Month: November 2019

Short Word: Thou Shalt Have No Other Gods Before Me (Ms. Sophie)

Short Word: Thou Shalt Have No Other Gods Before Me (Ms. Sophie)

Thou Shalt Have No Other Gods Before Me (Ms. Sophie)

I was asking the Holy Spirit about these “gods” that Indians and people follow and He gave me this short Word to share:

My child, you may post Psalm 95.

Each tribe would pray to their god for the rain, for their crops, for their harvest to be bountiful. There are millions of different gods people call upon yet they do not call upon Me. Most follow the ways of man as “blind sheep”.

He said “Thou shalt have no other gods before Me” (Exodus 20:3)

“And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” (Revelation 18:4)

Tell My children they MUST remove themselves of all that is NOT of Me. I am NOT at these tables and they must not eat and drink at the devil’s table. There is much correction coming to My children for following paganism; for paying homage to gods that can neither eat, drink, see. I AM the only One True LIVING God. (emphasis on Living) Return to Me children and repent of your wicked ways.

My children perish for lack of knowledge! Do not follow as blind sheep to the slaughter!

That is all child.

(Given to Ms. Sophie on 11/28/2019)

PSALM 95:

O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.

2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.

3 For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.

4 In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also.

5 The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land.

6 O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.

7 For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if ye will hear his voice,

8 Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness:

9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work.

10 Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said, It is a people that do err in their heart, and they have not known my ways:

11 Unto whom I sware in my wrath that they should not enter into my rest.

HERE IS A LIST OF GODS THAT ARE NOT OF OUR GOD EVEN THOUGH THEY MIGHT CALL THEM “GOD”. EDUCATION IS KEY.

Native American Gods and Goddesses

List of Native American Gods and Goddesses from Various Tribes

Creator Gods
Culture Heroes
Gods of the Dead
Monster Gods
Nature Spirits
Transformer Gods
Trickster Gods

Native American Indian Gods and Goddesses

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Prophetic Word: As You Feast At Your Tables (Ms. Sophie)

Prophetic Word: As You Feast At Your Tables (Ms. Sophie)

AS YOU FEAST AT YOUR TABLES

My child, write these words down for the general public.

As you feast at your tables, paying homage to the Indian gods, give thanks for the food on your table now because your plates will be empty in the near future. Gluttony will become a thing of the past. You feast on all the wrong things in life. Your eyes should feast on Me, the One that blessed you with the food you gorge yourselves on. I AM is who blessed your crops, gave you meat, gave you the mammon so you could eat and feast.

The extreme lean times coming will then be a reminder of how good I was to all of you; as they murmured in the wilderness, they will murmur again; Instead of thanksgiving and praises to My Name will be fists flying in the air cursing Me for allowing these things to happen. When you have barely a morsel of food to eat will you raise your hands and thank Me then? NO, as long as you have what you want in your homes, in your lives and on your tables now all is well in your little world.

When all is stripped away, the wailing will come. Will you wail because you are ready to repent and return or will you wail because you can’t have your way any longer?

The only way to get you children to submit to My Will is to strip you of all the things you have idolized in this world. Homage is to be paid ONLY to Me; NOT man, NOT cars, NOT to your spouses, NOT to your children, NOT to your animals. You love and adore all this more than Me. Where is the love for Me?

You say you love Me, then what have you given up for Me? Did you leave your father’s house to follow Me like Abraham did? What and whom have you left behind to follow Me? I should be FIRST AND FOREMOST in your lives. I should be your FIRST LOVE.

FOR EXAMPLE: If I said for you to walk away from your spouse, to leave your house would you go for Me? As yourselves this! Would you leave your husband, wife, family, home to follow Me? Would you believe that I would restore all to you later if you left all behind? I know the answer in each one of your hearts. Giving up this life to follow Me is for most a thing of the past. My disciples all had to leave everything behind. Would you just trust Me and Obey? Ask yourselves this!!!

Attachments to everything you hold dear in this world and in your lives is detachment from Me. Abraham walked completely by FAITH and it was counted righteousness unto him. He was willing to do whatever I asked of him and for this he was blessed more than any other. He was even willing to sacrifice his son Isaac to Me but is this what I wanted to take from him? NO, I did not desire his son to die. Not only was he willing to give up his son Isaac but if I had said for him to give up wife and family he would have done so for Me also but I only desired to TEST THE FAITH of My servant Abraham.

Your faith children will be sorely tested for persecution is coming to a degree you people have never experienced. My children—families will be separated. Will you walk in FAITH with Me then? Will I find FAITH on this earth at My Return?

I am going to test and try the hearts of all as these times come upon this nation. There are great rewards coming to those who will be tested and tried and who endure ‘til the end. Many of you will be refined during this time as you go through the fire. My tests are difficult. My chastening will be unbearable for many. I MUST put you through the fire for this is a nation full of “disobedient” children who still walk in the doctrines of their forefathers instead of having fully surrendered themselves to walk in My commandments, My statutes. The OLD BELIEF SYSTEM will die for these were the commandments and doctrines of man. I will bring you back to Me; to the ancient path. I AM the Ancient of Days and I never have changed. I AM still the same as I was yesterday and I will be the same today and forevermore.

