This is the irrefutable state of the World to-day as revealed by the Bible ” …now the works of the FLESH are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envying, murders, drunkenness, revealing, and such like…do such things shall not inherit the Kingdom of God ” – Galatians 5: 19 – 21.
We describe this situation here, as a ” LIFE OUT OF GOD ” – We go further, by saying out of God there is nothing; in other word: EMPTINESS. Jesus proclaimed & confessed in John 14: 6 “…I am the way, the truth, and the life: No man comes unto the Father, but by me. ”
So the call, call for ” repentance & reformation ” to-day is more than a ” breaking news “; more than an emergency to face crisis: It is the matter of ” life ” and ” death “. Therefore, the Bible says in ACTS 2: 38 “ …REPENT, and be BAPTIZED EVERY ONE OF YOU in the NAME OF JESUS CHRIST for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. ”
Any humble being can instinctively ask. Why are they bullying us to repent? What are the immediate and palatable benefits? This is the evidence of the truth attached to repentance. Mankind as creation from God, recovers is original state as a living-being from God’s Spirit.Man is restore into his birthright as God’s Child , he is compelled to ” enjoy ” the gifts of the Holy Spirit. ” …love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance…” – Galatians 5: 22-23.
The testimony of Jonah in the Bible – Jonah 3: 1 – 10 – is an ” evidence ” for unbeliever that Jesus still in a highly prosperous business of repentance. The Bible says ” there was a wonder of Divine grace in the repentance and reformation of Nineveh. It condemns the men of the gospel generation ( Matthew 12: 41 ). A very small degree of light may convince men that humbling themselves before God, confessing their sins with prayer and turning from sin, are means of escaping wrath and obtaining Divine Mercy.
The world ( Australia, Cameroon, China, India, Middle east, Nigeria, Russia & United states ) can do it today. Let even the brute creatures cries and moans for “ LOVE, PEACE, JOY “, remind their ” leaders ” ( or decision-makers ) to cry to God. In prayer we must cry mightily with fixedness of thought, firmness of faith, and devout affection ( Hebrews 12: 2 ). It concerns us in prayer to stir up all that is within us. It is not enough to fast for sin, but we must fast from sin, and , in ordering the success of our prayers; We must no more regard iniquity in our hearts – Psalm 66: 18 ” If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me. “. The work of a fast-day is not done with the day ( Romans 6: 5 – 6 ).
Hope and Divine mercy is the great encouragement to repentance & reformation ( Romans 1:17 ), because Jesus died for us when we were still sinners.