by Tammy Phillips
May 25, 2021
Those from among you shall build the old waste places; You shall raise up the foundations of many generations; And you shall be called the Repairer of the Breach, The Restorer of Streets to Dwell In. (Isaiah 58:12 NKJV)
JESUS CAME SO THAT WE MAY HAVE LIFE MORE ABUNDANTLY!
In John 10:10, Jesus clearly exposes the strategies of our enemy, Satan, to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. In the powerful words of Isaiah 58, God plainly outlines his better plans, purposes, and our assignment to repair, restore and rebuild where the enemy has destroyed. God desire is to take our broken-down shells and form them into His glorious temple full of abundant life. We have an assignment as followers of Christ to build up the broken down. Jesus was a carpenter by trade and in the Spirit. He repaired, restored, and rebuilt the lives of the broken. If we follow Him, we are by default in the same line of work as He, construction works for the Kingdom.
When our hearts are aligned with the Lord, when we have spent time learning His policies and procedures and when Holy Spirit has trained and freely poured into us, our assignment is to freely pour out. If you accept the kingdom construction position …
- You will REBUILD and RESTORE
- the old waste places
- the dry places
- the desolates
- the drought-stricken places
- the place parched by the heat of the breath of the enemy
2. You shall RAISE UP, erect, help arise, make resolute the foundations of many generations. We begin by suring up the foundation of the broken. Jesus is and must be the Cornerstone of any building that will last forever.
3. You will be called the REPAIRER OF THE BREACH:
“Repairer,” the Hebrew word, gāḏar, means to wall up, build a wall, hedge in, fence in, mason. We are to be wall builders in Him where the enemy has attempted to breach and destroy. We are to build people up not tear them down. “Breach” is the Hebrew word, pereṣ, meaning gap, break, broken, the broken down, the broken in pieces, shattered and scattered.
How do we repair the gap in the wall?
We will build up the broken down in Christ. Fill it with the word of God. We do not tell people where they are broken, they know that. We are to give the broken the gap filling hope in Jesus. Our message to the broken, “You are complete in Him.” (Colossians 2:10). He is everything they need to fill the vacuum of emptiness.
Be the Repairer of the Breach that stands in the gap, interceding and repelling the enemy. Jesus did it first and we follow His example. “This is the act of the bravest soldiers who expose their lives to the most eminent peril.”
“So, I sought for a man among them who would make a wall and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one. (Ezekiel 22:30 NKJV)
4. You will be the RESTORER OF THE STREETS TO DWELL IN:
You will be called:
OF THE STREETS
- Trodden Ways
TO DWEEL IN
- To continue
- To abide
- To remain
- To sit
We are repentance publishers. We are to tell people the good news. Our job is to let them know they are going the wrong way and direct them to turn around and go the right way, the only way. Restorer, share the words of Jesus: “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no one comes to the Father, except through Me.” (John 14:6 KJV)
I enCOURAGE you to let the Lord heal your brokenness. Allow Him in, to restore, repair and rebuild you broken places. When you know that you are healed whole and complete in Him, you can begin your construction job as a wall builder, foundation layer, and street repairer. You can help the next broken building of a person. You can begin to fill in the gaps. Start with yourself and pass it along. It leads to a glorious, abundant lie.