It is the mission of Jesus to set captives free (Luke 4:18). Amazingly, He allows us to “get in on it”. He commissioned His first disciples to go in His authority and anointing, representing Himself upon the earth. He authorizes us to do the same. The task is simple, or is it?
We do not have to be totally healed or mature, to be used. We do need a heart that identifies with the heart of God for broken people and broken humanity in general. We have to have conquered the fear risking making a mistake. We must remain teachable, alert, and yielded to the various nuances of the Spirit.
Do we believe in full restoration? Or do we believe like an “old saint” communicated with me long ago (and I believe erroneously), “If you mess us, you have lost your chance for your full destiny to be realized.” (This was based on one verse, vs. 6, in Hebrews 6). I personally stayed in bondage for a very long time, in part due to that verse being misused. I thought it was impossible to come back on course through repentance.
See that teaching totally ignored the many examples contained in scripture of individuals who messed up badly, but were redeemed and restored.
In your notes, identify some bible characters who really “blew it” and were subsequently restored. What are the life-applications.
Have you ever studied biblical restoration? I highly recommend it. Look up these scriptures and write them out. Record specific things the Spirit communicates to your spirit.
Especially read and meditate on the following verses:
Make notes of your own insights on these verses and others that you look up.
IN GOD THERE ARE NO DEAD ENDS….THERE IS HOPE OF RESTORATION.