20 that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus,
21 whom heaven must receive until the time for restoring all the things about which God spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets long ago.
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2001). (Ac 3:19–21). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.
· Restoration is the work of the Spirit to bring us personally, the church corporate and finally the world universally back to its original condition of purity and forward to the purpose, announced by the prophets, for which it was created.
· Restoration removes all that is not made by the Master’s hand – sin, sickness, religion and anything that denies the lordship of Christ. It re-establishes Christ’s order, government, plan and will. Restoration resets every man and woman in his or her divinely appointed place of usefulness and fulfilment in the family, church and world.
· Restoration is achieved by God’s people responding to the voice of the Spirit, thus carrying his purpose forward towards completion and the return of Christ.