God’s Timing and Break Through

God’s Timing and Break Through by Mary Meyer

Sharing some of my story may shed some light on my thoughts. I was born into a loving Christian family with two older sisters. My first outing was to attend church with my family. When I was two years old my Mother noticed that my spine didn’t look straight. She took me to the family doctor and she was told that I would outgrow it. This was long before anything was known about scoliosis. more “God’s Timing and Break Through”

Fast for Me

Fast for Me by Shannon Tate

I love the story of Esther. It’s a thrilling story of a young Hebrew woman named Hadessa who captured the attention of the very powerful, very wealthy King Xerxes of Persia. Taking the advice of Mordecai, her guardian, Hadessa assumes a Persian name, Esther, in order to hide her identity as a Jew. The king eventually takes Esther as his wife; a real Cinderella story! Except the story doesn’t end there.

A man named Haman was bent on taking revenge for his ancestor’s genocide on the entire Jewish population in Persia. Haman convinced King Xerxes that the kingdom would be better off without the Jews and he was Xerxes’ guy to see the job done. And so a decree was made that the Jews would be executed throughout the country. I’m sure you can imagine the kingdom was in an uproar and the Jews were absolutely devastated with grief. Who would save the Jews?

Mordecai sent a message to his charge, Queen Esther, and implored her that she was in a position of power to do something about this. If she didn’t, Mordecai had faith that someone else would help the Jewish people, but also believed that she was placed in the palace for a reason. What Mordecai was asking of her wasn’t a simple request. To go to the king without his explicit invitation to do so meant almost certain death. How could she save her people?

“Go and get all the Jews living in Susa together. Fast for me. Don’t eat or drink for three days, either day or night. I and my maids will fast with you. If you will do this, I’ll go to the king, even though it’s forbidden. If I die, I die,” Esther 4:15-16 (MSG).

Fast for me.

I love how her vulnerability is also her strength in this moment. She didn’t have a grand plan to outmaneuver her enemy but what she did have was her tribe (the people closest to her). And together with her tribe, they set themselves to do some spiritual pre-game warfare. And that, my friends, made all the difference.

During our church-wide fast, I encourage you to reach out to the people who are closest to you and have them come alongside you in your prayers and petitions to God. Be vulnerable like Esther– you don’t need to fast alone! May you and your tribe press in and expect breakthroughs and answered prayers. I’m with you!

Go Forth and Conquer

Go Forth and Conquer by Karter Marzolf

 

Introduction

When Karter first sent this prophetic word to Pastor John and I, we were both relieved and ecstatic.  We have been in a spiritual battle in several areas of our lives and the church. It is comforting to know that God sees us as we have done our best to stand against the storm and stand strong.  Maybe you have been dealing with a storm in your own life recently? If so, this word is for you! God is calling us to go forth and conquer. Now is our time to step out and advance with bold confidence!

It is our hope that you read over them, print them out and keep them in front of you. We must prepare our hearts to receive and walk in these powerful prophetic promises.

This year and this upcoming season are going to be an exciting one for Restoration Church and for the Body of Christ.  

Below is the prophetic word that Karter Marzolf released during the Proclamation Service.  

Let’s Go forth and Conquer!

– Pastor Debbie

 

Go Forth and Conquer

I (Karter) saw a picture:

The church was standing like pilings that ships tie to and there was space between the pilings that indicated there was room for growth.  I believe that God said,

“You have been in a constant season of, ‘Having done all to stand, stand firm…’  You have been standing strong against the storm.  Faithful for a long time. Now move out and advance in faith into what you have been called to do and to be both individually and corporately.  Go forth and conquer. Be bold. Be confident.”

Fasting for Joy

Fasting for Joy by Dave Meyer

These 21 days of fasting are not meant to be a burden but to help you in the beginning of the new year to seek the Lord. Recently, I heard Pastor John say, “Fasting without prayer is just starvation.” As you fast and pray these days, remember, you are renewing your strength! more “Fasting for Joy”

Full Steam Ahead!

Full Steam Ahead! by Su Gilstrap

Introduction

When Su first shared this prophetic word with me, not only was I excited but my spirit was too.  These five words God gave her for Restoration Church contain so much promise and unlimited potential for a fantastic year.  

It is our hope that you read over them, print them out and keep them in front of you. We must prepare our hearts to receive and walk in these powerful prophetic promises.

This year and this upcoming season are going to be an exciting one for Restoration Church and for the Body of Christ.  

Below is the prophetic word that Su Gilstrap released during the Proclamation Service.  

Get Ready!

– Pastor Debbie

 

FULL STEAM AHEAD!

I (Su) heard 5 words: 

  • Healing
  • Remember
  • Recompense
  • Rejoice
  • Revealing

Healing– God is tired of His kids walking in sickness and not believing that He desires all to be healed.  He wants His kids, His church to be a healing center. A place where they absolutely know the Father’s heart is to heal and save and to give life! It is only Satan that that kills, steals and destroys. 

Recompense– means to make amends to someone for loss or harm, to repay or to compensate for.  2019 will be a year where God makes up for what Satan has stolen from you and your family!  But you have to lean into this word, expect it, look for it.

Remember– means to be able to bring to one’s mind, an awareness of someone or something the one has seen in the past.  To recall or think about. God wants you to keep his prophecies before you and His Word before you, remember it, be aware of it, meditate on it.

Rejoice– means to feel or show great delight, happiness, pleasure, joy and celebration. The Lord told me that this year would have an overabundance of joy.  Joy unbelievable! God is going to give laughter and joy back to the church. The old sour-faced church is the church of the past! There will be laughter coming out of churches and people will go because of the extreme joy they feel while even walking by a church that is walking in His joy. 

Revealing– the Lord says, “I am coming to show up and show off.  Look for me and you will see me in places I have been but you didn’t see me because you weren’t looking.  God is going to reveal Himself through our gifts, passions and talents. We will discover new gifts He has given us too.  He said He is going to show off through us, His kids and He is going to break off false humility and limiting beliefs. He said his signs and wonders will happen through us, His kids.

He said, “We have to fully walk in His words for us! We have to fully participate with Him. We have to come into agreement with all His word says He is and we are. God says, you can’t go where I’m going with dead weight, limiting beliefs, old traditions, and wrong mindsets, they will need to be pruned off. 

Then He said FULL STEAM AHEAD!