I wrote this article on March 28,2014 and its worth reposting to encourage us to know we serve a God who Restores.
Many, many moons ago, in the early days of ministry, I was at a meetings in a dear friends home and someone came up to me and gave me a scripture to read found in Is. 58:12. At that time I was going through a very difficult situation in my life that could have destroyed me spiritually. I read the scripture but had no idea how it applied to my life.
Throughout the years, I have seen God’s hand over and over bring this scripture to pass in my life. So many times we think when God says something to us its going to happen overnight. This scripture was given to me almost 20 years ago. It was happening little by little. The Bible instructs us not to grow weary in well doing for you will reap IF you faint not.
In studying about a breach I learned that it is a break or a gap that has been broken. Even in a breech birth, the baby is turned around or upside down–not the normal way.
So many of God’s children have found themselves upside down. Satan is trying to hinder what God wants to give birth to. Many have broken off from their relationship with God or with other people. The enemy has turned things upside down and what was the normal way of living has been distorted or aborted. There could be a gap that once someone filled, but they no longer are there. Maybe through death or just a decision they have made.
Is. 58:12 says in the Amplified Bible: And your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt–STOP, and think about that phrase. What in your life has been destroyed or ruined? God said, IT SHALL BE RESTORED. Glory to God!!!! Lets go on, “YOU shall raise up the foundations of (buildings that have laid waste for ) many generations” : Are we not the buildings of God? We are His temples. So many of God’s children are letting their lives go to waste.
Following after idols, instead of the One and Only God.
They are either serving the devil or just don’t care anymore. (That’s serving the devil). That kind of attitude is being passed on to the generations following them. A generation is on the rise that has no concept of the Heavenly Father. Keep reading: and YOU shall be called the Repairer of the Breach, Restorer of Streets to dwell in.
That doesn’t say God is going to do it—— it says YOU. That’s you and me. Our job is to be Restorers, not Destroyers. We are to work at getting better and not get bitter. We are called to work with God and not against Him.
There are hurting people everywhere. Satan has done his job of stealing, killing and destroying. In John 10:10b, I have come to give you life and life more abundantly.
How is He going to do that? Through His Body. We are His hands, His feet and His mouth piece. We can speak life into a dead situation. We can extend a helping hand, showing the love of God. We can give hope, where it seems hopeless. We can let others see Jesus through us.
Someone may say, “what if they reject me? They rejected Jesus. Keep reaching out and God will enlarge your field. Think of it this way–You plant one seed of corn, and you get a stalk full of ears of corn. Whatever we do for the Kingdom of God never goes unnoticed, when our hearts are pure toward Him.
My Pastor said something a while back that has burned in my heart—Slow down and walk through the crowd.
There may be someone who has a gap in their life and God has chosen you to cross their paths to be the Restorer of the Breach.
Definition of Restorer: Bring back in existence. to mend, to renew, replace, to return to the original state. To give back, make return or restitution of something taken away or lost.
Definition of a Destroyer: Something that causes destruction. Exterminator, wrecker, eradicator, demolisher, One that destroys.