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Date:                   November 8, 2011
Message:         
  Divine Restoration

The Lord has spoken to me recently in a very clear word that we are now in a time-slot of divine restoration. I sense that this is
a divine opportunity that, if properly taken advantage of, will catapult us with breakthrough into the new year of Kingdom harvest.

The word “restore”, according to Webster’s, denotes, “The action of returning something to a former owner, place or
condition.”  God’s way of restoration is so much better.  He doesn’t only restore to the former condition, but in a much greater
blessing than before. In Job’s case, He gave him double:

Job 42:10: “And the Lord turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the Lord gave Job twice as much as
he had before.”

v.12: “So the Lord blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning…”

There is a secret revealed in this passage, namely that when we stop focusing on our own misery and our own needs and
start to pray for those around us, God’s blessings abound.

I have recently been on a farm in Kentucky, watching as a huge bulldozer was  clearing a piece of land which was totally
overgrown with dead trees and a lot of undergrowth. The trees were uprooted, pulled down, overthrown and then pushed into a
heap to be burned to make more room for cultivating the land.  The hidden potential of the land was uncovered as it was
cleared of old debris and a lot of space was cleared for increase!

The next day I was sitting in a combine harvester, looking down on the ripe fields being harvested. I was told that immediately
after this harvest, these fields would be planted for the next crop.  I was reminded of the Scripture,  “Behold, the days come,
saith the Lord, that the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him that soweth seed; and the mountains
shall drop sweet wine, and all the hills shall melt.” (Amos 9:13)

This is a prophetic picture of the power and authority He has given us as sons of the Most High God and as kings and priests
exercising Kingdom dominion wherever we go and it is all about the harvest.

This power is in our mouths by the words we speak to PROPHESY over our land, uprooting old unfruitful “plantings”,  
increasing and expanding our fields and then to PLANT new seed with vision for a kingdom harvest.

Jer. 1:9: “Then the Lord put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And the Lord said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in
thy mouth.
10 See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to
throw down, to build, and to plant.

Restoration in the natural implies that the old needs to be stripped away in order to make room for the new to be “planted” or
put in place.

It is time to take stock of the dead trees and the entangled undergrowth in our lives – things that do not bear fruit for the
Kingdom and are occupying space in our hearts and minds as dead works, blocking our vision and opportunity for increase.  
Some are memories of losses, failures, theft and destruction by the enemy.  The main intruders are the spirits of Fear and
Destruction!  These are enemies of the Kingdom.  Investigate your fields and break up the fallow ground!  Do not be satisfied
with the status quo, but recover that ground to enlarge your borders for a Kingdom harvest.

Take authority over fear and confusion, sickness and disease, lack and theft and destruction in any part of your life or that of
your family and friends and command it to be uprooted, pulled down, thrown over and destroyed.  We have authority in the
Name of Jesus to declare His Word and expect change!  Then:  Plant God’s Word and bless your field with new life and growth
and expansion.  See your promises of RESTORATION by the eyes of faith and let God’s Word override every argument of the
present situation.

Take the cue from Job and start praying for your friends (and your enemies), even if they have criticized you, condemned you,
judged you or abused you or stolen from you or betrayed you.  Let go of offenses!  They are thieves!   Let us repent of things we
have said and done through destructive words and negative thoughts and attitudes.   Forgive, humble yourself and make
amends, even if it was not your fault!  Take the low place of humility in the nature of the Lamb, but rise up with the boldness of
the Lion of Judah and start blessing your “field” with “DIVINE RESTORATION”!  Remember, we do not wrestle against flesh
and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual
wickedness in high places (Eph. 6:12).  Let the Holy Spirit go in and uproot the plantings and residues of the enemy and let it
be burnt to ashes.  Then sow seeds by faith words, envisioning the end-result of what you believe for, expecting that miracle of
a good harvest.

I Pet.1: 22 “Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see
that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently.”

Therefore pursue peace and reconciliation with all men and let us call on God to bring RESTORATION, RECONCILIATION and
with it DIVINE RECOVERY, as well as INCREASE in all our fields.  THEN DECLARE IT BY FAITH!   Let the Lord take vengeance
on the enemy and trust Him for recovery of all that the enemy has stolen from us.  Trust Him for what seems impossible in the
natural – that’s what miracles are made of!

