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IS RESTITUTION IN THE BIBLE?

IS RESTITUTION IN THE BIBLE?
“then he shall confess the sin which he has committed. He shall make restitution
for his trespass in full, plus one-fifth of it, and give it to the one he has wronged. 8
But if the man has no relative to whom restitution may be made for the wrong, the
restitution for the wrong must go to the Lord for the priest, in addition to the ram of
the atonement with which atonement is made for him.” Numbers 5:7, 8. Restitution is making right what we did wrong before we are saved. Restitution is
not an optional, it is not a human ideology or theology, but it is a Bible command, a
Bible standard!
WHEN TO DO RESTITUTION?
“then he shall confess the sin which he has committed. He shall make restitution
for his trespass in full” Numbers 5:7 Restitution is to be made after you have confessed your sins to God and you are
saved
. Restitution is not a topic to argue with people about, because if you are not
yet saved, you need not to bother yourself about restitution, you need to first
confess your sins to God and forsake them before you move to higher level of
restitution in your Christian life; and because if you are saved, you need no one to
hammer on you before you are convinced about restitution. Conviction for restitution is natural to those who have experienced genuine salvation. When you
are genuinely, the Spirit of God will come to dwell inside of you, and it is the same
Holy Spirit that will teach you and convince you about restitution without anybody
forcing you.
WHAT IF?
“But if the man has no relative to whom restitution may be made for the wrong, the restitution for the wrong must go to the Lord for the priest, in addition to the ram of
the atonement with which atonement is made for him.” Numbers 5:8
Restitution is restoring and returning things that were wrongly taken or possessed;
it is reconciling with people we offend or who offend us, revealing lies and secret
sins or covered-up, and repaying those we owe bad debts. So what if we can’t
retrace the person to return or repay? In such case, the Bible says we should trace their relatives and pay to them, and if we can trace anyone related to them we
should pay it to the Lord, maybe into your church offering box. The Lord knows how
to repay the untraced person.
BUT MY CHURCH DOES BELIEVE OR EMPHASES ON RESTITUTION
The truth is that, a church that does not believe restitution does not have or
believe genuine salvation, because restitution is a confirmation of a genuine salvation, so if your church and your pastor do not believe restitution as a must,
they actually do not have genuine salvation and they don’t teach genuine
salvation. If a Christian does not believe restitution as a mandate, you may need
not to argue with such Christian or pastor, he has not experienced genuine
salvation. It is not man that convinces a man on restitution, it is the Holy Spirit that
convinces, convicts and compels only the genuinely saved people to do restitution. Arguing with people about restitution is a waste of time, instead, first share with
them about genuine salvation.
AND IF?
If you die or the rapture takes place with pending or postponing restitution in your
life, you will miss heaven. Undone restitution of a child of God unmakes him for
heaven. COUNSEL? YES!
There is need for biblical counsel before many restitution should be made, though
many churches and ministers cancel people’s lives with their unbiblical counsel on
restitution, but you need a godly counselor to give you a godly counsel. If the Spirit
of the Lord is laying on your mind and leading you on any issue to restitute, or if
you need clarification on any matter of restitution, you can please contact us in this ministry for biblical counsel and prayer.

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