I will wake you up in ways you will not like. Many will fall away at this time. Hard lessons upon all are coming.

ALL WILL FEAST THEIR EYES UPON ME, THE I AM, ONCE AGAIN. I am coming to establish My Kingdom; those who repent will join Me; those who refuse will be cast out and separated from the ONE who always loved them most.

REPENT, REPENT, REPENT—DAILY, DAILY, DAILY

My children who are on fire for Me and whom I have trained up will be revealed and My goodness, mercy and love shall be seen through them for these are My chosen vessels that will bring in the harvest. Their light will shine when all darkness surrounds on all sides.

REPENT I SAY!!! Let the fire of My Holy Spirit make its home in you and let NOT the fire of hell be your final resting place. My fire brings everlasting life. The fire of hell brings only torment and darkness for all eternity!

That is all child.

I AM ETERNAL, BE ETERNALLY MINE

Do not choose death over life eternal

YOUR FATHER

Genesis 22:1-18 (KJV)

And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of. And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him.Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off. And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you.

And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together. And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering? And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together. And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood. 10 And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.

11 And the angel of the Lord called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I. 12 And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me. 13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son. 14 And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the Lord it shall be seen.

15 And the angel of the Lord called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time, 16 And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the Lord, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son: 17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; 18 And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.

Matthew 24:9-14 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. 10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. 11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. 13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

James 1:12 Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him.

 

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Prophetic Word: Which Side Will You Be? (Brian Ethier)

Prophetic Word: Which Side Will You Be? (Brian Ethier)

Which Side Will You Be? – Brian Ethier

Which Side Will You Be?

Nov 26, 2019 4:01 PM
Brian Ethier

Day by day the battle intensifies between darkness and light
Will you boldly stand up for right, are you now ready to fight
Will you pass the test or be lost out at sea
Decide now My child which side you will be.

CH: Will you be golden as wheat or be rejected as tare
Be counted with the sheep or as a goat will you fare
Time is now a fleeting so you must really hurry
Decide now My child which side you will be.

I, Father Yahuah your Creator has given free will to all
Will you be a disciple for truth or to lies will you fall
Choose one, the enemy of your soul or obey The Almighty
Decide now My child which side you will be.

In happiness will you partake or be left outside the gate
For it is an eternal destiny, final will be your fate
Do you prefer the lake of fire or a crown of glory
Decide now My child which side you will be.

CH

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TRUE FACTS: Food Shortages; Rotting Crops! (Grim Survival)

TRUE FACTS: Food Shortages; Rotting Crops! (Grim Survival)

IF YOU ARE UNDER THE IMPRESSION YOU WILL FIND FOOD NEXT YEAR, THINK AGAIN. ALL THIS EVEN FROM WEEKS AGO AND MORE BAD WEATHER ALONG WITH A BITTER WINTER WILL DESTROY EVEN MORE.

Big time water damage there, and really poor production. I suspect they would cost more to harvest, if it was even possible to, than they are worth. My fields look just like that! Northern Wisconsin here..
Same here in Michigan it’s to wet to pick beans and they will be rotten
My soybeans, as well as my neighbors, are all likely going to rot in the field. Mud will not allow machinery to pass, and they are all going bad now. Woke up to snow this morning, so little chance of it making it now..
That field, if it were “good”, would be more of a grayish-rust brown color. And beans with any green on them are a loss at this point. No way they will be decent. Also VERY sparsely distributed over the soil, not many beans at all in the pods that DO exist
Your soy CROP is a GARBAGE RIGHT NOW! THEIR is no POSSIBLE way of HARVEST to consume.
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Word: Set Free From Sin To Be Who You Were Made To Be From The Beginning (HolySpiritWind)

Word: Set Free From Sin To Be Who You Were Made To Be From The Beginning (HolySpiritWind)

Set Free from Sin to Be Who You Were Made to be From the Beginning

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11-24-19

I call you to freedom and purpose My chosen ones! You are free from the law of sin and death but you must choose it and walk in it. You must remove your chains and shackles that have been broken by the power of My Spirit. You must not remain bound up but you must rise up and put the former things behind you. Whom the Son has set free is free indeed! Stop believing the lies of the enemy and cast off that weight of sin that so easily besets you. I have not made you free to sin, I have made you free from sin but you must want to be free. You can do all things by My Spirit who strengthens you. A sinner cannot help but sin, it’s who he is but I have won the victory over it and broken it’s grip of death. I know that in your present body you are weak and you stumble but you must repent and rise up once again. Your weakness is a portal for My power to come through. When you are weak, I am strong if you let Me be. I do not invade or overtake someone unless I am allowed and then My power can be manifest. I display My power through My vessels that are completely yielded to Me. It is not by might nor by power but by My Spirit! I am the one who can make anything come to pass for I am in control of all things. Yet I force no man, angel or being to love Me or spend time with Me but I do present each one with that chance. Each one is in control of their eternal destiny according to who they love. If one loves sin and will not let Me free them of it, they shall spend eternity with the father of all sin, iniquity and darkness in the lake of fire away from Me.

