Beyond means ‘MORE THAN’
Restorations mean to ‘bring back to an original state.’ What is to be restored could be a house, someone’s health, wealth, a relationship between a person and another, or between a person and God. The list goes on. When we combine the two words, Beyond Restoration, we can say, ‘bringing back more or better than the original.’
Now, I want to introduce you to the person who is not only able to bring you back to the state you once were, either financially, emotionally, spiritually, etc., but can take you beyond. His name is Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Knowing that God has the power to restore one beyond the original, David prayed in Psalm 71:21, “You will restore me to even greater honor and comfort me once again.” (NLT)
How does ‘beyond restoration’ take place?
- In times of trouble, do not sin against God (Job 1:22).
- Trusting in God’s power to restore: Reading Psalm 71: 20-21, you’ll see that David expressed his trust in God’s ability to restore him – even to more incredible blessings.
- Bringing your issues to the righteous God in prayers: The entire Psalm 71:1 is prayer. In verse one, he said, “O Lord, I have come to you for protection; don’t let me be disgraced.” You must learn to pray if you want to be free from affliction or if you want to attain greater heights. May the spirit and power of prayer come upon you wonderfully today in Jesus’ name.
- Recognizing that it is only through God’s righteousness: “Your righteousness, O God, reaches to the highest heavens. You have done such wonderful things. Who can compare with you, O God?” Psalms 71:19 NLT
What should you do when you experience a ‘beyond restoration’ realm?
- Give thanks and praises to God. David said, “Then I will praise you with music on the harp because you are faithful to your promises, O my God. I will sing praises to you with a lyre, O Holy One of Israel. I will shout for joy and sing your praises, for you have ransomed me.” – Psalms 71:22-23 NLT.
- Become a gospel (good news) spreader. In Psalm 71:24, David said, “I will tell about your righteous deeds all day long, for everyone who tried to hurt me has been shamed and humiliated.“
There was a man in South Africa named Nelson Mandela. He used to be a free citizen who took on the course of fighting apartheid. This later took away his freedom and got him imprisoned for twenty-seven years. No one ever knew he would not die in prison, but as God would have it, Mr. Mandela only regained his freedom from prison, which we can refer to as restoration, but later became the president of South Africa and ruled for five years. Yes, this is what is called ‘Beyond Restoration.’
A woman in the Bible had seven demons. Her name was Mary Magdalene (Luke 8:1-3). Jesus freed her from the dominion of those demonic spirits and caused her to regain her everyday life again, but He also saved her soul and turned her into a disciple (Mark 16:9-10). Hallelujah, I’m glad to announce that Jesus is with you to restore your spirit, soul, and body. He can promote you to become a soul-winner – the best and most glorious assignment anyone could receive. Are you ready? Do you see yourself as a sinner? Jesus is prepared not only to forgive your sins as you come to him seeking forgiveness, but He is willing to reposition you in a better state than you could expect.
Have you considered the maned Simon Peter in the Bible? He was one of Jesus’ disciples who denied knowing Jesus three times before the cock crowed (Matt. 26:69-75)? Jesus, in His mercy, forgave and restored Peter, one of the disciples. Peter later became an apostle. This man, too, entered into the ‘Beyond Restoration’ realm after receiving forgiveness: It was on his confession that Jesus was the Christ that the church was built (Matt. 16:13-19). What greater ‘Beyond Restoration ‘ can be more than this? If you allow Jesus to get involved in your situation, He will restore all you have lost and take you beyond your wildest expectations.
Hallelujah, God is going to visit you today with His beyond-restoration power. Yes, He will take you beyond expectation in Jesus’ name.