Revelation

God’s mandate of restoration for our island nation in 2014

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.

Hallelujah!!!

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.

 

Amen!

Beware of healthy looking salads served by ravenous wolves

Be warned and beware of healthy looking salads that are presented so lavishly in all it’s bright colours, crispy and crunchy but are filled with poison. Beware of partaking in these healthy looking meals that are served in utter disobedience to satisfy the greed in the hearts of those serving them.

As I was enjoying my brunch this morning of last night’s leftover chicken stew, rice, and green salad which I had brought from work, I was interrupted by the Spirit of God who whispered, saying: “Don’t eat the salad.”

I love my salads. Especially when it’s this fresh, crispy and healthy looking. So when the Spirit of God spoke, it was easy to second guess Him or doubt his voice. After all, I thought to myself, this had only been in the fridge for two days and was still perfectly good. There was no way that God would deny me a perfectly healthy salad whose overall benefit for my body and health was very much needed. But as I continued to indulge the impression from the Holy Spirit became stronger –

“Don’t eat the salad.”

Now, only about a week ago I had brought some cold porridge out of the fridge to make use of. I am not one who likes to waste things so I thought I’d make use of the cold porridge even though it had been almost a week in the fridge. As I was serving it into the bowl, adding milk and sugar, the Spirit of God warned me not to eat it.

However, in my ignorance and trying not to be the wasteful type, I went ahead anyway. Why? Because It seemed like a good thing to do at the time. Well, to cut the long story short it left my wife and I bolting to the toilet with the ‘runs’. I asked the Lord to forgive me later for disobeying His warning.

So after the repeated impressions today of staying away from the healthy looking salad I decided to heed the voice of the Lord and took it off of my plate. It was then I realized what the Spirit of the Lord was saying as he brought about understanding.

It doesn’t matter whether I thought the salad was good or that it looked healthy and was good for me. It doesn’t matter my not wanting to waste food and thinking that I was doing a good thing. It doesn’t even matter how fresh and crispy it looked.

What matters is my obedience to the Lord’s commands and that I follow His instructions to the letter. Our ways are not His ways nor our thoughts His thoughts. Some things that we consider right or good are only so in the sight of men but do not glorify the Lord at all.

This is the picture that the Lord’s been painting and what He wants you(His Church) to know.

Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees was what Jesus warned His disciples. Those who clothe themselves as sheep but are ravenous wolves. Preying on the weak and leaving them more starved while they fatten themselves on the curd and the cream all in the name Lord.

Woe to you prophets and leaders who watch over the sheep of the Lord in dishonesty. Those called into the five fold as gifts to the church but are lording it over the sheep of God by satisfying the lusts in their hearts. Burdening them more instead of setting them free. The Lord cannot be mocked! A good thing, is not necessarily the right thing and some of the things you call right are not endorsed at all by the Lord.

Separate yourselves from such men who are filled with the poison of snakes and like a python they slowly constrict their prey till there is no life left in them. Come out and set yourselves apart! Do not partake of their disobedience.

“These men hide behind the pulpits and speak their own words. They fill the ears of my sheep with what they want them to hear and not what I intend for them to learn” says the Lord.

To you, the church of the living God, take up your positions and call out to the Lord. Yearn for more of Him today and he will honour that yearning and show up and reveal the secrets of His kingdom to you.

“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” -Jeremiah 29:13

Do not be fooled by ravenous wolves dressed as sheep who are out to make you more their slaves than a child of God.

“Her officials within her are like wolves tearing their prey; they shed blood and kill people to make unjust gain.” -Ezekiel 22:27

Who hide behind ministry but make a mockery of the name of the Lord. Their fruit will speak for itself and their deeds in the dark will be made known and brought out to the light.

“Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. 2 There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. 3 What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs.” -Luke 12:1-3

Let those who need to repent, REPENT! And turn wholeheartedly toward the Lord and turn their backs on their deeds of darkness that strangle the children of God.

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. -1 John 1:9

And to you, the child of the living God who has been yearning for more of the Lord. Who craves to experience Him in a whole new way. Who has been fed the salad of these preying wolves in your ignorance. Know today that His face is turned toward you. So press in and let the Spirit of Truth lead you to all truth.

He who has ears to hear, let him hear, what the Spirit of the Lord is saying to His church today!

May the name of the Lord be glorified now and for eternity.

Amen!