Have you ever experienced coming home to a flood? This is an awful experience to endure. There are many causes for water damage: a water pipe break, a water heater leak, a toilet overflowing and a washing machine line bursting.
You might need to call a restoration company to help repair the damaged carpet and walls.
God is in the restoration business! Your sinful tendency from birth is caused by your spiritual father the devil. He has caused you to in constant rebellion against God. You are stubborn by nature. This is part of your inheritance at birth. Your new nature comes through the restoration and transformation in Christ Jesus.
Many times it takes water damage and a broken pipe to get your attention for restoration. Your rebellious attitude does not allow you to recognize that there is a better path. The water damage causes you to stop and take notice of the condition of your condition. You have to make some changes to get restored.
Many times these changes come in the form of health problems, job loss, addictive behavior and relationship issues. The leak in the water pipe may have been there for months. Your rebellious spirit, selfish nature and hatred toward God has been there from birth because of the fall. Jesus says, your father is the devil.
You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? (If you) choose to be a friend of the world (then) you become an enemy of God. Or do you think Scripture says without reason that the spirit he caused to live in us envies intensely? But HE gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
Submit yourselves, then, to God. (If you) Resist the devil, (then) he will flee from you. (If you) Come near to God (then) He will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. (If you) Humble yourselves before the Lord, (then) HE will lift you up (Restoration). James 4:4-10
God hates your selfish pride and arrogance. HE loves to restore you into HIS likeness. HE gives grace to the humble. God’s restoration business is always open for the asking with a humble heart.
God loves you and accepts you.
Receive ALL of God’s love.
You have been made righteous by the Blood of Jesus Christ on the cross. You now have a river of living water running continuously in you through the power of the Holy Spirit.
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