Sunday, March 9, 2014

Rebuilding & Restoring

The last part of Isaiah 61:1-4 speaks of what we will be called and what our lives will be about if we allow Jesus to do the work of bringing freedom and healing in our lives.

          They will be called oaks of righteousness,
                    a planting of the Lord
                    for the display of His splendor.
          They will rebuild ancient ruins
                    and restore the places long devastated;
          they will renew ruined cities
                     that have been devastated for generations. (vs. 3-4)

When we allow God to do what the whole passage we've been looking at for these posts, we become people who are pointing out how great God is in our lives. We show off God's greatness and power by the lives we live of walking out the freedom and healing He brings us.

God came to do this work in our lives so that He can do the restoring and rebuilding He wants to. God's desire is that every area our enemy has damaged and destroyed would be restored and rebuilt to the glory of God.

Are there areas of your life where you need to allow God to begin to restore what has been stolen by our enemy?

Are there areas of your life where you need to allow God to begin to rebuild what has been damaged and left in ruins by the lies of our enemy?

Will you allow God into those areas, and listen to His truth, so He can begin to do that work in your life?

You can find the previous posts in this series here:
Message of Freedom
Broken-hearted Captives Freed
The Year of the Lord's Favour
The Better Way

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