Proverbs 28:13 – People who conceal their sins will not prosper,but if they confess and turn from them, they will receive mercy.
REPENTANCE = a change of mind about sin and about God, which results in turning from sin to God.
The call on today is for acknowledgment, exposure and repentance of sin.
To those of you who have convinced yourself that this message is not speaking to you or that I am trying to judge you. It is a trick of the enemy to hold you captive to your sin. Those of you who are still in denial about your sin issue, here is a little pain medicine. Luke 8:17 -For all that is secret will eventually be brought into the open, and everything that is concealed will be brought to light and made known to all.
The reward we pay for willful sin is eternal separation from God when we transition from earth to eternity. Depart from Me, I know you not! Is this what you want to hear at judgment? If not, repent and turn from you wicked ways.
True repentance means that you are sorrowful and remorseful for sin. 2 Corinthians 7:10 says that “godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of.”
Matthew 3:8 -Prove by the way you live that you have repented of your sins and turned to God.
Genuine repentance is the only hope for survival now and in eternity.
God is calling on today for everyone who does not know Him for the pardon of their sins to “turn” to Him “with all your heart”. True repentance is not an outward act, it is a change of heart from within. God is looking for a people who would repent and turn away from their sin. True repentance does not blame anyone, but blames and condemns self under God’s eternal wrath to come.
What God has shown you? Has it caused you to turn away from your wicked ways and turn to God?
God is still looking for a people He can bless. He can not bless sin. Sin is already condemned and cursed by God. His blessings are only for those people who will be honest about their sin condition and deal with their sins His way through repentance and a turning away from sin and turning unto God.
Acts 2:38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Acts 20:21 I have declared to both Jews and Greeks that they must turn to God in repentance and have faith in our Lord Jesus
Mark 1:15 – He said, “The time has come, and the kingdom of God is near. Change the way you think and act, and believe the Gospel.”
1 John 1:9 – 9 But if we confess our sins to God, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.
A CALL TO TRUE REPENTANCE! HAVE YOU HEARD THE CALL? HAVE YOU RESPONDED?
Revelation 3:20 – Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.
James 4:14 – How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog–it’s here a little while, then it’s gone.
A CALL TO TRUE REPENTANCE! THE TIME IS AT HAND!
HAVE YOU ANSWERED THE CALL? WILL YOU ANSWER THE CALL?