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Repentance & It’s Characteristics

Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.” Luke 9:23 NKJV

Repentance is a sincere and wholehearted regret over something bad or wrong that a person has done, and causes a complete change in a person’s attitudes and behaviour.

Remorse is nothing but a deep feeling of guilt, it causes discomfort for a short period of time and is soon forgotten, it doesn’t cause the person to change their ways.

Characteristics of repentance

Acknowledging your sin – One of the hardest things for a person to do is to admit their mistakes and sins. Many try to justify or ignore their sins as a way of keeping their conscience clean but by doing this, they are rejecting God formula to cleansing them, accepting the devil’s formula to remain dirty & prone to do it again.

It’s the Holy Spirit that convicts the person of their sin (read John 16:8).

Confess the sin – After acknowledging sin, the person must immediately confess it, in its entirety to God, so He may cancel out the sin (read I John 1:9).

If a person acknowledges sin but doesn’t confess it, it will remain hidden; start growing; bears fruits in their character/life sooner or later and then attract other bigger sins.

Hate sin – If a person doesn’t learn to hate the sin, the sin will definitely come knocking again; seduce them and deceive them into obeying it. Sin tastes sweet at the beginning, turning bitter only when it has taken root & it’s consequences are so destructive that it would have been better to have never got involved with it.

God leads us to repentance (read Romans 2:14). It is a gift from God; those who reject it are rejecting God’s grace. Embrace repentance, never  manipulate it. The danger of playing with repentance is that the person could possibly end up falling into sin so many times, that they reach a point of not being able to forgive themselves (read Hebrews 6:4-6).

What you going to do with this information?

Read these related posts when you can: The Birth Of Sin On Earth || Sin No More! || What Is Sin? || Sin & It’s Consequences || The Repentance Barrier || Faulty Disciples & Hypocrites || 21 Days Of The Fast Of Daniel – My Day #6

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Sin & It’s Consequences

For the wages of sin is death… Romans 6:23 MEV

Sin is disobedience – voluntary & involuntary – to the Word of God. We become servants of him whose voice we obey.

Sinner like to justify their sinful acts, usually by saying it was unconsciously done, but this shows an irresponsible and unrepentant attitude. There’s no involuntary sin, every act a person does involves a person’s will & intentions.

We will never be tempted with something we cannot overcome (I Corinthians 10:13). Sin is subtly, and especially nowadays blatantly presented to us all by the devil. If we happen to fall into the temptation, we have the choice to either justify/ignore or repent; but the reality is that if we don’t repent, the seed of sin will grow and bear fruits in our character sooner or later.

Some people sin out of curiosity. We must watch out for the lust of our eyes, covetousness and greed.

Every sin starts in the mind through images, evil words or evil suggestions. We need to be responsible and mature to rebuke them before it reaches our heart, as it’s easier to overcome; however, if we entertain it, it’s much more harder to uproot, though not impossible. In that case I need to confess it to Jesus and ask Him to remove it from my mind.

I pray you don’t just receive this knowledge but you put it into practice. God Bless!

Check out these posts:  What Is Sin? || Sin No More! || The Birth Of Sin On Earth || It’s OK to sin because God will forgive me, RIGHT? || I’m of God because I gain a blessing! No You’re Not || Intelligent Faith Explained – Part 1 || Intelligent Faith Explained – Part 2

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“I’m Of God Because I Gained A Blessing!” No You’re Not

One of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned with a loud voice glorifying God, and fell down on his face at His feet, giving Him thanks. And he was a Samaritan. Jesus said, “Were not the ten cleansed? Where are the nine? Were there not any found to return and give glory to God except this foreigner?” Then He said to him, “Rise, go your way. Your faith has made you well. Luke 17:15-17 MEV

Don’t get it twisted, when you receive blessings from God it doesn’t mean that you are of God. Anyone can receive a blessing from God: the person can be a liar, evil, old, young, a Muslim, a Hindu, Black, Asian, White etc… but as long as they demonstrate faith in the Words and promises of God, and take actions to acquire it, by God’s own righteousness to not lie and fulfill His Word, He will bless that person. 

