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God is always at work...and He is in the business of RESTORATION to His house and to us personally. I know this one!
You will be most assuredly encouraged by this latest word by John Belt as he shares: God is in the process of refurnishing the house to make it a place of comfort, rest and peace. God wants a fireplace in His house where the fire of His Spirit brings warmth and love to the hearts of people.
Enjoy this word and His presence!
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Restoring The Attractive Beauty To God's House
The Restorer At Work
From beginning to end God's nature is one of restoration. God is the ultimate Restorer. He is always working to restore things that have been worn, bringing them into new condition. I was recently shown in a vision the restoration that God is working in the hearts and lives of people. His house is comprised of many parts just as a literal house has many elements to it.
As I walked into this house, I saw that parts of the house were being completely replaced or refinished into a marvelous state of beauty. As well, I could hear the sound of running water that made me aware of someone who was currently at work in the house – this being a picture of God's Spirit at work.
God wants His Church to represent the glory of His house, our communities, to be a reflection of His life. Just as David desired to be in the house of the Lord, knowing there is no better place to be, so the community of God's people who dwell in God's presence should create the same draw and attraction. We are to mirror that which is in Heaven.
Psalm 27:4 One thing I have desired of the Lord, that will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in His temple.
There Is No Place Like Home
Not every house is a home. God is working on His global house, the Body of Christ, as well as communities of people, to make His house. This is comprised of people as living stones – He is building a home. (Photo by Bev Lloyd-Roberts LRPS)
1 Peter 2:5 You also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
God does not want His house to be cold, sterile, impersonal – fostering an unfriendly environment. Rather, He wants it to be a place of warmth, trust, life, encouragement, and love.
The Comfort Of A Fireplace
God is in the process of refurnishing the house to make it a place of comfort, rest and peace. God wants a fireplace in His house where the fire of His Spirit brings warmth and love to the hearts of people.
Acts 2:46-47 So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the Church daily those who were being saved.
A fireplace is also representative of a place of gathering, community, life, fun, and interactions. This is a place where people can be real, transparent, and trusting with each other. This atmosphere creates an openness of heart, enabling people to connect on a more meaningful level. (Photo via Freeimages)
A Place Of Invitation
God wants a place where He is invited. It begins with us personally, then has an exponential effect when we gather together. As we learn to grow as a dwelling place for God's Spirit individually, our gatherings will be much more powerful with His presence being much stronger. The synergy that we have together enables us to grow much faster and have a powerful impact on our circles of influence where we live.
Be purposeful in inviting the presence of the Holy Spirit in your life. Find others with that same heart and desire. When we come together to experience His life, it becomes a contagious blessing that overflows to many.
2 Corinthians 13:14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.
His love never fails!
John and Brandi Belt
Overflow Global Ministries
Overflow Global Ministries is the ministry of John and Brandi Belt. The heart of their message is that God's greatest desire is to indwell His people with His presence. They believe that man was created to be inhabited by God through His Spirit. With a sincere devotion to God through the Holy Spirit, people can live in a place of overflow in His presence. This overflow translates into touching the lives of others through living encounters with God. When John and Brandi minister, the intimate presence of God is manifest – being accompanied with demonstrations of God's power to heal, revive, and restore.
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