Wednesday, September 21, 2016

"This is Your Time for Restoration!" by John Belt, Cincinnati, OH

 

We are in a season of great restoration right now. It is the heart of God to bring restoration to our lives and those around us. This is why Jesus came.

John 10:10, "The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly."

Jesus came to to give us life to the full. When God restores He does not do anything halfway. God is holistic in His view wanting to bring forth a fullness of His glory in our lives. As we get our devotion, thoughts and speech in alignment with His truth, we begin to see the manifestation of His promises in our lives.

Crossing Over into the Promised Land

The children of Israel were in the desert forty years wandering in circles because of their unbelief (Numbers 32:13). In that time God miraculously provided for them with manna from Heaven, made their clothing "everlasting" and their feet didn't swell. That generation, that came out of Egypt, did not see the Promised Land because they did not cross over at the time God intended.

Only Joshua and Caleb where able to cross into the Promised Land after those forty years because they had believed God. God knows that when we cross over into our Canaan, the Promised Land, we will thrive and not just survive. They were living off manna for the season that they had to travel from Egypt to Canaan. God was faithful to provide, but it was not His best and perfect will.

Joshua 5:11, "And they ate of the produce of the land on the day after the Passover, unleavened bread and parched grain, on the very same day. Then the manna ceased on the day after they had eaten the produce of the land; and the children of Israel no longer had manna, but they ate the food of the land of Canaan that year."

The day the children of Israel ate of the food of the Promised Land the manna ceased the day after. Now they were living in a place of breakthrough because they had crossed over into the place of God's intention, establishment, promise and blessing.

Taking Territory

Recently the Lord spoke the words to me, "Pursue and Overtake!" After a minute I realized this was from the story of David where he inquired of the Lord to know what to do. God told him to pursue and he would surely overtake the enemy reclaiming all that was lost.

Too many times the Body of Christ is in "retreat mode" in reaction to the enemy but we need to be in a "pursue and overtake" mode plundering his camp. Instead of living with a mindset of "self-preservation" we should be "invading territory". It is a completely different way of thinking.

Acts 10:38, "How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him."

Jesus was always taking territory. God calls us to invade and have an impact. We don't need to wait around for something to happen then "react" to it. Rather our actions should be making the enemy react to us. We are in a battle to see people restored to the Father, restored in their lives and made whole in the presence of Jesus.

Be intentional about all that you do. Know that Jesus has given you purpose, power, authority and influence in the Holy Spirit to see lives changed. Expand the horizons of the possibilities in what God can do through you. He has no limitations and intends to overflow our lives with His life-changing presence.

John and Brandi Belt
Overflow Global Ministries

Email: office@overflowglobal.com
Website: www.overflowglobal.com

Overflow Global Ministries is the ministry of John and Brandi Belt. The heart of their message is that God's greatest desire is to indwell His people with His presence. They believe that man was created to be inhabited by God through His Spirit. With a sincere devotion to God through the Holy Spirit, people can live in a place of overflow in His presence. This overflow translates into touching the lives of others through living encounters with God. When John and Brandi minister, the intimate presence of God is manifest - being accompanied with demonstrations of God's power to heal, revive, and restore.

John Belt's Itinerary:

September 24-25, 2016
Refreshing in His Presence Weekend | Detroit, MI
Mike Andre & John Belt
More Information Coming Soon

October 6-8, 2016
Women on the Frontlines Cincinnati
Speakers: Patricia King, Barbara Yoder, John and Brandi Belt
Hilton Garden Inn
5300 Cornell Road, Blue Ash, OH 45242
For more info click here

November 5-6, 2016 (Sat 6pm/Sun 10am)
Gulliver’s Awakening Gathering!
Speakers: Bonnie Jones and John and Brandi Belt
Hilton Garden Inn
5300 Cornell Road, Blue Ash, OH 45242
For more info click here

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