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All Preachers of the Gospel are Commanded by the Lord to Preach True Repentance Part 1

2 Jun

We have many promises in our Holy Guide Book to the Supernatural, however the promise of God appear to all be conditional and this is where the superficial modern type churches depart from the faith. Scripture warns us about this parting of the ways and those who would try and come against the Lord’s supernatural church in the end times.
2 Timothy 4:3,” For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;” You can become rather popular it appears if you just tell people what they want to hear, and preach that it is not necessary for believers in Jesus Christ to ever repent of their sins because “sin is automatically forgiven.”
However we read 2 Timothy 2:1,” Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
2 And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. 3 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 4 No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.”
We are called to battle the enemy of our souls and that means enduring some difficult times it means dealing with some suffering in training as any solider discovers and we have been called to be a good soldier of Christ Jesus. Considering also that no one serving as a soldier gets entangled in civilian affairs, but rather tries to please his commanding officer and simply obey the instructions given.

The Pastor’s job description is clearly defined in the Holy Bible. One of the primary things pastors are called to do is to correct people when they are heading down a wrong pathway and to encourage true repentance.
Because all preachers of the Gospel are commanded by the Lord to preach repentance, understanding that healing and restoration being by sanctification of the heart.
Luke 13:5,” I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.”

It is indeed true as you study the Holy Word of God to show yourself approved that there are numerous verses of Scripture that speak of the promise of salvation, with no mention of repentance. For example Acts 16:31,” And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.”

Romans 10:9,” That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”
However, we want to be like the Bereans ( Acts 17:11) and make sure and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. We read in 2 Timothy 2:15,” Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
Because we also clearly see that sins and iniquities in our life and in our generation are playing a part in hindering us or separating us from the blessings and promises of the Lord.
There are many professing believers in the body of Christ who have rather worldly perspectives and have sadly been taught and programmed that once they are saved they are free from the influences of the kingdom of darkness. Many also act as if the Old Testament is no longer valid as we are under a new and better covenant.
So what do they do with verses where the Lord Jesus/Yeshua said things like in Matthew 5:17,”Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.”
Under Moses things like adultery and murder were against the law, in the new and better covenant these things are still against the law. How can a Holy God bless you in your sins, since all sin separates you from God? Even entertaining the spirit of fear separates you when you bow down to it and worry about things. It also releases toxic chemicals into your blood stream which breaks down your immune system and is the root issue behind my sicknesses and diseases.
We read in Isaiah 59:1,” Behold, the LORD’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.”
Jeremiah 5:25,”Your iniquities have turned away these things, and your sins have withholden good things from you.” Psalm 66:18,” If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:”

As I have said before your heart cannot lie, your heart will give you the result of what you have taken in and stored in it. Your brain however can apparently lie to yourself, because the response is a conscious choice. You are able to choose life or death, blessings or curses. It appears to me this is why the Scriptures repeatedly state in a number of places that God judges people by their hearts.
1 Samuel 16:7,” But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.”

So the bottom line is simply this without repentance from sin, without turning away from wicked things and sinful thoughts we can not have proper fellowship with our Holy God. As long as we continue to fellowship and entertain unclean spirits we are in trouble. As long as we continue to entertain such spirits as unforgiveness, self-bitterness, self-hatred; doubt and unbelief; lack of trust in God in His abilities to heal and restore and bless you, as long as we continue to entertain such spirits accusation; generational occultism; ungodly grief and sorrow and are critical of others and ourselves we are as dead in our trespasses and sins until we forsake them through repentance, and get our minds renewed or we cannot truly be made alive in Christ.
Ephesians 2:1,” And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:”
It may be time you practice getting back into your proper seats together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. The reason God invited repentance was so we could use it and get free. The Lord tells us about living a life that is glorifying to Christ and that means forsaking the worlds ways. We read about “repentance unto life” in Acts 11:18,” When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life.”
The moment we turn from our sin to our Saviour we are going to be blessed. Isn’t this the reason why the Lord had the Apostle Paul preached “repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ” as we read in Acts 20:21,”Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.”
The Lord sent John the Baptist to help pave the way for Jesus and John the Baptist began his ministry saying “repent.”  Matthew 3:1,”In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea,2 And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
In fact lets reason this all together what did the Lord Jesus first preach when he went public but “repent” Matthew 4:17,” From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
Jesus warned all those who would listen that without repentance, they would perish as we read in places like Luke 13:3,” I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.”
How interesting to observe today that so many of the modern popular type churches have departed from this basic understanding.
If just believing in Jesus Christ of Nazareth is all that is necessary to spend eternity with God for salvation, then I reckon the logical conclusion here is that no one needs ever repent. There are now some very popular preachers offering this sort of false doctrine.
However, we read in James 2:19,”Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.,”
Just because you believe in God is not proof that you are justified by faith, because the demons believe without justification.
Our Holy Guide Book to the Supernatural tells us that a false convert “believes” and yet is not saved. In Luke 8 Jesus gave us a parable about how seeds are planted and grow and shared how that the seed is the living word of God.
Luke 8:13,”They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away. In other words this is a person who just believes actually remains a “worker of iniquity.” Because they are a hearer only and not a doer of the Word. They may go to the modern type seeker friendly church on Sunday and hear a feel good tick your ear message and be entertained with all the trappings of a London’s west end production. But they leave the same way the came in and live like heathens the rest of the week until they are entertained once again the following Sunday.
They are deceived, and need to hear the true Gospel. I have personally ministered over the years to numerous victims of the modern seeker friendly churches. For example, I have had to minister several young unwed mothers who grew up as part of the seeker friendly churches. I rest my case.

