Tag Archive | repentance

Depart From The Futile Works of The Flesh!

When misfortune strikes an individual, or a collective, we often attribute it to their sin. It is assumed, albeit, subtly, that they may have a secret sin bringing evil their way.  The Lord said this is not so. May we be shielded from all evil. As the mountain surround Jerusalem, Lord surround us now and forever. Psalms 125:2. We trust in you Lord, therefor, we are are like Mount Zion, which cannot be shaken but endures forever-  Psalms 125:1.

Luke 13:1 Now there were some present at that time who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. Jesus answered, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans because they suffered this way? I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish. Or those eighteen who died when the tower in Siloam fell on them—do you think they were more guilty than all the others living in Jerusalem? I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.”

Jesus repeatedly warns in the paragraph above, “unless you repent, you too will all perish.” He went on to tell of the fig tree that was not bearing fruit. This is to teach us that God’s patience is meant to work out repentance in us 2 Peter 3:15.

Luke 13:6 Then he told this parable: A man had a fig tree growing in his vineyard, and he went to look for fruit on it but did not find any. So he said to the man who took care of the vineyard, ‘For three years now I’ve been coming to look for fruit on this fig tree and haven’t found any. Cut it down! Why should it use up the soil?’ “‘Sir,’ the man replied, ‘leave it alone for one more year, and I’ll dig around it and fertilize it. If it bears fruit next year, fine! If not, then cut it down.’

works of the flesh

The patience of God with us is to bring us to the place of seeing ourselves through Christ. To see how unfit we are for the assignment we are created for and to seek for the guidance of the Holy Spirit to purge us so we may begin to bear the fruit of repentance.

Lord God Almighty, you are faithful and merciful, abounding in grace, be gracious unto us. Forgive us Oh Lord of all our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Help us Lord to depart, to forsake the futile works of the flesh. Enable us to be spiritually minded that your grace upon us may not be in vain. We honor and praise you Lord for speedy answers to our petition in Jesus mighty name we pray. Amen

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

 

Good Decision! Repentance!

 

Jeremiah 4:1 “If you will return, O Israel,” says the Lord“Return to Me; and if you will put away your abominations out of My sight, Then you shall not be moved. And you shall swear, ‘The Lord lives,’ In truth, in judgment, and in righteousness; the nations shall bless themselves in Him, and in Him they shall glory.”

 

LysaJames 4:8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men,12 teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, 13 looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, 14 who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.

15 Speak these things, exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no one despise you.

Father in Jesus Christ Mighty Name, may I begin to make one decision after another that will bring me closer to you. I want to draw near to you more than before. Help me that I might see wondrous things in your law. Give sight to my eyes, quicken my heart after you more and more. Cleanse thou me from all filthiness in Jesus mighty name. Amen

Shalom! Shalom!

 

Are You Saved! By Grace or Works?

SalvationLuke 4:18 &19

18 “The Spirit of the Lord is on me,because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners, and recovery of sight for the blind,to set the oppressed free,19 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor”

As my Lord declared these words over two thousand years ago, so do I declare today. The spirit of the living God has and is indeed risen on me. I bring you good tidings of repentance, salvation and hope of eternal life in Jesus Christ.

You see friends, I have been saved and preserved for a time like this. The world as we know it is full of wickedness and our Lord being merciful has saved you and I and preserved us to do his work on earth. We were saved for a purpose, to bring the good tidings of salvation and thereby depopulate the kingdom of darkness Matthew 28:18. This world is full of darkness and the love of many saints have indeed waxed cold. We have become self seeking and lost sight of the purpose for which we have been saved, called, chosen and commission. Neither cold nor warm.

We are to make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything the Lord Jesus had commanded us. He did not just send us but also gave us power to trample upon every works of wickedness, not only that but assured us of His companionship for eternity.

Is every member of our families saved? How about our community, city, state and so on. Do we care enough to stand in the gap for them? Our husbands, wives, children, parent, uncles, aunts, friends, acquaintances, colleagues and so on. We have been charged to make disciples of all nations and starting from where we are I believe is a good idea. Charity begins at home. Is all in our congregation, Churches born again? Have we even bothered to inquire of the Lord and stand in the gap for spiritual awakening in our Churches. It is time we stop playing Church and pray the kingdom of God on earth.

Jesus is with us folks and has empowered us to do that which is of his great pleasure. For everyone reading this blog, would you take a moment to examine your ways. Do you have a relationship with the Lord Jesus? Are you crucified with Christ? Are you seeking first the kingdom of God on earth? Are you eternity bound?

It does not really matter if you believe in eternity or not! Friends, eternity is real and only those that have been washed in the blood of the lamb and are living for Christ will be there. We are saved by grace not by works less any one should boast. You cannot do anything to earn eternity. Human righteousness is like filthy rags before the Most High God. The only way is through faith in the birth and death of Jesus Christ John 14:6. He came and died to reconcile humanity with God. Can you picture it? Every single one of us beings were born in sin and therefor alienated from our maker John 3:16. Jesus Christ came and died in our place to redeem us and reconcile us back to God. There is no other way by which we can be saved except by the appropriation of the precious blood of Jesus Christ.

Therefore, let us come to God through the blood of Jesus Christ. Let us humbly ask for forgiveness and forsake all sins that easily besets us and live in sync with heaven. Let us today confess the Lordship of Jesus over our life and seek His kingdom on earth.

Jesus loves you so much this I know. It does not matter where you have been, what you have done. Are you ready this moment to be true to yourself? Then come to the Everlasting Father through Jesus Christ his son. He is waiting to receive you into the kingdom of His dear son.

