Friday, November 11, 2011

PRAYER FOCUS FOR TONIGHT - REPENTANCE


REPENTANCE (dictionary definition):A deep sorrow, compunction, or contrition for a past sin,wrongdoing, or the like regret for any past action.



TRUE BIBLICAL REPENTANCE IS A TURNING AWAY FROM YOUR SIN AGAINST HOLY GOD.


OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL HOURS, BEFORE THE MORN, REPENT FOR THE FOLLOWING:




Sins of Pride Sins of Greed 
Sins of causing others pain 
Sins of neglecting the poor and persecuted
Sins of omission
Sins of Commission
Sins of the Eyes and lusts of the Flesh
Sins of neglecting daily worship
Sins..sins...sins!


Here are Bible verses to focus attention on from Christ Himself:


“From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” (Matthew 4:17).

“But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance” (Matthew 9:13).

“Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not: Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes” (Matthew 11:20-21). 

“And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things? I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish” (Luke 13:2-5). 

“I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance. … Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth” (Luke 15:7, 10). 

“And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And ye are witnesses of these things” (Luke 24:46-48).



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