Declare: I am here to recover all. The church is here to recover all. The government of God is to increase and it cannot be held back!
Fix your gaze upon Jesus!
Pray like you are the apple of His eye
Pray like a warrior endowed with splendour
We are in the midst of resurrection, restoration and recovering all
The Second Exodus
Exodus12:36 “The Lord gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they gave them what they asked. And they stripped the Egyptians [of those things].”
John11:41-43 “41 So they took away the stone. And Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, Father, I thank You that You have heard Me. 42 Yes, I know You always hear and listen to Me, but I have said this on account of and for the benefit of the people standing around, so that they may believe that You did send Me [that You have made Me Your Messenger].
43 When He had said this, He shouted with a loud voice, Lazarus, come out! 44 And out walked the man who had been dead, his hands and feet wrapped in burial cloths (linen strips), and with a [burial] napkin bound around his face. Jesus said to them, Free him of the burial wrappings and let him go.
We are praying according to the teachings that have come forth from Reverend Betty; we are in the midst of a second exodus. As we maintain the posture of resurrection, we are going to recover all. We are praying for ourselves as individuals as well as the corporate body. We tend to settle for survival instead of living. Survival does not bear fruit. It is selfish and self-centred. You have to go through resurrection for the sake of your brothers and sisters.
In Exodus 12:36 we see the children of Israel taking what belonged to them. They had literally built Egypt. We are going to go from resurrection to restoration. Many of us stop at resurrection but do not move to take spoil or to have everything that was lost restored to us. We settle for survival.
John 11:41-43 we see the moments surrounding Jesus’ resurrection of Lazarus. If Jesus had
allowed the grave clothes to remain on Lazarus, he would have been resurrected but not restored. He would not have borne fruit. People went on to believe not only because of the resurrection but because Lazarus was bearing fruit and living a restored life; perfect, lacking nothing.
He wasn’t sympathy revived but he had to finish the purpose of his life. Restoration means you occupy and in the church right now many have stopped at being resurrected. They will still make heaven but not with fruit. We are called to bear fruit that remains.
Finishing the Work
John 17:3-4 “3And this is eternal life: [it means] to know (to perceive, recognize, become acquainted with, and understand) You, the only true and real God, and [likewise] to know Him, Jesus [as the] Christ (the Anointed One, the Messiah), Whom You have sent. 4 I have glorified You down here on the earth by completing the work that You gave Me to do.”
Lazarus did not bring God glory simply by being resurrected but also in going on to finish what God had given him to do. The church’s story is a government that not only arise but a government that increases without end. It’s a government that not only hears the sound of the abundance of rain but we pursue and we over take Ahab. Elijah went ahead of Ahab to Jezreel, where his inheritance was. Jezreel means the Lord plants. He went to where he was planted.
It is not enough for us to just have dreams but we have to bear fruit. There are dreams, novels, screenplays, songs, words of knowledge that have remained stagnant because many just want to survive. We don’t simply want to resurrect, we want to be restored.
Third Day Restoration
Hosea 6:2 “After two days He will revive us (quicken us, give us life); on the third day He will raise us up that we may live before Him.”
On the third day, the grave clothes hav