GODS RESTORATION PROGRAM
God wants to restore wholeness, happiness,
peace and joy to mankind.
There are five areas in Gods Restoration Program:
restoration of the World.
restoration of Israel.
restoration of the Church.
restoration of the Family.
restoration of the Christian.
The restoration of the World.
created the Heavens and the Earth perfectly. When He
finished creation after six days, God saw that everything
He created was good - very good!
God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it
was very good."
creating Adam and Eve God placed them in the beautiful
Garden of Eden. They were placed in total authority
over it and told to have children and multiply. Almost
six thousand years have past since then.
In many ways man has failed to properly
take care of what God has given him. There has been
a slow and constant deterioration of the earth. Its
resources have been wasted and depleted. Much of the
damage is due to scientific experiments, war and irresponsible
human behavior. Nuclear and Industrial Contamination
have caused much destruction. This world has been shaken
about like a rag doll and has become like an old faded
garment. The earth is
destined for a final shaking.
I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove
out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts,
and in the day of his fierce anger."
describes the earth's final disposition.
earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved,
the earth is moved exceedingly."
damage is beyond repair and requires a rescue mission.
Our hope is in Jesus Christ who will
return and totally restore and renew the Heavens and
for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein
the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the
elements shall melt with fervent heat?
we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and
a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness."
The restoration of Israel.
It is a historical fact that Israel
was taken into captivity by Syria and Babylon. In
536 B.C. she returned again to the Holy Land. After
600 years in 70 A.D. Israel again was dispersed amongst
the nations. God has promised that in the end-time He
will be merciful to Israel and she will again be restored
as a nation.
thus saith the LORD; I am returned to Jerusalem with
mercies: my house shall be built in it, saith the LORD
of hosts, and a line shall be stretched forth upon Jerusalem."
shall be inhabited as towns without walls for the multitude
of men and cattle therein:"
Ezekiel 36: 24-26
"For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather
you out of all countries, and will bring you into your
will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be
clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols,
will I cleanse you.
new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will
I put within you:
ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise
the name of the LORD your God, that hath dealt wondrously
with you: and my people shall never be ashamed.
And ye shall know that I am in the
midst of Israel and that I am the LORD your
God, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed.
it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out
my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters
shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your
young men shall see visions:"
will experience total restoration:
will be restored.
Temple will be restored.
Cities of Israel will be restored.
Population will be restored.
The Agriculture and Industries will
Israel will be cleansed from uncleanness and idolatry.
will receive a New Spirit.
Holy Spirit will be poured out on Israel.
will have supernatural experiences.
will be in the midst of Israel.
shall never be ashamed again.
hope of complete restoration is God.
The restoration of the Church.
The New Testament book of Acts Church
was a powerful and glorious Church.The Christians received
a mighty empowering of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.
They did many signs and wonders and the Church experienced
unprecedented growth. The Gospel reached most of the
then civilized world by 70AD.
the height of this experience the Apostle Paul gave
the Church a serious warning.
I know this that after my departing shall grievous wolves
enter in among you, not sparing the flock.
Also of your own selves shall men arise,
speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after
knew that satan would try to destroy the Church step
by step, which he did:
He attacked the Church and the Glory of God diminished.
2. He robbed the Church of the Ministries,
Gifts and Power of the Holy Spirit.
3. He had the practice of Baptism by
immersion removed from the Church at the Council of Nicea.
Repentance of sin unto salvation was lost to the Church.
Christians lost their Faith trusting the arm of the
6. The Bible was lost to the Christians
and only made available to the Priests to read.
this time there was gross spiritual darkness all over
It seemed that the Church was doomed
for total destruction.
Jesus had given the Church a promise of restoration.
I say also unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon
this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell
shall not prevail against it."
the counsels, strategies and attacks of hell against
the Church would inevitably fail.
launched the restoration program of the Church:
He raised up John Wycliffe and others to translate and
print the Bible into the language of the people.
He then called Martin Luther to proclaim the message
of Faith. He preached that the just shall live by faith
and men and woman began to have faith in God.
God then raised up John Wesley to preach Repentance
of sin unto salvation.
God opened the eyes of Christians to understand and
experience Water Baptism.
At the beginning of the nineteenth century God poured
out the Holy Spirit upon the Church and they experienced
the mighty Gifts and Ministries of the Holy Spirit.
Soon the end-time restoration of the Church will begin
with a new and special manifestation of the Glory of
the LORD will create upon every dwelling place of mount
Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by
day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for
upon all the glory shall be a defence."
