WORD FOR TODAY by PASTOR JESUS FIGUEROA
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Thursday, July 9
Repent therefore and Be Converted
Topic: We Must Turn From Our Wicked Ways
Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord,
Acts 3:19 (NKJV)
Daily Reading Plan
Acts 3:19 (MSG) — “Now it’s time to change your ways! Turn to face God so he can wipe away your sins, pour out showers of blessing to refresh you,
Acts 3:19 (NIV) — Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,
Acts (3:19 NLT) — Now repent of your sins and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped away.
This morning, if we are really honest, how many of us need to experience a time of refreshing and revival? A special visitation of God’s presence! An outpouring of His glory in our lives, family and church. This is the best that can happen to us, I believe it’s what we most urgently need. Let the heavens be open, and God pour His glory to refresh our thirsty souls! When this happens, His presence will renew us and his glory will bring healing and health to our being, as indicated in Proverbs 3:8, “It will be health to your flesh, And strength to your bones.”
It is important to recognize that this will not happen until there is a genuine repentance in our being. May we turn from our wicked ways and manage to demonstrate the fruit of repentance in our lives. The key words are, “Repent and be converted” which literally means, “turn over, or become.” We must understand that it is not only to confess our faults and sins to the Lord, but it will require a total and radical change in our conduct and character! Of not going back continually to the same habits, the same bondages, and sins.
We will have to cease doing things that are not pleasing to the Lord, leaving our wicked ways! Let’s remember what 2 Chronicles 7:14 tells us, “ if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” God promises to forgive, His love and mercy are available to us today. It is possible to experience times of refreshing, glory and blessing! But the first step is a genuine repentance in our hearts.
Psalms 51:1 (NKJV) — Have mercy upon me, O God, According to Your loving kindness; According to the multitude of Your tender mercies, Blot out my transgressions.
Acts 2:38 (NKJV) — Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Isaiah 43:25 (NKJV) — “I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake; And I will not remember your sins.
Isaiah 44:22 (NKJV) — I have blotted out, like a thick cloud, your transgressions, And like a cloud, your sins. Return to Me, for I have redeemed you.”
II Chronicles 7:14 (NKJV) — if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
Acts 28:27 (NKJV) — For the hearts of this people have grown dull. Their ears are hard of hearing, And their eyes they have closed, Lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, So that I should heal them.” ’
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