When the concept of immortality and being invincible wears off, teenagers wake up to reality. As bodies take longer to heal, restoration is necessary to just make it through each day. As time quickly fades into the night, individuals are forced to alter, change or rebuild their lives.
The words of the Prophets agree with this, just as it is written [in Scripture], ‘After these things I will return, and I will rebuild the tent of David which has fallen; I will rebuild its ruins, and I will restore it, Acts 15:15-16.
During the Council at Jerusalem, James quotes an Old Testament prophet. When religious zealots sought to add Jewish traditions to salvation, James felt compelled to remind those in attendance of God’s promise to restore and rebuild tattered souls. This message brought hope to Gentiles who were not considered part of God’s chosen people.
So that the rest of mankind may seek the Lord, and all the Gentiles upon which my name has been invoked, Acts 15:17.
The agreement made at this historic event has opened God’s door for non-Jews to enter. Instead of being stuck on the outside of God’s chosen people, members of any nation can now exercise freewill to seek the Lord. As you call upon the name of the Lord, Romans 10:9-11, the restoration and rebuilding process begins. Don’t be afraid to ask Jehovah Rapha for help so that the promise of restoration and rebuilding becomes reality.
by Jay Mankus