Friday, February 25, 2011

“Incomplete ‘Repentance’ – 101”…Blog.

“Incomplete ‘Repentance’ – 101”…Blog.

*** (Isaiah 32:17) And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the service of righteousness shall be quietness and hope forever.

*** (Hebrews 9:14) how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from dead works so that we may serve the living God!

Do you have Peace…? No, I do not mean the peace that the world provides; financial security and prosperity. No, not the peace that comes from good health, or from a good family or even from a good church body. The peace I speak of is that… “Peace of God”… that prevails through any and all the; “Bad Situations of Life!” Anyone can say they have ‘peace’ when the sun is shining and all things are going the ‘way’ you believe they should be. It is that… “Peace from God”… that “Peace of God”… that shines through even the worst of situation.

*** (1Timothy 1:19) holding faith and a good conscience, which some have put away and made shipwreck as to faith.

*** (Philippians 4:7) And the peace of God which passes all understanding shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

*** (Ephesians 2:13-14) But now in Christ Jesus you who were once afar off are made near by the blood of Christ.
(Eph 2:14) For He is our peace, He making us both one, and He has broken down the middle wall of partition between us,

Repentance – 101 Blog [1/6] 

Some ‘cannot’ experience God’s Peace… because of incomplete repentance. What exactly do I mean by that? Is just ‘confessing’ your sin… “Enough?” Or is there more in the act of repentance? If you confess ‘that’ sin; but later on… “Enjoy that Sin”… in your mind; did you in fact ‘Practice True Biblical Repentance?’  Because so very much is wrong; as sinners are paraded before the Church; to somehow wrongly demonstrate God’s forgiveness. Most do not Hate Sin as God does! When was the last time; someone was applauded; for following Christ; from their youth into their adult life…? I ‘never’ have seen that… have You?

*** (Matthew 3:8) Bring forth therefore fruits ‘worthy’ of repentance;

*** (Ephesians 4:28) Let him who stole steal ‘no more’, but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing which is good, so that he may have something ‘to give’ to him who needs.

*** (Luke 19:8) And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken anything from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.

The Responsibility of GRACE

Do you understand… that Confession; 1John 1:5-to-10… “Also Includes”… ‘Leaving’ that Sin; Proverbs 28:13…? If you do not; then what you have is a false peace. Right away, someone will say, “How can my peace be False?” Will you admit that there are; “False Teachers & Preachers” in the Church today…? Are those that sit under them; demonstrating a ‘kind of peace’…? Their peace is based on “The Lie!” Throughout the OT, you will see all the False Prophets telling “Lies of Peace”… and being rebuked by God’s Prophets. Peace based on Lies; is not God’s peace; but simply a counterfeit one.

*** (John 14:27) Peace I [Jesus] leave with you, My peace I give to you. ‘Not’ as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

*** (1Thessaloinians 5:3) For when they shall say, Peace and safety! Then sudden destruction comes on them, as travail upon a woman with child. And they shall not escape.

*** (Luke 17:28-28) So also as it was in the days of Lot: they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built;
(Luke 17:29) but the day Lot went out of Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone from the heaven and destroyed them all.

*** (Hebrews 11:24-25-26) By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter;
(Heb 11:25) Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
(Heb 11:26) Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompense of the reward.

Where do you go from ‘here’… “IF” you do not have the Peace of God; within your heart…? If you are “Truly Born Again” = by the Holy Spirit of God; the Peace of God; is for You! ‘Something’ within your heart or mind; “Refuses You”… that Peace of God! You have only two choices; go on ‘without’ that Peace of God; or ‘confess’ and ‘forsake’… “Whatever” you are holding on TO!” And ‘Allow’ that Peace of God, to ‘overtake’ your soul. The “True Child of God” without the Peace of God; is forgiven “Positionally before God”… but ‘Refuses’ to; “Believe God and His Holy Word!”  Many times they ‘will not’ forgive themselves!

*** (Luke 16:13) No servant can serve two masters. For either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will hold to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.

*** (Hebrews 9:14) how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from dead works so that we may serve the living God!

*** (Philippians 2:5) For ‘LET’ this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus,

Forgiveness – 101 Blog.

Your “Thought Life”… drives your “Feelings!” Either you are in control of your feelings; or your feelings, ‘control’ You. There is “No Other Option”…! Remember the country song, “How can it be Wrong, when it Feels so Right?” Simply because; “God Said So!” If God says you are Forgiven; and you have left off that “Practice & Remembering” that Sin; how ‘then’, do you ‘allow’ that to… “Steal… your Peace of God”…? Are you simply telling God; “I really don’t believe that You, God… that You… ‘Truly Forgave Me’… In Christ?” Since when did you; take God’s place…? Absolutely… Never!

*** (Numbers 23:19) God is ‘not’ a man that He should lie, ‘neither’ the son of man that He should repent. Has He said, and shall He not do it? Or has He spoken, and shall He not make it good?

*** (Isaiah 44:6) So says Jehovah, the King of Israel, and His redeemer Jehovah of Hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and besides Me there is ‘no’ God.

*** (Isaiah 55:7-8-9) Let the wicked ‘forsake’ his way, and the unrighteous man his ‘thoughts’; and let him ‘return’ to Jehovah, and He will have ‘mercy’ on him; and to our God, for He will ‘abundantly’ pardon.
(Isa 55:8) For My thoughts are ‘not’ your thoughts, ‘nor’ your ways My ways, says Jehovah.
(Isa 55:9) For as the heavens are ‘higher’ than the earth, so are My ways ‘higher’ than your ways, and My thoughts ‘than’ your thoughts.

You must “Now”… Make the Choice; believe God or your ‘own’ thoughts about not being Forgiven! When you trust your thoughts… You simply… Call God; A Liar! And that is Why; you will not experience the Peace of God! Remember, ‘entertaining’ the thought, of that past sin; is tantamount to doing that ‘same’ sin… over again!

*** (2Corinthians 10:3-to-6) Of course, we are ‘living’ in the flesh, but we ‘do not’ fight in a fleshly way.
(2Co 10:4) For the weapons of our warfare are ‘not’ those of the flesh. Instead, they have the power of God to ‘demolish fortresses’. We tear ‘down’ arguments
(2Co 10:5) and every ‘proud obstacle’ that is raised ‘against’ the knowledge of God, ‘taking’ every thought captive in order ‘to obey’ Christ.
(2Co 10:6) We are ready ‘to punish’ every act of disobedience [1John 1:5-to-10] ‘when’ your obedience [Proverbs 28:13] is complete.

Where will ‘You’… go from “Here?”  “Will ‘You’… be made Whole”…? Simply believe God and His Holy Word… and “Stop” believing those ‘Lies’… You have been “Telling Yourself”…! No matter what the… “SIN/SINS”… “Will ‘You’… be Made Whole [Forgiven]”…?

*** (John 5:5-to-8) And a certain man was there, who had an infirmity thirty-eight years.
(Joh 5:6) When Jesus saw him lying, and knowing that he had spent much time, He [Jesus] said to him, Do you desire to be ‘made whole?’
(Joh 5:7) The infirm man answered Him, Sir, when the water is troubled, I have no one to put me into the pool. But while I am coming, another steps down before me.
(Joh 5:8) Jesus says to him, Rise, take up your bed and walk.

Love in Christ, Roger / Jeremiah 20:9.