Restoration

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Acts 3:19-21

19 Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, 20 and that He may send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you before,[a] 21 whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began.

30 December 2016

I had the most AMAZING vision this day whilst praying in the Spirit. I saw myself in the desert and I was walking forward. With every step that I took forward, grass, trees, flowers, springs and fountains of water were springing up from the ground from under my feet and spreading out over the desert area. It felt absolutely incredible. I kept walking forward and started praying in tongues. I lifted my hands up towards the heavens and RAIN CAME DOWN. The heavens opened and rain just came pouring down. It was amaaaazing. I cannot describe the incredible feeling that I felt during this vision.

I really do believe that in that moment during my prayer, God brought about deliverance and restoration in my life. Even now I tear up thinking about it. Those who know me personally will know about my past and everything that has happened in my life. I praise God because he is not only a Saviour, He is not only a Redeemer, He is also a God of Restoration. AMEN!!

Joel 2:21-32

Fear not, O land;
Be glad and rejoice,
For the Lord has done marvelous things!
22 Do not be afraid, you beasts of the field;
For the open pastures are springing up,
And the tree bears its fruit;
The fig tree and the vine yield their strength.
23 Be glad then, you children of Zion,
And rejoice in the Lord your God;
For He has given you the former rain faithfully,[d]
And He will cause the rain to come down for you—
The former rain,
And the latter rain in the first month.
24 The threshing floors shall be full of wheat,
And the vats shall overflow with new wine and oil.

25 “So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten,
The crawling locust,
The consuming locust,
And the chewing locust,[e]
My great army which I sent among you.
26 You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied,
And praise the name of the Lord your God,
Who has dealt wondrously with you;
And My people shall never be put to shame.
27 Then you shall know that I am in the midst of Israel:
I am the Lord your God
And there is no other.
My people shall never be put to shame.

God’s Spirit Poured Out

28 “And it shall come to pass afterward
That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh;
Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
Your old men shall dream dreams,
Your young men shall see visions.
29 And also on My menservants and on My maidservants
I will pour out My Spirit in those days.

30 “And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth:
Blood and fire and pillars of smoke.
31 The sun shall be turned into darkness,
And the moon into blood,
Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord.
32 And it shall come to pass
That whoever calls on the name of the Lord
Shall be saved.
For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be deliverance,
As the Lord has said,
Among the remnant whom the Lord calls.

For those of you who are hungry for restoration in your life, in whatever area it may be, here is a link with more verses about the promises of restoration direct from your Abba Father, who loves you and wants to restore you and deliver you from any pain, fear, confusion, hopelessness, doubt, unbelief, hate, unforgiveness, sickness, bondage, stronghold, generational curse, addiction, envy, jealousy, poverty, low self-esteem, ego, arrogance, worldliness, anger and temper, impatience, unreliableness, grief, feeling lost, feeling unloved, feeling abandoned, loneliness, all mental and personality disorders be it bi-polar, schizophrenia, anorexia, bulimia, self-mutilation, pornography, hate towards men, hate towards women, homosexuality, bondage in the occult be it witchcraft, horoscopes consulting a psychic…and so much more. Repent, come to Christ, and He will restore all that the enemy stole from you. In Jesus name, Amen.

Amos 9:13-15

“Behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord,
“When the plowman shall overtake the reaper,
And the treader of grapes him who sows seed;
The mountains shall drip with sweet wine,
And all the hills shall flow with it.
14 I will bring back the captives of My people Israel;
They shall build the waste cities and inhabit them;
They shall plant vineyards and drink wine from them;
They shall also make gardens and eat fruit from them.
15 I will plant them in their land,
And no longer shall they be pulled up
From the land I have given them,”
Says the Lord your God.

https://www.openbible.info/topics/restoration

 

Freedom, Deliverance

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This past Saturday I experienced something phenomenal. Whilst serving at the lunch for homeless people at my church, a man asked if we could pray for him. He was quite distressed and even had tears in his eyes. Three of us went to a separate area to talk and pray with him. The man told us about his past, his deep involvement in the occult, his addiction to alcohol and nicotine and also how despite all this, he had been searching for God for many years.

After evangelising to him, the man genuinely repented, verbally broke all ties that he had with the occult and accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Saviour. The next step was to baptise him in the Holy Spirit. As we laid hands and prayed for him in tongues to be filled up with the Spirit, he fell down and demons manifested themselves. At this point, you have no other choice but to get into action mode. We rebuked and cast out several demons from him. It was not easy. We praise the Lord for the power of his Holy Spirit which eventually set the man free.

I’m writing this because it was my first time ever experiencing and being involved in this. Were it not for the preparation I received from The Last Reformation, I think I would have probably had a lot of fear when the demons manifested. But when this happened, I was focused in the warfare for this man’s soul and getting him free. The best part about this story is that after all of this, the man had such JOY and PEACE, even his face was radiating. He expressed so much gratitude to Jesus, it was so touching and so worth the fight that had just taken place. I wish you had seen his face. He came to church the next day and shared his testimony with everybody. There was just so much joy overflowing inside of him. At one moment he prayed out loud during the service, and he started speaking in tongues. Praise God!!!

It is SO WORTH IT being obedient to the great commission that Jesus gave us:

Mark 16:15-18

15 And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. 16 He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. 17 And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; 18 they[b] will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”

Just seeing the joy on people’s faces when they are set free, and knowing that they are now heirs of the Most High God and will spend eternity with him in heaven, that they are no longer prisoners of the enemy, set up for an eternity away from the presence of God, is so worth stepping out as a disciple of Jesus.

Let’s talk about Healing

Healing people from pain and sickness is also an amazing ministry to win over unbelievers. When people experience the radical healing power of Jesus, they cannot deny that Jesus is real. I am posting a link below of a man who had pain for 7 years in his back. A Christian couple, who themselves had only been saved and set free from alcoholism and drugs 8 months prior set this man free from his back pain. What I love about this video, is the joy and excitement this man experiences after getting healed. He immediately goes and tells a complete stranger about his experience, and then the full meaning of what just happened to him really sinks in, and you see him crying and expressing his gratitude to Jesus for his healing. At the end, both he and his daughter receive Jesus as their Lord and Saviour. So worth a watch!

According to the great commission, these things should be part of the everyday life of a Christian. I never saw myself casting out demons, baptising people in the Holy Spirit, praying for people to get healed. But this is what we are ALL called to do. The harvest is plentiful, and the workers are few. There is an ongoing war for the souls of men. It’s time to deliver yourself, deliver your family members, deliver the captives.

Lord I pray that myself and all those reading this, would be obedient to your commission. I pray for this in Jesus’ name, Amen.