Understand that every moment on this earth is a test and a trial to separate the wheat from the tares, the sheep from the goats and rams ; even to judge between sheep and the sheep. To those who are the elect, this earth is tribulation, refining, purging and cleansing from the ways of sin and death. To those who are destined for destruction, the deeds done on this earth will be a testimony of what seed that they were from. For the seed of a tare will not grow to be wheat or barley. Neither will a newborn goat grow up to be a full grown sheep but I will take filthy sheep with spots and blemishes and make them perfect, for I am the good shepherd.

You do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with your weaknesses, but I was in all points tempted as you are, yet without sin. I was made a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek. But also, was it not I who was the Lamb without blemish and without spot? I indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times, for you who, through Me believe in the Father, who raised Me from the dead and gave Me glory, so that your faith and hope is in Us. We will not reject those who We have foreknew, foreordained. You are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, My own special people, that you may proclaim My praises because I have called you out of darkness and into My marvelous light. I am the High Priest but you are also priests of the order of Melchizedek. For those whom Father foreknew, loved and chose beforehand, He also predestined to be conformed to My image, being made holy as I am holy, so that I, being one and equal with the Father, would be the firstborn among many sons and daughters. And those whom He predestined, He also called; and those whom He called, He also justified; and those whom He justified, He also glorified. The sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in You!

When My brothers and sisters are delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God, creation itself will be delivered as well. The birth pains are getting closer together and more severe, does that not signify that the time of birth is near? You who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, you even groan within yourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of your body. For you were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? And I say that some reading this shall see the hope of what you wait eagerly for, watching and praying and overcoming the world by My Spirit. There are also some who read this that shall be priests of My Father and I and shall reign with Me a thousand years. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons and daughters of God. These are the ones who were not sexually defiled, for they are spiritual virgins, cleansed by My blood and washed whiter than snow. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever I go. These were redeemed from among men, being firstfruits to Father and to the Lamb. And in their mouth was found no deceit, for they are without fault before the throne of God. They will sing a new song before the throne, before the four living creatures, and the elders; and no one will be able to learn that song except the 144000 who were redeemed from the earth. These are they who have put off mortal clothing and have put on the immortal, and have confessed the My name in the world. I will crown them and they will receive palms. And to these I say, wait for your shepherd; I will give you everlasting rest, because I will come at the end of the age and it is close at hand. Be ready for the rewards of the kingdom, because perpetual light will shine on you forevermore. Flee from the shadow of darkness of this age, receive the joy of your glory. You have publicly witnessed that I am the Son of God and am Savior and Lord. Receive what the Father has entrusted to you and be joyful, giving thanks to Him who has called you to the celestial kingdoms. Rise, stand up and see the number of those who have been sealed at the Father’s feast. Those who have departed from the shadow of the darkness of this age have received glorious garments, glowing, brilliant white, from the Father. Take again your full number, O Zion, and close the list of your people who are clothed in white, who have fulfilled the law of the Father. The number of your children, whom you desired, is now complete; implore the Father’s authority that your people, who have been called from the beginning, may be made holy. My divinely loved ones, born again of My Spirit, it has not yet been made visible what you shall be. I want you to know absolutely that you will be like Me when you see Me as I AM! And everyone who has this hope continually set on Me is constantly purifying himself just as I AM pure. Everyone who habitually commits sin, also habitually commits lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness. And you know absolutely that I was manifested in order that I might take away your sins; and sin does not exist in Me. Everyone who is in Me, is constantly abiding, is not habitually sinning. Everyone who is constantly sinning has not, with discernment, seen Me, nor has he known Me.

He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.

This day is very near!

Jesus Christ

Yahushua ha Mashiach


Scriptures to study:

1 Peter 1:19-21

Romans 11:2

1 Peter 2:9

Romans 8

Revelation 14:1-5

Philippians 2:5-11

Psalm 110:4

Hebrews 4:14-16

Revelation 20:6

2 Esdras 2:33-48

Revelation 19:8-9

1 John 3:1-9 (Weust)

Revelation 3:5

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Sensed I Need To Share This With All About Repentance & Please Share With Family And Friends From The Heart Of God

Sensed I Need To Share This With All About Repentance & Please Share With Family And Friends From The Heart Of God

I feel led to share this now for all. People are mocking that nothing is coming and the shock and fear that will overtake those like this will either have them on their knees admitting their wrongs and asking forgiveness or they will have a fit and fists in the air mocking God even further. ALL will be judged and stand before the Great I AM.

So please examine your hearts and we MUST repent daily and this to all who say they know God yet they do not believe it is daily. IT IS DAILY and if you were to die in unrepentant sin (as the Holy Spirit said in his last word He gave to me) then you WILL NOT inherit the kingdom of God. Nothing heavenly awaits you on that day. Very sad that people think it’s such a joke but just like you take a shower each day this too cleanses your inner man each day.

I will continue to pray for the lost and I ask that you do too. Much is coming!

