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A man overtaken in any trespass is like a strong man bound; it doesn’t matter how strong or spiritual he is if he is bound; the thief (Joh 10:10) is free to plunder his household and family just as if he was weak and immature. To be restored is to repent of trespass and sin, and go, and sin no more. I am gentle and lowly in heart and will restore him in a spirit of gentleness; let him come to Me that I may restore him and unbind him from the cords of sin, and bind the cords of steadfast love about his neck instead. Let not his heart be hardened as Pharaoh’s, but let him hearken to My voice. Let him receive the Holy Spirit, whom I have put upon My people; the fruit of the Spirit is love, and he will walk in love toward one another and toward his enemies, and he will be My son indeed.