In Joel 2:25 we find a promise, indeed a prophecy, of restoration to the church. This restoration began in the Church Age of Martin Luther and is completed in these last days. The church is brought back from the ravages of denominationalism and restored to her masterpiece stature through the Message of the Seventh Church Age Messenger.
And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you. And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the LORD your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed.
While the prophecy is to the church in general, our God is a personal God. Below is a touching testimony of restoration in the family of Brother Moges Engida of Ethiopia.
Recently, Brother Moges Engida, Associate Pastor of the church in Addis Ababa, took advantage of the current travel regulations to visit his family in the remote region of Shashamene, Ethiopia. It was the first time his family would be able to see his wife and child since marriage.
Sister Mercy was introduced to the full family members and she was received warmly. Since the Message was revealed to Brother Moges, he had never been able to witness to his blood family. But now in spite of the lock-down, they felt to go there and share the goodness of God to them, through the light of the Message, giving witness to a living God in their lives.
His father and mother have been living separate for over 10 years. Though they lived alone, they never transgressed their marriage vows. They have 8 children together including Moges, who is the 5th born in the family. The Lord was very gracious, and by the mercies of God a reconciliation between the parents was brought and now they again live under the same roof with a restored relationship. Thank God for the Message of the Hour! It not only changed Moges but is also extending grace to the rest of his family.
Although the initial plan was to attend a wedding ceremony, which had to be cancelled due to the pandemic, God had His own plan to restore the marriage of Brother Moges’ parents. Some in the village were heard to say that, “God has done a miracle in that marriage.” Such were the circumstances of the broken relationship that it was deemed miraculous that a restoration took place. A few elders were gathered there and Brother Moges was able to share the Message in that village.
Brother Moges’ youngest brother was also very affected by the visit. They covet our prayers that the Lord would reveal Himself to the young man (15 years) and use him for the Kingdom of God.
We are blessed that even in these difficult times, God is moving in Ethiopia and doing wonders.