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Restoration of Sons III


MARCH 24, 2024

And so now, I entrust you into God's hands and the message of his grace, which is all that you need to become strong. Acts 20:32 


Today we will be concluding our series on ‘Restoration of Sons’ by looking at how God restores and why He restores. 


One of the ways God restores is by His word or better still, through faith in His word. Acts 20:32 says, ‘Now I commit you to God and to the word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified’. God’s major instrument of rebuilding and restoring is His word.  


The Word of God teaches us about the person of Jesus Christ and how He lived. 2 Peter 3: 3 says, But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We need to learn about Jesus Christ and model our lives after His. Jesus is the Word. We need to eat the Word so it can build us up. Jesus Christ as the Word, has given us a believe system and a way to function like Him. 


In Luke 15:22, we see that when the prodigal son returned, the father spoke a word to the servants and the Prodigal son was restored to his position as a son. 


To operate as sons of God, we need to accept the Word, speak the Word and act the Word. We need to become intimate with the Word of God. Joshua 1:8 ‘This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.’ When we meditate on the Word of God, we are transformed into the image of Jesus Christ who is our model and then we would begin to operate like His sons. 

God also restores us through prophetic blessings and pronouncements.

To operate as sons of God, we need to accept the Word, speak the Word and act the Word.

The Blessing of God gives us functionality while His image gives us identity. In Genesis 27:37, when Esau came to his father Isaac, Isaac made a very powerful statement. He said “Behold, I have made him your master, and I have given to him all his relatives as servants; and with grain and new wine I have sustained him.’’ He made him Master and this word was backed by God because it came to pass. God can restore us by the words of a prophet like He did for the Israelites “Then by a prophet the LORD brought Jacob’s descendants out of Egypt; and by that prophet they were protected” (Hosea 12:13).  


When God wants to restore you to functionality, He sends you a man. He speaks through the spiritual authority over your life, be mindful of whom you call your pastor or your spiritual father because what they say, comes to pass. Some are full of curses while some are full of blessings. Isaac had to pronounce blessings over Jacob. King Saul and King David were made kings by a prophet. When these spiritual authorities over our lives speak blessings over us, we are being transformed into the image of Jesus.  


God also restores through prayers. In Luke 15: 18 – 19, the prodigal son said I will go back to my father, this a form of prayer. Matthew 7:7 says we should ask, and we will receive. Let us ask for the capacity to function as His son through prayer. Prayer leads to transfiguration where we are changed from glory to glory. May we be restored to our full capacity as sons and daughters of the Most High in Jesus name. 

Song of Worship  

Create in me a clean heart, oh God  And renew a right spirit within me  Create in me a clean heart, oh God  And renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from Thy presence, oh Lord  And take not Thy holy spirit from me  Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation  And renew a right spirit within me. 

Prayer - Father, give me the grace to pursue a deeper level of relationship with You. Lord, reveal the depths of your love for me today. Guide me into a fresh encounter with Your grace. Draw me close to You as I embark on my journey towards sonship in Jesus' name. Amen 
 

Bible in 1 year: Joshua 16-18; Luke 2

 

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