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essay: Rebound

November 17, 2015

Rebound Ps 32:5

Some terms used to describe RB and/or the results of RB.
Walk in the light. 1Joh.1:7
Abide in me. Joh.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. Js 4:8

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

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Some teachers today refer to this conti
nual confession of sin as the doctrine of
“rebound”
—the concept being that we must
immediately regain fellowship and
spirituality after every sin. The teaching consists of the following basic points:
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Every time a Christian sins, he loses fellows
hip with God and loses the filling of the
Spirit (the filling of the Spirit is consid
ered an instantaneous, absolute conditon

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In order to recover fellowship and the filling of the Spirit, we must confess, or “name
and cite,” our sins to God.
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If we do not confess our sins (“rebound”),
then we remain “out of fellowship,” with
the following disastrous results to our spiritual life:
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God will not even hear our prayers.
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We can not learn any more of God’s Word.
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All spiritual growth
immediately ceases.
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Everything we do in God’
s service (studying the Bible, witnessing, praying,
minstering to our brethren, etc.) is all co
mpletely meaningless to God because we
were “out of fellowship” the whole time.
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1Jn 1:9 is judicial forgiveness and means the removal of the grounds of condemnation forever. There is still parental forgiveness to be exercised toward the sinning child. It is not exercised in order to rescue the child from destruction and condemnation; but it is exercised in order to restore him from a state wherein he is out of fellowship, into the full
blessing of communion with the Father and with
His Son. It is wholly within the family
circle and the restoration is unto the full enjoym
ent of those blessings. It is not restoration
to sonship – of that the Bible knows nothing. It
is restoration to fellowship. It is when we
confess our sins that we are forgiven. (L. Chafer)
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The first gate of the palace, the divine dynasphere, is the power gate – the silent, invisible, enabling
ministry of the Holy Spirit. Omnipotent God the Holy Spirit sustains the believer, supplying the
supernatural means of executing the supernatural Christian way of life. The Holy Spirit fills the
believer to provide the dynamics for living the spir
itual life and to nullify the control of the sin
nature. The Holy Spirit empowers you to apply Bible doctrine, execute God’s plan, become an
invisible hero, and glorify God by utilizing all the a
ssets He has provided. This filling that controls
your soul after rebound energizes the problem-solving devices and supports your resistance to the
temptations of the sin nature. His virtues become our virtues, His great capacity for life and
happiness becomes our capacity, His integrity becomes our integrity. (R.B. Thieme, Jr.)
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The filling of the Spirit is the opposite of drunkenness.
As the believer’s IQ for spiritually discerning
the truth of Bible doctrine, the filling of the Spirit
contributes to concentration and mental focus, not
to dissipation. Imbibing too much alcohol depresse
s the mentality, releasing uninhibited emotion;
the filling of the Spirit supports lucid thinking and is undetectable, behind the scenes, and unrelated
to emotion. We must also distinguish between the
indwelling of the Spirit and the fifth ministry, the
filling of the Spirit. Indwelling in His residence in
the body; filling is the Spirit’s control of the soul.
We never lose the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit, but when we sin, we lose the filling of the
Spirit. Hence, we are commanded to be filled with the Spirit – a command to rebound whenever we
sin – but we are never ordered to be indwelt; the indwelling of the Spirit is our permanent
possession. Even if we are not positive toward the Word of God, we are still indwelt by both the
Holy Spirit and Jesus Christ. (R.B. Thieme, Jr.)