GOODNESS THAT LEADS TO REPENTANCE

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TOPIC: GOODNESS THAT LEADS TO REPENTANCE

DATE: FRIDAY, 13th NOVEMBER 2015

 

Bible Reading:

“Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?”

Romans 2:4 (KJV)
 

THE MESSAGE

I believe that the time has come for God’s people to truly understand the heart of the Father. Unfortunately, a very misleading picture of God has been painted over the years, leaving the impression that our Father, God, is mad at His children and is watching us very closely to see if we make any mistakes so that He can pass judgment on us. This image has created are a very fearful, distant relationship between God and us. The truth is that we mess up every now and again, so we have a tendency of hiding from God, like Adam did in the garden.

Beloved, while God hates sin, He still loves us so much that He has extended His goodness to us. He will never withdraw His goodness because you have messed up. The scripture tells us that it is His goodness that leads us to repentance. It is not His judgment or His hammer knocking us on the head that leads us to repentance. Look out for His goodness and wrap yourself around Him when you mess up, because He is there to lead you out of your troubles.

Don’t get consumed in your errors; be consumed by His love. I have repeated this teaching over and over again because I realise that it is very hard for people to absorb. Think on it: God loves you in spite of you and is looking forwards to receiving you not when you do right, but right now.

I know that we have been taught over and over again that God’s wrath generates fear in order to keep us from sin. But that doctrine is not in the Bible. All we see in the Bible is His perfect love that casts out fear. Don’t get consumed with the lie of the devil. Stop expecting His wrath. Always expect His goodness. Then His goodness will not only come over you, but it will also overtake you in Jesus’s name.

 

Further reading: Luke 19:1-10, 1 John 2:1-2

 

Daily Bible reading:

Morning- Lamentations 1-2,

Evening- Hebrews 10:1-18

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