Tag: changed life

Repent!

Scripture reading for January 5th:  Matthew 3

Key Scriptures:  Matthew 3:1-2, 8  “In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the Desert of Judea and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.”  . . .”Produce fruit in keeping with repentance.  And do not think you can say to yourselves ‘We have Abraham as our father.'”

Overcomers in the last days must understand repentance.  Repentance is more than just being sorry for you sins or sorry that you were found out.  Our God knows everything!  He is not a God that is far away and aloof from His people.  He is near!  And His kingdom is near as well!  This kingdom is not visible to the human eye, but His people know the King Himself and He knows them.  True repentance is a change of mind that leads to a changed life!  When we repent of sexual immorality, for example, we turn from all forms of immorality and no longer live in rebellion to God’s commands and our conscience.

The human mind is always devising ways to justify our sinful actions or to find an alternative to repentance!  We often speak to ourselves about our own righteousness and justify ourselves.  God knows exactly where we are!  If we are to overcome, we must speak honestly to ourselves, accept responsibility and change!

Observations for over-comers:  True repentance brings forgiveness of sin and life!  Overcomers are quick to repent and walk in victory over sin by the power of the Holy Spirit and the victory of Christ through the cross!  “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”  Psalm 51:10

Tags : , , , , , , , ,