THE MESSAGE NOW
Vol. 3, No. 35 – Monday, 27th August, 2018
(Exodus 22, Matthew 5:23-24, Luke 19:1-8)
THE DOCTRINE OF RESTITUTION
What underpins the Old Testament of the Holy Bible is the law—the Mosaic law. It is good sense also to draw the conclusion that the start to the end of the New Testament is epitomized by nothing else but grace.
From these aforementioned conclusions, a number of facts are deducible. First, the entire Bible is composed of two portions: the Old and the New Testament. Second, if this composition is an empirical and spiritual fact, then it is good also to strike the conclusion without fear that there is an inseparable character between the Old Testament and the New Testament. For one cannot exist without the other. After all, God is the same God yesterday (Old Testament era), the same God today (New Testament time) and the same God after today and forever (the coming Testament of the saved church at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb and thereafter).
The inseparableness of the Old and the New Testaments therefore means (among many senses) that to deny the reality of the doctrine contained in the Old Testament because of its foundation being the law, is a satanic misnomer—a fallacy from the pit of hell. It is a flagrant disconnect from the truth; such is a demonic sermon dwelling in souls that have a reason to excuse themselves from making it to heaven at last by dint of satanically-inspired concupiscence and a deliberate derogation from anything that genuinely pertains to Christ.
Doing so is a clear sign that the spirit of the antichrist already dwells in such a soul. The foundation of the Bible being God—breathe down to mankind through Holy Men of God stands sure, indissoluble, inseparable and unmistaken (2 Tim.3:16, John.10:35).
That grace is the foundation of the New Testament is a sound spiritual fact. That this grace has been revealed onto us to respect the law as contained in the Old Testament, not rather to disregard the law (Titus.2:11-12), is equally a sound spiritual fact of noble respect. But that the era of grace has nullified the time of the law because the law (as some satanically blind and deceitful preachers say) is merely a shadow of that which is to come, is a most demeaning statement which denigrates Jehovah the Great God of heaven and earth (1 Tim.4:1-3).
That grace permits us to sin and live frivolously as we desire once we are saved since once saved is forever saved, is also a message preached by satan alone. For the Scripture states “the soul that sinneth, it shall die” (Ezek.18:20, Luke 13:3). Those who subscribe to such satanic school of thought are simply of the view that grace has come to destroy the law. What a cantercarous statement! What an antimony of the truth! O destroyer of the word of truth! Hear what the Scripture says through Him who is grace-personified in Matthew chapter 5 verse 17.
It reads: “Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them”.
What then is grace to the believer? An escape to do wrong? A means of excuse to disregard the Old Testament or the law or the righteous doctrines of the Bible? NO!!!!!!!! (See the gospel of Apostle Paul to the Romans chapter 6:1-2). Rather, grace (among many things) is the power and divine ability from God to mankind in order for mankind to obey God by fulfilling the law. What then? Why do contemporary Christians embrace grace and then disobey the divine message of sanctification and Biblical doctrine?
Every fallen nature in man appreciates God for what the good God is able to do, not for the instructions that God gives. This is the reason the Scripture is vehemently, staunchly and astutely saying flesh and blood cannot please God. ‘walk in the Spirit and ye shall not fulfill the laws of the flesh’ (Gal.5:16).
The Holy Scriptures is a containment of many doctrines one of which is the doctrine of RESTITUTION. Let me say right here and now that except a man genuinely repents from sin and perform his/her restitution (where necessary), such a man cannot enter the Kingdom of God.
The failure to enter the Kingdom of God is the failure to dine with Christ at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. What makes it impossible for any man to be scared and/or to be unable to take the Holy Communion will stop that man from making heaven at last.
What is Restitution? (To be continued next week).
Question and Answer Session:
Question: What were the names of Eli’s children?
Answer: Hophni and Phinehas.
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Backslidden – living in sin – needing fresh recommitment (say):
Christ Jesus, You are the Anointed One of the Most High. I come to you today as I am. In your mercy, help me out of my situation. Heal my soul, my spirit, my body, my life and my destiny. I acknowledge you as the only true lover of my soul. Please, deliver me on every side and save me through and through. I promise from the depth of my soul to be yours from henceforth, in Jesus name. Help me now O God. Be my Lord, my Saviour and my all in all from this day. Thank you Lord (read Ps.54 in closing and pray more).
HYMN: When We Walk With The Lord
1. O power of divine grace, crucify my flesh.
2. Personalities dwelling in me or influencing me to disobey God, depart by fire.
3. Wicked spirits countering my prayers and frustrating my testimonies, be frustrated and die.
4. O God, move like as of old in the forthcoming Conference.
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