Love from my heart to yours,

Ms. Sophie

UPDATE ~ I HAVE RE-WORKED THE REPENTANCE PRAYERS SECTION OF THE BLOG.  A LOT OF PEOPLE COME TO THIS PAGE, SO I AM.  PUTTING THE LINKS TO THE PRAYERS THAT HAVE BEEN ON THIS PAGE FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE, BUT I ENCOURAGE YOU TO EXPLORE THE MENUS FOR ALL THE REPENTANCE PRAYERS NOW AVAILABLE.  USE THEM TO HELP SOMEONE WHO IS LOOKING FOR HELP TO GET TO GOD.  (04/09/18)

BELOW IS A TEACHING ON REPENTANCE THAT IS IN THE NEW BOOK “BECOMING CLEAN.”  THE BOOK IS AVAILABLE AS A FREE EBOOK AT Becoming Clean eBook

OR IT IS AVAILABLE ON AMAZON IN PRINT FORMAT OR KINDLE FORMAT.  Becoming Clean on Amazon

It is also available directly from me in print format at a cheaper price than Amazon.  Just send me a prayer request and I’ll get it and contact you for more specific information from there.

Shortcut links to popular prayers on this page:

Salvation-Restoration-Mess Up Prayers

Sexual Sin-Soul-Tie Prayers

About the Repentance Prayers 

Sometimes we just don’t know how to pray effectively, especially if we are new to all this.  The Repentance Prayers section of this blog has several prayers that have the Word of God woven into them to help you repent effectively.  These prayers are guides to help you.  Eventually, as your relationship with Him deepens in intimacy, you won’t need these prayers as much.  You can just talk it out with Him from your heart.  Keep in mind that speaking these prayers without faith or a heart change is futile.  They are just words on a page without a heart of repentance.  The prayers in this section are broken into categories that can be referred to easily.  You can use this section to help others get free as part of your ministry!


 

TEACHING ON REPENTANCE

What is Repentance?

 Repentance is defined in Webster’s Dictionary as “to feel or show that you are sorry for something bad or wrong that you did and that you want to do what is right.”  Repentance is making the conscious decision to turn from your current choices and embracing God’s will for your life.  You can’t walk East and West at the same time.  Your back will be facing one direction or the other.  Repentance is making the decision to stop doing it your way and letting God fill your life with His plans and purposes.

Repentance is the very first step in salvation.  In fact, it is impossible to receive salvation WITHOUT repentance.  John the Baptist came before Jesus preaching repentance.  Matthew 3:1-2 says “In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!”  The Kingdom of God has come to mankind and repentance is the gateway to this kingdom.  After Jesus returned from His time in the wilderness, He began to preach repentance as well.  Matthew 4:17 says “From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”  Without repentance, it is impossible to be accepted by God.  It is through repentance that grace comes.  And grace will not be applied to a person’s sin unless there is repentance.

Repentance is acknowledging that you have missed the mark and fallen short of God’s glory.  Romans 3:23 says “For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.”  In Alcoholics Anonymous the first step in recovery is acknowledging that you have a problem with alcohol.  Likewise, the first step in repentance is acknowledging to God your sinful state.  Repentance is making the conscious choice to turn and go in the other direction—towards God.  Repentance is NOT saying “I’m sorry Lord” and continuing to do the things you have been doing.  True repentance with bear the fruit of it.

John the Baptist told the Pharisees to start bearing the fruit of repentance.  Matthew 3:7-9 says “But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, “Brood of vipers!  Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?  Therefore, bear fruits worthy of repentance, and do not think to say to yourselves, “We have Abraham as our father.”  For I say to you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones.”  John sure didn’t pull any punches, did he?  True repentance will be evident in your words and in your behavior.

Why do I have to Repent?

The Word of God is clear on why it is necessary for us to repent of our sins.

  • Isaiah 30:15 says “For thus says the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel: In repentance and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and faith shall be your strength.” But you would not.”
  • Acts 3:19 says “Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.”

II Corinthians 7:9-10 says “Now I rejoice, not that you were made sorry, but that your sorrow led to repentance.  For you were made sorry in a godly manner, that you might suffer loss from us in nothing.”

There is no remission of sin without repentance because repentance is directly tied to the Blood of Jesus.  Hebrews 9:22 says “And according to the law, almost all things are purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sin.”  The Blood of Jesus cannot be applied to anything other than a truly repentant heart.

God is very orderly.  He has set the path to salvation for us to follow.  It has to be done His way or it simply cannot be done.  Entrance into the Kingdom of God requires the ID of repentance.  We are not legally allowed to drive a vehicle in America without a license to do so.  The only way we can get behind the wheel is to be able to prove to a police officer that we have permission to be on the road.  Repentance is our “license” to enter the Kingdom of God.  Without it, we are outside the kingdom and subject to Satan’s attacks.

Repentance has more to do with the state of our heart before God than the words of our mouth.  Saying “I’m sorry I had sex with that person Lord” but in your heart you know you would do it again should the opportunity arise.  This is NOT repentance.  It’s not even a sincere apology!  It is rebellion and it puts you squarely in Satan’s realm and vulnerable to his attacks.

