Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
“The Twins of Confession and Repentance”
Text: Ezra 10:11-12
“Now therefore, make confession to the LORD God of your fathers, and do His will; separate yourselves from the peoples of the land, and from the pagan wives.”
Then all the assembly answered and said with a loud voice, “Yes! As you have said, so we must do.”
Aaaah yes, “The Twins of Confession and Repentance,” are on our menu for Breakfast this morning.
Holy Spirt uses these twins of Confession and Repentance to keep you and I holy and righteous in our journey with Our Commander Jesus Christ.
Confession without Repentance is meaningless, and Repentance cannot be done until Confession and acknowledgement of sin is made; for this reason, they are “twins.”
Remember that Ezra’s mission was to:
Seek the Will of God -
Do the Will of God -
And Teach the Will of God.
And this is what he did when he discovered sin in the people of God.
He knew the Will of God was for the people to Confess their sin of marriage with unbelievers.
He commanded the people to Confess and acknowledge their sin:
“.. make confession to the LORD God of your fathers,”
and then he commanded them to Repent of their sin (make a decision to stop and turn away from their sinful behavior.):
“do His will; separate yourselves from the peoples of the land, and from the pagan wives.”
The people responded in obedience by confessing and repenting of their sin.
This was a result of the work of the Spirit of God upon the people.
You and I as Warriors of God should understand that these “twins” of Confession and Repentance will be working in us for our lifetime on earth. This is the work of Holy Spirit our Helper!
But don’t be discouraged - be encouraged!
Because God will make something good out of the “bad” of our sin, when we confess and repent of our sin.
“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”(Rom.8:28)
Our Lessons Learned from Confession and Repentance will become part of God’s Purpose for our Life -
“And this is Eternal Life, that they may Know Thee the Only True God and Jesus Christ Whom You have Sent.”(John 17:3). This is Holy Spirit’s work in us to keep you and I on the Path of Righteousness! Oooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,
Jesus and Billy