(12/30/2015) Repentance and New Life?

Posted: December 30, 2015 in Blessings, Forgiveness, Good Works, Persecution, Repentance, Sacrifice, Salvation, Spiritual Growth, Suffering
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Today, points are shared on repentance by those who have committed terrible crimes, rebirth, unlimited forgiveness, and the new life as a Christian believer.  Rather than things carnal, material and social, those who return to GOD through Christ are given things eternal that have divine sprit content and sacred importance. Consider again the following verses from Scripture, and see the points below:  Ezekiel 18:  26-28, King James Version (KJV):  26 When a righteous man turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and dieth in them; for his iniquity that he hath done shall he die.  27 Again, when the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.  28 Because he considereth, and turneth away from all his transgressions that he hath committed, he shall surely live, he shall not die.  Also, John 3:  5-7, KJV:  5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.  6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.  7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.  Luke 17:  3-4, KJV:  3 Take heed to yourselves:  If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.  4 And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.  Mark 11:  24-27, KJV:  24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.  25 And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any:  that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.  26 But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.  A fighter at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “Dopey Dog Dopey Dog Flying Through The Air” (Level 7 with 248,370 points, a member since March 02, 2006) posted the following:

 

Is God gonna bless and reward this man for his love and kindness towards his friends on Earth in Heaven?

Corey: He is serving 25 years to life in prison for trafficking 3 kilos of cocaine 3 counts of assault on 2 separate officers and a K9.

While the police were trying to get Corey handcuffed Corey bolts off running and finds a beer bottle on the ground and throws it at one of the officer’s in the nose which caused him to have a broken nose and a bloody face, then when the police captures Corey he starts kicking and performing karate moves on one of the police officers and the police dog and then just when the officers was about to handcuff Corey he grabs a knife and stabs the same officer he performed the karate moves on and then the K9 totally attacks Corey.

While Corey was selling drugs he rekindled his friendships with his high school sweetheart (who later turned her back on Corey) and her friends and even took them out shopping, nice restaurants, trips to the amusement parks and vacations, he also even paid for a couple girls traffic violation tickets.

Corey has accepted Jesus Christ as His Lord & Savior while in prison and developed a close relationship with God and is striving to repent of his sins

Will God bless Corey with everything he has loved and desire on Earth in Heaven such as close friendships with everyone and lots of material things that he loves such as nice cars, good food, nice clothes and have lots of amazing talents, also will God bless and reward Corey for all of the good things he’s done for his friends prior to him selling drugs?

Update:  I personally think that Corey should be given a huge collection of exotic automobiles, his own mansion, millions of $, millions of close friendships with the high class people and lots of nice vacations just for even being nice to those snobby high class b!tches who have turned their backs on him!

Corey also wished his friends who have turned their backs on him well and prays for them

Update 2:  Also will God give special honor and blessing to Corey for praying for his “friends” who have turned their backs on him and Corey asking God to help guide his “friends” on the path that He wants them to be on? Also will God bless and reward Corey for wishing good things for his “friends”? He thinks of his “friends” as special people and wishes them nothing but the best while his “friends” all the sudden wish Corey the worst?

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  And he said, A certain man had two sons:  And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living.  And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.  And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.  And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.  And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat:  and no man gave unto him.  And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!  I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,  And am no more worthy to be called thy son:  make me as one of thy hired servants.  And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.  And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.  But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet:  And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:  For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.  (Luke 15:  11-24, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Ongoing and Unfinished? (11/22/2015); There Must Be Permanent Change (07/12/2015); When GOD Never Forgives? (12/28/2015); Will Truth Destroy Joy? (11/10/2014); No Sorrow in Heaven? (11/11/2014); Genuine Repentance? (03/24/2014); When Is A Law The LAW? (03/25/2014); How Do I Repent? (05/16/2013); The “Jesus Way”? (05/17/2013)

 

“Dopey Dog Dopey Dog Flying Through The Air”, the answer to your question is an important one for those who want a clear and correct understanding of repentance and new life among Christian believers.  The fellow you describe was made to be a terrible person by the operations of sin that spread decay, rot and spiritual confusion.  Even those who believe at first mistakenly may think that Christianity centers only upon blessing, prosperity, receiving divine gifts, and self-improvement.  In fact, life for Christians is distinguished by growth that is often painful, persecution, preparation for encounters with Deity, sacrifice, sorrow, and suffering.  Everyone who comes to Christ is also turning away from a lifestyle that has been abusive, destructive, dishonest, directed toward death, and lacking in sacred knowledge.  Created beings and living creatures are to exist as independent and separate from GOD; however, without proper contact and relationship with divinity, the living no longer have authority and power to apply and develop their own inner spirit (in such ways as commitment, fidelity, obedience, and will power).  Believers must undergo permanent changes and operations carried out by the Spirit of GOD that remove their inborn life essence (we say, breath, spirit, word) replacing it with the character and makeup of divinity.  As those who are “born again” and now specially equipped, believers then must gradually “grow up again” by meeting the same life challenges as all others upon the earth.  As they live, all believers are being perfected (we say, made mature, or “ripe” for harvesting from the earth by Christ at the Second Coming).  Believers will be made immortal and incorruptible to share as life companions with Christ and The Father.  The power from GOD believers are receiving through Christ does not eliminate sin; however, believers are given  discernment to recognize, repent of, and resist sin.  Those who repent are granted atonement, cleansing, healing, and restoration.  Consider the following Bible verses:

(1.)   Matthew 18:  21-23, King James Version (KJV):  21 Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?  22 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times:  but, Until seventy times seven.

(2.)  Acts 2:  37-39, KJV:  37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?  38 Then Peter said unto them, 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.  39 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.

(3.)  Ezekiel 18:  19-21, KJV:  19 Yet say ye, Why? doth not the son bear the iniquity of the father? When the son hath done that which is lawful and right, and hath kept all my statutes, and hath done them, he shall surely live.  20 The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son:  the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.  21 But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he hath committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die.

(4.)  Romans 8:  16-18, KJV:  16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:  17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.  18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

Of course, there are many other verses here that should be carefully considered, correctly understood, and made a part of ones sacred knowledge.  (For example, (5.) 2nd Timothy 2:  11-13, KJV:  11 It is a faithful saying:  For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him:  12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him:  if we deny him, he also will deny us:  13 If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful:  he cannot deny himself.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

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