Summary: God Restored Israel, and He will restore us!
GODS RESTORATION BUSINESS
TEXT: For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the LORD; because they called thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after. Jeremiah 30:17 KJV
After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight. Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the Lord: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth. (Hosea 6:2-3 KJV)
Though I make a full end of all nations - Though the Persians destroy the nations whom they vanquish, yet they shall not destroy thee.
Thy bruise is incurable - אנוש anush, desperate, not incurable; for the cure is promised in Jeremiah 30:17, I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds.
There is none to plead thy cause - All thy friends and allies have forsaken thee.
Thy sorrow is incurable - אנוש anush, desperate. See Jeremiah 30:12.
They that devour thee - The Chaldeans.
Shall be devoured - By the Medes and Persians.
All that prey upon thee will I give for a prey - The Assyrians were destroyed by the Babylonians; the Babylonians, by the Medes and Persians; the Egyptians and Persians were destroyed by the Greeks, under Alexander. All these nations are now extinct, but the Jews, as a distinct people, still exist.
The city shall be builded upon her own heap - Be re-edified from its own ruins. See the book of Nehemiah, passim.
And the palace shall remain - Meaning, the king's house shall be restored; or, more probably, the temple shall be rebuilt; which was true, for after the Babylonish captivity it was rebuilt by Nehemiah, etc. By the tents, distinguished from the dwelling-places of Jacob, we may understand all the minor dispersions of the Jews, as well as those numerous synagogues found in large cities.
I will multiply them - They shall be very numerous; even where at present they have but tents.
I will also glorify them - I will put honor upon them every where, so that they shall be no longer contemptible. This will be a very great change, for they are now despised all over the earth.
Their children also - They shall have the education of their own children as formerly.
And their congregation - Their religious assemblies.
Shall be established - Being, in the latter days, incorporated with those "who serve the Lord their God, and worship the Messiah, the son of David."
Their nobles shall be of themselves - Strangers shall not rule over them; and -
Their governor shall proceed from the midst of them - Both Nehemiah and Zerubbabel, their nobles and governors after the return from Babylon, were Jews.
Ye shall be my people - The old covenant shall be renewed.
• INTRO: I want to focus on the phrase For I will restore, For God will restore! God is looking to restore His people today He is still on the throne He is still the same God He hasn't changed WE HAVE! We need Him to restore something's in our own personal lives if we are gonna see souls saved and if you are not saved hopefully you will examine your own life today and be Restored.
1. RESTORER OF WEAKENED HEALTH -Jeremiah 30:17
Over in Mark chapter 5 the women with the issue of blood, knew if she could just get to Jesus and touch His garment she would be restored.
A. She was diseased- hemorrhaging with blood
B. She was discouraged- doctors said no hope
C. She was depressed- 12 long years
D. She was discharged- from the sickness
2. RESTORER OF WANDERING HOPE-Romans 5:1-2
Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. (Romans 5:1-2 KJV)
A. We have hope that is lost without Jesus
B. We have hope that is lustful without Jesus
C. We have hope that is longing for Jesus
3. RESTORER OF WRECKED HOMES- Luke 15:20-24
In Luke 15 we see a son who left because of the fundamentals he left because of farm he left because of a sinful fascination but here in this parable we see again God's restoration
A. He can Restore broken fellowship
With the Father
B. He can Restore broken friendship
With the brethren
C. He can Restore broken families