Think about it, how times were you or someone you know, who at the time of receiving their blessing from God, living in sin? Yet, they still received their answer from God. Just have another read of the verses at the beginning of this post.

It’s irrational to based that “a person is of God” when they receive a blessing. The truth is, a person is of God based on their character, their spiritual life & loyalty to obeying God.

It’s more than just prayers and conquering blessings; it’s all about the person’s character & actions. Ask yourself the following:

“If I was to lose everything that I hold dear to me in a matter of days, would I still remain with God or complain and leave God?” 

“If I was to never get married, have children or gain something I really want, would I still value and be loyal to God?”

“When my flesh is desiring to do what is wrong or i’m being tempted, am I falling for it and making excuses or resisting to please and obey my God? 

Many people are distracted in the world; their focus and strength needs to be on being saved, converted and receiving the Holy Spirit.  

Christians need to seek God, seek understanding His will & seek to receive the Holy Spirit with the same intensity they use for the things they value the most here on earth i.e. Status, A Degree, Work, Loved ones, Money etc…

Don’t you agree?

Have a look at these posts while you’re here: Can Others See Jesus In U? || 3 Paramount Steps To Gain Salvation: #1 Conversion || Faulty Disciples & Hypocrites || The Holy Spirit Doesn’t Come Upon A Person By Chance! || Friend Of God || A Man Of God In India || An Amazing Testimony || A Christian’s Conduct – How Important It Really Is

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The Bread of Life

Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me has everlasting life. I am the bread of life. John 6:47-48 NKJV

We need to believe. We need to trust; in fact, we need to show our trust.

When we are going through a tribulation, of course we will FEEL weak, emotional and at times worried, but it doesn’t mean the we should obey our feelings, the suggestion of the flesh/weaknesses, and please the devil. We need to depend on our FAITH in God’s words, which has everything to do with being rational.

If we allow our feelings to takeover our intelligence, we will end up losing.

God is TRUE; therefore we need to depend on His words above all. The word ‘Believe’ is more deep than most think. Belief is a verb!

For example, I prove that I believe in HSBC bank protecting my money, because if I didn’t believe in them, I wouldn’t have given them all my personal details and money. I can’t say I believe in something but I’m not actively showing my belief through actions.

Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and are dead. This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that one may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world. John 6:49-51 NKJV

We are all sure about one thing, we will one day die; but not everyone is sure where they will go after. Not all Christians will go to heaven, not all Pastors will go to heaven and not all believers will go to heaven.

When we believe in Jesus, which is to obey Him, we will have true life here on earth, one day die and then go to heaven to rest for all eternity.

Please have a look at these related posts: Can Others See Jesus In U? || My Conduct/Actions Is Much More Effective || The Ruler Who Humbled Himself Before Jesus || You’re The Boss Of Your Life! || Life Getting You Confused? This Maths Trick Can Help || No One Inherits Eternal Life || A Lesson For Life, Struggles & Success

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Learn To Say NO – Love Life Tip

But let your ‘Yes’ mean ‘Yes,’ and ‘No’ mean ‘No.’ For whatever is more than these comes from the evil one. Matthew 5:37 MEV

Many people find it hard to say NO, and when a person doesn’t say NO due to them being afraid of displeasing others, they end up carrying the heavy load of regret and bad experiences from that decision. When a person says YES to any person and starts dating or doing things with them, they are saying NO to their true happiness in their love life.

Since when did settling for less really bring anyone happiness?

We must have a FIRM belief in what we want & the standards for our love life. This applies in all things, stand up and say NO when you see your standards are not being met by yourself and others. We must decide to react and say NO to all problems, issues, injustices etc… when they are trying to make us give up.

It’s paramount that we have a CLEAR vision for what we want in our love life; because when we have a CLEAR vision on what we want, we will keep our eyes and focus on that goal. The saying “If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything!” comes to mind. We can’t let the devil’s plan and distractions divert our attention from our standards and goals.

