By: Tim Sader
They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations.
Before dreaming about the birds or looking at the land with my pastors 2009 seemed to be the best and worst year of my life. For some time I asked God to help me find the right woman to be in a relationship with. Just after I started the torch that year God answered my prayer and I was in love. Everything seemed perfect even through lost jobs, another hospital stay for me and trying to put God first in our relationship. I was ready to spend the rest of my life with her when things seemed to just fall apart. Both of us had our reasons why this happened. Everything changed fast between us and we both left hurt in our own ways. For me it was like losing a part of myself but life went on from there and I was ok. I found peace in the Lord and decided to put an effort into loving Him as much as I had loved her. The dreams I had that year happened as I drew closer to God than I had ever been. He tells us to earnestly seek Him for gifts and revelation so He showed up in my dreams and rocked my world. Last week we discussed my second dream that year climbing the hill and seeing the land. The field I saw was the field waiting for a Godly change in healthcare. We all have territory to expand our calling into. Our field is where we can help build his kingdom so we can testify to His great love working through us. The world is influenced by evil but if we build our territory we reclaim it for the Lord.
After my failed relationship God restored me to change my focus again onto Him. Near the end of 2009 I had another dream in this healthcare series of dreams. I was touring an old rundown medical facility probably built before the great depression and shut down in the early 1970s. Cob webs and thick dust covered all the old equipment and it was a spooky scene. This dream represented a need for restoration to healthcare in this country. The restoration we can only find if we look to the one who restores our health. God blesses us when we remember those who are weak. We are protected from our enemy and when we are sick He restores our health (Psalm 41:1-3). These hardships the Lord delivers us from is what lets us know we’re alive. The spirit finds life when God restores us to health and lets us live (Isaiah 38:16). As my pastor says, “God is in the restoration business.” He wants to rebuild the places that have been devastated by our common enemies. We belong to Him so we must restore the territory we influence so it will be place for Him to be seen in it again. Before Christ went into heaven they asked if he was going to restore the kingdom of Israel. He said it is not for us to know the time or dates the Father has set. Instead He said that we would receive the power from the Holy Spirit to be witness of Him in all the earth (Acts 1:6-8). Therefore if we want to see His Kingdom we must get busy restoring the places the enemy has stolen by building what God has shown us so He can be seen in it. God has called each of us to bring Him greater glory in Christ. We all are a restoration project built upon suffering the consequences of sin in our flesh. Through restoration in Christ we are strong, firm and steadfast (1 Peter 5:10). He restored us so we could restore to Him everything the enemy thinks He has stolen from the Lord.
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