The Great and Mighty Promises from God!
We are all living in the greatest time ever, and yet it will be the most perilous time to date. It is the time when the church wiil become the pure and holy Bride of Christ, without spot, wrinkle or blemish.
What a great day to be alive, as we have been counted worthy to live at the end of this age. It is an honor and a great privilege to follow Jesus Christ in these end times.
We know that our great and mighty Savior, Lord and soon coming King went about proclaiming that we repent for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand. He was warning the people that today could be their day of death.
He knew that each human being needed to be right with Him before they departed from this life, and no person knows exactly when that time will occur.
There are leaders today that are teaching a very free grace that does not require any repentance at all. This is an unbiblical grace that is unsanctified by God, and it is a false doctrine.
Let’s follow Jesus and all that He taught us.
“From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand. …”
Jesus The Christ was always going from town-to-town admonishing all of the people to repent. When a tower fell and many people died; the disciples went to Jesus, and they asked Him if those people who died more evil than all of the other people who survived?
Jesus told them that is was a warning and an example, because He told them to repent or they also could likewise perish.
There are many places in The Word of God that we are told to repent, and then we are told of the rewards that would follow. Below, in 2 Chron. 7:14, He is telling His beloved saints that “if” they would humble themselves, pray, seek His face and turn from their wicked ways; He would heal their lands. How great and mighty is that promise? It is awesome, and it is greatly needed today as our lands need healing as never before.
2 Chronicles 7:14 King James Version
14 “If my people, which are called by My Name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their lands.”
The Bible is replete with the rewards for those who obey The Word of God, and who will deny themselves, take up their crosses and follow Jesus Christ.
They will be rewarded in this life and in the life to come, but of course they will have tribulations, but they are to be of good cheer because Jesus Christ has overcome the world. It is with great tribulations that we enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. Being persecuted for righteousness sake brings great rewards as we walk closely with our Lord and our God, and as we are led by The Holy Spirit.
King James Version (KJV)
Acts 3:19-21, “Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; 20 And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: 21 Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began”.
The above scripture tells us that the Lord is going to bring refreshing and restitution to all those who stay in repentance, conversion and who have had their sin blotted out. All those who remain in the Presence of The Lord will be greatly blessed, and everything in their lives that has been blocked, stolen or destroy will be renewed.
The Book of Job show how that Job suffered so much evil from Satan, but in the end; God blessed him tremendously for his faithfulness to Him. It will be the same for all those who suffer for the sake of Christ. They will be rewarded in this life and the life to come as to their obedience to Jesus Christ.
Grace is free, but it cost God everything, and it should never be taken for granted or presumed. We know that many came to Jesus, and told Him how they how done works in His Name, and He told them, “I never knew you; you who work iniquity.”
We must actually “know” Jesus Christ first and foremost, love Him with all of our hearts, and we must obey Him. Many need to seek The Lord with all of their hearts today, and if they do; they will find Him as the scripture says.
5 “Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.”
The Bible is filled with the negative results of rebellion, disobedience and sin. However, the Lord tells us how we can regain our relationship with Him through repentance.
Repentance is a wonderful provision of almighty God. It is miraculous because even when the prodigal son left His Father and all to rebel and do his own thing; the Father ran to greet him when he humbled himself, and turned from his wicked ways, and he came back home to his father
Our Father in heaven is always eagerly waiting for His prodigals to come home to Him. He will run to meet you when you turn ever so slightly back to Him, and He will give you a new beginning that is bright and beautiful.
Today, we have many prodigal sons and daughters who need to turn back to our great and mighty God.
We all need to return to our first love of the Lord Jesus Christ, Father God and be filled anew with the glorious Holy Spirit.
Jesus is coming back for His holy bride, and we need to make ourselves ready for His coming. We are to be holy as He is holy, and we need to grow up into His image.
Come to Him today. He will run to meet you, and He will cause you to always triumph in Him. Amen and amen.
Peggy Kannaday is the Managing Editor of “Church Growth International”.
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