Church of Jesus EM

Sun, Feb 14, 2021

God Will Not Surpass Repentance

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God Will Not Surpass Repentance
(Eze18:30; Ac2:38)

God is the God of mercy and kindness (2Sa9:3; Mi7:18).
From eternity He is merciful (Ps25:6) and
His kindness leads to repentance and finally saves (Rm2:4-5; 2Co7:10).

Faith is acknowledging that one is a sinner before God and
The life of this faith is repenting and turning from sin, for one’s soul to arrive in salvation (Eze18:30).

Different from animals humans reflect themselves by their conscience,
While religions, based on their doctrines, promote self-reflection for a change of heart and contrition.
Christianity, on the other hand, is based on the Word in the beginning who commanded repentance for
Without repentance it is impossible to meet God, receive His help and blessings.

While angels are beings irrelevant to God’s mercy for they have no flesh
Men who are living beings in the flesh of dust (Ge2:7; Ps103:13-14) were
Made to receive God’s mercy which was decided in the beginning.
So God laid the dispensation of His kindness leading each man to turn from his ways (Jer25:5; Rm2:4-5),
From his hell-bound fate with the devil due to the sin of their ancestor Adam (Ge3:4-6; Mt25:41).

The Law given to Israel through Moses is
The righteousness of God, the conscience of God, the law of sin and death (Rm8:2),
For when the commandment came sin sprang up and death came (Rm7:9).
In the sanctuary where the mercy seat (Ex25:22) was
The atoning sacrifice and the guilt offering (Lev6:3-7, 16:34) were given by those who sinned for
God’s mercy allowed them to turn from their ways to live (Eze18:32; Ps86:5).
The prophets who were like watchmen blowing the trumpet to warn the people (Eze33:1-19)
Served the same purpose for them to not die of their sins.
However, the destruction of Israel came since
In spite of the fact that God sent prophets many times (Ps78:38; Jnh3:10)
To forbid their detestable deeds and command contrition (Jer44:4-6; Is22:12),
They did not turn but continued to do evil.

According to the prophecy regarding the prophet Elijah coming
Before the great day of judgement to do the work of turning them from their ways (Mal4:4-6),
John the Baptist came (Mt11:13-14) and
Led Israel to correct their knowledge of God and their misunderstanding of the Law,
Baptized sinners to repent and
Introduced the One coming after him, the only One who had nothing to repent for (Mt3:5-12).

Yeshua said, “Destroy this temple and I will raise it again in three days,” because
Through the death and the resurrection of the temple of His body (Jn2:19-21),
He would turn their direction to Himself for
He is the Word in the beginning who commanded, “Repent!” (Mt4:17).
He came to call not the righteous but sinners to repentance (Lk5:32) and
Appealed to them to escape destruction (Mt12:41; Lk13:1-5).
But He was passed over to death by the charges of the Scribes and the Pharisees,
The self-righteous who did not repent.

As He died, He said, “It is finished” (Jn19:30), declaring that He:
1) Laid down His life according to the Father’s command and committed His soul
into His hands (Lk23:46; Jn10:17-18);
2) Judged the devil the origin of sin (Ge3:4-6; 1Jn3:8); and
3) Sprinkled His redeeming blood and declared the forgiveness of sin to all men (Lk23:34).

He resurrected and sat on the heavenly throne as the Lamb.
The Holy Spirit whom He sent proclaims the good news of repentance (Mk1:15; Lk24:47) and
Commands repentance to whomever under the heavens (Ac11:18, 17:30),
To correct their attitude toward God and change their mind (Ac2:36-38).

The three different types of sins are:
The original sin — Adam’s sin passed on to all (Ps51:5; Rm5:12; 1Co15:21-22);
Self-committed sins — individual sins and transgressions revealed by the Law (Rm5:13; Eph2:1);
Sins of desire — the sinful nature of the heart (Ge4:7; Mt5:22, 28); and

They are all forgiven when one believes and repents.

As the Spirit urges the churches to repent (Rev2-3),
The Christian repents by identifying himself as a sinner before God,
Bears the pains of the price of sin (Is22:12; Lk18:13), and treats sin gravely (Job42:6; He12:4).
So he repents and repents and turns and turns from his ways of:
Forgetting God in his thought (Rm1:28-32, 2:5), living not unlike the world (Mt6:24; Jas4:8),
Not doing by faith (Rev2:4-5), knowing good but not doing it (Rm7:19), neglecting neighbors (1Jn3:17),
Not forgiving a brother even for the smallest mistake (2Ti3:3), his pride (2Ti3:2) etc
For God promises to forgive and help those who confess (1Jn1:9).

O Lord,
Thank You for
Opening the way of repentance for us, such wretched men!
We are grateful that You break us down…
Let Your kindness lead me and my family to repent.
Give us all the spirit of repentance! Amen.
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