“When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, they that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” Mark 2:17 (KJV, emphasis mine)
This week's blog is rated “R – restricted” from those individuals that do not want change and for those who forfeit victory and fix themselves in vices. The subject of this week’s blog can secure sincere transformation for those who trust the “Truth” (the Word of God).
“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” Hebrews 11:6 (KJV)
“Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope. This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me.” Psalms 119:49-50 (KJV)
Too many of today’s pulpits are poisoned with pluralism that points us to agree with everybody and everything. The prevailing attitude is “Don’t make waves.” They want you to elevate self-esteem and entertainment. Promote prosperity and equate the accumulations of assets with intimacy with God. Promote relationship with God without the responsibility of reverence for God and obedience to God.
Deeply loved by God: receptance into the Kingdom of God without repentance should be rejected because it renounces the righteous requirement of a Holy God that is essential for a relationship with Him and the reward of eternal life which is through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Biblically we understand that because of the rebellion of the fall we need redemption. Without the regenerating ministry of the Holy Spirit, spiritually-speaking, our hearts were hardened with corruptible cement so God calls all to repent!
“Therefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord God; Repent, and turn yourselves from your idols; and turn away your faces from all your abominations.” Ezekiel 14:6 (KJV, emphasis added)
“And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Matthew 3:2 (KJV, emphasis added)
“I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.” Luke 13:3 (KJV)
“The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9 (KJV)
Join me again next time as we explore the word that Jesus was not afraid to say!
For the Glory of God,