Our Restoration

Jesus’ entire ministry is about our restoration. When Jesus began his 3 year ministry He was in the synagogue and we know that in Luke 4 it says:

16-21 He came to Nazareth where he had been reared. As he always did on the Sabbath, he went to the meeting place. When he stood up to read, he was handed the scroll of the prophet Isaiah. Unrolling the scroll, he found the place where it was written, God’s Spirit is on me; he’s chosen me to preach the Message of good news to the poor. Sent me to announce pardon to prisoners and recovery of sight to the blind. To set the burdened and battered free, to announce, “This is God’s year to act!” (italics added). He rolled up the scroll, handed it back to the assistant, and sat down. Every eye in the place was on him, intent. Then he started in, “You’ve just heard Scripture make history. It came true just now in this place.”

Image by Sasin Tipchai from Pixabay
Image by Sasin Tipchai from Pixabay

Do you see what Jesus was declaring? Our restoration to relationship with God and one another. All through the Gospels we see Jesus’ restoration in different ways. For those who needed healing of the body he restored them, sight to the blind, cleansing of the lepers, the lame walked, deaf people could hear and so much more. To those who needed their broken hearts restored Jesus had conversations and spoke life to them like the woman at the well in John 4 or Zacchaeus the chief tax collector. He set free those who had demonic oppression and restored them back to normal lives like the Garasene Demoniac in Mark 5.

Warriors pursue the same restoration that Jesus taught us when he walked the earth. We first receive the restoration that Jesus has for us in our own lives and then we help bring the restoration that Jesus has for those that He brings to us.