The basis for making restitution is a system by God where any of His children have a conscience void of offense both before man and God
Ezekiel 33:14-16. Again, when I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; if he turn from his sin, and do that which is lawful and right; If the wicked restore the pledge, give again that he had robbed, walk in the statutes of life, without committing iniquity; he shall surely live, he shall not die. None of his sins that he hath committed shall be mentioned unto him: he hath done that which is lawful and right; he shall surely live.
Beloved, have you ever wonder why some people failed exams? Simple., they failed to read the instructions and align their answers to the examiner’s questions. You wonder why some people have experienced ghastly motor accident and some have even died untimely? They disregarded the speed limit. Beloved do you know why some so called believers and ministers have ended up in hell, now. Simple. Because they disregarded God’s words.
YOUR OWN CASE SHALL NOT BE LIKE THAT IN JESUS NAME, SO GIVE ATTENTION TO DETAILS, AS CONTAINED IN THE BIBLE.
I am persuaded you are preparing for the dawning rapture. It shall not elude you in Jesus name. HOWEVER, THERE IS SOMETHING , GOD REQUIRED FROM ETERNITY PAST TO ETERNITY FUTURE FROM ALL SAINTS AND BELIEVERS.
Ecclesiastes 3:15. That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past. God declared to Ezekiel, the condition for which a contrite sinner shall receive pardon. He was very detailed about it. HE SAID THE WICKED MUST RESTORE THE PLEDGE AND GIVE AGAIN THAT , HE HAD ROBBED. The Bible parlance for this is called restitutions.
Ezekiel 33:14-16. Again, when I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; if he turn from his sin, and do that which is lawful and right; If the wicked restore the pledge, give again that he had robbed, walk in the statutes of life, without committing iniquity; he shall surely live, he shall not die. None of his sins that he hath committed shall be mentioned unto him: he hath done that which is lawful and right; he shall surely live. If you check the Bible in entirety both old and new Testaments, you will discover God was not telling Ezekiel a new doctrine.
SEE HOW THE BIBLE IS REPLETED WITH DIFFERENT SCRIPTURES ON IT . APART FROM THIS, IT IS SINE QUA NON FOR ALL OF US, WITHOUT EXCEPTION.
See some of them, from the very first book of the Bible.
1. Monogamy in marriage, no divorce, no remarriage.
God told this man, he will both die physically and eternally, should he fail to do restitution. Genesis 20:2-7. And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister: and Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah. But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, …Now therefore restore the man his wife; for he is a prophet, and he shall pray for thee, and thou shalt live: and if thou restore her not, know thou that thou shalt surely die, thou, and all that are thine.
2. Stealing or defrauding to acquire anything .
Exodus 22:1-4. If a man shall steal an ox, or a sheep, and kill it, or sell it; he shall restore five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep. If a thief be found breaking up, and be smitten that he die, there shall no blood be shed for him. If the sun be risen upon him, there shall be blood shed for him; for he should make full restitution; if he have nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft. If the theft be certainly found in his hand alive, whether it be ox, or ass, or sheep; he shall restore double.
3. Lying or deceiving to acquire anything.
Leviticus 6:1-5. And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, If a soul sin, and commit a trespass against the Lord, and lie unto his neighbour in that which was delivered him to keep, or in fellowship, or in a thing taken away by violence, or hath deceived his neighbour; Or have found that which was lost, and lieth concerning it, and sweareth falsely; in any of all these that a man doeth, sinning therein: Then it shall be, because he hath sinned, and is guilty, that he shall restore that which he took violently away, or the thing which he hath deceitfully gotten, or that which was delivered him to keep, or the lost thing which he found, Or all that about which he hath sworn falsely; he shall even restore it in the principal, and shall add the fifth part more thereto, and give it unto him to whom it appertaineth, in the day of his trespass offering.
4. If you can not locate the person you defraud , then pay it in cash to your church.
Numbers 5:6-8. Speak unto the children of Israel, When a man or woman shall commit any sin that men commit, to do a trespass against the Lord, and that person be guilty; Then they shall confess their sin which they have done: and he shall recompense his trespass with the principal thereof, and add unto it the fifth part thereof, and give it unto him against whom he hath trespassed. But if the man have no kinsman to recompense the trespass unto, let the trespass be recompensed unto the Lord, even to the priest; beside the ram of the atonement, whereby an atonement shall be made for him.
Beloved, failure on the part of anyone that fails to do his or her restitution is hell fire. Don’t ever forget this. Anybody that forget or disregards God’s words have forgotten God and hell is the final destiny of such people. You shall not go to hell in Jesus name. So do the needful now. Psalms 9:17. The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.
Jesus our Lord was a glorious teacher. He teaches to profit and was doing all that , He taught.
Isaiah 48:17. Thus saith the Lord, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the Lord thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go. Acts 1:1. The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, Now, Jesus taught us to live by the totality of scriptures. He said failure on the part of any believer, not obeying this command shall face judgement of the words not obeyed.
God’s word shall not judge you at the end of time in Jesus name. Matthew 4:4. But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. John 12:46-49. I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness. And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day. For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.
Jesus our Lord commanded all believers of all ages and you in particular, to validate your salvation profession by doing your restitutions. Have you done them? Luke 19:8-9. And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold. And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham.
Jesus told Zacchaeus, by doing his restitution , his salvation became acceptable . What He told him, is for every believers to do same. See how He expressed it in another way.
Matthew 5:23-24. Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift. Now let’s get down to business . Only believers that lived by the totality of scriptures shall not be part of great tribulation. You shall not be part in Jesus name. Then do what Jesus said. Revelation 3:10-11. Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.
Believers that failed to do their restitutions are classified as foolish virgins. They will buy the undone restitutions with their blood during the great tribulations. That shall not be your portion in Jesus name. Be a wise virgin, receive oil of grace now and do the needful. Matthew 25:1-13. …And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh…
JESUS COMMANDED BELIEVERS OF ALL AGES AND YOU IN PARTICULAR, TO VALIDATE YOUR SALVATION PROFESSION, BY DOING YOUR RESTITUTION.
Friend, when iniquity is committed, most times , it affects God and man. As you seek the forgiveness of God, you must correct, restore , sort out the wounds on the part of the person or organisation , you defrauded. Only brethren that have done this like Paul shall be rapturable . Acts 24:16. And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men. The consequence of not doing it means, you have left part of the word of God undone and what follows is that such a person’s name shall be removed from the book of life.
THOSE WHOSE NAMES ARE NOT IN THE BOOK OF LIFE SHALL NOT BE PART OF THE DAWNING RAPTURE, BUT SHALL BE DAMNED.
You shall not be damned in Jesus name. Revelation 22:18-19. For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
Revelation 20:15. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. See the blessed Holy Spirit reveals from scriptures the importance of teaching and living by the totality of God’s word. Matthew 28:20. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Acts 20:26-27 Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men. For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.
1 Timothy 4:16. Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee. Only believers doing this shall be part of the dawning rapture. May the good Lord help you too, to do as a wise virgin in Jesus name. Revelation 3:10-11. Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. See you at the top in Jesus name.