1 Return, Israel, to the LORD your God. Your sins have been your downfall! 2 Take words with you and return to the LORD. Say to him: “Forgive all our sins and receive us graciously, that we may offer the fruit of our lips. 3 Assyria cannot save us; we will not mount warhorses. We will never again say ‘Our gods’ to what our own hands have made, for in you the fatherless find compassion.”
The Lord is calling us into repentance, we are being called to turn away from our ways and turn into God’s ways. Our almighty Father who is all knowing knows that we will not get to reign with Him if we do not repent, there are God’s dimensions of grace that we will never experience in this life if we do not repent. People are in their current positions because of the sins they have committed. This applies to all people before you can start blaming other people, just search your heart, look at you sincerely and see if there is no hidden sin which leads to the downfall you are in. It is true that you are a child of God, oh yes you are gifted and maybe have an established ministry already. You are counted among dignitaries in the Christian community, but there is a dimension of God that you will die without experiencing because of your heart’s posture.
Psalm 51:17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise
There are blessings that will come because you have a repentant heart. The days we live in calls for a person who has decided to be pure, to honor God with their heart. This is not to be famous about how quick you can forgive, No! It is an individual covenant between man and God to adopt a heart that was in Jesus so that you are usable in the Kingdom of God, and get to experience the true riches of God.
Ask God to forgive you, pray and receive God’s mercy, there are destructions from where man will be released the day, they ask God to pardon them. Man should come to realization that they cannot save themselves, the solution to all that is happening is the love and the mercy of God
Psalm 20:7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.
The things we have acquired, the relationships and positions we have secured, the very things that we have been using for years and they were working, the time will come when they will not work anymore and that’s when we will realize how we have idolized things. But in this article, we are being reminded that we have a Father in heaven who wants to prosper all of us, if we would go back to Him. If we would allow Him to purify us and make us whole again.
His mercies are new every morning, His compassion never fails. When people dessert us, God is reaching out to us, so that He can lead us to a place of our blessing.
Hosea14: 4 – 7 “I will heal their waywardness and love them freely, for my anger has turned away from them. 5 I will be like the dew to Israel; he will blossom like a lily. Like a cedar of Lebanon he will send down his roots; 6 his young shoots will grow. His splendor will be like an olive tree, his fragrance like a cedar of Lebanon. 7 People will dwell again in his shade; they will flourish like the grain, they will blossom like the vine— Israel’s fame will be like the wine of Lebanon.
Our almighty God can see if our repentance is genuine. God is not like man who see only what is on the outside but our Father can see what is seated in the depths of our hearts. It is the true repentance that will turn his anger away from people. God is ready to receive with love and compassion people whose heart’s posture is in right standing with Him. The Lord our God is mighty to save.
Dear reader, I do not know where are you seeking your redemption, if it does not come from the Lord our Father who created heaven and earth, the one who sacrificed His only son to die for the sins of the world, then you should know very well that it will not last.
God promises to be our present help in times of trouble, He is available for any provision that we need, He assures to take us to higher dimensions that we were not going to reach if we did not repent. He promises growth to the level of influence.
Dear Father I pray that you may soften the hearts of your people to see the need to return back to you, reveal the things that we are doing, that seem good to us but detestable in your sight, search our hearts and remove everything that is not pleasing unto you ooh Father, cleanse and purify us my Lord, tear down altars that have been raised to keep us in sin. We surrender to you almighty God, you are the only one who can save us, receive us with your mercy and compassion as we come back to you my Dear Father. Thank you for the blessing that you have set upon us in Jesus’s name …. Amen.