Orange Juice Redemption

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Acts 3:20-21
"And He shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you:
Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all
His holy prophets since the world began."

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Salvation and orange juice have something in common!
The Greek word for restoration is "Apokatastasis" which means "Reconstitution"!
So, where have we heard this 'word'?
Reconstituted Orange Juice, of course!

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1. bring something back to original state: to bring specified matter or a material back to its original state, usually by adding water as in reconstituted orange juice
2. give new form to something: to alter the form of something as in
reconstitute the government

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Reconstituted orange juice has been taken apart and put back together.
This is a picture of redemption.

The orange has been:
* planted
* prepared 
* picked
* peeled
* pressed
* pasteurized
* processed

Planting orange trees

"I made me gardens and orchards, and I
planted trees in them of all [kind of] fruits:"
Ecclesiastes 2:5

Pruning an orange tree
"But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him."
2 Corinthians 2:9

Picking oranges
"Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and [that] your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you."
John 15:16

Peeled orange
 "Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things [are] naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do."
Hebrews 4:13

Making orange juice
"I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus."
Philippians 3:14

(heated by fire)
Pasteurizing machine
"Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:"
1 Peter 4:12

(a series of actions directed toward a particular aim)
Processing plant
"For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and the dead in Christ shall rise first:  Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.  Wherefore comfort one another with these words."
1 Thessalonians 4:16-18

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When God redeems the world He will take all the  pieces and put them back together, adding the 'water of His Spirit' that we might become complete in Him.
"That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish."
Ephesians 5:26-27
Glass of orange juice
Oh, the blessed life is a 'reconstituted one'...
like the orange juice!
"O taste and see that the LORD is good:
blessed is the man that trusteth in him."
Psalm 34:8

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Shalom and blessings
In His Love and Service
"The entrance of thy words gives light:"
Sha'aloo shalom Yerushalayim

Reference: Sapphires by Jonathan Cahn

Orange you glad Jesus made a way for us to be reconstituted?
I sure am!

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