Pastor Jason – God Will Restore the Years

Today we are going to start in Joel 2:25 (NKJV), “So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, The crawling locust, The consuming locust, And the chewing locust. My army I sent among you.” There are four types of ways the curse has stolen from us. This passage is a prophecy of what happened when Christ came. Christ broke the curse, but then He didn’t just stop there. He promises to restore what the curse steals, what Satan steals, the years stolen from you. And so He identifies each of the four. They represent your effort/time, your relationships, your money, and your fruit. You worked for years and years and it was all wasted. You were married to the wrong man, he was abusive, he didn’t love you, 10 years, and you look at the time, ugh, what a waste. You made that investment; the money vanished like thin air. You raised your children to love the Lord, but they are running to the world.

Too many Christians have seen theft in their lives. The curse gave Satan access to steal, kill and destroy. But we must realize he has that access no more. God says, “I will restore the years.” The years of investing in the wrong job only to have the doors close, you went to a church that didn’t tell you about the Holy Spirit and the power, your parents abandoned you and stole your childhood. You thought those years were just gone, but today you are going to find out that God is restoring those years. That mistake you made and the years spent in prison, those years as a young girl abused and molested repeatedly, building a business with a partner only to have them steal all that you worked for, that deadbeat man that won’t pay child support. God says to you today, “I will restore those years, the years where the curse bled into your life, get ready for restoration!”

Pastor Jason – Back in the Garden

Pastor Jason – Back in the Garden

Today I want to talk to you about being back in the Garden of Eden again. 1 Corinthians 15:45 (NKJV) says, “And so it is written, ‘The first man Adam became a living being.’” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit. And who is this last Adam? It is Christ. There is to come no Adam after Him, but He is the Omega, breathing the final word in man’s relationship to God. As He spoke, it is finished. And so the last Adam claims the prize that the first Adam could not keep, bringing restoration to all that man fell from, and we who have believed have become the planting of the Lord, and the only planting God has ever made is the one in the garden He plants, as it states in Genesis 2 that “the Lord planted a garden in Eden.”

So here we are, back in the garden again. And here is the problem, most don’t understand the garden, the restoration, and so they work by the sweat of their brow, and labor in great pain in birthing anything new, be it dreams or success or business or child, and the earth rules man and gives only thorn and thistle to children of the King, children of God. And so today I bring understanding that you have been restored to the garden, and you are not to be removed from it but are planted to remain, and in this way God has done the planting, and you are doing the tending.