We have to ask ourselves, what, is the soul; where does it come from? We read that in the beginning, man was created after all of the things the Creator made beforehand. It was then that God breathed into his nostrils, and he became, a living soul; a living being. We once sang a song in days of old; it was about “Where the soul, of man, never dies.” No sad farewells, and no tears. Where all, is peace and love. We knew about souls.
What definition of the word soul, would you relate to. For me, I believe it is the spirit of a person; that which is eternal, and that will live forever; somewhere. So, if we are permitted, let’s talk about restoring, someone’s spirit.
It’s a bit sad, that we didn’t talk more about a wounded spirit, or a broken spirit. By allowing suppression of the Gifts that Christ placed in His church, in His people, we have all but eliminated at least two, of the gifts of healing. We could also talk here about a bruised mind; but, let’s stay with the eternal.
For reference, let’s define the word “restore,” once more. It means: to bring back to an original or normal condition, to bring back into existence or use, to re-establish, to make restitution of, to give back.
There are some verses in the Scriptures, that many of us have known, and have clung to for a very long time now. Such as:
- Restore unto me, the joy of thy salvation.
- I have seen his ways, and will heal him, and restore comforts unto him and to his mourners.
- Thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.
- … and I will restore to you, the years that the locust hath eaten.
- He restoreth my soul.
The writer of this first verse, implied that if God would restore his joy, that which had been lost or even forsaken, then, he would be able to teach transgressors His ways. He could share his restoration, with others.
There are some restorations that we could do ourselves, if we truly wanted to; if we were spiritual enough. Our spirits, often need a great deal of healing; restoring. It was Christ’s plan, that the NT church, do much more healing of one another; and it’s sad, that we always found reasons not to.
We were baptized with the Holy Ghost, not just for ourselves, but that we could administer the real healing and saving power of Jesus Christ, to others. If He, had not stepped in and renewed and restored our spirits, many of us would have left here, long ago.
He restored us, so we can restore others.
~ Robert Blackburn