Welp! Here we are on day 2 of this special time of recording what I honestly believe to be the mind of Christ on the matter of the virus thing! If you have not read day #1 of these chronicles, please do so. On day ,1 I described the purpose of the chronicles which started with a dream that I had about a week ago. So today is March 24, 2020 and today we are talking about repentance.
Repentance is definitely one of the things that the church must do individually and as a whole during this time. It’s crucial. It is not an option. What I feel compelled to speak on today is true repentance that aligns with the will of God.
First, the definition of repentance is a sincere regret and remorse. So…from a Biblical stand point, lets look at the Hebrew meaning:
“According to Strong’s Concordance, the English word repent appears 21 times in the Old Testament. These come from two different Hebrew words. The one used most often is Nacham, which means to regret. The other is shuwb which means to turn or return.”
So to be sure that our repentance is aligned with the will of God, we must have a mind set of regret concerning our present heart condition. The remorse and the regret, called “contrition” in Psalms 51:17, is what will eventually manifest in a turning back to GOD!!! This is true repentance.
Take-a-way from this chronicle:
I must feel the burden of my sin…I must be sorry for real…I must trust God to cleanse me and by faith receive forgiveness as I confess and acknowledge my sinful condition…then i must TAKE ACTION! I must plan to do something. Taking action means doing something different than before.
God bless you! Let’s pray:
Father, in the Name of Jesus…have mercy upon my, according to Your loving kindness, according to the multitude of Your tender mercies, blot out my transgressions. Forgive me and purify my heart. I want to turn to you in repentance. Break my heart for what breaks Yours and restore unto me joy in Your presence. Grace me to take action and do what is needed to be done in my situation today…In Jesus Name…Amen