Friends of God

Repentance

We are living in the Last days where lawlessness has become a common way of life. In these days, God is raising up a spotless bride, a holy people, who will rule and reign with him.

Isa 62:1-4 For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, For Jerusalem’s sake I will not remain silent, till her righteousness shines out like the dawn…
No Longer will they call you Deserted, or name your land Desolate, but you will be called Hephzibah, and your land Beulah

Both Zion and Jerusalem are synonymous of the church. God is currently raising up a righteous remnant that he will show to the nations. Her name will be Hephzibah or Beulah, which means married to the Lord. This is none other than the Bride of Christ talked about in the book of Revelation. The power of God will be poured out to an unbelieving world giving them full opportunity to come into the Kingdom of our Lord. This power will be reserved to the ones who have given themselves to the Lord in holy living and dedication.

Our Righteousness is in Christ and we are no longer under the law, but unfortunately this message has been twisted, as the devil is trying to get people to step outside the boundaries of God’s grace. Some people have been lead to believe that we can continue in a lifestyle of sin without repenting and God will show his grace my having mercy on us.

Gal 6:7-9 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please the sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; The one who sows to please the spirit, from the spirit will reap eternal life.

Correction, God’s grace is not mercy, it’s power. Those following the Lord should be asking God for his grace to give us the power to live a good life free from sin. Granted, sometimes we sin and thank God Jesus paid the price. Our righteousness is in Christ, there is no other. If and when we sin we still need to repent and ask God to give us the power to overcome. We should not be living in a sinful lifestyle thinking God will just ignore how we decided to live our life.

The truth is those people who have made Jesus their Lord have the Spirit of God in them and God is transforming them from the inside out. There’s been a supernatural change where God has given us a desire for right living, a desire to live a holy life set apart unto our Lord. This is not something we did ourselves, it was birthed from above. You see, we are creatures of desire and our desires will lead us and guide us. That’s why God does this supernatural work within us to change our desires.

When it comes to sin, we find ourselves in Romans chapters 6-8.

Rom 7:18-19 For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do – this I keep on doing.
What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death?

Just know that we can continually come to Jesus and receive what he’s done on the cross. He gave us something we don’t deserve which is eternal life and He took what we did deserve, the consequences of our sin.

God wants us to come into maturity, living a life dedicated to him. Let’s face it, the devil works overtime to get you to sin, then he condemns you for it saying you’re no good. The quickest way through this is to agree with it, Yes I’m a bad person, but thanks be to God I can be saved all over again and rejoice in what God has done for me.

Rom 1:8 For there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

Devil, I do not accept any condemnation as Jesus Christ truly is my savior.

Never before has the Church had to overcome so much.

God’s answer in this day and age is found in the book of “Song of Solomon”. The Schulimite sees the King far off, he’s royalty, almost unapproachable, who is this magnificent king. Then she gets this divine revelation,

SS 1:5 Dark am I, yet lovely

We are dark, weak vessels and yet God loves us so intensely that we could never understand the extent of his love. He loves us in our weak broken state and wants to help.

In SS 1 verse 15 the King walks up to the Schulimite and says, how beautiful you are my darling. I think at this point in time she’s about ready to melt. Who is this King who has found her to be beautiful? This is too good to be true. She must pursue Him.
The King showers her with his love and she becomes love sick for the King.

The King asks her to place him as a seal over her heart as our love for God has to become greater than our love for sin. This is our deliverance.

SS 8:6 Place me as a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm;
For love is as strong as death, it’s jealousy unyielding as the grave.

Enter into a life of prayer and dependence on God. Make him your King and the pursuit of your life. He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek him.