Acts 3:21 “whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began.”
The Lord Jesus is now in heaven, sitting on the right hand of God the Father. Until when will He stay there? Until the restoration of all things is finished. When the restoration happens, as said by the prophets in the past, Jesus will come for the second time to take His church.
There are three kinds of restoration happening these days:
- Restoration of the Church
- Restoration of Israel
- Restoration of the world, through the “Seven Mountains”
These three restorations must combine so that the coming of the Lord takes place. The main role from these three restorations is the Church. The Church is the key of the fulfillment of the restoration of Israel and the world. Therefore, don’t be pessimistic looking at the condition of this world that seems to worsen. But, the Church has to press toward holiness and maturity, and be the last generation that conquers all things and brings restoration to the things that are broken as a result of sin.
These days the Church is entering Pentecost, a season of the great outpouring of the Holy Spirit. There will be a generation that God will use to bring a great harvest of souls.
There is something we must do, as what the disciples of Jesus did during the First Pentecost when they prepared for a great harvest of souls, and that is: to be in one accord in prayer and supplication, Acts 1:14. This means prayer, praise and worship in unity; day and night. That is the Restoration of the Tabernacle of David. That is prayer tower! This talks about intimacy with the Lord. In April 2016, a servant of God named Chuck Pierce prophesied: “We are entering a time where the Tabernacle of David is displayed and appears on this earth. This will create an impact for every religious culture in this world.”
Acts 15:16-18 clearly says that the Lord is the one who restores the Tabernacle of David, “… So that the rest of mankind may seek the Lord, even all the Gentiles who are called by My name, says the Lord who does all these things.” This means every knee will bow, every tongue will confess that Jesus is Lord! A great gravest of souls will happen!
Adapted from Pst, Niko Njotorahardjo’s sermon, July 2016, JCC, Senayan