The signs of a true apostle were performed among you with all perseverance, by signs and wonders and miracles. 2 Corinthians 12:12.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אלהים) says:
Love restores and when love restores it is better than before, in quality and quantity. Restoration. Of what am I speaking. Jesus came to undo the works of the devil. What are the works of the devil? The curse. Sickness, poverty, and eternal death and all the negative aspects that go with each one of those. Jeus redeemed you from the curse.
Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”), that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. Galatians 3:13-14.
You are redeemed, but do not stop there. Will no one say “restore”?
But this is a people robbed and plundered; all of them are snared in holes, and they are hidden in prison houses; they are for prey, and no one delivers; for plunder, and no one says, “Restore!” Isaiah 42:22.
Restore in Hebrew is the word “shuv (שׁוּב),” which means to turn back, to return, to restore. It is also translated as “repent.” It is a change of direction, a change of mind, a change of heart that results in a turning back to Me. And when you do so, I restore what the devil stole, for he comes only to steal, kill, and destroy. I restore what you have lost—the years, the joy, the health, the goods, the prosperity, the family, the dreams of great and mighty things—and the way I restore is by miracles, signs, and wonders without number. You can redeem the time.
“But as for me, I would seek God, and I would place my cause before God; who does great and unsearchable things, wonders without number. Job 5:8-9.
It is what the story of the prodigal son is about. He walked away and left the Father’s house and lost all and ended up in a pigpen, but when his heart turned back to the Father and he returned, he was restored and better than before. In this story of salvation you see the three translations of shuv all in dynamic interplay: repent, return, and restore.
And the result is eternal. Eternal life restored to mankind when they turn their hearts back to Me and to My house from the mire and filth of the pigpens (flesh pots) of the world.
You may have made many mistakes in your life, wrong turns and wrong directions, but cheer up, we can fix all that for I AM your rear guard.
Depart, depart, go out from there, touch nothing unclean; go out of the midst of her, purify yourselves, you who carry the vessels of the LORD. But you will not go out in haste, nor will you go as fugitives; for the LORD will go before you, and the God of Israel will be your rear guard. Isaiah 52:11-12.
And to repent, return, and restore has to do with redemption.
“I have wiped out your transgressions like a thick cloud and your sins like a heavy mist. Return to Me, for I have redeemed you.” Isaiah 44:22.
To buy back that which was lost because of debt. Jesus is your redeemer. He has redeemed you with His eternal blood by paying back the debt you owed Me for the eternal life I gave you that you lost. An eternal life for an eternal life.
When you were dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions, having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. Colossians 2:13-14.
Now, I want to explain to you about restoration, for many of you need it but it seems not to be happening in your bodies and your souls, which then spills into the arenas of health (physical, mental, and emotional), finances, provision, joy, and peace. There is a principle here of sowing and reaping. If you sow to the flesh, from the flesh you will reap corruption. If you sow to the Spirit from the Spirit you reap eternal life.
Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. Galatians 6:7-8.
You cannot keep mocking Me (some mock Me and deny Me to My Face, Pharoah at the time of Moses was of this category, others profess belief but live contrary to My commandments and rebel against any curtailment of their fleshly desires, Samson was in that category) and sowing to your flesh and expect restoration for your body and your soul when you grab a few healing scriptures and then speak ill of Me because I have not performed for you as promised. These people are not right with Me.
“Behold, as for the proud one, his soul is not right within him; but the righteous will live by faith. Furthermore, wine betrays the haughty man, so that he does not stay at home. He enlarges his appetite like Sheol, and he is like death, never satisfied.” Habakkuk 2:4-5.
I do not withhold from them, but their hardened hearts are so filled with lusts and unclean influences and spirits such as hatred and bitterness that they have permitted to dwell in them so many years, that I cannot get through to them. Like the unfruitful fig tree that the caretaker asked the owner to allow him to work about, fertilize, and take special care of for the year to see if it would become fruitful, but if it refused to respond, to cut it down.
And He began telling this parable: “A man had a fig tree which had been planted in his vineyard; and he came looking for fruit on it and did not find any. And he said to the vineyard-keeper, ‘Behold, for three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree [d]without finding any. Cut it down! Why does it even use up the ground?’ And he answered and said to him, ‘Let it alone, sir, for this year too, until I dig around it and put in fertilizer; and if it bears fruit next year, fine; but if not, cut it down.’” Luke 13:6-9.
