2014: The Year of the Restoration of the Years!


On December 12, 2013, I was reminded of a promise God gave me earlier in the year out of Joel- “…I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten…” (Joel 2:25). When this promise came to mind I began to cry out to God in order to remind Him of His promise to me. I was going to say, “God, you promised to restore to me the years that have been devoured.” What I actually got out of my mouth was, “God…” and then He interrupted me with the following words, “This is the year of Restoration!” I tried to force the words out of my mouth again but was physically unable to do so. As I drove down the road I became captivated by what Papa had said and I began to rejoice with exceeding great joy. As the days followed I became acutely aware that Papa wasn’t just talking to me- He was sharing His heart with me about what He intends to do for His kids everywhere.
Leviticus 25 deals with the concept of the year of Jubilee. For the Jews, this was a time when lost property and people were restored to the ones who had lost them and with the restoration was the increase that would have been theirs had they maintained the possession. It was a season that marked the return of lost things. Amazingly, this time of Jubilee was available to all, regardless if what was lost was intentionally forfeited; or was taken by another through force or subtlety. The purpose of Jubilee was restored inheritance. Ephesians 1:11-23 describes the reality that God wants the saints to know the fullness of our inheritance. Colossians and 1 Peter also address the crucial reality of our inheritance that is reserved in heaven waiting for us to receive the revelation of its fullness so that we might see the Kingdom come in power to our earth. God doesn’t provide a dualistic inheritance. In other words, God doesn’t make a difference between physical inheritance, such as, finances and health and spiritual inheritance, such as, encounter and revival. To God, who has purchased the whole creation with His Son’s death and resurrection, the inheritance is one complete package including all areas of life. It is this inheritance that God is restoring to His purchased people.
Restoration doesn’t just mean that lost things will be returned but that those returned things will bring with them the increase that should have accumulated had the rightful owners had possession of them. Relationships, finances, health issues and many other areas will begin to be restored to many people, ministries and nations. God is beginning a tactical operation of restoration to all those whose mouths are opened to receive the full measure that He desires to give (Psalms 81:10). This plan has been in the heart of God forever and in the heart of a few chosen seers who for years have cultivated this dream through prayer- now it is upon us! Hallelujah! “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved” (Ephesians 1:3-6).
While there are many specific areas that God desires to fulfill this word, I believe there are general categories under which each fulfillment will fall.
1. Global Dominion. In Genesis 1:26-28, God tells His original intent for mankind- dominance over all creation. When the man and woman were placed in the Garden, they were being placed into a safe environment out of all creation from which they could exercise dominion over the rest of creation. Their mission was simple- be productive, be generation builders and be earth coverers. It is true that Adam forfeited dominion and delivered it to the satanic powers but this does not change God’s original intent. It is this original intent that Jesus came to restore and He has given to the Church the power to accomplish what Adam did not (Matthew 6:9,10; 28:18-20; Ephesians 1:20-23; Revelation 1:6).
This is the high calling of the Church of Jesus Christ- Global Dominion. We have been given a Kingdom and the Keys of the Kingdom and nothing can defeat or hinder except our unwillingness to embrace our inheritance in the Kingdom of God. Jesus gave us power to tread on serpents, scorpions and over all the power of the enemy (Luke 10:19). He told us to teach the nations and immerse them in the culture of the God-head (Matthew 28:18-20). He has given us authority and the assurance of His great power to complete the task. In every area of society and in every culture; we have been equipped to implement and administer the Rule of King Jesus. We have been given the Scriptures, the Holy Spirit, and the Gifts of the Spirit, Grace and Holy Angels to accomplish the mission of overspreading the world with the knowledge of God. We can fill every nation with the knowledge of God and we can see every house saved and every person healed- Everywhere! The only limiting factor is the thought you just had that it can’t be done- Repent!
This authority for dominance is not limited to evangelism. It extends into the realms of business, finance, relationships and politics and every other conceivable territory. God has called us to be the head and not the tail (Deuteronomy 28:13). A great part of Restoration is revealing to the saints that they have the power necessary to be the best entrepreneurs, the brightest employees and the most brilliant inventors of our generation. We are the ones with the mind of Christ and an inheritance that includes the Wisdom of the Ages- we must become the dominant force in every area of society. It is the children of the Kingdom who have divine wisdom and insight and we are being called by God to take possession of the kingdoms of this world and deliver them into His hands. The doctors, statesmen and scientists of the next generation who really impact the world will be those who bear in their hearts the Glory of God. This is the year of the Restoration of Global Dominion!
2. Supernatural Activity. Mark 16: 15-18 records Jesus’ promise that supernatural signs and wonders, including spiritual gifts, would be a manifest part of the lives of believers. One of the saddest errors propagated by so many teachers in our day is that signs, wonders and spiritual gifts ceased at some point in the early centuries of the Church. With only one grossly decontextualized verse from 1 Corinthians 13:8 as their proof, they claim that sometime in the early years of the Church God stopped using supernatural methods to supplement and demonstrate the power of the preaching of the gospel of the Kingdom. This concept was not introduced by Christ or the early church. On the contrary, both Jesus and the early apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers all believed that supernatural demonstrations were prerequisite to the Word being effective (Matthew 10:7, 8; Luke 10:19; Mark 16:15-18; Acts 2:43; 4:29-31; 5:12; Romans 15:19-20; 2 Corinthians 12:12; Hebrews 2:4). To say that spiritual gifts and supernatural activity of the Spirit has ceased is to say that God has fundamentally changed (Malachi 3:6). While a large percentage of the modern church has relegated the actions of the immutable God to the past, an even larger percentage will begin to be awakened to the reality of Supernatural Power this year. Many movements that have their foundations in the supernatural activity of the Holy Spirit will be awakened to their inheritance and will embrace what has been forgotten or forfeited through neglect.
Many movements and denominations have become, at best, indifferent to, and at worst, antagonistic toward signs, wonders and supernatural gifts of the Spirit. Because of this, many in the charismatic community have written off the potential future relevance of these groups but God is restoring to them the inheritance their founders lived in. This year will mark a major shift in the thinking of many Christian leaders and they will begin to experience the workings of the Spirit in a fresh and relevant way that will compel them to forsake their apathy and/or resistance and they will begin to lead their followers into encounters with the Holy Ghost. It is crucial that Spirit-filled believers trust God for this essential awakening. The entire Body must be stirred to supernatural power in order for our mission of global dominion to be fulfilled. This is the year of the Restoration of Supernatural Activity!
3. Personal Justice. Isaiah 9:7 and Jeremiah 23:5 declare one primary purpose for the coming of Christ and the subsequent establishment of His Kingdom on earth- Justice! Papa God is very jealous of the mistreatment of people; especially by the shepherds who should be caring for the flock (Jeremiah 12). Injustice seems commonplace to many today but to God it is unacceptable and vile. A major shift is taking place so that Justice will be commonplace and injustice will be intolerable. Governments that have persecuted Christians will begin to change policy; institutions that have profited through deceit and fraud will be exposed and many defrauded people will be recompensed; and Christian ministries and ministers that have defiled the Spirit’s influence, and needlessly wounded people, will be chastened and restored to the noble position of Healer (Ezekiel 34)!
People from every walk of life will rejoice as they see Justice administered on their behalf. Stolen inheritance of money and possession will be returned for many who have been cheated. Abused people who stagger under the guilt and fear of years of cruelty will encounter the healing touch of the Holy Spirit and will become the savior’s of their assailants. These people will become the leaders in a global revival of emotional stability and wholeness. Relationships, especially marriages that struggle under the burden of bitterness and apathy, will receive a long awaited renewal and baptism of Love. Husbands and wives will renew their covenant vows and experience reviving from the hand of God. These revived families will bring healing to the families around them. Promotions, raises and opportunity’s that have been withheld will be restored and new levels of prosperity will be released; especially to the saints. Many who have suffered with years of illness and pain will receive healing and restitution of lost finances and opportunity. The future will cause the past to seem like a distant dream that can scarcely be recalled (Isaiah 54:4). This is the year of the Restoration of Personal Justice!
This is the year of the restoration of the years! God desires to exalt His people and prosper them so that He might triumph over satanic powers through their testimony (Colossians 2:15; Revelation 12:11). I encourage everyone to anticipate only positive things for the future. Negativism has no place in the coming days and will only serve to hinder the free flow of the Holy Spirit. Positive words of affirmation that encourage the character of God to be exposed are the powerful tools that will release this word into the world this year. “My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved. In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah” (Psalms 62:5-8). Saints must be the most optimistic people in the world- after all, we serve a good God with good promises and we have a bright and hopeful future (Proverbs 4:18). The Kingdom of our God is an ever increasing Kingdom and we are about to see a major leap of increase released into the world through His people (Daniel 2:44; 11:32). Welcome to 2014- the Year of the Restoration of the Years!

