Brothers and sisters, in order to be freed from the gambit of sin there must first come the order of repentance. As repentance is what precedes the absolve of the transgression by the forgiveness of the Lord, for the sin. It is an absolute must for every Christian to come to the place of true repentance and contrition. The eternal salvation of each of the Brethren depends on this supernatural transfiguration. One that leads to a pure life through Jesus Christ, bringing with it the destruction of the dirty and defiled body, to make room for the rebirth of the Spiritual Temple.
Now, let’s take a look at what I have said from the mouth of our brother, Apostle Paul.
The book of Corinthians 7:10 reads.
“Godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation.”
How about we take a look through the eyes and words of Mr. John Monsel, who wrote the Hymnal, My Sins, My Sins, My Savior, back in the eighteenth century. Monsel ascertains the conviction of ones own compunction of guilt towards God, with this simple phrase.
“My sins, my sins, my Savior, How sad on Thee they fall.”
You see, in reality, it sounds so easy but the conviction of sin is one of the most uncommon contrivances that will ever happen to a person. It is the beginning of an understanding of God, and the absolute importance of what He thinks, and how he works.
Jesus Christ, was clear when he said that the Holy Spirit would come in order to convict people of their sin. In the book of John 16:8 it reads.
“When he comes, he will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment:”
Meaning, when the Holy Spirit stirs up a person’s awareness and conscience, it then leads them into the presence of our almighty God. To, therefore, start to understand that it isn’t the individual’s relationship with other people that are burdensome, but his or her own faulty and oftentimes, fraudulent relationship with Christ that holds them bound to sin.
In Psalm 51:4 we see.
“Against You, You only, have I sinned and done this evil in your sight.”
Another clear show is this, it is only God that matters in all things pertaining to not only sin, but to forgiveness, carelessness, and all situations and circumstances that is human life. God holds the keys to every open and closed-door on Earth. So if the door to sin is to be slammed shut, it can only take place by putting your trust in God first, he that can do all things within himself. When you feel sincere remorse for offending him, and only him, then he will see to it that you are forgiven. When the realization comes of why you are sorry, and by whom you have offended for committing the transgression, then you will be proven worthy to receive him. True repentance, brings an individual to the ground floor of the foundations of God, as written in the book of 1 Corinthians 3:11
“For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.”
I’ll tell you what folks, nothing brings me more joy than the true spoken Word of God. His wisdom and direction have absolutely given me a new life. For without him, I myself could not teach of these things that are not of this world, but of his Heavenly place. A prodigy of Lord so to speak, to accomplish a task for the end day Church of Jesus Christ.
I say this in order to fill you with hope in the coming of the Lord, and the preparation it takes to be graced to go back home with him. Leaving the sorrow of your past mistakes at the door of his throne, so to be washed clean by the blood of his sacrifice. The forgiveness of your sins complete, and foolish mistakes and choices, washed away,
To no longer live with self disdain, self-disgust, hate, revenge, or any of the lies that the devil fills your mind with, all because you were consumed in sin.
Remember, you will gain entrance into the kingdom of Heaven and the Lord our God, through repentance, and rebirth into the Spirit of God. So it is with the sudden and sharp pains of repentance, that we gain the freedom to be forgiven. As my fellow Prophet, and Apostle Paul wrote,
“My dear children, for who I AM again in the pains of childbirth until Christ is formed in you.”
If you feel enticed to study this further, you may find his little gem in the book of Galatians, chapter four, verse nineteen. Beloved, I say this to you, when you collide with the Truth of Jesus Christ, and soak in it, you will then be open to receive God’s good, Holy, and respectable grace on your life. Through the Holy Spirit of God, and only the Holy Spirit of God, salvation can be yours. The Spirit is the Spirit of Jesus Christ, son of Jehovah. They are all, one and the same.
The first book of John 5:7 confirms this,
“For there are three that testify. The Spirit, the water, and the blood–and these three are in agreement.”
