By Pastor Marie Esposito
[Holy Spirit and Restoration]
Humility is one of the main keys to healing the Holy Spirit.
We bow down low.
I am sharing these truths about the Holy Spirit to sharpen your vision and to increase your faith in the Holy Spirit and the heavenly realm.
HOLY SPIRIT IS summoning us from within, to surrender to Him; empowering us: BRINGING CHANGE FROM THE INNER COURTS: AWAKENING US TO BECOME HIS LIVING BRIDE.
He is the DIVINE HOPE as He works to bring restoration to each of us individually and corporately.
At Pentecost, the reality of the prophetic word in Joel 2:25 came forth.
“ I will restore…the years the locusts have eaten…I will pour out My Spirit…”
GOD sent the locusts 4 times to Israel, 4 different locusts: cutting, swarming, hopping, and destroying…because the children of Israel did not repent. Finally they did.
The devastation was so severe that the nation was brought to ruin. The end result after they repented was,
RESTORATION: “And my people shall never again be put to shame. You shall know that I AM IN THE MIDST OF ISRAEL, and that I AM THE LORD YOUR GOD AND THERE IS NONE ELSE. and my people shall never again be put to shame.” Joel 2:26-27
Both physical and spiritual restoration: “You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied. You will praise the name of the Lord Who has dealt wondrously with you.” Joel 2:26
****There is a promise for a total recovery during the age of the Holy Spirit which is now, in the Kingdom age…*****
Restoration traditionally means to bring something back to its original form.
BIBLICAL RESTORATION is a bit different. When something is restored in Scripture, it always grows, multiplies or improves, so that its final condition is superior to its original state (see Joel 2:21-26).
When we turn back to God in repentance, His restoration is miraculous: multiplied and added. God restores everything down to the minute detail. He makes a way for complete restoration; even back to the life we lived before Christ.
God spoke to me the other day about “Meadows:
MEADOWS of Grace.”
As I sat with Him in contemplation, He opened my vision of a vast meadow that was filled with a multitude of flowers. There was a beautiful river and rich green grass, and mountains in the distance.
He then reminded me of a poem that I had found many years ago and read to my husband early in our relationship: my heart filled with love for him. That poem had been lost, but I remember the first few lines.
At our 40th vow renewal service, I rewrote that poem; re-finishing it and read it to my husband.
It was restored, and improved as well, since so much time had passed, it made it more precious and since I rewrote it, it was totally from my heart instead of another author’s words.
It starts like this “I love you like a million little kids rolling down hills laughing. Like 50 bees in a field of two million flowers, and they visit each one…” As I sat there considering the vision I realized that…It was THE MEADOW OF GRACE. I connected with God.
I sat there sobbing, filled and grateful to God for the restoration of my life and the love I have in my heart for my husband has been multiplied and added to and completely restored..BETTER.
Restoration Christian Fellowship was formed on the reality of God’s Word as truth speaking from Isaiah 58:12: “Those from among you shall build the old waste places; You shall raise up the foundations of many generations; and you shall be called the Repairer of the Breach, the Restorer of Streets to dwell in.”
Restoration Christian Fellowship began as three of us joined together in unison, in worship, in prayer, and in intimate fellowship with the Holy Spirit and then listening to Him and following His leading. Pastor Roy and I met with Pastor Gary and I sat at the piano and we worshipped together. The Holy Spirit fell on the three of us in power. It started there.
The vision of the church is for all of us to be restored fully: individually and corporately and to bring others into the fullness of this same restoration as we continue to grow in wisdom and in the knowledge of the Lord. We worship, we pray, WE STAND.
The final restoration in time is NOW: the maturity of the Church, the LIVING BRIDE of Christ, to stand as His Body in the fullness of His power as Kings and Priests. The year of the Mouth 5780.
The RESTORATION OF THE TABERNACLE OF DAVID embraces the intimacy between God and man; receiving grace and mercy and forgiveness [new covenant] and the discarding of formality, condemnation and legalism. [ the old order of things: old covenant] WE EMBRACE THIS TRUTH.
We ask Him to come in full measure, displaying the ever expanding dimensions of His Presence. The Holy Spirit dwells in us, we pray in agreement with His will, as we gather together and praise and worship Him acknowledging Him as the supreme Creator Who is everywhere: Omniscient, Omnipotent, and Omnipresent. WE STAND TOGETHER.
THIS RESTORATION FOR US IS “CHRIST IS OUR LIFE” Col 3:4
“We must live in the Holy Spirit and follow after Him” Gal 5:25
RISE UP LIVING BRIDE!