Christ wants to do more for us than simply forgive. He wants to restore us. Look at the miracles He did: The blind saw, the lame walked, the dead were raised to life. Christ was trying to show us something. Look! This is what I want to do for you! I want to restore you.
If you will look again at the ways in which Christ ransoms people, the means by which he makes a man or woman come fully alive, you’ll find he offers his life to us through FOUR STREAMS. Those are Discipleship, Warfare, Counseling, and Healing.
The terms might sound familiar; but for so many of us they are familiar in the way that we’ve heard Saturn has rings around it or that Antarctica is a frozen continent. Our actual experience of the FOUR STREAMS is not what it could be… if it were, we should be “the glorious ones” by now (Ps. 16:3). It will help to think of them as Walking with God, Spiritual Warfare, Receiving God’s Intimate Counsel, and Deep Restoration.