REPAIRER OF BRIDGES
In Isaiah 61:1-3 where prophet Isaiah mentioned the special assignment that our Lord Jesus has come to do, the verses that follow called the people that have been redeemed and transformed by his touch to be repairers of waste cities that have been destroyed long ago. Verses 4-6 rightly puts it this way “And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolation, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolation of many generations. And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and the sons of the alien shall be your plowmen and vine-dressers. But ye shall be named the Priests of the LORD ; men shall call you the Ministers of our God, ye shall eat the Riches of the Gentiles, and in their glory shall ye boast yourselves.” These verses and more are telling us that the work of the LORD among His people continues through his people (us) that he had redeemed. Have you been touched, healed, molded, mended, made whole and renewed, the LORD says you have been chosen to undo the damage done to different people. Some marriages that started well have hit the rock, and are no more on talking terms, some brothers and sisters are against themselves because of material things that each one wanted to possess, some colleagues or friends do not see eye to eye any more. These and many others are what the scripture termed “ruined cities,” Now that we have been restored to our normal self, we should start to intercede and pray for broken relationships to be mended, disobedient children to become obedient, and the unity among brothers and sisters to be restored,
We are saved to save others. We are just vessels, that God would use to connect to others. Some broken marriages that people have given up hope on are being reunited again. The LORD needs us to continue to wage war on sin in every area of our lives and the lives of our loved ones. We should expose every secret sin so that devil can be put to shame, We should allow ourselves to be used as examples to those following us.When we are determined to do this, and we push forward with prayers, the LORD will work with us and make the world see that it is through love and not hatred or strife, that we can enjoy the Peace of God again. So also, as we are bringing these families together and praying for their restorations, we are repairing bridges, and the reward is that we will experience name change as we will be called “Priests of the LORD and Ministers of God, and the LORD will now pour His blessings on us by sending the Gentiles to start to bless us (riches of the Gentiles). Those of us that have been redeemed should focus on something to do this coming year (2019) that will repair broken relations of one kind and prevent other ones from being broken. Remember that those in darkness do not sleep, they are always fighting round the clock,and children of God should also develop a mechanism of waging war on them so that they will not be able to perform their enterprises.
In the Name of Jesus, I declare 2019 as a year that will bring fruitfulness into the kingdom of God. He demands this from us so we need to ask in prayer for the direction he wants us to go and as we seek his face in this area, the LORD that is the TRUE REPAIRER will guide us into our own channel of blessings in Jesus Name, Amen.The LORD will visit us in this area of our assignment and He will make it easy for us to know what to do and how to do it in Jesus Name. God bless you all.