Frustration comes from the humanness in me when folks say they need God’s power in their lives yet refuse to buckle to His will. They insist they know God, yet don’t get the log out of their eye.
They want something for nothing, never respecting the law of God written in all panels of lifetime, even to the irrefutable evidence in this life.
If you would like to be forgiven, you have to repent by turning your life back to God, and show by your behavior, your attitude has changed. It’s very simple and remarkably effective.
Your relationships don’t change as you don’t change.
You don’t change only for a single fact: you have to submit your life to God.
He shows you the truth. He provides you with the gumption to stand there, judged. He helps you understand that the truth doesn’t condemn you, it frees you. He impels one to do what you can in the light of the reality. He shows you how you’ve offended everyone, and He puts in you a heart to live at peace with all humanity.
From that moment onward peace becomes you, for God gives you the gift of relational sight, the spiritual ability to stand in other people’s shoes.
In a word, Revival. Nobody who has not undergone such Revival is saved.
Who stands there, saved of God, and doesn’t about-face?
Conviction is not self-righteousness, a will against the Holy God, but it is self-admonishment, continually, and then ongoing self-denial, hearing aright how God will help you put matters right this side of eternity.
This is the most persuasive fact this side of death; now is the time; today is the opportunity. Especially for those who call themselves saved… don’t be in that class of’Christian’ whom the Lord says,’they’ll say to me, Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name and cast out demons, but I say I never knew you; be gone from My Presence.’ Can the prophet be saved with no living an adroitly penitent life?
The rub of all life is in the friction of relationships.
What power of God is there if others can’t understand the power of God that has changed you?
Yes, indeed, there are many false doctrines and many comfortable pillows that seem like the flame of God, but it’s all useless unless the Christian gets on his or her knees and begs for forgiveness because they have seen the testimony of darkness written in their heart – to the extent of the relationships they have that do not please the Lord.
The revival of salvation and restoration come from the power of God through repetitive repentance.