Who is righteous?
Who needs to repent?
How often do you need to repent?
Please read Luke 15:7
Vs. 7 “I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.”
Can anyone please find the person that after Christ came had to repent twice for their sins against God?
Please read Luke 13:5
Vs. 5 “I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.”
Please read John 3:16
Vs. 16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
If you have to keep repenting then Jesus has to keep getting up on that cross- Please give Jesus a break today and stop hating yourself!
I love being the one to break this to you. Jesus died once, I accepted Him once and All things became new once! I know this comes as a real shock to the religious ones out there- the same thing happened in Jesus’s time.
The greatest trick of the devil is not to make us curse when we stub our toe- what does anyone care about that?
The greatest trick of the devil is to get you to think that Jesus didn’t settle your debt. If you think the sacrifice of Jesus isn’t enough for you- the devil has you in his pocket with guilt, shame and basically total spiritual ineffectiveness.
Here is a contemplative prayer meditation for you. Write this down some place where you will see it and stop throughout the day to think about it. Just a nice quiet slow meditative thinking time:
“If the life, ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus isn’t enough for me to be righteous- what hope is there for my effort?”
Don’t Worry- Be Grace-Full!!
For me, confessing, repenting, asking forgiveness – I do this as a reminder to myself of God’s grace and His gift to us… the sacrifice of Jesus so that we may have eternal life. I don’t believe we have to repent for every single sin we’ve done… if we did that, we’d never get off our knees. But, I do believe that sometimes we really need to speak these sins to God (and/or a pastor) – particularly the ones we’re allowing to bring guilt into our hearts and minds – as a way of personally releasing that guilt and shame, and as a way of reminder that we are indeed forgiven.
Thank you for sharing Brandi. You probably know where I stand on it – its a little bit more simple. We are no longer under the law.
When I faced my worst depression I can trace it directly to the “law” I thought I was under even though I had already asked Christ into my life and repented a thousand times. Why? Because I was not living scripturally sound in His light. It isnt about me – never was – its about Him. His Gift, His Love, His Grace!
I have seen friends get into depression and even two friends kill themselves because of shame and condemnation that was heaped on them by well meaning but non-scriptural churches that teach twisted gospels.
If you would be interested – here is a link with 7 simple questions – I would treasure your answers on those questions:
Take care sister – Love you!