RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Thursday 17 January 2013
RESTORING THE DESTROYED
by Pastor E. A. Adeboye
Memorise: "For God will save Zion, and will build the cities of Judah: that they may dwell there, and have it in possession" Psalm 69:35
Read: Psalm 66:30-35
Prayer point: Father, in any way my family and I have provoked Your judgment, have mercy on us and rebuild our joy today
Besides making your joy to be full and connecting you with mercy, another door of possibility that prayer opens as listed in Zechariah l:12-16 is that It makes God to rebuild what He destroyed in judgment. For 70 years, Jerusalem and Judah were in ruins as a result of divine judgment. But when prayer was engaged by an angel on behalf of Gods people, the Lord decided to return and rebuild the Cities of Jerusalem. Have you faced divine judgement before? Do you secretly believe that you can never be in favour with God because of your antecedents? Drop that notion now. All you need to do is to engage in prayer, starting with confession of sins and total repentance, rededication and from there to thanksgiving, praise and worship. After these, you can supplicate or ask God for mercy. If you handle this tool of prayer well, very soon, whatever you lost shall be restored, Your broken wall of protection will be rebuilt. Your lost relationship with God shall be restored. The voice of the Spirit which stopped speaking to you because of some act of disobedience shall be restored.
“Cry, yet saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; my cities through prosperity shall yet be spread abroad”… Zechariah 1:17a
God did not stop at rebuilding the cities of Jerusalem, but went ahead to prosper them. Have you been a victim of divine judgment at any time? If only you can pray your way into restoration with God. He will not only rebuild you, but also prosper you. This shows us how much God hates poverty. If God can rebuild and prosper those who once lived in rebellion against Him, how much more will He prosper those who have been faithful to Him? This is your season to be built up. Every strand of His grace that has been lost shall be restored to you this season. It is a season of divine mercy; as you key into it through prayer, everything will begin to fall into place like a jig saw puzzle. The Lord will rebuild your life. The Lord will rebuild your destiny. The Lord will restore every good thing you have lost. It is well with you.