Brothers and sisters, in order to be freed from the gambit of sin, there must first come the order of repentance. Repentance is what precedes the absolve of the transgression by the forgiveness of the Lord. It is a must for every Christian to come to the place of true repentance and contrition.
The eternal salvation of each person depends on this supernatural transfiguration. One that leads to a pure life and holy life through Jesus Christ.
So that all that is dirty and defiled in the body is made clean. Jesus does this to make room in the new Spiritual Temple. So that His His Holy Spirit can awaken and arise in a clean place.
Lets take a look at what Paul has to say in Corinthians 7:10
“Godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation.”
Now 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, and with this one simple phrase.
“My sins, my sins, my Savior, How sad on Thee they fall.”
You see, in reality, it sounds so easy but the truth is that the conviction of sin is one of the most uncommon contrivances to occur in a persons life. This is where the beginning of an understanding of God takes place.
Jesus Christ was clear when he said that the Holy Spirit would come in order to convict people of their sin.
John 16:8 “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 conscience that sin is wrong, He then leads them into the His presence. Therefore bringing understanding that we shouldn’t be shamed before man, but before God.
Because being Spiritually unaware is what keeps us bound to sin. A slave to our own sickness and the devils lies. What God thinks of us is most important, yet very few understand this principle.
Psalm 51:4 “Against You, You only, have I sinned and done this evil in your sight.”
It is only God who matters, and the opinions of man, they mean nothing. When it comes to our own sin, and the carelessness of our own doing, it is painful in the Lord’s eyes.
So very few give account to the Lord’s feelings, and they only worry about their own. Remember, it is God who holds the keys to freedom, and it is God’s opinion that matters.
Today is the day to place all trust in Jesus Christ. To seek repentance for any ill intention, and all evil doing. By placing God first, we start to build a relationship with Him, and when we better know God, we better know ourselves.
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, there is nothing that brings me more joy than the love of our Savior
Because He isn’t only mine, He is yours too. It is the wisdom and direction of God that brings light to the dark places in our lives.
He brings healing to the open wounds that lead people to keep sinning, and believe me, I have been there, and I have done that.
In the years of my past, it was pain and loneliness, that led me to the slopes of the backslide. And only through the absolute submission to Jesus Christ, and the laying down of my life, did I truly learn the way of His righteousness.
So, today is your day! To leave your past mistakes at the floor of his throne, and to allow Jesus so to wash you clean of your sins. By the blood of His sacrifice, on the cross, there is healing and rebirth. There is restoral and restoration that awaits for you.
Through holy repentance, and the forgiveness of of sins, we are made complete in Christ. Through baptism into the Holy Spirit, all of our foolish mistakes are wiped away. We start over with a clean slate.
We are to no longer live with the self disdain of who we used to be. Because who we are, in Christ, is a new creation.
2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”
Remember, to gain entrance into the kingdom of Heaven, we must be born-again.
If you would like 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 be refreshed. I’ll leave you to do that on your own.
This is what John 5:7 has to say.
“For there are three that testify. The Spirit, the water, and the blood–and these three are in agreement.”
One quick thing I would like to mention, repentance is not found in the words of men and a rosary. Repentance is a supernatural gift from God. True repentance brings about change, which leads us away from the same sin.
Here we see a fine example of the power of GOD, and the frail deception of man. I suggest to those who have yet to understand, start by understanding the word. The word is Christ Jesus. He is a perfect place to start.
John 1, 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.”
Beloved, just like you, and just like me, we all have the opportunity to change.
Let today be your day. I love you so much!
God Bless You,
Evangelist, Christine’s Cornerstone Ministries