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The repentance stops the anger of God.

 

<< O Israel, return unto the LORD thy God; for thou hast fallen by thine iniquity. Take with you words ( of repentance), and turn to the LORD: say unto him, Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously: so will we render the calves of our lips > >. Hosea 14: 2-3

A true repentance is a sincere regret of life passed under the leading of false teachings and traditions. Repentance  happens under the power of Holy Ghost. Every body touched  by the holy spirit during a sermon or during the reading of the holy scriptures, realizes that he was sinner  < < for there is no difference: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God > > Romans 3: 23, and that he deserved death < < For the wages of sin is death... > > Romans 6:23. This state of awakening of conscience brings those who are ordained to eternal life to a sincere regret of the life carried out without God and realize how God has been patient upon them. (2 Peter 3:9).

Thus, as in Job 33: 27-28 man makes testimony and says < <... I sinned, I perverted what is right, and I was not treated as I deserved it. God released my heart so that it does not pass in the pit, and my life will still see the light > >.

The day of Pentecost, apostle Peter, after having explained how the religious people and their drivers had crucified the Word made flesh, those who were touched by the spirit of God were led to the understanding of the gravity of their sin, < <.. They were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? > > It is advisable to recall  that, according to Acts 1:14, Mary, the mother of Jesus was also there , but we do not find anybody addressing her on this subject, but to apostles. The answer of Peter <<... Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. > > Acts 2:38, is an eternal answer that nobody has the right to alter, because it is the answer of the Holy spirit through Peter according to the promise of the Lord in John 16: 12-13 < < When he comes, him, the Spirit of truth, he will guide  you in all the truth...>>.

That is why, even nowadays; those who are led by the Holy Spirit of our God, still start with the sincere repentance and seek the answer which comes from God on each biblical subject. It is a moment of the position change, during which the Holy spirit convinces us that until there one had walked according to the decisions and traditions' of the institutions of  men rather than according to the word of God.

An experience of the Holy spirit, no matter how big it can be, if it  does not bring us to the repentance and to the full obedience of the pure word of God; it is then only an anointing which falls on the evil ones as well as on the right, Mathieu 5:45. It is useless to have an experience as such, because it leads people live in a complete  illusion, continuing to live in the sin of iniquity,  until the  big day  when they  will be addressed that: < < ... I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. > > Mathieu 7:21-23.

May God touch every one personnel, and reminds that the time of grace is still going on, but about to finish. Until now the word of Acts 17:30-31 is still valid: < < And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:  Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead...>>. Everyone, without distinction, owes repentance and obedience to the perfect will of God.

Apostle Paul points out his experience in Galatians 1:13-16 and says < <  For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews' religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it: And profited in the Jews' religion above many my equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers. But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace, to reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood > >. According to this testimony of Paul, we can ask a question for which each one can answer for his self: How many people refuse the clear Word and strict recommendations of the Lord in order to remain under the influence of the religious traditions of their fathers?

He that was led through the repentance and conversion, does not consult any more flesh and blood, no, Paul did the same, he did not return to consult   Gamaliel the teacher of the Law... But, as it is written in Gal 2:2, he compared the Gospel which he preached to That of the apostles < <  fearing not to be running or  having run in vain > > because, The men sent from God preach in agreement between them, even if they do not know each other. Because it is pushed by the Holy Spirit that they preach, they don’t preach due to their own decision to serve God. We all are owe to do like Saint Paul, we must have responded to the call of God, we can rest only if what we believe, practice and teach is identical to the word of the prophets and the apostles. Act 15:15, Ephesians 2:20.

In Revelation chapter 2 and 3, the Lord has sent 7 letters to the 7 churches of minor Asia; those who have access to the prophetic word know that these 7 churches represent the situation during the 7 great periods of the Church of the New Testament. In these 7 letters; more than 8 times, the importance of the repentance is mentioned there by the Lord Him self! To the church of Laodicea, which corresponds to our generation, He says < < As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent! > > Revelation 3: 19. The messenger of God for this generation (which is the last before the coming of the Lord) admittedly that he had the spirit and the power of Elijah, he made miracles that no other made since the time of the Lord and the apostles , but he was carrying the MESSAGE OF CORRECTION of all that is not biblical. It is a pity that many enjoyed to profit only from the miracles, and they refused the Message of Correction. It is advisable to remember that Brother Branham was invited by: Pentecost’s, Baptists, Assemblies of God, Presbyterians, the Jesus alone, Methodists, and etc. But, after his departure, Dec. 25th , 1965, very little is the number of those who truly  testify for what our God has made in our time. Psalm 78:3-4.

The repentance stops the anger of God. That is all God is waiting for < < If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land > >. 2 Chronicles 7:14. << Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool... > > Isaiah 1:18. What God does for us after the repentance, gives to every believer an eternal recognition. The image of it is given to us in the parabola of the prodigal son, Luke 15:11-24. who repented and says < < I will rise, I will go towards my father and will say to him: Father I sinned against the sky and you; I am not worthy any more to be called your son; treat me like one of your employees... > > But, in spite of what the child had done, the repentance led the child to recover the position of the son. The father could not treat him like an employee, no and no. God is our Father. He forgives abundantly, and we are contrite like Paul, and we feel unworthy < < And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.  For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God > > 1 Corinthians 15: 8-9. You also, my brother, my sister, God loves you. He had allowed you to know the truth on His word, and He is waiting for your repentance.

According to Job 1: 6-12; we are informed that Satan also speaks with God. According to Genesis 3:1-5; it is obvious that  Satan preaches too. According to Luke 4:32-34; it is clear that the demon easily recognizes the action of the spirit of God. It is the same in Acts 16:16-18. According to James 2:19; the demons also believe that there is only one God. But, the unanimous testimony of the Bible, shows that the Devil is boastful, arrogant, reviler, ungrateful, fanfaron, slanderer, lover of pleasure rather than lover of God... and cannot humiliate himself and repent. His knowledge of the word of God never pushes him to the repentance, he is unable of it. Please remember, in Genesis 4:6-8, God Himself came down to exhort Cain (who was of that wicked one), but, the word which he had listened to did not serve him in anything. Just as Cain never repented, thus is whosever has his spirit, he will even know the message of God, but he won’t repent.

In 2 Peter 3: 9, the apostle warns that God wants the repentance of every body <<… but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance > >. But, only those ordained to eternal life will believe and pass through this experience, Acts 13: 48.

< < Therefore leaving the elementary teaching about the Christ, let us press on unto maturity; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. And this will we do, if God permit. For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,  If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance... > > Hebrews 6:1-6.

< < Today if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts. > > << Repent, and be baptized (immersed once in water) every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. >>

 

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