When David came back to Ziklag with his men, they found that it was burned with fire; and their wives and their sons and
daughters were taken captive.  His own men wanted to stone David, but he strengthened himself in the Lord, asking Him what
he should do.

I Sam.30: 8 “And David enquired at the Lord, saying, Shall I pursue after this troop? shall I overtake them? And he answered
him, Pursue: for thou shalt surely overtake them, and without fail recover all.”

According to God’s Word, David recovered all and even took the spoil!

THAT SPELLS INCREASE!!!

It is time for us to strengthen ourselves in the Lord and ask God for our desire on the enemy; then rise up in our authority in
Christ and declare “Divine Recovery and Increase!”  

First of all recover your time of devotion to the Lord, increase it purposefully and pray for everyone you know to come back into
intimate fellowship with the Lord!  He desires to make Himself known to you in the glorious revelation of the Christ, as well as
to give you strategies of wisdom for good stewardship of your inheritance! Come back into worship, prayer and fasting,
seeking His face!  Recover the glory of His Presence and abide in it!

Recover your vision, your health, joy, peace and love in your relationships, blessing on your finances, blessing in your job,
ministry, business.  Whatever you have lost, trust God for divine recovery!

It is so amazing to see how God confirms a Word:  As soon as I came back, I saw the following Word of the Lord that was
given to Chuck Pierce and which blessed me tremendously, as I’m sure it will bless you if you believe it and receive it:

I heard the Lord say: “Some of you are resisting bringing the enemy under your feet.  That’s what is keeping your next level of
portion from being unlocked.  The harvest is yours. Do not fear the enemy when I give you the enemy.  Ask Me for your desire
on your enemy.  If you’ll ask Me for your desire on your enemies, what I will do is bring that enemy in and within three weeks
everything that the enemy has held up, confiscated, or taken from you, I will give you. The storehouse the enemy was guarding,
you will now own the key! There is a time that harvest comes! Even if your harvest season was once captured, in My plan and
in My season I can cause a harvest season to come back around again.  Open your eyes.  Open your eyes of faith.  Open your
eyes of expectation! I am a God that is able to bring harvest back to you.  If you are willing to seek Me, if you are willing to set
your face like flint, I can bring the windows of heaven back over you so what you’ve lost, what has been walled up and stored
away from your use in one season, can be released now!  You can see the harvest come in and secured for this day.  Worship
Me in Spirit and Truth and I can cause cities and cultures that knew Me not, to be transformed in a day. Hear My songs of
Heaven. New songs break old cycles. Harvest songs are being released. Sing with Heaven and I will send hosts to assist you
in the Harvest.” (Highlights mine).

I don’t know about you, but I PURPOSE TO SEEK GOD, TO SET MY FACE LIKE A FLINT FOR BREAKTHROUGH to SEE MY
HARVEST COME IN and the enemy’s work destroyed in every area of my life and of my family, my friends and all our believing
readers, declaring, “DIVINE RECOVERY and FULL RESTORATION!”   Hallelujah!!!

Jesus paid for it on the cross, so let us step into our Covenant promises and receive the victory, being a triumphant  Bride!  
There are glorious promises for overcomers!

Do your part, believe, declare His Word and expect miracles in these 3 weeks (you can start at any time) according to the Word
of the Lord!  And remember to share your testimonies!  

At the same time I want to position myself with harvest songs, singing over cities and cultures and nations that know Him not –
preparing to be sent off into the harvest fields in 2012!

11/11/11

This date has been prophecied to be "a Line in the Sand" and there is a world-wide expectancy that God will launch something
powerful at this time.  Position yourself now in prayer (and fasting if possible), deep worship and acute "listening" in the Spirit.  
I also want to recommend that you join a prayer gathering on that day, praying much in the Spirit.

Pray fervently for the world-wide End-time Awakening that is at the door, pray for your families, pray for America to come into
Kingdom Order and Alignment, pray for Israel for protection and deliverance from her enemies, pray for the countries that God
puts on your heart and declare, “YOUR NAME BE GLORIFIED, YOUR KINGDOM COME, YOUR WILL BE DONE on earth as it is
in heaven, LORD!”

Blessings

Elsabe
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