“Restore, I pray you, to them, even this day, their lands, their vineyards, their oliveyards, and their houses, also the hundreth [part] of the money, and of the corn, the wine, and the oil, that ye exact of them. Then said they, we will restore [them], and will require nothing of them; so will we do as thou sayest.” ~ Nehemiah 5:11-12
There have been many times past when I have had moments of simple uncluttered faith and have stepped out to do what I was asked to do. But this time upon hearing God’s voice about this my next assignment, I thought to myself, “God you could not be serious! Twenty one days is a long time. What will I say to your people each day?” God did not answer me and I believe it is because He already knew I was asking rhetorical questions, for God would not give us more than we can handle. Not long after that though, the task that I though was so difficult, was soon made simple. You see, through the years, the Word of God has really become for me the ultimate authority and the premise from which I operate in my life. God’s word must be the principle thing and the foundational key to our faith and our walk with Him. And once that is established, then everything else that you do must flow from that, and then it becomes easy.
“I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.” ~ Deuteronomy 18:18
As I have heard from the Lord, this is the month of miracles and restoration when the whole earth will witness a birthing of the promises, kingdom assignments and the bringing forth of true kingdom comers. God took notice of you whose heart have been turned to Him no matter the circumstances that you faced today and in times past. This is the remnant who genuinely worshipped God in Spirit and truth and who remained faithful to Him in spite of the difficulties you have been experiencing. You were robbed of your inheritance, you lost much in the violent storms and the chaos of life [jobs, finances, homes, families, ministry]. You had to use up your reserves. You have even watched as your blessings became a curse through world economic systems, political system, broken health care systems and big governement spending. It seems as if the heavens have been shut up over you.
Nevertheless, I stopped by to tell you that you are on God’s radar and He is about to ‘hit’ you with a wave of His glory, and an anointing of restoration and, in extra-ordinary proportion that you will miraculously recover all that which you have lost. Jesus Himself is about to reform your oppressors, and to relieve you that are feeling oppressed by unjust leaders and unfair governmental practices! [for their iniquity is full, ripened] Now you and I both know there can be found writings on the wall some where about us as to why we should not be restored. But the good news is, Jesus already paid our debt off in full! Our Advocate is standing before the Judge and through His blood is contesting the Laws, the ordinances and the rulers, and you shall recover all!
“THE JOURNEY TO YOUR RESTORATION ~NEVERTHELESS, AT YOUR WORD LORD”
Now as I heard the theme for these series of messages, the thought occured to me that rather than giving man’s viewpoint [dictionary] of restoration, that I needed to investigate deeper the Bible’s perspective on restoration, the root word really being restore. This may come as a surprise to you as it was to me. I was alarmed by what I learned through the Lexicon Concordance that the word ‘restoration’ was not found in the Bible but the root word ‘restore’ occurs forty (40) times in thirty nine (39) verses in the KJV. Now that is no ordinary coincidence! That, I believe, is a thing by divine design by none other than God Himself. Why? Throughout the Bible, the number forty (40) is associated with deliverance and Kingdom expansion. It represents transition and transformation, period of gestation, new birth or renewal. Notice that 40 is a product of the numbers five , pointing to the action of grace and eight , pointing to restoration and new beginning, divine order, capacity building, and enlarging dominions, all this according to God’s numerology/numericals. Upon further investigation, I can now see why God choose the number twenty one (21) as the period of time over which this series of messages would be released. The number 21 is the product of the number three , pointing to resurrection and your coming forth, and seven , pointing to the action of completion before you now step into your period of restoration and your new beginning! Many of you have gone around your Jericho walls and completed that seven (7) days cycle three times and more, but each time you came to your period of breakthrough, you have come up against your giants and road blocks and made it seem like things were working against you instead of for you. But this time, you will come into your promised blessing of restoration!
According to the Lexicon Concordance and the Blue Letter Bible Dictionary the Old Testament (Hebrew) words shuwb, shalam, tuwb and the New Testament (Greek) word apokathist
emi are the English equivalent of the words:- return, restore, bring, answer, recompense, recover, deliver, withdraw, pay, reward, repay, requite, restitution, finished, amends, restore again
As the foundation has been laid for what is to come over the next twenty days, I am indeed excited! I pray that this word brings confirmation to you and is already witnessing to your spirit as it has done for me. God wants the best for us. He wants us to prosper and be in [good] health even as thy soul prosper. (3 John 2) The only one who can stand in the way of you being blessed, restored and healed, is you. Now reach out in faith and watch God begin to move on your behalf.
Father God I have heard your word today and I believe that you will do according to that which you have promised. Remove any hinderances, blockages and anything else Lord that may attempt to stand in the way of me placing all my trust and my hope in you and from receiving your blessings in my life. Thank you for this time of restoration. Thank you for this time of manifestation. Thank you for answered prayers, in Jesus name, Amen.
May God richly and abundantly bless you!
Minister Yvonne I. Wilson
Please join me again tomorrow as this series of Empowerment Moments continues. [DAY 2 of 21] TOPIC: “THE JOURNEY TO YOUR RESTORATION ~ OUR FATHER’S HEART”