IF WE VALUE OURSELVES; WHY WOULD WE GIVE OURSELVES TO SOMEONE WHO WILL NOT VALUE US THE WAY WE EXPECT?

LEARN TO SAY NO! The only person we should never say NO to is God. Yes or Yes =)

Have read of these posts: Love Is One Thing; Passion Is Another! || The Blame Game In A Relationship || My Conduct/Actions Is Much More Effective || The 10 Values Of Faith – #10 Love || 21 Days Of The Fast Of Daniel – My Day #4 || The Power Is Yours || Are U Searching For The Right Person?

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1 Reason Why People Disrespect God

You, therefore, who teach another, do you not teach yourself? You who preach not to steal, do you steal? You who say not to commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples? You who boast in the law, do you dishonor God through breaking the law? As it is written, “The name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you. Romans 2:21-24 MEV

I was meditating on this and thought to myself, How many people who claim to be a ‘Christian’ are living a lie, not living by faith and misrepresenting God? There are too many! Many of them don’t realise (although some do) that they are 1 of the reasons that people don’t want to believe in God.

Unbelievers look at the bad example of the person, they look at their life and think to themselves:

“Is this the life your God has on offer for those who believe in Him?”

“How is it that your God claims to heal and yet you are still sick?”

“Why is it that you’re facing this injustice and you’re sitting there waiting on your God to provide?”

“Your God doesn’t seem unreliable!”

And the list of comments continues. What a shame to be consider a person that makes people DOUBT the God of the bible. As a true Christian, the person cannot allow God to be blasphemed, misrepresented or doubted by the unbelievers.

And how do we do this?

By living everyday in faith, obeying the directions from God and demanding the Lord Jesus to show Himself in full power through our life.

I pray that the Holy Spirit has opened your mind and you have accepted this truth!

Meditate with me on these posts:  How To Prove That God Isn’t Dead || Blame GOD! || After God Forgives; Guess What? || Did You Know All Glory Is Rightfully God’s? || God Cannot Be Mocked || When God Told David ‘No’ || A Professional Christian

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Intelligent Faith Explained – Part 2

Mind Use It

And without faith it is impossible to please God, for he who comes to God must believe that He exists and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Hebrews 11:6 MEV

What is intelligent faith?

Intelligent = Taking into account what God has said and promised in the Bible, then believing in it above ALL other words, knowledge and situations in the world. Using your brain and not your heart. Your reason and not emotions.

Faith = A personal relationship consisting of acts of sacrifice, commitment and submission to Him DAILY; which in turn will provide an innate assurance/conviction(not a feeling), which comes from God exclusively, that He exists and rewards those who prove they love Him by obeying His directions. Believing without seeing.

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Our God-given common sense(although I call it rare sense nowadays) helps us to take a step back from our problems & life to assess it the situation, look at the God we claim to have a relationship with, look at what His Words claim He IS and CAN do, and then react with intelligent faith against the devil and his demons that are trying to rob us of the Promises and Life He spoke of.

For our fight is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, and against spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12 MEV

Also to react with an intelligent faith to demand and claim from God what He promised to those who have a relationship with Him. It’s to assess our lives based on what the Bible says, whether we fully understand it or not.

…test Me now in this… Malachi 3:10 MEV

Sacrifice is the PRICE to get the benefits of Intelligent Faith.

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One final thing

It’s important that we seek to understand the original meaning of certain key words used in the bible, i.e. Love, Sacrifice or Believe. These key word’s original meanings, holds more weight than it’s current meaning.

The truth is that it’s meaning has been diluted over time and many people (including myself) have been lead to think they are obeying God properly, when we haven’t, simply due to a lack of understanding.

The following bible verse comes to mind:

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I will reject you from being My priest… Hosea 4:6 MEV

God is with you, believe that!

Here are some amazing posts: Intelligent Faith Explained – Part 1 || The Meaning Of The Word INTELLIGENCE || Religious Faith vs Intelligent Faith || The Bible – The Treasure On Your Desk || Dreams, Faith & Imagination || Protect Your Faith || Gods Revelation of Faith