Lift you voice like a trumpet and shout Repentance
Isaiah 58:1 - Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.
Today we see very few true Christians and mostly namesake Christian, only because most preachers have stopped preaching on repentance, all love to preaching about forgiveness and blessings.
People of God, understand without repentance there is no forgiveness and without forgiveness there is no true blessings.
One thing people get very wrong is they think repentance is about being sorry for the sins one has done.
NO. Repentance is not about being sorry for the sins one has committed. How many sins can we be sorry for and can anyone remember all the sins one has committed to ask for forgiveness???
Repentance is about being sorry for the sinful life we have been living.
Repentance starts when we come to know God and know how Holy He is, and when we look at ourselves and see our lives and how this life we live does not allow us to come to God and we make our minds to do something about it. It is our love for God and desire to be with Him that requires us to give our lives unto Him so that by losing our lives to Him we may receive a new life.
Repentance causes us to come to God and when we come to God we receive forgiveness FOR ALL THE SINS we have committed. It does not mean just the sins we remember and not the sins we did not. True repentance causes us to receive forgiveness for all our sins. It causes us to become a new creation in Christ.
Like in today's message let us not be good preachers which the world wants but let us be messengers of God (Angels) doing what the Lord desires of us.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, we pray your people be bold, that they receive a spirit of boldness to not fear man but have fear of God in them. That they preach not to please people or give them a religion, but preach to bring your people unto You. That they cause the people to be renewed and become a new people drawn out of this world...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference ]
Mark 1:4 - John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.
11 Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.
13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.
Matthew 4:17 - From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Acts 2:38 - Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
2 Corinthians 7:10 - For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.
2 Timothy 2:25-26
25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;
26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.
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