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8 thoughts on “2014: The Year of the Restoration of the Years!

  1. Krista Shirley says:

    This is the most exciting thing I have ever read!! It’s not only going to happen but it is happening now!!!! Can’t wait to look back and say,, it happened just like we said!!!!

  2. Dorothy Matthews says:

    This message is confirmation of a word God just spoke to me. I have been in pain daily for 3 years and missed diagnosed with fibromyalgia. after insisting recently that my doctor do an MRI it was discovered that I had a herniated disc in my neck and a torn rotator cuff. After injection of prednisone yesterday I feel better than I have in the last 3 years. I asked God today was this a year of restoration and googled it and I came upon this prophecy. Confirm to me when God spoke to me that this was the year of restoration. I thank you for that confirmation. I can praise God from the rooftops that I am pain free as of today. God is restoring to me all that’s a canker worm has taken.

    • Dorothy, I am so grateful that this message met the need you faced for confirmation. I would encourage you to fully anticipate a release of all pain from your body. It is never the will of God for His children to be sick or in pain. Stand fully in the promise that Jesus always heals those oppressed souls and bodies that believe His Word and act upon it in faith. If we can be of any further assistance, please let us know.

  3. bvidesignersink says:

    2014 was to be a year of restoration for the Saints, what happened. I see evil getting rewarded in my life. Moving ahead, getting married. What happened to me, am I not loved by God? What have I done to be punished ?

    • Truthfully, this year has been very difficult for our family as well. It doesn’t negate the promise. God operates by a principle of sowing and reaping. This word is a seed to be cultivated. I sowed it earlier this year and have been cultivating it all throughout the year by declaring it and standing on it by faith. Years that have been devoured are coming back to me. I encourage you to take the Word and stand upon the promise despite the circumstance. God is not punishing you. Your enemy is fighting against you to devour even more years. Don’t let his illusions rob you of another day! God is for you and with you!

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