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Monday, January 23, 2017

Jesus Calls for us to Repent in 2017


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Matthew 4:16-17;23 to describe the absolute true work a person who has accepted and identified the salvation of Jesus Christ. "Christians" are to be the light and compassion and mercy this world lacks in order to bring forth support of dreams and healing of the brokenness.

Scripture – Matthew 4:(16-17);23
        16  “The people who were sitting (living) in [spiritual] darkness have seen a great Light,
And for those who were sitting (living) in the land and shadow of [spiritual and moral] death,
Upon them a Light has dawned.”
        17 From that time Jesus began to preach and say, “[a]Repent [change your inner self—your old way of thinking, regret past sins, live your life in a way that proves repentance; seek God’s purpose for your life], for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
        23 And He went throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the good news (gospel) of the kingdom, and healing every kind of disease and every kind of sickness among the people [demonstrating and revealing that He was indeed the promised Messiah].
Today's passage is from the Amplified Bible.

We shall explore three basic definitions of what it means to “follow” Jesus Christ to exclusively deepen our connection with God to understand the context of this entire scripture selection.

FOLLOW JESUS?

         (1) walking with Him physically (literally)
        being in His presence regardless of personal belief or commitment
        (2) accepting and identifying with the salvation He offered
        (3) being identified with Him by being subject to the scorn and rejection


We should identify quickly from this basic 3 meaning definition of what it means to really “follow” Jesus Christ that before a decision is made we have to receive an invitation or a “call” from him to be welcomed back into God’s kingdom.

Ephesians 2:19-21
Amplified Bible (AMP)
        19 So then you are no longer strangers and aliens [outsiders without rights of citizenship], but you are fellow citizens with the saints (God’s people), and are [members] of God’s household
        set apart, and sacred

Once we are called back and we accepted this invitation we must begin to reshape our lives in a way that we can make our bodies into a holy temple for God to dwell in.

Likewise, we begin a process to be sort of like James Bond was in the famous movies “007”. We must become like double agents in this current world system. We will recognize the new master and kingdom we belong while working and living a “normal” life in a physical and materialistic world.

“Pledge your Allegiance to God who has saved and redeemed you”

Colossians 3:24
Amplified Bible (AMP)
        24 knowing [with all certainty] that it is from the Lord [not from men] that you will receive the inheritance which is your [greatest] reward. It is the Lord Christ whom you [actually] serve.

This world that is constantly being infiltrated by the princes of darkness and the demonic forces (dark angels) challenges us with the following:
  • ·       Devastation, laziness, persecution, deceit, and nastiness

Prepare yourself in this current year and moment to take up your mission and get to work. Your work entails being able to support the dreams of others and healing the brokenness in that we witness around us. Once we begin to do this we will feel and experience God’s power radiating in our life, but not without repentance [change your inner self—your old way of thinking, regret past sins, live your life in a way that proves repentance; seek God’s purpose for your life].

The kingdom is near and God’s has room for you to receive His blessings. No one can expect to be outside the kingdom and wait for someone already living in the kingdom to bring them out a doggie bag or to-go plate. It doesn’t work this way. In God’s house we will gain access to:
        Acceptance and reprove of our repentance
        Healing from your past
        Help to learn to make the changes to your way of thinking
        Direction and guidance on your journey
        A wave of financial miracles to help you be blessing for yourself and family
        Deliver you from your health, emotional, and relationship problems

WE HAVE TO GET TO WORK!

Our communities continue to bleed and yet there still many who continue to sleep. Marcus speaks the gospel for the brain and heart to think together and to move the spirit and body for instant application.
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