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The Restoration of Judges

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THE WORD SIROCCO Tuesday, November 24, 2020 Month Theme:  Restoration Topic:   The Restoration of Judges Scripture Reading:  Isaiah 1:10-26 Main Text: Isaiah 1:26 26 And I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counsellors as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be called, The city of righteousness, the faithful city. One of the greatest needs of human beings is justice. The wrong judges are in positions and the poor, innocent and righteous are the constant victims of injustice. God will restore judges to restore to us the things – properties, positions and people – we have lost due to injustice (Isaiah 1:26). This will happen in families, businesses, ministries and communities. The power of restored judges likes David and Solomon will restore to us what we have lost. The word “judges” in Isaiah 1:26 is the Hebrew word shāpaṭ which means to govern, defend and avenge. Governing – Judges provide the rules and order by which the righteous conduct their lives to prevent their

The Commandment to Restore 2

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THE WORD SIROCCO Saturday, November 21, 2020 Month Theme: Restoration  Topic: The Commandment to Restore 2 Scripture Reading: Daniel 9:1-27 Main Text: Daniel 9:25 25  Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. We are in the last days. Believers must stop doing church and discern the times. We must engage kingdom agenda as the sons and daughters of God. All things must be restored to us. Temple worship is not enough. The angel Gabriel told Daniel that the 70 "sevens" would begin, with the issuing of the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem. This decree was the fourth of four decrees made by Persian rulers concerning the Jews. 1. The Temple 1 (Ezra 1:1-4) 2. The Temple 2 (Ezra 6:1, 6-12) 3. The Economy The decree of Artaxerxes Longimanus in 458 B.C (Ezra 7:11-

The Commandment to Restore I

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  THE WORD SIROCCO Thursday, November 19, 2020 Month Theme: Restoration  Topic: The Commandment to Restore I Scripture Reading: Daniel 9:1-27 Main Text: Daniel 9:25 25  Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. The King (God the Father) has issued a decree or commandment to restore the influence of the Church to the status of the rule of Christ. Daniel’s revelation gives the time table for the execution of the Messiah’s (King’s) decree or commandment. A captivating revelation was then given Daniel about the inception of this important time period and its divisions. The angel Gabriel told him that the 70 "sevens" would begin, with the issuing of the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem (Daniel 9:25-27). This decree was the fourth of four decrees made by Pers

Restoring the Weak

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  THE WORD SIROCCO Wednesday, November 18, 2020 Month Theme: Restoration  Topic: Restoring the Weak  Scripture Reading: Galatians 6:1-10 Main Text: Galatians 6:1 1 Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. One of the greatest needs of the Body of Christ is restoring wounded and fallen believers. We either ignore them or kill them instead of helping them up. If a believer falls into sin, transgression or fault we should restore them. Three ways to restore the weak: 1. Spiritual enablement The word spiritual in Galatians 6:1 is the word pneumatikos meaning non-carnal or supernatural. Being spiritual involves using our spiritual senses of faculties. We cannot restore those who fall without being spiritual – discerning of spirit. praying and spiritual power to liberate the oppressed (Luke 22:31-32). 2. Spirit of meekness Don’t judge, don’t condemn, forgive (Luke 6:37). 3

The Fourfold Restoration

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  THE WORD SIROCCO Tuesday, November 17, 2020 Month Theme: Restoration  Topic: The Fourfold Restoration  Scripture Reading: Exodus 22:1-10 Main Text: Exodus 22:1 1  If a man shall steal an ox, or a sheep, and kill it, or sell it; he shall restore five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep. The penalty for the theft of a sheep which was slain or sold, was fourfold; for an ox fivefold, because of its greater utility in labour; but, should the stolen animal have been recovered alive, a double compensation was all that was required.  In Zacchaeus’ encounter with Jesus Christ, he pledged to restore fourfold that which he took from people by accusing them falsely (Luke 19:8). We can try to find out why Zacchaeus restored four times instead of twice, what he took from people by false accusation – overcharged, cheated, defrauded. “False accusation” is comparable with the death of the owner or the animal that a thief stole – he must pay four or five times. 1. Death of the defrauded person.