Why do I have to repent?  Because God’s mercy cannot be applied to your life without confessing and turning from the sin.  Jesus already paid the price.  You are already forgiven, but it cannot be APPLIED to your life until you confess with your mouth and turn away from it.  You might say “but I did repent twenty years ago when I asked Jesus into my heart…doesn’t that count?”  When you became born-again, and you repented of your sinful lifestyle the Blood of Jesus was applied, but we live in a fallen world and sometimes we mess up.  Repentance is required for disobedience, for wrong attitudes, and for not loving people, to name a few.  Faith is now.  We live in the NOW.  What are you doing today?  Let’s look at what the book of Ezekiel says about this:

“Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; therefore hear a word from My mouth, and give them warning from Me: When I say to the wicked, You shall surely die, and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life, that same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at your hand.  Yet, if you warn the wicked, and he does not turn from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul.  Again, when a righteous man turns from his righteousness and commits iniquity, and I lay a stumbling block before him, he shall die; because you did not give him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he has done shall not be remembered; but his blood I will require at your hand.  Nevertheless, if you warn the righteous man that the righteous should not sin, and he does not sin, he shall surely live because he took warning; also, you will have delivered your soul.” (Ezekiel 3:17-21 NKJV).

God is the God of the NOW.  Today is the day of salvation.  Are you serving Him today?  You can’t live in the past.  When a person really meets Jesus Christ, they are never the same.  It is impossible to have an encounter with Him and remain the same.  A TRUE conversion to Christianity will bear the fruit of it and that fruit comes from true repentance.

We must all take inventory of our spiritual lives before God on a regular basis.  If our hearts convict us we need to repent and get things settled.  We are not promised tomorrow.  That is not to say that He is waiting to throw us into Hell if we say a cuss word and then die of a heart attack before we say, “I repent Lord.”  I’m not saying that.  I’m saying that your heart must be tender and pliable in His hands.  That is a repentant heart.  He can work with a repentant person.  When our hearts are repentant, we feel His conviction immediately.  It is at this point when we go to Him and repent and get cleansed by the Blood of Jesus.

There is a parallel world that we, who are on the earth are not fully aware of.  It is the spirit world.  It is the realm where the Kingdom of God is.  John 4:24 says “God is a Spirit and those who seek to worship Him, must worship Him in spirit and in truth.”  To understand repentance, we have to understand how sin affects us in the spirit-world.

Sin came into the earth through the first humans: Adam and Eve.  This brought the sin-nature into every human being born since that time.  We are born heading for destruction.  The Bible says, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16) Jesus Christ came, lived a sinless life, gave His life on the Cross and rose from the grave three days later for one purpose: to reconcile all people back to the Father.  He paid the price, and redemption is there for us when we repent of our sins and ask Jesus Christ to be Lord of our lives.  Jesus defeated all the power of Satan on the Cross and through His resurrection from the grave.  If we sin, Satan starts licking his lips because he knows he can attack us using our sins as weapons against us.   Let’s look at two scenarios

Jimmy has never been to church.  His whole life he has done what he wanted when he wanted and the way he wanted.  He was in control of his life, or so he thought.  Jimmy loved to party, and he was the life of the party.  Jimmy lived like there was no tomorrow.  If Jimmy were to die at this moment, he would go to Hell because Jesus’ Blood has not washed away his sins through repentance and forgiveness.  He’s lost and can do nothing to save himself.  But there is a friend in Jimmy’s life that God wants to flow through to give him the opportunity to repent and come to Jesus.  This person’s name is Ray.  Ray knows God wants him to talk to Jimmy, but he is afraid of what Jimmy will say to him and about him to others.  So, he doesn’t say a word.  Jimmy gets behind the wheel after a night of partying and dies in a car crash.  He is now lost forever.  Jimmy did not repent.  His died in his sins.  He went to Hell and will eventually end up in the Lake of Fire with Satan and his angels.  If Ray would have obeyed God when the Spirit spoke to him, things may have been different.  God loves everyone very much and it hurt His heart to lose Jimmy because Ray was afraid.

Now let’s reverse this and Ray hears God’s voice and jumps in excitement to share the Gospel with Jimmy!  Ray calls Jimmy up and asks him to go to lunch with him.  Jimmy is hungover from the night before and lately, has been getting tired of all the partying.  He’s even wondering if there is more to life than this.  They meet and sure enough, the Holy Spirit directs Ray when to speak to Jimmy.  Jimmy feels the conviction of the Holy Spirit for his sinful life and makes the decision to follow Jesus.  He repents right there and gets cleansed with the Blood of Jesus.  Jimmy doesn’t die in that car crash because he quit drinking and partying and went on to win souls for Jesus. 

Jimmy quit living like he did previously.  He quit hanging around the bad influences.  He quit drinking and he started walking in the Christian lifestyle.  That is repentance!  A soul was saved from destruction because of one man’s obedience.

