essay: Rebound/Restoring our Fellowship with God

March 30, 2014

Rebound Ps 32:5 …I acknowledged my sin to You,
And my iniquity I did not hide;
I said, “i will confess my transgressions to the Lord”;
And You forgave the guilt of my sin.

Walk in the light. 1Joh.1:7
Abide in me. Jn 15:4
Awake, sleeper And arise from the dead. Eph.5:14
Lift up holy hands. 1Tim.2:8
Judge self. 1Cor.11:31
Put off the old man. Eph.4:22 where the old man stands for the STA.
Lay aside …the sin/STA. Heb.12:1
Cleanse your hands. James 4:8


We must be clean to have fellowship with God. Ex 30:17-21 Ex 40:6-7

Restoring your Fellowship with God,
is the most important thing a believer can do (daily) in his life.

At the moment of Salvation, we are placed into “Fellowship with God the Father”. At the moment of our first “personal sin”, we voluntarily step out of Fellowship, and into a system called, Carnality or Worldliness. There we receive Divine Discipline from the Father. (Remember, God cannot have Fellowship with sin). (We do NOT loose our salvation!) We stay in Carnality or Worldliness, until we restore our Fellowship with the Father. And each time we commit a personal sin thereafter, we become Carnal, and receive Divine discipline, till we restore our Fellowship, where our Divine discipline is turned into Divine blessing.

What is the “Restoration Method”?…  read   1st John 1:9…
1st John 1:9   says,       If we “confess” our sins to him, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and cleanse us of all unrighteousness.

“Confessing our sin, is NOT,… “asking for forgiveness”!
Confessing our sin, IS, …naming each personal sin to Him.  Read   Ps 32:3-5, 38:18; Lev 5:5; Prov 28:13; Dan 9:4, 20; Mat 3:6; Mk 1:5; 1Jn 1:9

NOTE:   Nowhere in the bible are we told to “ask for forgiveness”! This is a
false-doctrine that has been going around for more than 90 years. Asking for forgiveness does nothing! God requires us to Confess our sins. And then he forgives them, and cleanses us, restoring our Fellowship with him.
This is the subject of the entire 1st chapter of the book, 1st John.


Some terms used to describe RB and/or the results of RB.
Walk in the light. 1Joh.1:7
Abide in me. John 15:4
Awake, sleeper And arise from the dead. Eph.5:14
Lift up holy hands. 1Tim.2:8
Judge self. 1Cor.11:31
Put off the old man. Eph.4:22 where the old man stands for the STA.
Lay aside …the sin/STA. Heb.12:1
Cleanse your hands. James 4:8


All sins were judged on the Cross.
1. You will never commit a sin that was not judged on the Cross.
2. When you name a sin to God in the privacy of your priesthood in rebound, you are forgiven and purified from all wrong doing.
3. Why then are we punished if the punishment for the sin has already taken place at the Cross?
4. Heb 12:6, Whom the Lord loves, He punishes, and skins alive with a whip every son whom He receives. Rev 3:19, “Those whom I love [PHILEO], I reprimand and punish; therefore be diligent and change your mind [about rebound].” The longer you prolong rebound the greater becomes the punishment under the doctrine of double discipline.
a. The Greek verb PHILEO (“to love”) is used for intimate love.
(1) It means to have a strong affection, to regard, to treat someone as one’s own. It is the love among members of a family. All discipline from God comes from family love. God punishes us in love. We never get away with anything. God often waits to discipline us as He did with David. During divine discipline, God loves the believer with a special intimate love.
(2) The love of God has never changed toward us. There is no such thing as the diminishing of God’s love because we fail. God’s love for us never changes. It maintains the same intensity. We cannot do anything to change God’s love for us.
b. Punishment is going to hurt, but it comes from the love of God.
(1) When we sin, the quicker we rebound, the better, because it makes it much easier to handle the punishment. The Greek word ELEGCHO means very strong reprimanding or very strong punishment. We can parlay a lesser sin into a greater sin by failure to rebound.
(2) Being out of fellowship intensifies the punishment of divine discipline. The punishment for the sin is the same whether you are in or out of fellowship, but you can handle the punishment in fellowship. Rebound causes you to profit from the suffering. Rejecting rebound puts you into perpetual carnality, which is self-destruction of the spiritual life.
(3) Do not be stupid. No one fools God. None of us gets away with anything. You never learn from divine punishment unless you use rebound.
c. When we get into some line of sinning consistently, it is time to change our values and time to change our mind. We must be diligent to rebound. We must change our mind about using rebound and use it.
5. Failure to rebound is failure to use the divine solution. We reject the Holy Spirit by sin. We are no longer under His care and power for executing the spiritual life.
a. Quenching the Holy Spirit emphasizes failure to execute the divine mandates of the unique spiritual life.
b. Grieving the Holy Spirit emphasizes the personal sin.
6. We are punished in our post-salvation experience for the sins we commit that were judged on the Cross because we do not use the divine solution. We are punished for failure to use the divine solution of 1 Jn 1:9, “If we acknowledge our sins, He [God the Father] is faithful and righteous with the result that He forgives us our sins [known sins] and purifies us from all wrongdoing [unknown sins].”
a. This passage is dealing with a believer who has sinned after salvation.
b. The believer names or acknowledges the sin privately to God the Father.
c. God the Father is faithful in forgiving the sin every time. He is faithful in forgiving us and righteous in forgiving us.
d. The result is that He purifies us.
e. “Wrongdoing” includes grieving the Holy Spirit and quenching the Holy Spirit. So purification from all wrongdoing includes:
(1) Removal of the grieving of the Holy Spirit.
(2) Removal of the quenching of the Holy Spirit.
(3) Removal of the sin nature from controlling the soul.
(4) Removal of blasphemy of the Holy Spirit.
(5) Restoration of the spiritual power of the filling of the Spirit.
7. We are not punished for the sins which have already been judged on the Cross. We are punished for failure to use the divine solution.
8. Perpetual carnality is using human solutions. Every human solution perpetuates wrong doing of every kind. The carnal believer is the most miserable person on earth. They are under warning, intensive, and dying discipline. Punishment is for failure to use the divine solution (rebound).
9. The unbeliever is an example. Every sin of the unbeliever was judged on the Cross. The unbeliever is punished at the Last Judgment for failure to use the divine solution. He is not punished for his sins; they have already been judged. Jn 3:18, “He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” Jn 3:36, “He who does not believe, shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.” The unbeliever has rejected the love of God, but the love of God has not rejected him.


List of Sins,           (3) categories
Impatience, Arrogance, Anger, Worry, Judging, Bitterness, Implacability, Ingratitude, Hypersensitivity, Fear, Greed, Irresponsibility, Selfishness, Hypocrisy, Self-pity, Prejudice, Thoughtlessness, Guilt, Revenge, Jealousy, Approbation lust, Hate, Disrespect, Power lust, Stubbornness, Envy, Sexual lust

Category (2)  SINS  OF  THE  TONGUE
Nagging, Gossiping, Lying, Perjury, Boasting, Ridiculing, Sarcasm ,
Cursing, Interrupting, Complaining, Mocking, Bickering,
Maligning, Excuse-making, Criticism, Flattery, Whining,

Category (3)  OVERT  SINS
Stealing, Disobedience, Adultery, Fornication
Incest, Bestiality, Pederasty, Homosexuality, Disrespect
Voyeurism, Necrophilia, Trespassing, Vandalizing, Cheating
Snooping, Drug abuse, Child abuse, Extortion, Treason, Gluttony
Cowardice, Kidnapping, Suicide, Violence, Murder