For I will restore health to you, And heal you of your wounds,’ says the Lord,
‘Because they called you an outcast saying: “This is Zion; No one seeks her.” ’
Israel was “down for the count”. Bondage, exile, and captivity were the order of the day for the Hebrew children. The world rejoiced. The devil rejoiced. God’s people had been shackled and enslaved. Even in their limited freedoms, they were still a displaced people. It’s in the midst of darkness, frustration, and pain that God then promises restoration and favor. They could not see it. Not in a their wildest imagination.
The church has been described in much the same way; “This is Zion; no one seeks her.” The church in America has been pronounced dead more than one time in our history. But, we are the church! God’s holy remnant left to win the world for our King! We stand in faith for these of the kingdom of our God! We believe His Word. Can you see it? Revival, restoration, and renewal are on their way!!!
Pastor Shane Ogle
Troy Campus Pastor