From Rescue to Restoration

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Jesus Christ is more about the Restoration than the Rescue!

 

Let’s ponder over parts of Jeremiah 33 for just a moment.

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The Promise of Restoration

‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’

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First of all, we serve a very personable God!

 “{Insert your name here}, call me and I will answer you…I’ve got some really great things to tell you…I’m just waiting for you to initiate the call!”

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‘For this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says about the houses in this city and the royal palaces of Judah that have been torn down to be used against the siege ramps and the sword in the fight with the Babylonians: ‘They will be filled with the dead bodies of the people I will slay in my anger and wrath. I will hide my face from this city because of all its wickedness’

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Destruction is evident…hard times are a given…but when we serve the King of ALL Kings, RESTORATION is the victor!

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But we must first weather the storm before we can experience the rainbow.

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‘Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security. I will bring Judah and Israel back from captivity and will rebuild them as they were before. I will cleanse them from all the sin they have committed against me and will forgive all their sins of rebellion against me. Then this city will bring me renown, joy, praise and honor before all nations on earth that hear of all the good things I do for it; and they will be in awe and will tremble at the abundant prosperity and peace I provide for it.’

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Oh yes, we serve a God who rescues…praise the Lord for that! However, if we never step into His restoration, we are going to head right back into Rescue Mode without experiencing the fullness of the blessings of God in our lives!

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“Give thanks to the LORD Almighty, for the LORD is good; His love endures forever…For I will restore the fortunes of the land as they were before,’ says the LORD.”

The days are coming,’ declares the LORD, ‘when I will fulfill the good promise I made to the people of Israel and Judah…For I will restore their fortunes and have compassion on them.

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Someone reading this needs rescued…Let Christ be your Hero, and then let Him be your Healer and Restorer!

 

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