Zion is the end-time Church,
ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the
living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable
company of angels,
the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which
are written in heaven."
end-time Church will experience much more of the glory
of God than the Book of Acts Church did.
glory of this latter house shall be greater than of
the former, saith the LORD of hosts:"
will complete the restoration of the Church and present
her as a glorious Bride to Jesus Christ, the Heavenly
he might present it to himself a glorious church, not
having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that
it should be holy and without blemish."
4. The restoration of the family.
family was Gods idea. He created Adam and Eve and commanded
them to have children. They were Gods masterpiece. He
wanted a man and woman to love each other and have a
happy marriage relationship. Out of this loving relationship
beautiful children would be born. Within the context
of the family many kinds of wonderful relationships
Aunts, Cousins and Family.
the years these have proved to be family relationships
of great blessing.
are four things satan does to destroy relationships:
He viciously attacks families.
causes marriage separations and divorce.
causes child abuse.
causes children to rebel against their parents.
causes disunity, anger and violence between family members.
achieve his goal he uses everything at his disposal
including printed, audio and visual material.
He promotes alternative lifestyles such as:
Couples living together outside of marriage.
Same sex marriages.
He attacks Parenthood.
are under satanic attack and because of this neglect
their parental responsibilities. Many fail to lead by
example or provide discipline. Society and the Government
are assuming these tasks.
parent or same sex parent situations create unusual
family circumstances. The concept of the global village
is substituting for the role of parents. Their responsibilities
are passed to other people in the community.
He affects discipline within the family.
Biblical approach to discipline has been criticized
as old fashioned and ineffective.
more modern approach is to totally eliminate the Biblical
principles of discipline and punishment. The Bible warns
that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth
him chasteneth him betimes."
thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare
for his crying."
not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him
with the rod, he shall not die."
parents today do not set the right example for their
children to follow, we have undisciplined and rebellious
children within our Society.
has provided a restoration program for the family.
promises that those who follow Biblical principles will
These Married Couples experience a successful marriage.
as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives
be to their own husbands in every thing.
love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church,
and gave himself for it:"
These Parents enjoy successful Parenting.
Because they assume the responsibility of teaching and
training their children in the right way.
thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children,
and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house,
and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest
down, and when thou risest up."
up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old,
he will not depart from it."
Because they identify the needs of their children, nurture
and provide for them.
the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but
the parents for the children."
ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but
bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord."
Because they prayerfully, carefully and lovingly discipline
that ruleth well his own house, having his children
in subjection with all gravity;"
they may teach the young women to love their children."
Children will be restored to their parents.
are children who are turned towards God and serve Him.
now thy Creator in the days of thy youth."
he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children,
and the heart of the children to their fathers."
obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right."
5. The restoration of Christians.
wants His children to be restored and enjoy total prosperity.
I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and
be in health, even as thy soul prospereth."
Christian may experience restoration in:
Restoration of the Body.
body is the Temple of the Holy Ghost and needs to be
in perfect health.
Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy
Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye
are not your own?"
there is a sickness in our body, God wants us to be
healed and restored.
the LORD, O my soul, who healeth all thy diseases;"
has provided a way for our bodies to be healed and restored.
any sick among you? Let him call for the elders of the
church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with
oil in the name of the Lord:
the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord
shall raise him up:"
Restoration of the Soul.
restoreth my soul:"
Soul of man is made up of:
the moment a person is born into this world, satan attacks
these three parts.
tries to destroy mans mind by:
Contaminating it with evil and filthy thoughts.
Undermining it with confusing and foolish thoughts.
Limiting it with negative and unproductive thoughts.
restores the mind.
is renewed and experiences three things:
It sees and perceives things clearly.
It reasons and understands things wisely.
It thinks pure and creative thoughts.
brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things
are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things
are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things
are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there
be any praise, think on these things."
renews and gives us a sound mind.
be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind."
be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
restores the emotions.
emotions of man need restoring because of the experiences
Grief and Sorrow.
does four things to restore the emotions:
God fills us with His love and casts out all fear.
He heals our hurts, grief and dries away our tears.
He fills us with joy and happiness.
He gives us a secure place and a destiny in His Kingdom.
the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy
redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee
with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth
is renewed like the eagle's."
God restores the Will.
satanic attack a will becomes passive and weak.
restores us by giving our will a spirit of Power.
God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power."
His enables us to say yes to things that are right and to " say no" to things
that are wrong.
Restoration of the Spirit.
this process, God takes away our old spirit and gives
us a New Spirit.
new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will
I put within you:"
Christians, our spirit is born again.
answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a
man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter
into the kingdom of God."
ultimate goal of a successful Christian is to be totally
sanctified and restored in Spirit, Soul and Body.
is the hope of becoming Gods perfect man.
the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray
God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved
blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ."
we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge
of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure
of the stature of the fullness of Christ:"
us therefore fully understand and enjoy Gods restoration.