Topic: Restitution (Part One)



MEMORY VERSE: "And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord; Behold,

Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any

thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold." Luke

19:8.

Bible passage: Luke 19:1-10



INTRODUCTION: Restitution is commanded by God to enable us follow

peace with all men. It is an act of putting right what has been done

wrongly. It is divine restoration of all things to their original

order. In this lesson we shall consider what restitution is and its

blessings.



OUTLINES:



1. What is Restitution?

Restitution is an act of putting right what has been done wrongly,

restoring what has been taken wrongly and repairing or giving any

equivalent to loss or damage. This is a very important step for every

believes for a clear conscience and good testimony. The doctrine has

been taught at various dispensations.

2. Restitution at various dispensations.

Restitution is now a new doctrine. It has been in practice before the law.

Moses gave certain laws of restitution, Lev. 6:1-6; Num. 5:6-8; Exodus

22:1-5. The doctrine was also confirmed up to the time of the kings

and prophets 2 Samuel 12:1-6; 2 Kings 8:1-6 - and to the Church age,

right from the time Jesus Christ and the apostles until now - Luke

19:8-10; Philem. 1:7-12.

3. The blessings of restitution.

A heart of restitution has the following benefit from God:

- Favour from God - Luke 2:52.

- Speedy answers to prayers - Luke 11:9.

- Fearlessness - Psalm 27:1.

- Healing - Psalm 107:20.

- Anointing for exploits - Acts 10:38.

- God speaks to him from time to time.

- Protection - Psalm 105:15.

- Heavenly provisions - Psalm 132:15-16.



Conclusion.



Restitution is an avenue to make your ways right with your fellow man

while salvation makes your ways right to God. One is not complete

without the other. Therefore, prayerfully take steps to put put right

those things you have done wrong.



Questions.

1. What is restitution?



2. Mention five (5) benefits of restitution.