Rebound is the recovery procedure for loss of fellowship with God.
When the believer sins, fellowship with God will be lost, which includes
loss of the Filling of the Holy Spirit. Rebound is accomplished by
naming our sins to God.
If we acknowledge our sins, He is faithful
and Righteous with the result that He forgives us our sins and purifies
us from all wrongdoing. (1 John 1:9)
THE RECOVERY PROCEDURE IS: NAME YOUR SINS
TO GOD. That's all.
The sins must be named (admitted) to God the Father.
The sins that are named may be forgiven because they were already judged
on the cross. However, they have not yet been forgiven because all
sin is unrighteousness and rejection of the Plan of God. The believer
in sin has rejected God, lost the Filling of the Holy Spirit, and given
up his soul to the control of the Old Sin Nature. The recovery procedure
requires that the believer name his sins to God as a lawyer citing a courtroom
case. Since the sins were judged on the Cross, then God can, and
will, forgive the sins that were named. At the same time, He will
forgive the other sins and offenses committed while the believer was out
of fellowship. He will forgive the sins that cannot even be remembered.
God will purify the believer who names his sins from "all wrongdoing."
"All wrong doing" includes human good and offenses such as quenching, grieving,
and lying to the Holy Spirit.
Rebound Is Not
The recovery procedure of Rebound does not require
confessing to a so-called priest. Every believer in the Church Age
is a priest who represents himself before God. It is blasphemy to
confess to anyone besides God, or for anyone to assume that he has the
power to forgive sins. Only God can forgive sins.
The recovery procedure does not include penance,
feeling sorry, or promising God that it will never happen again.
The sins have already been paid for by the Lord Jesus Christ on the Cross.
There is nothing that can be added to His finished work (John 19:30) on
the Cross. The sinner is not punished for his sins but for violating
the mandates of the unique Spiritual Life of all history.
Rebound is not prayer. It is a recovery
procedure. Prayer will not get through unless Rebound has preceded
it as necessary. Since Rebound is not prayer, there is no requirement
to go through the formality of addressing it to the Father in the name
of the Son. The only thing God the Father will hear is the naming
of the sins - nothing else.
Rebound in the Tabernacle
Rebound was symbolized in the Tabernacle
by the Laver where the Levitical Priests washed their hands and feet.
The Laver was placed immediately after the Brazen Altar in the Outer Court.
The Brazen Altar represented Salvation while the Laver represented Sanctification.
There are two types of Sanctification: Positional and Experiential.
Positional Sanctification occurs at the moment of Salvation when the believer
is entered into union with Christ through the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.
This was symbolized by washing the Priests all over once. At the
moment of Salvation, all presalvation sins are forgiven; thus, the believer
is sanctified. When the believer sins, he will not lose his Positional
Sanctification but he will lose fellowship with God. Sin is rejection
of God's Righteousness, and God can have nothing to do with sin.
Therefore, the believer who sins must follow a recovery procedure to be
restored to fellowship with God.
Warning for Not Rebounding
Rebound is the recovery procedure to be used to restore
fellowship with God after salvation. The first step in Experiential
Sanctification is recovery of fellowship with God through Rebound.
Apart from fellowship with God through Rebound, it will be impossible to
execute the Spiritual Life. Christians who do not Rebound are apostate
and will die the sin that ends
in death if they continue to reject Rebound.
What Happens After Rebound?
Rebound restores a person to fellowship with God
so that the person can continue with the Spiritual Life. Execution
of the Spiritual Life requires the believer to Rebound and keep moving.
Keep moving means continuing with the Spiritual Life. God punishes
us from his Sovereignty and
not because we sinned. So, the punishment may continue at the intensity
level (reference Cycles of Personal
Punishment) before the sin. However, after Rebound the believer
will be able to handle the problems of life with the Problem
Solving Devices, and any suffering he receives from God's punishment
will be converted to blessing (Romans
Author: Larry Wood, Released December 7, 1999 - Revised
September 4, 2002