The Breaker II

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THE WORD SIROCCO Monday, November 16, 2020 Month Theme:  Restoration Topic:   The Breaker II Scripture Reading:  Micah 2:1-13 Main Text: Micah 2:13 13 The breaker is come up before them: they have broken up, and have passed through the gate, and are gone out by it: and their king shall pass before them, and the LORD on the head of them. We shall surely have all things restored to us because THE BREAKER goes before us. The word breaker in the above scripture reference is the Hebrew word pāraṣ (paw-rats’) which also means compel, break down, scatter or disperse. The breaker – Jehovah-Messiah – would go before the remnant of the house of Jacob or Israel and break through every obstacle in the way of their restoration. Jesus Christ came into the world to break limitations, confinements and strongholds and set the captives free. A few cases of breaking prison are: Indoctrination (Matthew 12:10, 13) Immorality (John 8:3-11) Infirmity The pain and confinement of infirmity healed (Luke 13:11-

The Breaker I

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THE WORD SIROCCO Saturday, November 14, 2020 Month Theme: Restoration  Topic: The Breaker I Scripture Reading: Micah 2:1-13 Main Text: Micah 2:13 13 The breaker is come up before them: they have broken up, and have passed through the gate, and are gone out by it: and their king shall pass before them, and the LORD on the head of them. We shall surely have all things restored to us because THE BREAKER goes before us. The word breaker in the above scripture reference is the Hebrew word pāraṣ (paw-rats’) which also means compel, break down, scatter or disperse. The breaker – Jehovah-Messiah – would go before the remnant of the house of Jacob or Israel and break through every obstacle in the way of their restoration. Jesus Christ came into the world to break limitations, confinements and strongholds and set the captives free. A few cases of breaking prison are: 1. Indoctrination Breaking the law of the Sabbath (Matthew 12:10, 13).  2. Immorality Your accusers say, “kill him or her” but th

The Restoration of Health

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THE WORD SIROCCO Friday, November 13, 2020 Month Theme:  Restoration Topic:   The Restoration of Health Scripture Reading:  Jeremiah 30:1-20 Main Text: Jeremiah 30:17 17 For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the LORD; because they called thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after. Next to the need for salvation and for that matter the restoration of the joy of salvation is the need for health and the restoration of health. The fulfillment of one’s purpose becomes a challenge when he or she loses his or her health. The good news however is that healing is the bread of the children (Matthew 15:21-28). Two kinds of healing: Physical healing The healing of wounds. No pain, no infection, no weakness and no death (Malachi 4:2). You are made whole. Social healing “Called outcast whom no man seeketh”. Many people are suffering from stigmatization, shame, depression, etc. Their social life is dead. In the time of restoration however

The Restoration of Joy

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THE WORD SIROCCO Thursday, November 12, 2020 Month Theme: Restoration Topic: The Restoration of Joy Scripture Reading: Psalm 51:1-19 Main Text: Psalm 51:12 12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit. There are many kinds of joy among believers – one of them is the joy of salvation. David lost the joy salvation when he sinned by committing adultery with Bathsheba. He pleaded with God to restore to him the joy of salvation. The reasons for the joy of salvation are threefold: Forgiveness The forgiveness of sins (Psalm 51:1-2). The burden of sin prevents people from having the joy of salvation. When one’s sins are forgiven, the burden of sin is lifted. Favour Divine acceptance. You don’t have to do too much to gain God’s approval (Psalm 51:16-17). Fellowship Admission into God’s presence (Psalm 51:11). In the presence of the Lord is fullness of joy (Psalm 16:11). Believers of today don’t care about the joy of salvation partly for two reasons: Seared con

Restoration of All Things

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THE WORD SIROCCO Wednesday, November 11, 2020 Month Theme:  Restoration Topic:   Restoration of All Things Scripture Reading:  2 Kings 8:1-10 Main Text: 2 Kings 8:6 6 And when the king asked the woman, she told him. So the king appointed unto her a certain officer, saying, Restore all that was hers, and all the fruits of the field since the day that she left the land, even until now. The Shunammite woman dwelled in the land of Philistines during the time of famine in Israel for seven years. She returned from exile and the King restored to her all that was hers. She was no stranger to restoration – her son had been restored from the dead (2 Kings 8:5-6). The Hebrew word for recover in verse 5 is ḥāyâ which also means to recover, save, revive and quicken. The Hebrew word for recover in verse 6 is shûb to return, recompense, recover and retreat. The woman had her son restored but she wasn’t settling for just that. She received the restoration of all other things that was hers. The Shunam