(Open Heaven 13 April 2019)
Open Heaven 13 April 2019 – God of Complete Restoration
Open Heaven 13 April 2019: [Saturday] Daily Devotional By Pastor E.A Adeboye – God of Complete Restoration
GOD OF COMPLETE RESTORATION – Saturday April 13th 2019
Memorise: For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the LORD; because they called thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after. Jeremiah 30:17
Read: 2nd Samuel 9:1-7(KJV)
1 And David said, Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may shew him kindness for Jonathan’s sake?
2 And there was of the house of Saul a servant whose name was Ziba. And when they had called him unto David, the king said unto him, Art thou Ziba? And he said, Thy servant is he.
4 And the king said unto him, Where is he? And Ziba said unto the king, Behold, he is in the house of Machir, the son of Ammiel, in Lodebar.
5 Then king David sent, and fetched him out of the house of Machir, the son of Ammiel, from Lodebar.
7 And David said unto him, Fear not: for I will surely shew thee kindness for Jonathan thy father’s sake, and will restore thee all the land of Saul thy father; and thou shalt eat bread at my table continually.
Bible in one year: Genesis 3-4, Jeremiah 16:14-17:13, Hymn: Sing hymn 8
Open Heaven 13 April 2019 Saturday: Message:-
God is sovereign over all things. He holds supreme power and authority over all creation, yet He is a merciful God. Most importantly, He is love personified. The story of Adam and Eve in Genesis chapter 3 shows that whenever His children go astray, this loving and merciful Father immediately sets plans in motion to achieve their complete restoration. In spite of mankind’s fall into sin through disobedience, the Father manifested His love by arranging their restoration through the ultimate sacrifice of His only begotten Son. He also provided coats of skins to cover their nakedness and protect them from the effects of contrary whether (Genesis 3:15 & 21). These acts reveal the true character of the God of complete restoration. What a merciful and loving Father He is!
Restoration is the power of God that returns something or someone to a state that had previously existed, through the redeeming work of Jesus Christ. Restoration is said to be complete when the recipient is returned to a perfect condition, like the healing of a wound without leaving a scar. Many people erroneously consider faith and prayer to be the secret of complete restoration. Without a doubt, faith and prayers can lead to restoration; however, thanksgiving is the secret of complete restoration (Luke 17:12-19). Giving testimonies of what God has done and witnessing about Jesus Christ and His works are powerful ways of appreciating God, and they are forms of thanksgiving. Why is thanksgiving so important to complete restoration? It is because complete restoration is a result of undeserved and unmerited favour from God. In the Name that is above every name, as you begin to praise and worship God today, you will experience complete restoration in your health, finances and marriage, and you will also experience it spiritually in the areas of worship, prayer, Bible study and anointing.
Open Heaven 13 April 2019 Saturday: Prayer Point
In Joel 2:25-27, God showcased His power to do the impossible by declaring to the children of Israel complete restoration of the years lost to fruitfulness, wasted efforts and captivity. This led them into a new era of joy, peace and prosperity that did not come by their labour. Rather, God had blocked every source of losses in their lives. Most importantly, God is a restorer of lost souls, and He does this with so much compassion and completeness for anyone who calls upon His Name. One of the thieves crucified with Jesus received last-minutes grace and was assured a place in Paradise, despite his sordid past (Luke 23:39-43). This can be your own story too. Receive complete restoration now in Jesus’ Name.
Father, please wipe away the errors of my past and completely restore me in Jesus’ Name.