Monday, May 4, 2009
In our society people are living in a world of no hope. The family is broken and shattered and people have relationships that reflect the same. They do not understand what Family is supposed to look like and they have a warped sense of what relationships look like. God is restoring families. God is in the restoration business. I have seen this in many people’s lives. People are being given the chance to be restored to their families. God is bringing them back. God is calling the prodigals home to their parents. As God called the prodigals home, I look at the response of the father of the prodigal. The father ran out to meet his son and greeted him with a kiss and threw a party because of his return. It’s time for a party in the family of God because the prodigals are returning home.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
The Lord has been speaking to me about hope and restoration. It seems like I hear so much talk of great revival and the move of God but no one seems to be talking about some of the under currents of the next move of God. Alogn with God moving in a and bringing His presence I also believe that a time is coming when God is brining restoration and hope to those without hope. Restoration is coming to teh people of God. Families are going to look like families, God is restoring teh bonds with people in families and breaking down the walls that have been built up within the families. People are dying becaus ethey have no hope. It is time for teh dry bones to have life breatehd into them. They are dying because they have no hope.
The Dry Bones Live1 The hand of the LORD came upon me and brought me out in the Spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley; and it was full of bones. 2 Then He caused me to pass by them all around, and behold, there were very many in the open valley; and indeed they were very dry. 3 And He said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?”
So I answered, “O Lord GOD, You know.”
4 Again He said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the word of the LORD! 5 Thus says the Lord GOD to these bones: “Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live. 6 I will put sinews on you and bring flesh upon you, cover you with skin and put breath in you; and you shall live. Then you shall know that I am the LORD.”’”
7 So I prophesied as I was commanded; and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and suddenly a rattling; and the bones came together, bone to bone. 8 Indeed, as I looked, the sinews and the flesh came upon them, and the skin covered them over; but there was no breath in them.
9 Also He said to me, “Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they may live.”’” 10 So I prophesied as He commanded me, and breath came into them, and they lived, and stood upon their feet, an exceedingly great army.
11 Then He said to me, “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. They indeed say, ‘Our bones are dry, our hope is lost, and we ourselves are cut off!’ 12 Therefore prophesy and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “Behold, O My people, I will open your graves and cause you to come up from your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel. 13 Then you shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves, O My people, and brought you up from your graves. 14 I will put My Spirit in you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land. Then you shall know that I, the LORD, have spoken it and performed it,” says the LORD.’”
A time is coming when God is restoring hope to people and His people need to be prepared to carry the message of hope to the hopeless and love to those who have no love and feel no peace. It is time for us to fight for hope and for bringing hope to those