Our Father is God of Restoration. Jesus and the cross is ALL about restoration, adoption, and salvation. Our Father is also a God of order. Restoration to HIMSELF is first priority, but doesn’t mean it happens first. Restoration is a process of first stripping and removing of the old, preparing, and then restoration takes place.
Joel 2:25-26, ESV I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the hopper, the destroyer, and the cutter, my great army, which I sent among you. You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, who has dealt wondrously with you. And my people shall never again be put to shame.
Deut 30:3 He’ll come back and pick up the pieces from all the places where you were scattered.
Bible Verses about Spiritual Restoration – All things become new!
Isaiah 1:18, ESV Come now, let us reason together, says the LORD: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.
2 Corinthians 5:17, ESV Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
Psalm 51:10,12 NLT Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a loyal spirit within me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and make me willing to obey you.
Romans 15:13, ESV May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
Zechariah 9:12, NIV Return to your fortress, O prisoners of hope; even now I announce that I will restore twice as much to you.
James 5:16, ESV Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.
Jeremiah 30:17, ESV For I will restore health to you, and your wounds I will heal, declares the Lord…