Faith & Reason ... a mystery

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Heaven is an actual place of restoration!


Restoration involves trust. The legal definition of trust is: “confidence placed in a person by making that person the nominal owner of property to be held or used for the benefit of one or more others.” In others words, Jesus is saying trust me, I got this and I am going so that we can live in the world as it was intended to be…perfectly made.

Trust God who made who made this world … he will restore it in the next…without the curse of sin. No more night or separation.

It is impossible to understand the ministry of Christ without the larger view of Jesus’ purpose. Albert Wolters points out that most of Christ’s miracles  “are miracles of restoration – restoring health, restoring to life, restoring to freedom from demonic possession.” Jesus’ miracles provide us with a sample of the meaning of restoration … He restores that which is bound by the shackles and torment of sin. He is in the business of reinstating that which was supposed to be.

God placed mankind on Earth to fill it, rule it, subdue it and develop it to God’s glory. But that plan was challenged and thwarted because of sin. God Determined from the beginning that he will redeem mankind and restore the earth … Why? So his original pan will be fulfilled. 

You can be restored! You know I love ya, Don 

No comments: