REPENTANCE WILL BRING PEACE
the name of God the Master of the universe the Ruler of the earth.
We greet you in the name of God,
realizing through our Savior Jesus Christ, we can have counsel with God. We thank
God for the Holy Ghost that leads and guides us and gives us power. Glory be to
Almighty God the Creator of all that exists.
Our beginning scripture reference is Revelations 2:3. "And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast labored, and has not fainted."
As we declare a forgiving heart and
are open to repentance it is possible to lose a charitable spirit. In the
constant battle of good against evil and the multitudes, that profess evil, we
must be faithful. Thus, we must not be so rigid in the struggle with the
enemies of God that we lose our sense of love. Therefore, as we labor in the
vineyard, we will be responsible and keep a sincere heart.
As we move to further declare the
definitive qualities of repentance, we need to note that: repentance is not
remorse and regret. Therefore, repentance is (1) change of mind, (2) change of
attitude and (3) change of will and loving it. Thus, one is not only sorry but
will change. Hence a revival is present when one repents.
Repentance in reference to God means
that due to human failure God has thought it best to achieve his purposes by
actions that differ from what He had initially willed.
Repentance in reference to human
beings denotes a complete change of mind, a disregard of one’s past and the
acceptance of a new approach on life. As repentance affects the whole man, he
disavows sin. As he embraces a new way of life, he conforms to the teachings of
Before you can believe, you have to repent. Mark 1: 14, 15 reveals: "Now after that John was put in prison that Jesus came to Galilee preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,
And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel."
As we bear witness to Jesus Christ
who first brought the gospel, we come to further realize the Gospel of the
kingdom of God. Thus, Jesus the Messiah has come to break the power and yoke of
sin. The message of repentance offers hope, freedom and justice.
As we repent we also come to know
faith. Acts 20:21. To follow Christ one must repent and be baptized. 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 Ghost." Command and promise are clearly noted in this
verse. As the obedience to the command of repentance and baptismal becomes
evident we witness God's blessings. This blessing is the promise of the gift of
the Holy Ghost
As we look at what God has revealed
in Romans 2:3, 4 we see that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance.
The patience of God is everlasting. We thank God for prayer and the ongoing
opportunity to ask God for repentance. We also realize that no one is free from
sin. Thus, we do not come to judge mankind for sin. We come in this passage to
put forth a way to repentance for sin. Surely repentance is for us all,
including the writer of these words.
In Psalms 51 we see David's plea for mercy, forgiveness, and cleansing from God. In this powerful Psalm of repentance we see a plea for repentance by David for taking Beth-sheba the wife of Uriah, and for taking the life of Uriah. The first four verses of this powerful Psalm of repentance are as follows:
1. "Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy loving-kindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions."
2. Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
3. "For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me."
4. "Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightiest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear which thou judgest."
David was sincerely sorry for the sins he had committed. Because David repented, God forgave him and showed mercy. Christians must maintain the clear distinction of following God and not man. This scripture reveals that God will forgive you for any sin. Thus, we can commit no sin that is too great for God to forgive us for.
Through a vision John was inspired to write the book of Revelations for the seven Churches and the Christians. The Blessings of God thorough this book extends to those who listen to its words and follows the divine prophecy that is revealed. It is a blessing to serve a merciful God. Thank you for reading these humble words. May Almighty God bless you? Peace and Paradise.