We Need Repentance
We cannot expect any real "turn-round in this Nation without Repentance. When a people have gotten to their knees and truly sought the Almighty with their whole heart and taken steps to change their habits and life focus, then, the Heavenly Father hears from Heaven and removes the Enemies from the Gates. All through the Old Testament you can see this same pattern repeated many times. When the people sought the Face of the Almighty Father, everything settled down and life became peaceful and normal again, and Israel easily stood against all their enemies.
__2 CHRONICLES 7:14--""“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
Luke 13:3 - I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
ACTS 17:27-30--''That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:---For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.29-Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of YAHVAH, we ought not to think that the G-dhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device (Greek-imagination). 30 - And the times of this ignorance YAHVAH winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:
Acts 2:38 - Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of MESSIAH (YAH-SHA) for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy SPIRIT.
Ezekiel 18:21-23 - But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he hath committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die.
Revelation 2:5 - Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
THE VERBAL FORMS OF ''REPENTANCE'' APPEAR OVER 1000 TIMES IN THE OLD TESTAMENT, PROVING OF WHAT SIGNIFICANCE THE ALMIGHTY FATHER PUT ON THE SUBJECT. AAAH YOU SAY, BUT THATS OLD TESTAMENT. REALLY?
In the New Testament Yahsha spoke many times, OF HELL AND REPENTANCE; as did the Apostles and Disciples. Thia is why before Messiah left, (Ascended) He commanded His Disciples to PREACH the 'message of 'Repentance and Forgiveness' IN HIS NAME- to ALL the Nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
LUKE 24:47--And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem." ROMANS 3:10-12 10 As it is written; --''As it is written,
10They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
11There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after YAHVAH (G-d) .12They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
People have forgotten and misread; The NEW Covenant accomplished by Messiah The Saviour, ONLY pertained to the Sacrificial Laws, (and its curses) NOT to the Commandments, The Ordinances, or any of the other Laws.
REAL REPENTANCE IS THE ONLY WAY, THAT WE AS A PEOPLE CAN REACH THE HEART OF THE HEAVENLY FATHER. ALL OF OUR WORKS ARE AS FILTHY RAGS. __ ISAIAH 64:6--ROMANS 3:12 THEY COUNT FOR NOTHING. YOU CAN GIVE MONEY TO RELIGION ALL DAY LONG; YOU CAN WORK HARD SERVING PEOPLE, DOING GOOD ALL YOUR LIFE. YOU CAN SACRIFICE YOUR LIFE FOR HUMANITY, BUT IT DOES NOT SAVE YOUR SOUL NOR WIN THE HEART OF THE ALMIGHTY.
(YES GOOD WORKS ARE WONDERFUL, ___IF ---IF; YOU DO THEM IN THE RIGHT WAY, AFTER YOU ACCEPT MESSIAH AS SAVIOUR; BUT WITHOUT SALVATION AND ETERNAL REST THROUGH MESSIAH, -'WORKS' DO NOT GAIN YOUR ACCEPTANCE INTO THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN. YAHVAH is holy and righteous, our works are not! LUKE 13:3-5--'' I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish""
REPENTANCE, --''THE SEEKING OF THE FATHER'SFACE'', (THE INTENSITY OF PRAYER FOR FORGIVENESS") __ NOT SOME LITTLE "PRAY AFTER ME" PRAYER; I --. REPENTANCE SHOULD BE A SINCERE HEART OF REAL SORROW FOR THEIR PAST SINS, THE KIND OF SORROW THAT MAKES THEM TURN THEIR BACK ON WRONGDOING; ONE WHO IS TRULY SORRY FOR THEIR SINS, --- PROVING IT, BY THEIR HABITS, ACTIONS AND LIFE CHANGES. THEY HAVE ENTERED NEW AND BETTER DIRECTIONS.
Messiah's finished work st Calvary set us free, "from the Curse" of the law, "Free to be Obedient to the Word and Good Works'' as mentioned by James 2:18--''18 But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.
2 CORINTHIANS 5:17---_“Therefore if any man be in MESSIAH, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.'' ROMANS 6:11--''Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto YAH through YAHSHA OUR MESSIAH. 12-Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.''
LOVE TO EVERYONE, MAY YOU FIND REST IN A RENEWED RELATIONSHIP WITH MESSIAH AND IN THE WORDS OF SCRIPTURE.
MATTHEW 22:37--''YAHSHA said unto him, Thou shalt love YAH (L-rd) thy Heavenly Father (G-d) with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38-This is the first and great commandment''.
IN HUMBLE OBEDIENCE