11/14/2018 0 Comments
Welcome my Friends to 'Sanctuary'. A 'room' where we are able to pull aside, away from all the 'cares of the world', for the purpose of 'focusing' on God the Father, through Jesus Christ, God the Son, as we are enabled by God the Holy Spirit. Welcome.
For a few posts, let us review and check ourselves to be sure we have 'repented', we continue to 'repent', of sins creeping into our lives, [through thoughts, leading to words and actions], from our old nature [the old man.]
[Study Romans Chapters 7-8, for deeper understanding of this 'conflict'. audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html].
III. Today, Wednesday, November 14, 2018, on our second introductory post on the subject of 'repentance', let us begin to better understand that no one matches up to the Glory of God. Like Job (in the old testament) we've missed the mark and need to recognize our shortcomings. 'For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;' (Romans 3:23). audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
But, Thanks to God! Godly Sorrow can lead to repentance, or that we decide to do things God's way. On the other hand, 'godly sorrow' can lead to 'disappointment', if we are determined 'to go our own way.'
2 Corinthians 7:10, provides 'For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.' Godly sorrow leads to repentance for those who turn to God.
IV. Are you 'humble'?
Repenting will involve admitting you are wrong about things concerning God. 'God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.' (James 4:6) Therefore, don't be passive: 'Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.' (Jeremiah 29:12-13). Expect to be rewarded: 'But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.' (Hebrews 11:6)
V. Ask and Seek and Knock: This is God's will. As we repent to what Jesus wants. we do as He says. Particularly concerning asking for the Holy Spirit. 'And I (Jesus) say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?' (Luke 11:9-13) audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
VI, There will be evidences of your regeneration and conversion, in that you will not have 'desires' to do the things you used to want to do. You will even loose friends, who will think you are strange, different, just like what happened to Jesus. [John 7:5; Matthew 10:34-39; Mark 3:21]
Be of 'good cheer', Jesus has overcome the world. [John 16:33] This is all in the 'process' ordained by God. [John 15:20; Philippians 3:8; 2 Timothy 2:12; James 1:2-8] There is NO LOOKING BACK!
VII. You - Keep following Jesus teachings and doings: Once your repentance has been accepted by God then stay humble and do what Jesus said to do which is to love one another (John 13:34-35) and preach the gospel and heal the sick (Matthew 10:7-8) and that you must remain righteous (Matthew 5:20), being baptized into His death. [Acts 22:16; Romans 6:23] As convicted of sin, as the Holy Spirit will do, [John 16:8] then, 'repent' of it, for the continual cleansing by the Shed Blood of Jesus during the life-long process of 'sanctification', [John 19:34; Hebrews 9:22; 1 John 1:7,9; Revelation 1:5]
Now, on our next posts, we will study some of the 'penitential' Psalms. We can use them, meditate upon them, to understand what we have 'left;' and to be encouraged to realize that 'He who began a good work in us, will continue until Christ is formed.' [Philippians 1:6]
We are heading for 'far greater' than what we left! Eternal Life, Forever and Ever with God! Hallelujah! Amen. Amen.
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