The degree to which you are restored or kept in health and prosperity is all about your soul prospering. And there is only one way your soul can prosper and that is by walking in the truth. And that can only happen if you repent, that is, change the food with which you are feeding your mind from flesh food to spirit food.
What do I mean by flesh food? Thoughts that are empty of My Word, a mind set only on the things of this world, including worldly doctrines that deny My existence, are contrary to My Word, and teach secular humanism, that is 666, all man and no God. Six is the number of man for I created you on the sixth day. So here there is a trinity of 6. In other words, your source is in yourself. This often results in gluttony, alcoholism, drug addiction, pornography, sensuality, and the like, seeking to satisfy the cravings in your flesh by things that ultimately end up crippling, disabling and shutting down your minds and your bodies.
Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. Galatians 5:19-21.
The deeds of the flesh are all around you, they creep into families and divide them, they come in where the door is left open to worldly thoughts, bitter roots, and pursuits. Uncurtailed flesh will never give you a happy end. In fact, it will make your life a prison of misery. You become a slave to your flesh while you think you are free, doing the sin that has so easily ensnared you just because you did not close the door to it when it started.
It all comes back to what I told Cain, his parents had let sin in, giving it a wide-open door and the sin in them had shut them out of the peaceful abundance of Eden, but Cain had a choice, sin was again crouching at his door watching for entry, but he could be its master. He did not have to follow his parents. He could have said “Restore!” Repent, return, and restore for I have redeemed you.
And if you do repent and return I can restore. You can join with My Spirit and produce not the deeds of the flesh but the wonderful fruit of the Spirit in your own spirit.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. Let us not become boastful, challenging one another, envying one another. Galatians 5:22-26.
It all depends on what vine you have attached your branch to, with what words and thoughts you are feeding your mind. And that comes by renewing your mind with My Word, that is, changing your mind so that you are transformed. And that is true repentance. Not just remorse because you ruined your body with lustful living but a change of mind that going forward you are walking with Me in righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit. There is great joy in Heaven. Self-control is not restricting it is true freedom from being enslaved and driven by your flesh on the path of self-destruction. The wicked cut their lives short by giving in to the flesh. What you yield to will rule you.
You can change what you are yielding to if you renew your mind in My Word, for if you continue in My Word, you are truly My disciples and then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free of the corruption that is in the world by lust.
Fools, because of their rebellious way, and because of their iniquities, were afflicted. Their soul abhorred all kinds of food, and they drew near to the gates of death. Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble; He saved them out of their distresses. He sent His Word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions. Let them give thanks to the LORD for His lovingkindness, and for His wonders to the sons of men! Let them also offer sacrifices of thanksgiving, and tell of His works with joyful singing. Psalm 107:17-22.
Restoration is a joyful place of grace. You see that in the celebration for the home coming of the prodigal son!
My Words are Spirit and life. They are Spirit food and they are life to you who find them and health to all your flesh. It is not too late to change where you are sowing and that will change what you are growing dramatically. Miracles, signs, and wonders follow My Word.
You may have come to a low point, but the good news is if you are in Christ I have already raised you up to a high point. You just must know who you are and receive it. Come let us reason together, though your sins are as red as scarlet, I make them white as snow in Jesus, if you are willing and obey you will have the good of the land.
For My Word became flesh and dwelt among you as your ransom. I have found a ransom for you!
Man is also chastened with pain on his bed, and with unceasing complaint in his bones; so that his life loathes bread, and his soul favorite food. His flesh wastes away from sight, and his bones which were not seen stick out. Then his soul draws near to the pit, and his life to those who bring death. If there is an angel as mediator for him, One out of a thousand, to remind a man what is right for him, then let Him be gracious to him, and say, ‘Deliver him from going down to the pit,
I have found a ransom’; let his flesh become fresher than in youth, let him return to the days of his youthful vigor. Then he will pray to God, and He will accept him, that he may see His face with joy, and He may restore His righteousness to man. He will sing to men and say, ‘I have sinned and perverted what is right, and it is not proper for me. He has redeemed my soul from going to the pit, and my life shall see the light.’ Behold, God does all these oftentimes with men,
To bring back his soul from the pit, that he may be enlightened with the light of life. Job 33:20-30.
I love you. Love restores. I can restore you if you will come to Me in truth and start sowing in the Spirit instead of the flesh. Repent, return, and I restore for I have redeemed you. I have found your ransom. Jesus. Remember I restore by miracles, signs, and wonders but there is only one way they come, they follow and confirm My Word.
And they went out and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them, and confirmed the Word by the attesting miracles that followed. Mark 16:20.