So, again I plead with you to listen, please, allow for this conscious repentance to take place in your lives, and you will never seek to turn back. If it is real you will find deep and unsearchable joy, fullness, and be washed clean of the sin you could not do away with on your own. To then be refined, and unconsciously gifted with the holiness of God. A holiness that is given by Jesus Christ himself, and not by those receiving their ordination by men, and of men. Those who act out in righteousness by wearing high hats, and long robes. By orchestrating lofty stage performances of gold, ritual, and demonic tendencies. An exhibit of evil that takes from you holiness, placing you in sin by seeking man-made forgiveness and repentance. They in fact remove all chance to receive the Holy Spirit of God, due to their disobedience to the Word of Christ.
For what is given by Lord, it can never be retracted nor taken away, because it is real. Man-made religion is a hoax, a stage show of histrionics, and a road that leads to hell.
Please, think about the Lord’s Holy Word next time a man in a robe, with a string of beads tells you, praying the rosary is the way to repentance. As that is the devil’s way to repent, because he knows it means absolutely nothing, and if you are to die today, you will not see the Kingdom of Heaven according to the Scriptures.
Remember, in the first book of John 1, we are told.
:In the beginning, was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him not anything made was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in the darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.”
Which means, the good Lord, Jesus Christ, is the Word, and our Holy Majesty is not capable to lie, but man is. So, the in the event that you choose to seek true repentance and a new life from God, allow me to show you what is in store for you. As being a new creation in Christ carries with it, weight.
I call this piece, “New Creation In Christ.”
Let’s start with 2 Corinthians 5:17
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”
So, let me be the first to explain, when you are in transition from an old way of life everything incompatible with your future must be removed. Therefore change is inevitable in order to grow and prosper in Christ’s pure and perfect plan for your future.
However, this does come with a few unwelcoming, “let’s call them,” annoyances. Because some people, those you once knew, or in fact, those you never knew at all, will always prefer you the way that you were. Due to the fact that it makes them feel comfortable in their own condition, which is often times, still broken. As soon as you begin to change it makes them feel uncomfortable in their own skin, as they desire what you have but can not do what you do.
Often times if they could, they are not willing to sacrifice all that it takes to accomplish God’s plan. They rather sit, and judge the way God has chosen for yours to play out.
Your new glory in Christ, challenges them to take a long hard look at themselves, and quite honestly, it is a painful and strenuous undertaking that many “think,” they cannot handle. When in fact, they can if they would start worrying about themselves, and their own families and business. However, its a choice, and some people are happy staying the same, living as busy bodies of sorts.
But, no matter what the situation we must always act in the way of the Lord, praying for our enemies, and allowing God to serve the justices earned, and believe me, he will. So as scripture teaches us, do your very best to make peace with all people.
Here is a small example of such a situation. In the Biblical story of Potiphar and Joseph, He was a loyal servant who attended to all of the needs of her business. Waited on her hand and foot. You see Joseph was living righteously as he was growing in Christ, which then incited anger and envy of his favor, and when she didn’t get her way, she falsely lied and slandered his name. A fine example of what many of us have to deal with today. However, it is always best to take the high road, and forgive them. Leaving trusting, or any form of business dealings, a thing of the past.
You see, because of your hard work, dedication, patience, perseverance, and loss, you have grown to immeasurable heights. The long and painful process to emerge a creature of beauty and elegance, is yours to admire. As God has refined, restored, renewed, and redeemed you as part of your promise, and He has prepared a table “up front” for your enemies. For all to see the power of the Lord in His people.
In short, those that liked you as the Caterpillar squirming, and slithering inch by inch along the way. Trying desperately not to get stepped by the wicked, will now fly high atop with eagles wings. It is now your time to shine, with the countenance of Christ upon your face.
Those that enjoyed you in your Chrysalis stage of transition, showing support and a bit of happiness, a good word of support here and there. They too have fallen by the waste side, but the Lord has instructed, to leave sleeping dogs lie. As they too will be in for a big surprise.
God has said, congratulations to those who earned it, and those who didn’t you still have a chance, You too can follow through with God’s plan to be all that you were create to be.
As with all humble beginnings, and extra out of the ordinary success in Christ, it starts with the willingness to surrender, and receive the gift of repentance.
Beloved, just like you, and just like me, we all have the opportunity to change. To start a new life by demonstrating a willingness to give the old body and life to Jesus, and receive a new one. To re-erect a pile of ashes with pure gold, by the hand of the Cornerstone himself. He who is Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.
God Bless You,