Total Restoration
Gregory Dickow
I don’t have a complicated message: I want to encourage people with the good news of God’s unconditional love—and to see that reality change their thinking and their emotions.
Total Restoration

In this month’s blog, I want to share a powerful word God recently gave me for you. He is not surprised about anything that’s happening in the world or in your life. I believe this is His response to YOU. It will change your life for the better—forever!

Several months ago, He gave me this word for you. That word was RESTORATION.

He told me, “This is what I want you to expect. This is what I want you to say to My people to get them ready for the other side of this pandemic—the other side of this crisis: I want to restore everything that My people have suffered, everything My people have lost.”

What is on the other side of all that’s happened this last year? What’s on the other side of all that the devil has tried to do—taking lives, destroying livelihoods, stifling opportunities, breaking down relationships, families, and households?

I believe total restoration is on the other side. I love the promise of Joel 2:25, where God says, “So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten.” God says, “I WILL restore TO YOU the years.”

We’ve lost some time, haven’t we? We’ve lost precious time. Precious people. Loved ones. Relationships. Businesses. Opportunities. The enemy has eaten, devoured, consumed, and destroyed so much. Jesus said in John 10:10, “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” The devil is the thief who comes to steal, kill, and destroy, but Jesus says, “I have come that you would have life in abundance, to the full, until it overflows.” This is the restoration of life God’s going to give us—the restoration He’s going to give you. I want you to believe for this today because history is a story of loss and recovery. All of human history is a story of loss and recovery.

This has been the devil’s modus operandi from the very start. We saw it in the Garden—the devil robbed Adam and Eve of their ancestry, their identity, their equality, their destiny, and their authority. They lost their connection to where they’d come from, who they were as God’s son and daughter, who they were in relation to one another, and this resulted in their feeling inferior and trying to control and rule over one another. They lost their destiny—walking in intimate fellowship with their Heavenly Father in the Garden, and they lost their authority—their crown of victory.

Jesus has purchased it all back for us with His Own precious blood, so it’s our time for TOTAL RESTORATION!

Look around. What is happening in our world today?

In a world of inequality and strife, Jesus is the solution. Jesus is the great equalizer among all mankind. We’ve got to stop striving against one another, realizing that we have been given equal access to the throne of grace, equal access to God, and equal access to our Heavenly Father.

We get to live AT the throne of God’s grace, right? We get to live FROM the throne from a place of victory through the finished work of the Cross; and we get to live FOR the throne, for the glory of God. Revelation 1:4–6 says, “… from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth.”

To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.”

We’ve been crowned as kings and priests in Jesus Christ. We’ve been given a crown of victory. Don’t lose sight of this truth. Hear me, now: No mistake you’ve ever made, no human being, no power, no force, no problem, no pandemic—no devil in hell has the right to take your crown!

Jesus said, “Let no one take your crown.” (Revelation 3:11)

This is vital in your everyday life! No matter what is going on in this world, you are royalty! You are His beloved. You are a king and a priest, as a child of God. You’re the head, and not the tail. You are above, not beneath. No matter what happens around us, nothing changes the fact of who we are—who YOU are. Nothing changes the fact that you have been crowned. Don’t listen to the lies of the devil, trying to discourage you and rob you of all that is yours in Christ!

Jesus is determined to give it all back to you. This is God’s word to you: “I will restore to you the years. I will restore to you your health. I will restore to you your lost opportunities and fortunes.”

God’s Word is the miraculous passageway to restoration. Through restoring our soul, everything else follows. Our restored thoughts lead to the restoration of God promises. He says, “My ways are higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:9)

This is why He gave us the Scriptures, so that we can understand His thoughts, which will catapult us into His ways. This is the greatest treasure we have! Promise upon promise; power to save, heal, and deliver; peace, joy, confidence, and wisdom. All it takes is simply to believe!

We can experience real peace by believing God’s precious promises that belong to us. This is a peace that does not depend on what’s going on around us. It’s all about what is going on inside of us, and seeing things from His perspective. This peace is eternal, and can never be taken from us!

Romans 5:1 says, “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ…”

In other words, because we have already been justified by faith (past tense, which continues on in the present), we (now) have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ!

2 Corinthians 1:20 says, “For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.”

If you want to experience peace in your life, you simply need to believe that Jesus has made you righteous by His blood and given you the right to claim all of His promises. This will bring supernatural peace into your life. And this simple faith starts by hearing the word of Christ.

Romans 10:17 says: “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.” It’s not referring to scripture, in general, (although faith does come that way), but this verse is referring to hearing about CHRIST. What Jesus did as the Messiah to purchase all of God’s covenant promises for us.

This means when you hear the word about what Jesus has already done for you through His death, burial, resurrection, and ascension—TOTAL RESTORATION—faith comes! We don’t need to struggle to find faith. Just believe in His finished work.

Ephesians 2:4–7 says He has seated us with Him in heavenly places, so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us! He is rich in kindness towards us!

These are just a few of over 7000 promises you can claim as yours, because of what He has done for you!

 Begin looking up and thanking Him for His precious promises. Place your faith in what He has already done—and you can start expecting His total restoration to show up in every area of your life!

Pray this prayer of restoration:

Heavenly Father, thank You that You have promised to restore all that has been lost or stolen from me. Thank You, that by faith in what You have already done for me in Christ Jesus, I can expect total restoration to come to me. I expect it now! You have made me Your very own righteousness by His blood, therefore, I have supernatural peace, and claim my rights to everything Jesus has purchased for me. Thank You for being rich in kindness towards me, in Jesus’ Name, amen!

This is just the beginning! You can cultivate a lifestyle of claiming and receiving all of God’s precious promises! Find the promises in His Word that cover whatever restoration you need, ask Him for it, and thank Him that total restoration is on the way!

Restore

If you would like to hear further teaching on this important topic, click here for my full teaching called, “Restore.” In this powerful series, I share the power that comes by pouring out your heart to God, which will guarantee freedom in your life, and bring a new dimension to your relationship with God. This is a must-have for every believer!