Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Are You Ready?

The remainder of the verse in the photo states, "And they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him." Wail? Why would people wail at His coming? Maybe because they weren't ready because they believed a lie.
Do you know that Jesus loves you and died for your sins, so that you can be forgiven and on your way to heaven? Many people believe this, but they also believe that no matter how they live they are fine-and-dandy without ever having a change of heart through repentance and surrender to God. Below are just a few of the many verses on repentance, some-of-which are even directed at God’s people…the church.
Jesus said, "There is forgiveness of sins for all who repent" (Luke 24:47 NLT). Speaking to the crowd, he also said, "You will perish, too, unless you repent of your sins and turn to God" (Luke 13:3). Jesus repeats this again in verse 5. "I tell you again that unless you repent, you will perish, too.”
“From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, “Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” (Matthew 4:17), and “I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance” (Matthew 9:13).
John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins (Mark 1:4).
Jesus said, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel,” (Mark 1:15).
And they went out, and preached that men should repent (Mark 6:12).
Jesus said, “There is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repents.” (Luke 15:10).
Peter said, "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" (Acts 2:38).
John the Baptist said, “Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” (Matthew 3:2).
Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out (Acts 3:19).
And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men everywhere to repent (Acts 17:30).
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9).
Revelation 2:5 (to the church) 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.
Revelation 2:16 (to the church) Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.
Revelation 2:21 (church) And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.
Revelation 2:22 (church) Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.
Revelation 3:3 (church) Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.
Revelation 3:19 (church) As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
Revelation 9:20 And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood.
Revelation 9:21 Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries (drugs), nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.
Revelation 16:9 And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.
Revelation 16:11 And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.
End time events are being fulfilled daily. Are you ready? You can be. Give your life to Jesus Christ, He gave His life for you. “Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved,” (Romans 10:13).

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  2. The Biblical definition of repentance is "a turning away from sin, disobedience, or rebellion, and turning back to God."

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