INFEMI SOE 2017 (Day 3) – The Restitution Of All Things To The Cradle Of Divine Purpose: INFEMI Sermon By Bishop Gobanga
Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord. And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.Acts 3:19-21 (KJV)
God has shrouded some of His truths in mysteries from them that are scoffers.
The human race is a hopeless mass of conflicting interests divided into numerous elements. Everyone has their own interests and agendas.
We should not be after our own interests but those of the Kingdom.
Some people move from church to church because they want to hear messages that suit their interests.
Everything that has been created in all realms was created to exist in God who is the dimension of pure spiritual existence.
The degradation of all created things lead to the advent of duality between light and darkness, life and death, male and gender, good and evil.
In the beginning, the omniscient God sustained everything created.
For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.Romans 11:36 (KJV)
For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.Colossians 1:16-17 (KJV)
God is Spirit meaning He is invisible and can’t be known unless He chooses to show Himself. He dwells in the realm of unapproachable light.
And I will stretch out my hand, and smite Egypt with all my wonders which I will do in the midst thereof: and after that he will let you go.Exodus 3:20 (KJV)
The human eye cannot see the Spirit of God.
In the beginning, God would interact with man in the terrestrial realm through a theophany e.g. Moses and the burning bush.
The angel that appeared to Moses was an Angel that demanded worship. He was the pre-incarnate Christ. The removal of shoes was an act of worship.
The invisible God is revealed in Christ, who is the image of God.
There is no single manifestation of God that reveals all His truth. The manifestations are fragmentary.
If you want to experience the fullness of God, you must be in Him
Every church, ministry and denomination has a segmented grace that God has given them. To experience the whole truth, we must be united.
When a ministry builds a monument around a doctrine, God brings a shaking.
We are in a movement. There is no church that is greater than another. The days of mega churches are over. God is looking for individuals not multitudes.
Every church that has a people submitted to a vision and is apostolic and prophetic has a redemptive call.
God does not move in a church because you are a mega church but because you are individuals seeking Him.
The fullness of God dwells in Christ not in a ministry nor an individual. The essence of God was equally distributed in every member of the human race.
In reference to the state of being, we know God is one. He is not divided. God is one refers to unitary principle of the Trinity.
God’s nature and state are not affected by circumstances. God does not change because He lives in eternity and not in the terrestrial plane.
God’s nature and state cannot be frustrated or made discordant. His character is eternal. It’s changeless.
The aspects of God are always in accord. They are never in contradiction. On the other hand, the nature of mankind is not constant.
The conflict in our being is always between justice and mercy.
All power of God’s beings work in harmony and are towards a common end. The attributes of God work in harmony toward a common end. It’s only in Christ that all things hold together.
All things were generated from God, created from His own substance and divine energy. God creates things from substance and from His energy.
Everything is created in Christ and through Him. He reconciled everything back to Himself through the blood of Christ.
Christ as the living word of God means He is the total expression of God’s nature (both in substance and power).
Jesus is the God that was projected from the realm of intangible and invisible to the tangible and visible.
Christ is the first and last character of God’s revelation. Moses, Joshua and David served as types of Christ but Christ is the only prototype.
The beginning is not a date or an event. It’s a person. The person is Christ. The beginning does not denote time or location.
When everything was created in Christ and completed, creation was thrust out of God into the terrestrial realm.
But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you.1 Peter 1:19-20 (KJV)
Foundation is derived from kata bole. It’s a compound word kata (throw) and ballo (down) which means throw down.
God lowered creation from the pure spirit existence in Christ into the fragmented terrestrial realm.
The darkness covering the earth in Genesis 1 was because of the fall of Lucifer and rebellion of the angels. The Spirit hovered the earth.
When creation was thrust out, it could no longer fulfill its purpose.
Creation is supposed to reveal the excellence of God.
Nothing in totality can reveal God fully. God wants us to come to a place where even though we love each other in Christ, we realize there is no one who has the fullness of the knowledge of God.
God is Spirit. He is united and undivided. The fact that there is one God should not be confused with God is one.
One God means one person. God is one refers to the unitary principle of the Trinity. Every aspect of God’s nature and state is unfragmented. He does not change.
Adam was created both male and female. Therefore, no one person who qualifies to be the image of God. You can only be the image of God when you are united.
When God looks at man, He sees them as a composite of female and male. It is devilish to generalize gender just because of a bad experience with one member of a gender.
Do not blame people from some things that you have suffered. Allow yourself to see the role you may have played in the situation e.g. a break up.
Marriage is curfew. Marriage is death. You need to die to self – to your pride, selfishness and rebellion.
There was a state of oneness in man when they were a composite of male and female. That’s when God referred to them as Adam.
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.Genesis 1:27 (KJV)
The man in Genesis 1 is the man who had the very nature and attributes of God created from the substance of God.
With God, everything is balanced. With man, there is chaos because of the fall of the pre-Adamite race. Creation had to be lowered from the pure spirit existence to the physical realm.
When Christ is in you, it means He is your Saviour. When you are in Christ, it means you are submitted to Him as your Lord.
Restoration is restitution. God is bringing you back from where you are in your dead state to the state of pure spiritual state.
Restoration to a place of health is a type of restoration that God wants to do in us.
Restoration spoken by the prophets takes us back to the beginning of the foundations of the earth.
Everything that is physical comes from the invisible realm.
The restoration that the Bible speaks about is the restoration of what God lost. He lost creation (creation came out of God) because of the fall of pre-Adamite race.
Restitution is supposed to bring a healing to creation that was caused by the fall of mankind.
The character of God is changeless and moves in perfect harmony with His being. The nature of mankind is not constant
So long as sin does not exist there is no controversy between the love and the law of God, truth and grace, the justice of God and the mercy of God. When sin creeps in, it’s impossible for love to find expression.
Only in the realm of God will we see the justice and mercy of God being one. All attributes of God are synchronized and working to the same end and to fulfill one purpose.
Mercy and truth are attributes that can only exist in God. After the fall of man, it led to a fragmentation of the attributes of God. This lead to a controversy in the attributes.
Where the mercy of God finds no application in your life, He reveals His judgment. When the judgment of God accomplishes its purpose, in His wrath He will remember mercy. The judgment of God and His mercy work together to bring you to one end where you are reconciled to God.
God’s judgment and mercy are redemptive not vindictive. Our 3-dimensional perspective limits us from seeing His multifaceted dimension and understanding how God works.
The meeting of God’s attributes exists perfectly in the realm of God and not on our terrestrial plane. The wrath of God and mercy of God work together.
God wants to bring about restitution of every attribute that He lost in man such that there is harmony in the attributes in men such that there are no extremes.
God wants to put everything back in union with Himself. He wants to heal marriages.
When God brings restitution, the idea of male and female will not work. In Him, there is no Jew or Greek, no male or female.
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.Galatians 3:28 (KJV)