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January 26, 2017, 8:47 PM

RESTORATION

RESTORATION

 

God is the God of restoration—we see it throughout the Scriptures and we’ve seen it in our own lives in both the spiritual and material realm. We’ve had millions of dollars in cash and assets stolen from us by the enemy over our lives but God is restoring to us and He will restore to you as well. How do I know? Because He is obligated to do so by covenant.

As you might imagine, we get many, many emails, letters and phone calls each day from all over the world—people, especially Christians, are under attack and often they need spiritual guidance on what to do because they are perplexed. Probably the biggest area we hear from people about is that they need deliverance and almost always one of the areas where they need deliverance is in the area of financial blessings. They hear and sometimes “see” on the Balaam Television Network all the talk about “prosperity” and yet they don’t see it in their own lives even if they’ve been so foolish as to “sow a seed” into that Balaam network.

Early this morning I was in the counsel of the Lord—He is concerned about this and His children’s perspective on financial as well as spiritual blessings. Interestingly, as is often the case, one of the Psalms for today emphatically deals with this problem so if you are among those who can’t seem to “sort out” why your financial blessings aren’t materializing, open your Bible to Psalm 126; it’s a short Psalm yet like all of the Word very powerful, especially when the Lord Himself explains it to you.

Notice carefully v. 1, “When …” and stop right there. Meditate on this word the Lord says; it will set you free from your lack of faith. He said, “When”; He didn’t say, “If!” That’s very important.

“When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream.”

Why was it like a “dream?” Well, it’s similar to what we say all the time, “It was like a dream come true” and in this case it was because the LORD is the God of restoration and He will restore your inheritance “When.” Now you might ask me and you often do in emails, etc., “Brother Timmons, give me some prayer points, etc., so that I can get a job, income, a husband, etc.” Now unless the Lord shows me I can’t tell you “When” He will restore to you but He will. Remember, it’s our job to “walk by faith, not by sight” and to believe the Word—it’s His job to see that His word does not return void and He will uphold His end of the covenant if we will do our part. So STOP thinking about it! STOP talking about it! Your focus is wrong and that’s part of your problem.

When you were created God ordained certain “blessings” for you. The enemy wants to stop those blessings so that you don’t accomplish God’s will for your life. He wants to prove God a liar and make you bitter toward the Lord. But remember, Jesus is no liar and He said, “When I restore your fortunes …”

Now notice verse 2, “Then”—we go from “When” to “Then” when we see the manifestation into the physical realm from the spiritual realm. Remember like I wrote in Mysterious Secrets, "THE SPIRITUAL REALM DOMINATES THE PHYSICAL REALM" so regarding Daniel’s fasting and prayers—the enemy withstood the angel Gabriel for 3 whole weeks but the answer was sent by God the moment Daniel prayed. And your answer is on the way—just continue to believe and you can speed up the deliverance of the answer and your timing for “When” by fasting and praying a lot like Daniel did (see the “Three Steps to Receiving a Miracle” that the Lord gave me on our website). Remember, and this is the key, because the spiritual realm dominates the physical realm it requires the spiritual substances of faith, fasting and prayers to cause your blessings to manifest into the physical realm.

Now notice the last portion of verse 2, we have another “Then” and this is also an important “Then” because the Lord says it emphasizes why He is always faithful to restore our fortunes—it brings Him glory among the nations.

“Then they said among the nations, ‘The Lord has done great things for them.’” Other people in your community will notice all the blessings God is giving you and your family—they cannot help but notice and this glorifies the Lord. Now when other people recognize that the Lord “has done great things for them” that means it’s more than just a little thing—it’s extravagant—the blessings He has for you are according to the scriptures as follows in Ephesians 3:20, “Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work with within us …”

Just think about that! The Lord will do “far more abundantly than you can ask or think” and that is why the world will take notice of your blessings and exclaim, “The Lord has done great things for them.”

Verse 3 shows how our attitude should be and that we should recognize that “The Lord has done great things for us; we are glad.” You need to always be grateful to the Lord for what He gives you. Most Christians, quite frankly, tend to be ungrateful—I prophesied this in a church in Helena, Montana, many years ago and my wife was there and she will tell you that they weren’t exactly overjoyed with the prophecy but what the Holy Spirit said, “This is what you do; you give me a laundry list in prayer of 10 items. I do #1, #2 and #3 right away and instead of thanking me you say, ‘What about #4-10?’” And isn’t that right? Isn’t that exactly what we do? Often we’re like Israel and begin to murmur and complain about why the Lord hasn’t done #4 through #10 which is not only ungrateful but in a way it is making us our own god because we want to tell the Lord not only what to do for us but also when to do it.

This is sinful—it's like we think Jesus is some bellhop in a luxury hotel who jumps at our beck and call. No, one thing I've learned about receiving from the Lord and I've preached it for 25 years, you don’t tell God how or when to do it—your part is to find the promise in the scriptures you are believing Him for, then pray it, fast and believe you have the answer when you pray—that is faith! So always remember to spend much time each day just thanking the Lord for all His marvelous blessings. Listen, if you got nothing the rest of your life you are blessed because the blessing of eternal life and the beauty of Heaven are so much better than anything this world has to offer.

Now in verse 4 the Psalmist once again implores the Lord, “Restore our fortunes, O LORD, like streams in the Negeb (Negev).” This is a metaphor that demonstrates God’s restoration in a time of dryness—in a desert experience. Desert experiences happen to us all but if we are wise we will use this time to “seek the Lord while He may be found.” It’s in times such as this that we grow the most spiritually if our attitude is correct.

Verse 5 gives us the fact that “Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy!” And, again, like verse 1, the word is “shall” reap, not maybe. Yet the Lord is emphasizing the importance of sowing to the spirit by the Spirit. We should be mindful that we are still in “harvest time” as the Lord reminded me some years ago. Heaven can be populated with those we love IF we will “sow in tears” and intercede for them that they might be saved.

Verse 6, “He who goes out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, bringing his sheaves with him.” Yes this applies materially but much more so spiritually. Remember, and Jesus Himself taught His disciples of which we are, that our true wealth and “blessings” are in Heaven and we will “reap” them when we get there IF we have sown in tears here on the earth. I pray that you will meditate on these verses and be blessed by them and the exposition that the Lord gave me for them.

SHALOM AGAPE!                         Brother Timmons



Comments

02-05-2017 at 7:02 AM
David Tamah
Nice one ... I miss the eye of the eagle classes. I wish we could do it again. Thanks Papa and Mama.
01-28-2017 at 5:33 PM
DeniseAnn Crenshaw
Brother Timmons -
Like Kathy, I too, am most grateful for the myriads of undeserved blessings, peace, and protection day after day. Upon thinking of "restoration" it seems that truly "deliverance" is a must. It is a necessary key to really be free and, as you know, Brother Timmons, down here in our city we are endeavoring to use the book, Mysterious Secrets of the Dark Kingdom, which you wrote, coupled with much prayer as a means of a foundation of restoration.
We continue to pray for every door to open for you, and for the untold blessings of FATHER GOD to be showered upon you in great measure...we too, love you and your entire family very much.
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01-27-2017 at 4:27 PM
Kathy Kelley
Bro. T, Thank You, This is a great encouragement, I know that I am getting ready to cross over the Jordon. Several verse's in this chapter have been spoken to me plus I have the one that you spoke of the Lord providing a great blessing for me. I am very greatful for the blessings that the Lord has given me. I know I don't deserve not one of them. But He watches over His Word to perform it and I am His covenant daughter. Glory be to God Bro. T love & miss you!
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