Full Praise Ministry Included In The Restoration Of All Things
Does the Time Of The Restoration Of All Things mentioned in Acts 3:21, and predicted by the Prophets of old, also include the restoration of full praise and worship expressions like singing, dancing and musical instruments in both the Jewish and Gentile parts of the Church of Jesus Christ? The founder of this ministry set out to find the answer to this question and as soon as he did, a verse from the prophet Jeremiah came back to his memory. This verse holds the answer to this important question. In fact, all of Jeremiah 31 is a Restoration Of Worship chapter that predicts restoration using singing, dancing, and musical instruments.
Jeremiah 31:13 in it's context states: 2 Thus says the Lord: “The people who survived the sword found grace in the wilderness; when Israel sought for rest, 3 the Lord appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you. 4 Again I will build you, and you shall be built, O virgin Israel! Again you shall adorn yourself with tambourines and shall go forth in the dance of the merrymakers. 5 Again you shall plant vineyards on the mountains of Samaria; the planters shall plant and shall enjoy the fruit. 6 For there shall be a day when watchmen will call in the hill country of Ephraim: ‘Arise, and let us go up to Zion, to the Lord our God.’” 7 For thus says the Lord: “Sing aloud with gladness for Jacob, and raise shouts for the chief of the nations; proclaim, give praise, and say, ‘O Lord, save your people, the remnant of Israel.’ 8 Behold, I will bring them from the north country and gather them from the farthest parts of the earth, among them the blind and the lame, the pregnant woman and she who is in labor, together; a great company, they shall return here. 9 With weeping they shall come, and with pleas for mercy I will lead them back, I will make them walk by brooks of water, in a straight path in which they shall not stumble, for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn. 10 “Hear the word of the Lord, O nations, and declare it in the coast lands far away; say, ‘He who scattered Israel will gather him, and will keep him as a shepherd keeps his flock.’ 11 For the Lord has ransomed Jacob and has redeemed him from hands too strong for him. 12 They shall come and sing aloud on the height of Zion, and they shall be radiant over the goodness of the Lord, over the grain, the wine, and the oil, and over the young of the flock and the herd; their life shall be like a watered garden, and they shall languish no more. 13 Then shall the young women rejoice in the dance, and the young men and the old shall be merry. I will turn their mourning into joy; I will comfort them, and give them gladness for sorrow. 14 I will feast the soul of the priests with abundance, and my people shall be satisfied with my goodness, declares the Lord.” 15 Thus says the Lord: “A voice is heard in Ramah, lamentation and bitter weeping. Rachel is weeping for her children; she refuses to be comforted for her children, because they are no more.” 16 Thus says the Lord: “Keep your voice from weeping, and your eyes from tears, for there is a reward for your work, declares the Lord, and they shall come back from the land of the enemy. 17 There is hope for your future, declares the Lord, and your children shall come back to their own country. ( English Standard Version )
Jeremiah, who is communicating under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, is not only prophesying the time of the restoration of Israel from the Babylonian Captivity, but also the restoration of worship. This Restoration of Worship is also included in the modern time period gathering of Israel back into the land, after they were scattered over all the earth. As you can see from verses 4, 7, 12 and 13 that singing, dancing, shouting, praising, and the use of percussion instruments as praise expressions are restored to gathered Israel within this time period context of restoration. Such a time period of restoration we are also in right now.
It is interesting that the only musical instrument mentioned in this prophecy is the timbrel which also can be translated tambourine. These are percussion instruments which support the dance step. The creator wired us to respond in dance to the beat of the percussion instruments whether they are tambourines or drums. The fact that only a percussion instrument is mentioned shows you how much God appreciates it when his people dance in praise to Him. But how many Christian churches only encouraging singing? It is sad, that not more churches include dancing along with singing as a normal part of the worship service.
Verse 13 also tells us who is to be participating in the praise expressions of both singing and dancing. Just the women? No, it is not only the women and young men, but the old men and women who are able to dance also. This New International Version translation is the best for verse 13: "Then young women will dance and be glad, young men and old as well. I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow." I am glad the verse says old men and women will dance also because the founder of this ministry fits into that category. LOL. Also, in some cultures men feel it is not manly to dance in church, and that activity should be left to women. This prophecy from Jeremiah proves them wrong. It is very manly in the eyes of God for men to dance praises. Just think of King David dancing.
Some people may counter with the assertion that Jeremiah is only prophesying about the return of the Jews from Babylonian captivity. But these prophets, like Jeremiah, Isaiah, and Ezekiel may have thought they were only prophesying about the restoration of Israel from Babylon, however, much in their prophecies go far beyond that and much of what they prophesied waited for a now fulfillment in the Restoration of All Things (including the modern restoration of the Jews back to the Land of Israel), and the future fulfillment in the Second Coming of Christ, and also the establishment of the New Heavens and New Earth.....
What about the Gentile part of the church? Are they also included in this restoration of full body, soul, and spirit praise ministry to the Lord? Yes, the Apostle Paul in the Book Of Romans makes it clear that the Gentile believers have been grafted into the True Israel, the true people of God. So the praise expressions born of the Holy Spirit are meant for the Gentile believers just as much as they are for Jewish believers who long for Yeshua ( Jesus ).
We are all one in Yeshua through the enabling of the Spirit of Christ. ( Ephesians 2:11-22 )
Please take note: Even though 90% of this website contains original revelation given to me by God's grace, I have included below some confirmations written by others to show you that I am not alone in the interpretation of these key verses and what they mean for the Restoration Of All Things, which is a requirement for the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.
Matthew 17:11 states that Elijah is coming first and will restore all things. "Yeshua prophesies that someone in the spirit and power of Elijah will come 'first' – that means before Yeshua returns. The 'days of Elijah' restoration will take place before the 2nd Coming. The phrase, 'all things,' cannot mean all things in the world, because that will only happen after Yeshua returns. This restoration is parallel to the prophecy that 'the bride will make herself ready' (Revelation 19:7). The elements of the kingdom of God will be restored within the community of faith before Yeshua returns. When He returns, what is within the people of God will be revealed and given to the nations. A central theme of prophetic ministry in our generation is the restoration of the true Church as we approach the 2nd Coming." < Taken from: https://www.jewishvoice.org/read/article/restoration-all-things
"The main calling of John the Baptist was to 'make ready a people prepared for the Lord'. Likewise, there will be a move of God, in the spirit of Elijah, which will restore both the Church and Israel in such a way that the Lord can send Jesus Christ back to this world, 'whom heaven must receive until the time of the restoration of all things' (Acts 3:21)." Quote was taken from this web page: https://int.icej.org/content/restoration-all-things - You can see above that the author interprets this verse the same way that Johnny Enlow and Jewish Voice above does. In fact, their interpretation is solid and all are in agreement. Hallelujah.
After doing some research it appears unanimous among Bible students and scholars that the time of the Restoration of All Things is not synonymous with the time of the creation of the New Heavens and The New Earth. The time of the Restoration of All Things clearly takes place before Jesus returns to earth and the setting up of the New Heavens and The New Earth, clearly takes place after Jesus returns to Earth.
In conclustion: Various ministries have their own assignment during this crucial time of the Restoration of All Things. Some have their own niche to work within. The particular niche in which the Lord has called this ministry is to encourage churches to embrace the worship culture of Heaven, by first embracing the prayer of Jesus: His will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. When the worship of Heaven is restored in enough local Christian churches, then Jesus Christ can be released by the Father to return to earth for marriage to the Bride Of Christ, which is the Church, who has made herself ready for the Celestial Groom.
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