Conditions for Reinstatement
Were there conditions for re-instatement of favour with
God? God's mercy never fails:
Leviticus 26:40 If they shall confess their iniquity, and the
iniquity of their fathers, with their trespass which they trespassed
against me, and that also they have walked contrary unto me;
41 And that I also have walked contrary unto them, and have brought them
into the land of their enemies; if then their uncircumcised hearts be
humbled, and they then accept of the punishment of their iniquity:
42 Then will I remember my covenant with Jacob, and also my covenant
with Isaac, and also my covenant with Abraham will I remember; and I
will remember the land.
43 The land also shall be left of them, and shall enjoy her sabbaths,
while she lieth desolate without them: and they shall accept of the
punishment of their iniquity: because, even because they despised my
judgments, and because their soul abhorred my statutes.
These are the conditions found above:
1.) v. 40 - confess iniquities.
2.) v. 40 - confess iniquities of fathers.
3.) v. 41 - humbling of hearts.
4.) v. 41, 43 - acceptance of punishment
Call to repentance:
Jeremiah 3:12 Go and proclaim these words
toward the north, and say, Return, thou backsliding Israel,
saith the LORD; and I will not cause mine anger to fall upon
you: for I am merciful, saith the LORD, and I will not keep
anger for ever.
13 Only acknowledge thine iniquity, that thou hast
transgressed against the LORD thy God, and hast scattered
thy ways to the strangers under every green tree, and ye
have not obeyed my voice, saith the LORD.
14 Turn, O backsliding children, saith the LORD; for I am
married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two
of a family, and I will bring you to Zion:
15 And I will give you pastors according to mine heart,
which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.
Prayer of repentance:
Nehemiah 1:5 And said, I beseech thee, O
LORD God of heaven, the great and terrible God, that keepeth
covenant and mercy for them that love him and observe his
6 Let thine ear now be attentive, and thine eyes open, that
thou mayest hear the prayer of thy servant, which I pray
before thee now, day and night, for the children of Israel
thy servants, and confess the sins of the children of
Israel, which we have sinned against thee: both I and my
father's house have sinned.
7 We have dealt very corruptly against thee, and have not
kept the commandments, nor the statutes, nor the judgments,
which thou commandedst thy servant Moses.
8 Remember, I beseech thee, the word that thou commandedst
thy servant Moses, saying, If ye transgress, I will scatter
you abroad among the nations:
9 But if ye turn unto me, and keep my commandments, and do
them; though there were of you cast out unto the uttermost
part of the heaven, yet will I gather them from thence, and
will bring them unto the place that I have chosen to set my
10 Now these are thy servants and thy people, whom thou hast
redeemed by thy great power, and by thy strong hand.
11 O Lord, I beseech thee, let now thine ear be attentive to
the prayer of thy servant, and to the prayer of thy
servants, who desire to fear thy name: and prosper, I pray
thee, thy servant this day, and grant him mercy in the sight
of this man. For I was the king's cupbearer.