True Repentance of the Heart

"Isaiah 53:5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed."  Confess with your mouth to others and stop letting the sin (idols) 


in your life blackmail you from a life of walking worthy for the sin offering that was paid for all of us on Calvary.  Jesus is the High Priest and gave for us a blood offering that has washed us all white as snow.  We hear a lot about grace and mercy and sometimes we overlook the act of true repentance from the heart.  We are quick to call that "free pass" in our salvation, but do we let go of that sin that we carry with us daily.  Look, I am not saying that any of us are perfect and blameless.  Actually, quite the contrary, however, the difference is that we sometimes lack the very essence it what God is calling us to do: Repent from the heart.  Go and sin no more.  Free ourselves from the very thing that holds us prisoner and or blackmails us from true worship (true repentance of the heart).  For some of you, you may be reading this and saying that there is no way that a loved one or a friend would understand.  There is no way that they can or would ever forgive us.  James 4: 7Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. 9Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. 10Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up. What is the mark of a true disciple of Jesus Christ:  Humility.  A man who is committed to the daily reading of scripture.  To Prayer.  

Hebrews 5: 7During the days of Jesus' life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with loud cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. 8Although he was a son, he learned obedience from what he suffered 9and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him 10and was designated by God to be high priest in the order of Melchizedek.

Warning Against Falling Away

Hebrews 5 11We have much to say about this, but it is hard to explain because you are slow to learn. 12In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God's word all over again. You need milk, not solid food! 13Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. 14But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil. Hebrews 6 1Therefore let us leave the elementary teachings about Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death,[a] and of faith in God,2instruction about baptisms, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. 3And God permitting, we will do so. 4It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, 5who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age, 6if they fall away, to be brought back to repentance, because[b]to their loss they are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting him to public disgrace. In this last Scripture it raises some serious issue.  To conclude that our sins (our idols and past transgressions or old nature) is to big for Jesus to handle or that we keep looking for a "bigger miracle" to get us over our dependence on adultery, pornography, drinking, drug use, laziness, pride, arrogance, or fill in whatever blank you need to is to say that the death and resurrection was not enough and that you need more? Is this is what you are saying or your actions are doing?