The Lord has revealed his mandate, will and direction for our little island Nation of Fiji in 2014. If you’re wondering what’s in store for you this year or what is the Lord working to bring about in your life then let it be made known that 2014 is the year of Restoration for the children of God in this nation.
The word restoration means:
The action of returning something to a former owner, place, or condition. Meaning restitution, renovation, rehabilitation, rebuilding and renewal.
The Lord confirmed His word, which was finally released in our little church on the 19th, through a testimony by our senior Pastor’s wife about her father-in-law and what had happened during the week. He is an 81 year old man who had suffered a stroke and was laying on his death bed. The Lord however, brought about his healing as his family were relentless in prayer and praise and didn’t give in to their circumstances. The Lord restored the old man’s health and he woke his family up the next morning, speaking with clarity and walking normally about as he went and took off his diapers.
PRAISE THE LORD!!
So, what do you need restored this year? Is it broken relationships? Is it family ties? Is it your health? Is it your wealth? Is it your marriage? Is it your home? Is it your job?
Whatever it may be, know today that the Lord is faithful to His word and your restoration will be complete when you heed it.
Also, with the Lord’s mandate for restoration comes an abundance of His grace to bring about reconciliation in your life.
Jesus said in Mathew 5:23-24
23 “Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, 24leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.”
So in order to move forward this year, the Lord wants you to look back and address the issues that you’ve been running and hiding from. The issues that you so gladly sweep under the rug instead of dealing with head on.
The Lord wants you to:
- Leave your gifts at the altar, return, and right your wrongs;
- Address the secrets that you’ve been keeping in your heart and sweep over them no more;
- Expose the deeds of the dark and have it brought out into the light;
- Forgive those that have wronged you;
- Ask for forgiveness from those you have wronged;
- And forgive yourself.
The Lord is moving to bring about restoration in the areas of your life that need it. But you also need to play your part and take that step in answer to His word.
Know that restoration by the living God is always complete, not lacking anything and where the latter state of things will be more glorious than the former. Let’s look to Job 42:10 for confirmation –
10And the Lord restored Job’s losses when he prayed for his friends. Indeed the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.
The year of restoration is upon us. A year to be made whole so that you and I receive all that the Lord has in store for us.
Let us allow the Lord to deal with our hearts and reveal the things in our lives that are still keeping us in bondage. Let us look back in humility with a willingness to learn and grow in the Lord so as not to deny ourselves the privilege of being restored by the living God.
This is the word of the Lord for the little island nation of Fiji.
He who has ears to hear, let him hear.
To God be the glory, now and forever.