For the past few months, I have been preparing a Bible Study series entitled “Restored” and I’m super excited about the opportunity to teach it in a couple of weeks. I’m so excited I thought I’d share a few thoughts on the topic with you today.

Restored or restoration is the word for 2014 and the spiritual ramifications are astounding.  Simply defined, restored means to return something to its former condition, but spiritually it’s so much more than that.  Restored from a spiritual perspective also encompasses the reinstatement and reestablishment of the government of God in the life of the believer.  Think about that for just a moment.  We often spend time asking God to restore a certain thing, but His first desire is to have His authority restored to your life.  We even dance and shout over the hope of restored marriages, finances, friendships and whatever else has experienced the wear and tear of life. But just for a moment and because I am feeling extremely philosophical today, let us keep in mind that restoration begins with reestablishing of the authority of God in your life.

Why is this important?  Because establishing the authority of God in your life is the beginning of spiritual order which precedes the release of spiritual power. You want to live a better life; you’ve got to elevate your level of spiritual power. You were created to possesses and release more spiritual power this year than last.  Your mission is to subject your life to the authority of God. That means obey God. Come under His authority. Only those who come under the authority of God have the power to defeat the enemy and release life.

As you celebrate, remember that being restored is not just about getting what you want, but most importantly being restored is about God getting what He wants: a spiritual man (male and female). A spiritual man under His authority and led by His Spirit.  This spiritual one strikes fear in the heart of the enemy because he has the ability to bring an end to plans contrary to God’s will.   This spiritual one has the power to prevail against the disorder of the world bringing order to chaos and light to darkness.  This spiritual one bears fruit that remains and provides healing to many both in ministry and the marketplace.  This spiritual one is you and God wants to elevate your life.

Are you ready to be restored? I hope so, because God is ready for you.

New Year Blessings to You!