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"What It Really Means to Live a Restored Life"
December 28, 2013
Restore (verb) - to reestablish, to bring back to a former, original, or normal condition; to make, return, or restitution of (anything taken away or lost). [Latin-restaurare-repair, rebuild, renew]
The first thing that transpires upon the acceptance of the gift of salvation is a reset to zero or a return to an original condition- a condition prior to the trauma, prior to the pain, prior to the sin. Salvation is an immediate restoration of anything taken away or lost. Yes, we are still accountable for what we have done in this life. But, the most important thing we need after surviving what we have done is the ability to be free from the feelings of guilt and the haunting of our past. This is what salvation offers- the spiritual and mental freedom to live completely restored and brand new. Most of us are bound by what is already done, not our present and not what is to come. We can ask ourselves what would it be like to be free, but the gift of salvation is right there- a free gift offering freedom. All we have to do is believe. Confess with our mouths, and believe with our hearts, and the ink of the contract signed with innocent blood sets us free and allows us to be brand new.
Join Pastor Selara R. Mann, Jr. as he takes an in-depth look at the true gift and first fruit of salvation through the use of real-life scenarios and Biblical examples. Follow along with him as he lays the foundation for why it is vitally important for our spiritual as well as natural success to understand what it really means to live a restored life.