Sept. 2nd 2018 “The God Who Allows Us To Repent”
We have been considering the “Seven Letters to the Seven Churches” found in Revelation 2 and 3 over the last few weeks. There are 3 truths that God revealed in all seven of the letters to all the churches:
- “I know you”
- “A Call to Repentance”
- “Hear what the Spirit has to say”
Last Sunday we addressed the fact that God knows us inside and out but how well do we know our “SELF”? The Bible teaches us to examine ourselves and “deny self” if we are to follow Christ. This Sunday we will look at the powerful truth about the gift and opportunity to repent.
The Seven Letters
“The God Who Allows Us To Repent”
Revelation 2:4-5 (NKJV) 4 Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. 5 Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place—unless you repent.
Revelation 2:20-22 (NKJV) 20 Nevertheless I have a few things against you, because you allow that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce My servants to commit sexual immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols. 21 And I gave her time to repent of her sexual immorality, and she did not repent. 22 Indeed I will cast her into a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of their deeds.
What if there was no such thing as repentance found in the Bible? Could a church or a group of Believer’s exist if no opportunity to repent was given?
Mull over the following: A sound theology of sin is needed in order to have a sound theology of repentance. The secular world and the media very seldom, if at all, mentions the “sin” problem therefore the secular world does not mention the need for repentance.
Psalms 32:5 (NKJV) I acknowledged my sin to You, And my iniquity I have not hidden. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,” And You forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah
His Word, Our Heart,