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Season of Restoration
April 26, 2015      |     By: Sam McVay, Jr.      |      Category: Sermons

The Lord is restoring to us purpose and relationships in this season. This will not be by might or by power, but by His Spirit.

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Joel 2:25-27

I will restore[a] to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the hopper, the destroyer, and the cutter, my great army, which I sent among you. 26 “You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, who has dealt wondrously with you. And my people shall never again be put to shame. 27 You shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the Lord your God and there is none else. And my people shall never again be put to shame.

The Lord disciplines because of love and unto love.

Joel 2:13

and rend your hearts and not your garments.” Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; and he relents over disaster.

Divine Order of the Lord’s dealings:

The Lord will send his word of warning.

If not responded to then... The Lord will allow discipline to come to win our hearts back.

But even though we deserve his wise discipline he, full of steadfast love and mercy, restores to us the time that was used to discipline. 

I believe that the Lord is RESTORING to us in this season - Purpose and Relationships 

We’ll look at focus today:

Haggai 1:1-9

In the second year of Darius the king, in the sixth month, on the first day of the month, the word of the Lord came by the hand of Haggai the prophet to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest: 2 “Thus says the Lord of hosts: These people say the time has not yet come to rebuild the house of the Lord.” 3 Then the word of the Lord came by the hand of Haggai the prophet, 4 “Is it a time for you yourselves to dwell in your paneled houses, while this house lies in ruins? 5 Now, therefore, thus says the Lord of hosts: Consider your ways. 6 You have sown much, and harvested little. You eat, but you never have enough; you drink, but you never have your fill. You clothe yourselves, but no one is warm. And he who earns wages does so to put them into a bag with holes. 7 “Thus says the Lord of hosts: Consider your ways. 8 Go up to the hills and bring wood and build the house, that I may take pleasure in it and that I may be glorified, says the Lord. 9 You looked for much, and behold, it came to little. And when you brought it home, I blew it away. Why? declares the Lord of hosts. Because of my house that lies in ruins, while each of you busies himself with his own house. 

The word of the Lord would be to us - 

Is this the time for building your own purpose while the Lord’s purpose lies in ruin?

Most of our loss and irritation in life is because of the dealings of the Lord to give us wisdom about where we should invest our lives.

We know that we know that the Lord has called us to give ourselves in a special way to prayer. Within this culture the word of the Lord begins to manifest. Leading to the discipling of all nations.

I believe personally that the Lord is calling forth Gideon’s army among us.

300 intercessors laying hold of the oil boom from above in EL Dorado who stir up...

10,000 intercessors with vision in Wichita which becomes an “Air Capitol of the World” aligning with...

32,000 intercessors without fear globally

All of these are locked in on praying for the accomplishment of Matthew 28:18-20.

Matthew 28:18-20

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Which will lead to our great and glorious goal: The powerful return of Jesus to planet earth to receive his inheritance - the nations.

I keep hearing for multiple ministries: Phase 3

For us in prayer:

Phase 1 was the 90’s with three times per day prayer and all night prayer meetings

Phase 2 was in the first decade of the 21st century with the prayer room downtown and 24/7 hourly prayer

Phase 3 is now upon us. I believe this will be a Spirit led manifestation of Ephesians 6:18 ALL PRAYER

Ephesians 6:18

praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,

Will you today join me in intentionally asking the Holy Spirit to RESTORE to us our great destiny and assignment of prayer??

This one will not be:

By might - Phase 1

Or by power - Phase 2

But by his Spirit says the Lord - Phase 3

It really is a decision for either:

1) pride - no prayer or prayer at our connivance

2) humility - persevering multi-faceted prayer which is focused on the Global Mandate of the Resurrected King

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