6730 reinstatement

6730 reinstatement

Restoration to a previous state or position. It is demonstrated in human relationships and also by God in his love and grace restoring fallen humanity and lifting up his people to their former place within his service.

The basis of reinstatement

God does not remember sin See also Ps 103:12; Isa 38:17; Isa 43:25; Eze 20:44

God’s unfailing love Ps 89:28; La 3:22; Hos 11:8

God’s reinstatement of fallen humanity

Humanity’s unique calling Heb 2:6-8 See also Ps 8:4-6; Ge 1:26-27; Isa 43:7

Humanity’s fall and reinstatement Ro 3:23-24; 2Th 2:14 See also Ro 5:15-19; Ro 8:17; Eph 1:12; Heb 2:10; 1Pe 5:1

God’s reinstatement of Israel

The promise of reinstatement Mic 4:8 See also Isa 1:26; Isa 60:10; Hag 2:9; Zec 1:17; Zec 10:6-8

Reinstatement as God’s people Hos 2:23 See also Ro 9:25; 1Pe 2:10

Reinstatement as God’s bride Isa 54:5-8 See also Jer 3:12-14; Hos 2:14-20

Reinstatement in the land Jer 33:10-16 See also 2Ch 30:9; Jer 31:16-17; Hos 11:10-11

God’s reinstatement of his servants

Jdg 16:22 Samson’s hair begins to grow again, indicating his renewed call to serve God; Jer 15:19 God will continue to speak through a repentant Jeremiah; Da 4:34-36 Nebuchadnezzar’s sanity and kingdom is restored; Jnh 3:1-2 God renews Jonah’s commission; Jn 21:15-17 Jesus Christ reinstates Peter after his denial.

Further examples of reinstatement

Ge 40:13 Pharaoh’s cupbearer reinstated; 1Sa 19:6-7 David reinstated by Saul; 2Sa 9:7 Mephibosheth reinstated by David; 2Sa 14:33 Absalom reinstated by David; Da 3:30 Nebuchadnezzar reinstates Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego; Hos 3:2-3 Gomer reinstated as Hosea’s wife; Lk 15:22-24 the prodigal reinstated by his father; Phm 10 Paul asks Philemon to reinstate his slave Onesimus; Phm 24 John Mark, formerly rejected, has here been reinstated as Paul’s companion.

See also

1095God, patience of
2036Christ, humility
5113Peter, disciple
5492restitution
6603acceptance, divine
6614atonement
6652forgiveness
6716reconciliation
7918excommunication
8144renewal
8318patience
9165restoration

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