WHY DOES RESTORATION
SEEM NEVER ENDING?
THE RESULTS OF THE FALL
MADE MANKIND TOTALLY INEPT
AT THIS RESTORATION PROCESS,
WE NEED CONSTANT HELP.
Every tear, every drop of sweat, every pain, every sorrow, every death, every heartache... all trace back to man's original sin. Man's whole nature has been tainted with sin.
OUR UNDERSTANDING IS DARKENED
I Corinthians 2:14
"the natural man receives not the things of God for they are foolishness to him, neither can he know them because they are spiritually discerned..."
OUR MIND IS DEBASED
"the heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked, who can know it?"
OUR BODY IS DISEASED AND DEATH RIDDEN
"O wretched man that I am! Who shall deliver me from this body of death?"
OUR WILL IS WEAKENED
"For that which I do, I allow not, for what I would that do I not, but what I hate, that I do..."
OUR CONSCIENCE IS BLUNTED
I Timothy 4:2
"having their conscience seared with a hot iron..."
OUR UNREDEEMED SPIRIT WAS DEAD AND THE RESTORATION PROCESS IS NOW BEGUN, BUT NOT COMPLETED.
"You hath He quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins..."
WE WERELOST AND UNDER A SENTENCE OF WRATH AND JUDGMENT, AND NOW ARE EMPOWERED TO WORK WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT IN THIS RESTORATION PROCESS.
"...were by nature the children of wrath..."
"The Son of Man is come to seek and to save that which is lost..."
WE ARE STILL TOO EASILY INFLUENCED BY THE DEVIL AS WE PROCEED IN THE RESTORATION PROCESS.
"..in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air..."
WE BEGAN THE RESTORATION PROCESS GUILTY AND ESTRANGED BEFORE GOD AND OUR SINS CAN STILL REOCCUR. THESE SINS HINDER THE RESTORATION PROCESS.
"All we like sheep have gone astray..."
"But your iniquities have separated between you and your God..."
OUR SOUL CAN BE REDEEMED AND BOUND FOR HEAVEN, BUT OUR NATURE AND OUR BODY STILL SUFFER EFFECTS OF THE CURSE.
"... we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now and not only they, but ourselves also, which have the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of the body... we do with patience wait for it..."
Many have tried to escape the curse, but it will not be until the second coming of Jesus that the curse will start to be removed. Now, it takes divine intervention into the natural course of the curse, to undo its effects. The Holy Spirit is the first fruits of our final redemption when Jesus comes. We are redeemed from the damnation upon the soul by sin, but the final removal of all the curse is yet to be fully given. There is more to come! Even Christians need a healing touch. Even Christian women have pain at childbirth. Even Christian men and women face the aging process, of wrinkles, balding, etc. The curse still exists, but the Savior is almost here. Our RESTORATION is continuing till we stand face to face with Jesus in heaven, in a new body, with sin no longer in our nature!