God one question which comes into my mind is why don’t we have a repentance which apostle Paul had?
Why don’t we have a conversion experience which apostle Paul had?
Paul was a devotee of Old Testament law. He was persecuting the believers of Christ. He was persecuting them harshly. He was committing a sin.
Jesus – Saul Saul why are you persecuting me? Today we are also persecuting Jesus through our sin. Today jesus is asking us as well. My dear people why are you persecuting me.
We might think that when Saul was persecuting Jesus a great light fell on him and seeing that light a great impact he had on his life. Since we don’t have that experience we cannot work for God like Paul.
No that’s not true Paul knew the salvation message of Jesus before his encounter with Jesus. Paul was there at Stephens stoning. Paul might have listened to the sermon by Stephen.
We might have heard many sermons till now. If we did not repent till now we need to understand today that the word of God which we are hearing today is having the same power to convert our lives as it had the power to convert Saul to Paul.
A great light fell on Saul. A great light is falling on us today.
Sin is ruling the world that’s the reason people are suffering. God wants to give peaceful life to man. But because of sin devil steals the happiness of man. Corruption is sin.
People are living a frustrated life. Because sin is ruling in their hearts. Sin eats people’s health, wealth. Sin is spread across all levels, powers of humanity. People are looking for a solution. They want a change. They want to end corruption.
But they cannot find a answer. Well there is no immediate answer but there is one person who can bring a change into this world to India. He is Jesus. Everyone needs to accept Jesus as their saviour. We will see change in people their minds will be transformed. Because he alone died for our sins.
When we accept him as our savior our sins will be forgiven. We will not be a slave to sin. Man will not look for his own self but he will think about others.
He will think about helping others. Man has lost his mind because of sin. Devil brings fear in mans mind and because of fear man sins. Jesus removes fear from mans mind. Jesus will give peace not as the world gives but his peace will he give and then man will have eternal peace.
Today many brothers and sisters don’t know what’s Gods will for them in their life. They don’t have the burden which their parents have. They look like they are walking not on the main road but on the side road.
They are not walking as per the will of God but as per their own desires and not as per the desire of God.
They have ambitions which are not based on the past blessings. They only consider future blessings. They don’t praise God and thank him for their past blessings.
They don’t understand and remember the heritage which God has given them. Psalmist says that in 61:5 “Thou hast given me the heritage of those that fear thy name.”
God has given us the heritage of our forefathers who feared the name of God. This heritage is more valuable than all the riches of the world. We need to thank God for giving this heritage.
God has given salvation to our forefathers. He choosed us to be his people. God gave us salvation. He saved us from idol worship.
By giving us salvation God has blessed us. He planted us near the flow of living water.
We need to glorify, praise God for giving this heritage. This heritage gives eternal life.
Psalmist says in 16:5 – Lord you are my inheritance. You are the portion of my inheritance.
Let’s remember our heritage and our inheritance and ask God for our future blessings.
Man should fear God. Man should fear God and should obey Gods commandments.
The wrath of God would be kindled upon man one day. The dead man will also be judged when Jesus comes. Man should repent and he should repent for his sins. The real repentance in man will bring a change in man.
Repentance with tears. Repentance with deep broken heart. Repentance for his sins by asking Jesus to forgive. Only Jesus Christ can change our thoughts. Only Jesus Christ can change our minds.
Only Jesus Christ can turn our rock like hearts into compassionate hearts. Because Jesus Christ gave himself as a sacrifice to save us. Jesus Christ bore all our sins on the cross. He died on the cross and rose from death and overcame death. Death came as a result of sin.
As per law sin takes man into death. Sin should not be committed. If sin should not be committed then minds of people should be transformed.
Jesus Christ can transform the minds of people. A transformed person is a peaceful and happy person. His thoughts are clean. A transformed person has fear of God in him.
A transformed person has a mind of Jesus Christ. A carnal mind leads to death. But a transformed mind has life and peace. Eternal life and eternal peace.
Man is searching for life and peace from the world. But Jesus says that he will give eternal life and everlasting peace.
No one can steal the life and peace which Jesus gives. It will be there eternally with you. Even after your death.
Today we can see every servant of God is in need of 5 l & 2 f. Everyone want to feed 5 thousand people. Every heart of the servant of God is the heart of Jesus. Every servant of god want to help people. But, the servant of god is not having 5 l & 2 f.
Jesus was preaching and a multitude of people gathered. They were listening to Jesus for three days. They didn’t have anything to eat. They were hungry. They were hungry in flesh but spiritually they were not hungry. Jesus filled their hearts with all spiritual things. Jesus preached and taught the word of god, he healed people, he casted out devils. He brought peace in people’s hearts.
Jesus won the hearts of the people towards God. At the end everyone were hungry and Jesus when asked for food. A small boy with a good heart gave whatever he had. God blessed it and it was enough for everyone.
Today we see many Christians who have sufficient wealth but they are not ready to give it to God. Their hearts are still not touched by the word of God to give for the work of God. Still they don’t come forward to give 5 l & 2 f.
Word of God has the power to change and influence the hearts of people. You might be serving the lord from a desert place where you don’t have anything. There is no need to worry, word of God has the power to give you 5 l & 2 f.
John started his ministry with these words and Jesus started his ministry with these words.
“And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Matthew 3:2 KJV
“From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Matthew 4:17 KJV
God has compassion towards sinners. People in this world are doing various things to sin against the god.
A drunkard he thinks that there is no sin in him. World is angry with him because he is wasting his money. World has left him saying we can’t do anything with him. But god has a compassion and mercy and grace towards him. God is showing great mercy towards him. Jesus says – I have come to save the sinners and to show them how much I love them. I am giving my blood to save you.
Now you might say what shall I do now to whom shall I repent. Well repent to Jesus. He is our mediator. You should have deep conviction of sin. If you have deep conviction of sin and if you believe that Jesus died on the cross for your sins and shed his blood, God will no more remember your sins. He will cleanse them as white as snow. If you accept Jesus as your savior and if you repent for your sins and follow his commandments then today is the day.
Now to those of you who already repented, dont you have the thirst to save the world. Is this not our responsibility to save the world. God wants to send the rivers of living water from you to others.
“In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.” John 7:37-38 KJV
Rom8:1 says we should not walk in flesh but we should walk in spirit. Don’t think in flesh. If we think in flesh we will hate sinners but if we think in spirit we will love uttermost sinners. Walking in spirit means leading our life in spirit through the guidance of the spirit of the lord.
Everyday Walk with Jesus. Walk for Jesus.
Everyday Pray without Ceasing.
Everyday Read and meditate word of God.
Everyday share Good News to other people.
Everyday Worship God.
Everyday Bless people.
Everyday Help people.
Everyday take up the Cross.
Everyday live by faith.
Everyday examine myself.