” Repentance “
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“Blow the trumpet in Zion;
sound the alarm on my holy mountain.”(Joel 2:1)
It’s time for all people to awaken from their slumber.
This is a time to see clearly the signs of the times.
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The Prophet Joel saw it in his day and we too, must see it in ours.
Joel 2:12-14 says, “Yet even now,” declares the Lord,
“Return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; and rend your hearts and not your garments.”
Return to the Lord your God, for He is gracious and merciful,
slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; and He relents over disaster.
Who knows whether He will not turn and relent, and leave a blessing behind Him, a grain offering and a drink offering for the Lord your God?”
The people in Nineveh, in the day of Jonah when he came preaching, saw and understood as Jonah 3:1-10 tells us,
“When the word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time: “Go to the great city of Nineveh and proclaim to it the message I give you.” Jonah obeyed the word of the Lord and went to Nineveh. Now Nineveh was a very large city; it took three days to go through it. Jonah began by going a day’s journey into the city, proclaiming, “Forty more days and Nineveh will be overthrown.” The Ninevites believed God. A fast was proclaimed, and all of them, from the greatest to the least, put on sackcloth. When Jonah’s warning reached the king of Nineveh, he rose from his throne, took off his royal robes, covered himself with sackcloth and sat down in the dust. This is the proclamation he issued in Nineveh: “By the decree of the king and his nobles: Do not let people or animals, herds or flocks, taste anything; do not let them eat or drink. But let people and animals be covered with sackcloth. Let everyone call urgently on God. Let them give up their evil ways and their violence. Who knows? God may yet relent and with compassion turn from his fierce anger so that we will not perish.” When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, He relented and did not bring on them the destruction He had threatened.”
The Apostle John saw it in his day, as Yeshua, the Alpha and the Omega, spoke to him. Revelation 2:4-5,
“ But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent.”
From a May 15, 2020 article in Forbes Magazine it says,
(quote) “More than two-thirds of religious Americans believe God is using the coronavirus to tell humanity to change its ways, according to a survey released Friday, while one in 10 blame the pandemic on “human sinfulness.”” (unquote)
According to an Associated Press article dated May 15, 2020 it says,
A new poll finds the coronavirus has prompted almost two-thirds of American believers of all faiths to feel that God is telling humanity to change how it lives.
Yeshua warned many times and here are just two.
“Now on that very occasion there were some present who reported to Him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. And Yeshua responded and said to them, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans just because they have suffered this fate? No, I tell you, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish. Or do you think that those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them were worse offenders than all the other people who live in Jerusalem? No, I tell you, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.”
And again in John 8:21-24,
“Then He said again to them, “I am going away, and you will look for Me, and will die in your sin; where I am going, you cannot come.” So the Jews were saying, “Surely He will not kill Himself, will He, since He says, ‘Where I am going, you cannot come’?” And He was saying to them, “You are from below, I am from above; you are of this world, I am not of this world. Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I am, you will die in your sins.”
Bad things happen to people and that does not always mean that the wrath of God has come down upon them, but the point Yeshua was making is that no one knows when death may occur. Like Revelation 9: 20-21 tells us,
“The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands so as not to worship demons and the idols of gold, silver, brass, stone, and wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk; and they did not repent of their murders, nor of their witchcraft, nor of their sexual immorality, nor of their thefts.” People die in their sins all the time.
How about you? Do you think that Yeshua is coming back sooner than we think?
Are you ready if He does?
For no one knows the day or the hour, not even the angels, ( Matthew 24:36).
Are you working out your salvation with fear and trembling? (Phillipians 2:12).
Do you need to return to your first love? We are to love the Lord with all of our strength, (Matthew 22:37).
Yeshua said if you love Me then keep My commands, (John 14:15).
To sum up the whole of the commandments is to love God and love your neighbor as yourself, (Luke 10:27).
Maybe if you love your life more than anything, then maybe it’s time you lose it, as John 12:25 tells us,
“Truly, truly I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. The one who loves his life loses it, and the one who hates his life in this world will keep it to eternal life. If anyone serves Me, he must follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also; if anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.”
Revelation 3:2-3 says,
“Be constantly alert, and strengthen the things that remain, which were about to die; for I have not found your deeds completed in the sight of My God. So remember what you have received and heard; and keep it, and repent. Then if you are not alert, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come to you. “