other. The whole of the Bible is filled with salvation, restoration, and redemption and God did not leave anyone out. He is still knocking on hearts today.
One of my favorites Scripture passages in the Old Testament is Psalm 23. Here we find David strongly stating what restoration is as he states Who the Lord is, What He has and will do, and How He will do it. This is as much for us today as when David released those powerful life-changing words.
Ask Holy Spirit to help you read and understand the Bible for it is.
The all-powerful, life-giving, life-changing, and empowering word of life and truth. Daily meditate on His words as they are life and truth. We can ask Holy Spirit to write His words on the tables of our heart as we understand each verse has a personal life application-declaration to speak forth.
When you read this Psalm ask yourself these questions,
Who is the Lord to me?
What will the Lord do for me?
How will the Lord accomplish it?
As you begin to do this and see the answer to those questions right before your eyes in this Psalm, begin to declare this is Who the Lord is personally for me. This is what the Lord will personally do for me. This is how the Lord personally works in my life. Speak and release this in and over your spirit, soul, and body. Speak this over the whole of who you are and who you are daily becoming. Release His word of life and power over your everyday situations to bring forth and establish change. Speak this life-changing word over your family and your business. Make this a daily habit-discipline.
As you begin to worship the Lord during this, and you will then begin to pray to call it forth. Ask God to personally established this in you. Decree His goodness, kindness, love, mercy, grace, and peace in and over every area that concerns you no matter how large or small it may be. God cares about it.
Why not go to your quiet place now and if you don’t have one, make a place for you and the Lord. Sit with Him and begin to implement this as a lifestyle. He is waiting to speak to your heart about His beautiful plans for you and your future.
He is the Lord, and He is your Lord. He will withhold no good thing from you, so ask and ask largely, He will not refuse you.
You will receive Him and His restoration for your life.
After spending time with Him and listening to His heart for you, If you desire you can refine your questions.
Lord, Who do you want to be for me at this moment in time?
Lord, what do You want to accomplish in me right now?
Lord, how would You like to do this?
Psalms 23(Amplified Bible Classic Edition)
1 THE LORD is my Shepherd [to feed, guide, and shield me], I shall not lack.
2 He makes me lie down in [fresh, tender] green pastures; He leads me beside the still and restful waters.
3 He refreshes and restores my life (my self); He leads me in the paths of righteousness [uprightness and right standing with Him—not for my earning it, but] for His name’s sake.
4 Yes, though I walk through the [deep, sunless] valley of the shadow of death, I will fear or dread no evil, for You are with me; Your rod [to protect] and Your staff [to guide], they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my [brimming] cup runs over.
6 Surely or only goodness, mercy, and unfailing love shall follow me all the days of my life, and through the length of my days the house of the Lord [and His presence] shall be my dwelling place.