Embrace life and live. Accept Jesus today as your Lord and Savior. Read John 1:12, John 8:11, John 1:29 John 6:37

Temple of God – Our Bodies

Sexual Immorality

Repent! Repent! It is not too late! Do it now!

Repent! Repent! It is not too late! Do it now!

1 Corinthians 6:12 “I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but I will not be mastered by anything. 13 You say, “Food for the stomach and the stomach for food, and God will destroy them both.” The body, however, is not meant for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. 14 By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also. 15 Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ himself? Shall I then take the members of Christ and unite them with a prostitute? Never! 16 Do you not know that he who unites himself with a prostitute is one with her in body? For it is said, “The two will become one flesh.” 17 But whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit.

18 Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body. 19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.

The society has degenerated to the lowest level of perversion so much that children as young as 3,4 years old are going to be / already taught the intricacy of sex. A whole nation eradicating the first institution ordained by God on the basis of individual rights! What will become of the natural state of being? Where is the world headed?

Destruction! if we all do not repent and forsake every form of ungodliness. Righteousness exalt a nation and sin is a reproach. Let me bring this home. We that are named by God as His own, are we living by example? Are we secretly living in sin and probably doing worst?  Repent today!

We need to seek for forgiveness now for every atrocities in our society and stand guard against every devices of the crafty to infiltrate the body of Christ. It’s seeping in gradually. The Church is in the world but not of the world. It is high time we take our rightful place by preparing ourselves to be filled to overflowing with the power of the Holy Spirit. The world has been deceived by immorality,materialism and much more. Will we still be standing when our Lord comes? Will I? Will you?

Please friends, watch and pray! We get tempted here and there, sex is all around us beckoning us to take just a sip of its poison, that’s what it is. Its a temporary satisfaction and afterwards, dissatisfaction, which out weighs satisfaction and causes lingering regret.

Lord please help my friends and I to never forget that you live in our bodies and so therefore keep it clean of all filthiness in our thoughts and actions. Lord, may we be smart enough to know what triggers the inherent sinfulness in all humans and avoid it. May your Holy Spirit guide and guard us that we might not sin against you. For if any man thinks he stand, let him watch less he falls. We want to live holy Lord, please help us to be sensitive to your spirit so we might not be deceived by the deceitfulness of sin. We pray and receive grace in Christ Jesus name. Amen

Hope! Hope in the Sovereignty of God.

Ezekiel 36: 24- 37

For better understanding, please read the whole of the chapter.

GodHopeStrength24 “For I will take you out of the nations; I will gather you from all the countries and bring you back into your own land. 25 I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols. 26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. 27 And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. 28 Then you will live in the land I gave your ancestors; you will be my people, and I will be your God. 29 I will save you from all your uncleanness. I will call for the grain and make it plentiful and will not bring famine upon you. 30 I will increase the fruit of the trees and the crops of the field, so that you will no longer suffer disgrace among the nations because of famine. 31 Then you will remember your evil ways and wicked deeds, and you will loathe yourselves for your sins and detestable practices. 32 I want you to know that I am not doing this for your sake, declares the Sovereign Lord. Be ashamed and disgraced for your conduct, people of Israel!

33 ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: On the day I cleanse you from all your sins, I will resettle your towns, and the ruins will be rebuilt. 34 The desolate land will be cultivated instead of lying desolate in the sight of all who pass through it. 35 They will say, “This land that was laid waste has become like the garden of Eden; the cities that were lying in ruins, desolate and destroyed, are now fortified and inhabited.” 36 Then the nations around you that remain will know that I the Lord have rebuilt what was destroyed and have replanted what was desolate. I the Lord have spoken, and I will do it.’

37 “This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Once again I will yield to Israel’s plea and do this for them: I will make their people as numerous as sheep, 38 as numerous as the flocks for offerings at Jerusalem during her appointed festivals. So will the ruined cities be filled with flocks of people. Then they will know that I am the Lord”.

Do you have a relationship with the Lord Jesus? Are you saved, washed by the blood of Jesus for the forgiveness of your sins? Is Jesus Lord over your life? Have you repented of all known and unknown sins in your life? Do you daily confess Jesus as Lord? Are you living by grace?

If no, ask Jesus into your life right now. Speak from your heart! Ask for forgiveness of your sins for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God( Romans 3:23). Christ came to forgive, save and sanctify( John 10:10). He is close by, talk to him right now, he hears the words from your heart that you haven’t even uttered.

If yes, then I want you to know that there is hope for you in whatever situation and crisis you might be right now. The passage above clearly stated that the Sovereign Lord himself will sprinkle clean water on you. and you will be clean. God will cleanse you of all unrighteousness and filth. God himself has washed you clean, sanctified you by the blood of Jesus and the Holy Spirit and justified you( 1 Corinthians 6:11).

God is assuring you of total restoration and renewal. You will no longer suffer disgrace among foes, family and friends because of lack and insufficiency. He will do all this by Himself,you only need to believe, hold unto the promises in His word and put faith into action. God is working out a great and exceedingly great work on your behalf. He is raising every valley up , every mountains and hills made low, the rough ground is been leveled, the rugged places plain, the glory of the Lord is been revealed in your life, and all eyes shall see it together. The mouth of the Lord has spoken this and it shall come to pass (Isaiah 40:4-5)

Hope therefore in the Lord friends! What He has promised shall be fulfilled in your lifetime. No matter how far gone you think time has been wasted, remember He holds time in His hands. God will restore! Hope thou in the Lord. He is able. Mind you, God is not doing all this because of your self righteousness, no no, He is doing it because of His love for you and for the sake of His great name.

You will step out in victory over every works of wickedness and triumph over every evil by the power of the Most High God that lives in you through the Holy Spirit.