Repentance is not a one-time event.  The Apostle Paul says, “I affirm, by the boasting in you which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.” (I Corinthians 15:31).  If we are diligent to establish an intimate relationship with the Father through Jesus Christ, we can overcome sin every day.  Can we say we’ll never fall short of His glory?  No.  The odds are we will mess up sometimes, but we don’t have to.  But if we do, be quick to repent. and don’t let the sun go down on a sin else it will gain a foothold and become a stumbling block.  Repentance is like taking a spiritual shower.  It is a precious gift from God.  Repentance is a powerful weapon to defeat Satan’s attacks.  Repentance is a beautiful word.

Repentance and Grace

In today’s world, repentance is a four-letter word.  They teach that grace covers sins, and it does, but they are leaving out the ingredient of repentance.  The grace of God is released into a person’s life once a repentant heart cries out to God.  The Blood of Jesus is the only thing that eradicates sin from our lives and the Blood of the Lamb won’t be applied without repentance.  It is just that plain and simple.  No amount of wishing it were otherwise will change that.

People always want their cake and eat it too.  They want their ticket to heaven, but they want to enjoy the pleasures of the world at the same time.  Sooner or later you will find out it’s just a fairy tale and believe me, you don’t want to find out when you die and are facing eternity in the Lake of Fire.  There are lots of people in Hell who can testify to the reality of believing in the “greasy grace” doctrine.

Did you know that repentance has to be granted by God?  His grace is what moves the Holy Spirit to convict you of sin.  Repentance is a gift from God, because without the conviction of the Holy Spirit, you will just go along without realizing the peril you are in.  It is for this reason that God has told His people to always pray for those who are lost and outside the kingdom!

Intercessory prayer brings the grace to grant repentance to the lost!  There is nothing more powerful OR pleasing to God than to pray for the lost.  When someone is steeped in sin and comfortable with it, they need the intercessory prayers of the people of God to grant them repentance.  What does this mean?  When repentance is granted, the Holy Spirit will begin to draw them to God.  They will begin to feel bad about their sin.  That is the conviction of the Holy Spirit.  He is the ONLY One who brings conviction of sin.  It is at this point that the person has the opportunity to choose to repent or continue on in their sin.

We all have been given a free will to choose God or our own way.  The person will either repent and turn away from their sin or reject the conviction and continue on in the sin.  As long as someone is praying for that person, God will continue to draw them; even if they reject Him time and again.  Don’t stop praying for the lost!  There is always a chance as long as they are alive.

Let’s look at this scenario: II Timothy 2:24-25 says “And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient, in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth, and that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will.”

The last time we saw Jimmy, he was off and running full steam ahead for God.  Boldly proclaiming the Gospel and winning souls!  But Jimmy is a young Christian, not fully mature in the Lord and he still has areas in his life that are weak and the enemy works in those areas to cause him to sin.  One of these areas is his ex-girlfriend.  He was so in love with her, but she wants nothing to do with God.  Because their relationship was sexual, it is difficult for Jimmy to pull completely away from her.  They have a strong sexual bond or “soul-tie” that Satan uses to pull Jimmy back into sexual sin.  Jimmy ran into her one evening and ended up going home with her.  Afterward, the conviction of the Holy Spirit was all over Jimmy.  He felt terrible because he knew he had hurt the Lord Jesus.  Jimmy made the decision to completely break away from his ex-girlfriend and told her so.  He left and went home and repented before God sincerely.  The grace of God was issued to him and he was cleansed by the Blood of Jesus.  He felt so clean! 

The grace issued to Jimmy was able to keep him strong in this area.  The Lord broke the soul-tie between them and he no longer felt the same about her.  Jimmy was quick to repent and because he was, God immediately blessed him with grace and forgiveness—and victory in this area!  Grace and repentance go hand in hand.  Repentance unlocks the blessing of God’s grace and God’s grace empowers us to overcome sin.

The Protocol of Repentance

There is a protocol to repentance because you are bringing your sin-stained life to the Creator of the universe for cleansing.  He is the Almighty One.  There is nothing haphazard about anything God does.  Everything has a specific purpose.  The protocol of repentance is as follows:

