God Is a Restorer (1 of 4) by Lenny Ports

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God Is a Restorer (1 of 4)
Series: Restoration
Lenny Ports
Psalm 80:19

INTRODUCTION

Psalm 80:19 Restore us, O Lord God of hosts; Cause Your face to shine, And we shall be saved!.

The word ''restore'' here is being used with the word ''us'' meaning that God's people call upon the Name of Lord to be restored. In other words, they experienced some losses in their lives and they knew that the God that they serve has the power to RESTORE them.

In the English dictionary, the word RESTORE means: to give back something that was lost or taken; to return something or someone; to bring something back into existence or use; to return something to its original condition by repairing it.

The word ''restore'' here in Psalm 80 means to bring back or to return or to give back or to reverse. In other words, God is the Restorer of our lives and if we could do a little deeper into the heart of the writer of Psalm 80, we might see him saying:
''O God, bring us back into right standing with You,
O God, return to us so that we can sense Your presence again,
O God, give back to us what the enemy has stolen,
O God, reverse the curse and let Your blessing return upon our homes!''

Such was true in the history of Israel. When they sinned against God and fell away from Him, they opened the door for the enemy to defeat them and steal from them.

Let me stop there for a moment.

This principle is still true today. The Christian life is not about how much can I get away with, or how much grace does God have to forgive me of all the sins I am committing. Grace is not an excuse to allow sin to continue in your life. Truth be told, the word of God declares:

Galatians 6:7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. 8 For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.

Romans 6:1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that gra ...


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