James 1:22,” But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

How many people are attending churches today, especially in those popular type modern tickle their ear churches that fit into this category? They go to church yet no real godly changes are being made within their hearts because although they profess to believe they run after the things of this world.
They are deceiving themselves, thinking they can continue to live in sin and expect to be saved and blessed by the Lord Jesus.
1 John 2:15,”Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.”

We have so many warning of this in the Holy Scriptures we better paid attention here for example 1 John 1:6,” If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth.”

In the Old Testament which is for our instructions in righteousness we have Proverbs 28:13,” He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.’

Who really wants to confess their sins? Who would cause you to fear doing such a thing as going before the Lord who knows everything and confessing your sins before His throne of mercy, grace and love? Let us guess perhaps the kingdom of darkness is influencing you more then you may realise.
In fact the Lord says to get healed we ought to be able to confess our sins before one another. Today that is probably more difficult in the modern churches that would imagine because they will probably shun you for admitting you made mistakes.
James 5:16,” Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”
I pray you find a church family where it is always a safe place to go before the Lord and deal with the real issues of your life. Considering that the Lord Jesus said that there was joy in heaven over one sinner who “repents” as we read in Luke 15:10,” Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.” Now if there is NO true repentance, there is NO joy because there is No salvation.
We read how Peter preached on the Day of Pentecost, he instructed all those there to repent “for the remission of sins” Acts 2:38,” Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.”
Obviously then without true repentance, there is no remission of sins and no gifts of the Holy Ghost.
Peter went on to say in Acts 3:19,” Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.”
Are we still under we a time when God will one day pour out His wrath?
Who then can be saved and converted unless we truly repent from our hearts? Papa God “commands all people everywhere to repent”, which leaves absolutely no exceptions.
Acts 17:30,” And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:”
If repentance wasn’t absolutely necessary for our salvation, can anyone explain why the Lord Jesus commanded that repentance be preached to all nations? Luke 24:47,” And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.”

Throughout the Holy Scriptures we read again and again of the necessity of repentance for salvation, this to me begs the question how can those who preach this modern day message of grace on steroids and salvation without repentance lead anyone to Christ? It makes them rather suspect that they themselves are strangers to repentance, and true conversion. The Lord told us to judge them by their fruit and just because they gain popularity is no reason to think that is good fruit. For example when you meet people from some of these modern entertainment type churches they appear rather worldly and superficial. They know virtually nothing about casting out demons and healing the sick, which is one of the first commandments the resurrected Lord Jesus told his followers to do in Mark 16:15-20

Clearly in both the Old and New Testaments it say “repentant and be saved”
2 Corinthians 7:10,” For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.”
In other words Godly sorrow that works repentance to salvation changes your life and cleanses it from all manner of sin.
Romans 1:17,” For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:”
The whole world is guilty and there is no excuse now for not understanding or remaining ignorant of the invisible things that influence and effect us here in the visible world.

I pray the Lord’s supernatural peace, healing, provision and protection cover you always with oceans of Agape love in the almighty name of Jesus/Yeshua!

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