Restoration isn't going to come automatically to our lives. Every step that we take forward, the devil will be there to resist us. He doesn't want us to experience total restoration and live in total victory. He doesn't want us to be like little Jesus's.
The last thing he wants us to do is to grow up into a full stature of Jesus Christ. He doesn't want a whole world full of little Jesus's running around. He's already been beat up once.
He's already played his trump card of deception to get the authority he has here now. A lot of this authority came from people who aren't believers. Even unbelievers have a certain amount of authority because they're human beings who have a free will. The words that they speak have the same power as the words that we believers speak.
The last thing the devil doesn't want is for us to grow up into our spiritual manhood. God has planned in this End Time Harvest to have a Church so strong and mature that we won't be concerned with overcoming circumstances we face, but to consistently keep our eyes upon our goal of walking in total victory and winning the conflict.
God wants us to be so strong that we'll be able to fearlessly face the enemy, invade his territory, and seize those things that legally belong to us. He wants us to be so spiritually mature that when the battles come, we can walk right through them like a knife cutting through butter.
It's time for God's people to stop making excuses. God doesn't want us to settle for anything less than His ultimate intention in our lives. So grow up and experience His restoration.
Reverend Robert W. & Mary C. Butler