Fear not, O land; Be glad and rejoice,
For the Lord has done marvelous things!
Do not be afraid,
you beasts of the field;
For the open pastures are springing up, And the tree bears its fruit;
The fig tree and the vine yield their strength. Be glad then, you children of Zion,
And rejoice in the Lord your God;
For He has given you the former rain
And He will cause the rain to come down for you—
The former rain, And the latter rain in the first month.
floors shall be full of wheat,
And the vats shall overflow with new wine and oil.
“So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten,
The crawling locust,
The consuming locust,
And the chewing locust, My great army which I sent among you.
You shall eat in plenty
and be satisfied,
And praise the name of the Lord your God,
Who has dealt wondrously with you;
And My people shall never be put to shame. (Joel 2:21-26)
God is a God of restoration! The problem with most Christians is that they are waiting and praying for what God has already done. In the Old Testament God
is revealing what will happen when Jesus comes to redeem His creation, but when Jesus came and died fulfilling what He was to do, He Himself told us “It is finished.” The Kingdom of God has already been restored but the kingdom is not a place
we can see with our naked eyes, it is an atmosphere where God reigns as King. We are now living in the atmosphere of heaven and there all things have been restored. If you cannot see it or feel it, it is because you are awaiting something you can
take your automobile in to be fixed and the mechanic tells you it has been restored, do you look to see if it has been fixed? No, you get in and drive it, not knowing whether I he is telling you the truth or not. God never lies He cannot lie, because
He is truth! When He says it is restored, you can get in and drive it. We must listen for the voice of God to tell us we have been restored. When you finally understand that this is how God works, through faith and not through sight, you
will begin to drive around in your restoration.
For centuries we have been duped into believing there is something we must do to make ourselves righteous enough to gain restoration from God. We believe that sin is immorality when sin is actually doubting God and disobeying
His words. The church perpetuates this notion by focusing on the things we are not seeing instead of the things God has said. Remember the serpent asked Eve “Has God said?” If Satan can get you to doubt what God has said, you
will begin to wait for something to see.
God promised to restore the ruins of our broken lives, and then Jesus came and fulfilled that promise. You have no need of anything but to hear the voice of God (Holy Spirit) and believe it is already done. When
we beg God for something we think we need, we are praying for what we already have.
Whatever it is that you have been waiting for; God has already provided it through Jesus Christ. You do not need to see it, you just need to get in and drive it!