  • Acknowledge that you need forgiveness of sin – This is the most critical part of the whole process because when you can acknowledge your sin, then you will know that repentance has been granted to you. Remember, that repentance is in the HEART, not the head.  God looks on the HEART and He weighs the motives of the heart.  A person that says “I’m sorry Lord, but I just can’t forgive that person” has no true repentance in their heart.  They want to hold on to bitterness and unforgiveness.  The Bible says in II Corinthians 7:10 “For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death.”  God has to give it to you!  Part of His GRACE is the issuance of repentance.  It is the conviction of the Holy Spirit that brings us to the place where we can actually acknowledge that we have sinned or are a lost sinner.
  • Confess your sins to God through prayers of repentance – The next step is to tell God all about the sin. You can tell Him because He knows about it anyway!  Just lay it all out there honestly and directly.  GRACE comes in with the boldness to speak to God directly and honestly.  The Hebrews 4:16 says that “we can come boldly to His throne of GRACE to find help in times of trouble.”  There is always a pile of trouble where sin is!  Run to Him when you mess up.  Take that spiritual shower and He will restore you so completely your sin won’t even exist.  It is blotted out and erased by the Blood of Jesus.  Isn’t that good news?  Isn’t God so good?
  • Receive by faith His forgiveness through the Blood of Jesus – The next step is to receive His forgiveness. Believe and expect His forgiveness to wash away your sin completely.  Suppose you are a guest in someone’s house and they bring you to a beautiful bathroom to use while you are there.  It’s full of all the amenities that make a great bathroom a great bathroom.  But if you just stand and admire it but don’t use it, it is not doing you any good.  It’s the same thing with God’s grace and forgiveness—you have to step into the shower to get clean.
  • Stop doing the sinful activities and start following Jesus and His ways with all your heart. – This is the final step in the protocol of repentance. However, this step cannot be accomplished unless the repentance is TRUE and SINCERE.  When Jesus touches your life, you are never the same.  When His forgiveness and His Blood cover you, your life WILL bear the fruit of it.  Like Jimmy, when he repented, he gave up his girlfriend for Jesus.  Following Jesus will require sacrifices to be made by each of us.  If you are truly in love with Jesus, there is nothing and I mean NOTHING that can compare to His presence in your life!

Examine your heart and life every day and if you feel the conviction of the Holy Spirit in a certain area, be quick to repent and bring it to God.   There is nothing more refreshing than a hot, steamy shower after a hard day’s work.  You just feel good!  It is the same with repentance.  The Blood of Jesus washes away the filthiness of sin and we are squeaky clean before our God and Father.  Isn’t God good?

Repentance is part of the Christian walk because we live in a fallen world where the temptation to fall short of the glory of God is a reality we must be aware of.  We can fall short with our attitudes, our faithlessness, our words and our deeds.  However, it is NOT impossible to live sinless before our God.  The closer you get to Him, the less sin’s power has over you.  You truly can be hidden in Christ in God where you can live above it.  For this reason, it is very important that we all spend quality time with God every day.  This communication time with Him will bring the conviction of sin and we can deal with it right then.

When you overcome the sin in your life through the protocol of repentance, you will discover the true meaning of living.  A life spent following the Lord is the greatest adventure that you will ever know, and repentance plays a crucial role in your life with Jesus.

The Results of Repentance

What are the results of repentance?  What happens when you truly repent?  There are two main areas that showcase the fruit of repentance.  The first area is your life on the earth and the second area is in the spirit world.  Let’s look at each of these areas a little closer.  Your life will show what is going on in your heart.  Your words and your decisions will show what is in your heart.  When true repentance is done, the fruit it bears is the fruit of RIGHTEOUSNESS.  What does this mean?  It means that if the Holy Spirit convicted you of something in your life that is not in God’s best plan for you, such as smoking, you will no longer smoke.  If He convicted you of drinking, you would stop drinking or find help in getting off alcohol or drugs.  If He convicted you of sexual sin, whether it is heterosexual or homosexual, fornication or adultery, you would no longer be doing it.

Note that the only sexual activity ordained by God in His Word is a Biblical marriage between one man and one woman.  Anything else is outside of His perfect will and outside the Kingdom.  Engaging in it will be sin or falling short of His standard in this area.  Does this mean that God hates anyone who is participating in these acts?  No!  He loves, loves, loves everyone.  However, these activities result in a split in the relationship with God and there is no way to return except through true repentance and restoration of the relationship by God.  The list could go on for a long time, but the point is that when true repentance is made in a person’s life, there will be a visible change in their life.  Be it in their words, or their deeds.

The result of repentance has a direct impact in the spirit world—namely Satan’s realm.  When we sin, Satan’s forces take note of it.  If we fail to repent quickly, Satan begins to build a legal “case” against us in the Court of Heaven.  We see this truth in Revelation 12:10 “Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down.”  Satan is relentless in his pursuit of our destruction.  Because Jesus defeated him so completely on the Cross, he has to use our UNREPENTANT sins against us.  Let’s look at this scenario:

Jimmy has been serving the Lord for some time now and has grown a lot.  He has overcome a lot of besetting sins.  Jimmy got so busy doing things for the Lord that he forgot about his personal relationship with Him.  His prayer life slacked off, his Word studies faded and soon he began to watch TV shows that he knew were anti-Christ.  Occult horror movies were what he used to watch when he was in the world.  His life grew cold towards God through this compromise.  Unknown to Jimmy, Satan had built a case against him and took it to the Court of Heaven.  He demanded to sift Jimmy like wheat.  He almost got Peter, why try for not Jimmy too?  Jimmy opened the door for him through sin.  The sin of prayerlessness, disobedience to God’s known and perfect will for his life.  Jimmy was oblivious because his conscience was seared from the sin.  But Ray, Jimmy’s long-time friend got a burden to pray for him from the Holy Spirit.  So, every night Ray lifted Jimmy to the Lord for repentance to be granted.  For his spiritual eyes to be opened.  The Lord heard Ray’s prayers and granted grace towards Jimmy.  In other words, Satan was not allowed to sift him.  He was granted a space of time to repent.  The Holy Spirit began working in Jimmy’s heart and gave Ray another opportunity to talk to him.  Through the gift of repentance, Jimmy came to his senses and returned wholeheartedly to the Lord.

