Category Archives: Repentance
Luke 5:8 “When Simon Peter realized what had happened, he fell to his knees before Jesus and said, “Oh, Lord, please leave me—I’m too much of a sinner to be around you” [with emphasis]
As with a lot of things in God, kneeling down is deeply significant and symbolic. In God’s Presence, the first reason why we kneel is in pursuit and the second reason is we kneel in Repentance. The yoke and weight of sin can be really heavy. But when we kneel in repentance, it’s sorted out.
Lu.15:21 “His son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against both heaven and you, and I am no longer worthy of being called your son”
The prodigal son came to his senses and his father responded in a way that was totally amazing, and it depicts how God responds to us. Lu.15:22-23 “But his father said to the servants, ‘Quick! Bring the finest robe in the house and put it on him. Get a ring for his finger and sandals for his feed. Kill the calf we have been fattening. We must celebrate with a feast” What the father was saying in essence is, ‘What makes you my son is not what you do; what makes you my son is who you are; you have my blood in you.’
“And I, the Son of Man, have come to seek and save those like him who are lost.”’ Lu.19:10
From the story in Luke 19:1-10 [please read], you will see that Zacchaeus and Jesus had one thing in common. Zacchaeus had just come down from a tree and in one week from that day, Jesus was going to be crucified on a tree. So when Jesus moved near that tree, he saw the cross. He saw what He came for and He could not ignore Zacchaeus. How that applies to us is simple. The tree Read the rest of this entry
“Such is the fate of all who are greedy for money; it robs them of life” Prov.1:19.
God wants us to pay attention to Anger and Hope Deferred because they detune us.
#3. Greed. Greed is a major de-tuner. Greed robs you of life. Greed, like anger and hope deferred, is an express way to a detuned life. Ask the prophet, Balaam. Balaam introduced himself as the one that sees a vision without closing his eyes. What a resume! He was so tuned, accurate and sharp that he did not need to close his eyes to pray, he just sees into the supernatural. But because of greed, Balaam became so Read the rest of this entry
“Then the Lord told Moses, “Chisel out two stone tablets like the first ones. I will write on them the same words that were on the tablets you smashed… No one else may come with you…” Ex.34:1&3
Please read 2 Kings 3:10-16 – it is the story of three kings who found themselves in a mess. And one of them [Jehoshaphat] said to the king of Israel, “let us find Elisha, the Word of God is with him”. Elisha was a man that was anointed of God; a solid prophet. They got to Elisha and he came out. But when he saw the king of Israel, he got so angry he could not even look at him. He said I do not even want to see your face; go and call the prophets of your Read the rest of this entry
“And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed” Gen. 32:38
Jacob was detuned from birth by his name. The name Jacob meant crook. Imagine giving a child such a name. Imagine at his naming ceremony when his mother was asked, “what shall this child be called?” And she answered, “Crook; he shall be called crook”. That was what Jacob’s name literally meant, supplanter. The name Jacob put him out of tune with his destiny from birth and God had to retune him. “…Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel…” Gen. 32:38. The name Israel means prince of Read the rest of this entry
“What’s more, I am changing your name. It will no longer be Abram. Instead, you will be called Abraham, for you will be the father of many nations” Gen.17:5
God’s instruction for us in this season is Re-Tune. To tune is to put into proper pitch. The purpose of tuning any instrument is to put it in proper pitch. To tune is also to adjust to a desired frequency. If you are tuning a radio, you are adjusting it to a desired frequency. To re-tune therefore means to put into proper pitch again. To re-tune means to readjust into a desired frequency.
“Now repent of your sins and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped away. Then times of refreshment will come from the presence of the Lord…” Acts 3:19-20 [emphasis added]
You will defeat your enemies in Jesus Name. But there are some things you need to remove from your life for that to happen. One of the greatest lies that has hit the church today is, once you are saved you do not really need to repent. There is nothing more you can do because Jesus has done it all. It is one big, twisted lie. Do not buy the lie. Repentance always comes before refreshing. Until you remove these things from among you, says the Lord, you will not be able to stand. Read the rest of this entry
“Repent of your sins and turn to God, for the Kingdom of Heaven has come” Matt.3:2
Do you want to see the miraculous happen in your life? Do you really want to walk in the power of the Holy Spirit and in the supernatural? If you sincerely desire it from your heart, then I pray that it will be so in Jesus Name. The key is, stepping out in faith and representing the Kingdom. There are people in your life right now that need the power of God to touch them. Guess what? God is waiting for you. “Go to the lost, confused people right here in the neighborhood. Tell them that the kingdom is here. Bring health to the sick. Raise the dead. Touch the untouchables. Kick out the demons…” Matt.10:7&8 [MSG]. Who should give health to the sick and raise the dead? You! Why? A Read the rest of this entry