The beauty of repentance is that it completely takes the wind out of Satan’s sails against you!  When we repent, and the Blood of Jesus is applied to the sin, it is completely dissolved and evaporated like a puff of smoke.  Then the Father has the pleasure of telling Satan the case is dismissed.

Repentance is a gift and a weapon at the same time.  To overcome Satan’s legal maneuvers in the Court of Heaven, it takes quick repentance to eliminate the legal ground he has built against us.  Remember this: in the spirit world, it is all about LEGALITIES.  God has set forth eternal laws that the entire universe is bound by and that includes human beings.  Satan knows this very well.  Repentance is the knockout punch to stop his evil plans against us!

The Mercy of God and Your Created Value

What is our created value?  It is the value that God the Father placed on each one of us.  How many of us know that God has a really big heart?  Did you know that you have ALWAYS been in His heart?  He loved you from the foundation of the world because you were in His heart.  Your life and purpose were in His heart.  There is not a single person like you.  Even if you are an identical twin, you are still unique—one of a kind.  God doesn’t have any molds when He created us.  We are a work of art He delights in.  We are all an original masterpiece!

The Mercy of God

The mercy of God is incredible.  He is so longsuffering!  His mercy is rooted in His great love for every person ever born into the earth.  He loves to show mercy and loving-kindness.  The Psalms are full of scriptures on His great mercy.

  • Psalm 86:5 ~ “Lord, You are so good to me, so kind in every way and ready to forgive, for Your grace fountain keeps overflowing, drenching all Your lovers who pray to You.” (The Passion Translation)
  • Psalm 13:5-6 ~ But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation. (KJV)
  • Psalm 25:6-7 ~ “Forgive my failures as a young man and overlook the sins of my immaturity. Give me grace, Lord!  Always look at me through Your eyes of love—Your forgiving eyes of mercy and compassion.  When You think of me, see me as one You love and care for.  How good You are to me!” (The Passion Translation)

Our Created Value

We are EVERYTHING to the Father.  Our value to Him is worth the death of His Son.  He knew when He made the move to create Adam, that he would fall and give dominion of the earth to Satan.  Yet God had ALREADY made arrangements to redeem us.  Revelation 13:8 says “All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast — all whose names have not been written in the book of life belonging to the Lamb that was slain from the creation of the world.”

When Lucifer saw the dominion and authority that Adam had, he became envious and iniquity was found in him.  God then drove him from Eden.  At this moment, he fell as the covering cherub and lost his identity.  He is now called the Adversary or the Accuser, which means Satan.  Remember, Lucifer wanted to be like the Most High.  Isaiah 14:14 says “I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.”  He used the serpent to deceive Eve.  Adam listened to his wife and transgressed because he was responsible for guarding the Garden.

Satan now had the unconditional authority over the earth that God gave to Adam.  Satan then led one-third of the heavenly host of angels into a rebellion against God.  He wanted to be like the Most High, which of course he lost and was cast out into the second heavens and the earth.  God prepared Hell and the Lake of Fire for these rebellious spirits at the appointed time of judgment.

Revelation 20:10 says “And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night forever and ever.”

Ezekiel 28:13 says “You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone adorned you: carnelian, chrysolite, and emerald, topaz, onyx and jasper, lapis lazuli, turquoise and beryl. Your settings and mountings were made of gold; on the day you were created they were prepared.”

When Adam gave his authority and dominion over the earth to Satan, all mankind was headed for the same fate as Satan because ALL rebellion will enter the Lake of Fire at the last judgment.  Satan was gleeful that he had tricked mankind into going to destruction along with him.  But God wasn’t about to let this be the end of His children.  Jesus was slain from the foundation the world for us.  That is our created value to God.

Genesis 3:15 says “And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her Offspring.  He will bruise and tread your head underfoot and you will lie in wait and bruise His heel.” (AMP)

We must all get the revelation of just how much God loves us.  We cannot wrap our minds around the love of God because HE IS LOVE.  Think about this: when we fall in love with a person and we KNOW they love us.  We feel so warm inside and secure.  We are happy to know that this person loves us more than anyone else.  Right?  Now multiply that feeling by a million and you can get an inkling of the depth of God’s love for YOU.  There is NOTHING that can compare to the love of God.

We are never alone when we have God.  We cannot ever say “nobody loves me.”  That is a lie because God loves you and Jesus already paid the price for every sin you’ll ever commit!  Understanding and embracing our created value will firmly establish your faith and empower you to take dominion over your realm of influence.  Romans 5:8 says But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

Psalm 136:26 says “Give thanks to the God of heaven, for his steadfast love endures forever.”

John 3:16 says “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him, shall not perish, but have everlasting life.”   Understanding both your authority and your created value are key to successfully rule your realm of influence.  If you aren’t sure about it, begin to study it out and seek God about it for yourself.

 

 

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