A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 3 Lord

repentance produces changed lives

repentance produces changed lives

It is difficult for the spiritual mindman to choose which words to include in this spiritual journey through God’s words. Every word becomes alive and says, choose Me. Indeed the Word of God is Jesus. He became man and came to this earth once. He will come again soon. We are living in daily expectation to see Him! The words of the Bible show us Who God is and how we may know Him and follow His will. Jesus said very clearly that only those who do God’s will will enter the Kingdom of God.

Here are some of the words which came first. Enjoy your word journey!

Lord: This word is rich and powerful. Yet it is defined by the person who calls another ‘Lord’. That means you need to first know Who He is to you before you can call Him Lord from your heart and not just by lip service. If you define your Lord wrongly you will be calling Him Lord Lord in vain. Read what Jesus said as follows:

Matthew 7:21-23 (NIV) 21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’

Mammon: This is the enemy of God. Jesus said you cannot give allegiance to both. Note that money is not synonymous to riches in God’s Kingdom of Heaven dictionary. 

Matthew 6:24 You Cannot Serve God and Riches ] “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.

Luke 16:11 Therefore if you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?

Name: This means authority and status given to the citizens in the Kingdom of God. Using the name of Jesus signifies your supernatural citizenship protection, entitlement and total submission to Jesus, your King. 

John 14:26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.

John 15:16 You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you.

John 16:24 Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.

John 17:11 Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as We are.

John 20:31 but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.

Open: This is a wonderful and powerful word. Indeed, miracles happen when it is used by the Son of God. When one becomes a son of God by believing in Jesus and be born again into the Kingdom of God, one can use this powerful command word to set the oppressed free too!

Mark 7:34 Then, looking up to heaven, He sighed, and said to him, “Ephphatha,” that is, “Be opened.”

Mark 7:35 Immediately his ears were opened, and the impediment of his tongue was loosed, and he spoke plainly.

Luke 11:9 Keep Asking, Seeking, Knocking ] “So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

Prepare: There are several consequences for this word. God prepares (invites and rewards). His servants are required to prepare (or face terrible consequences)!

Matthew 3:3 For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah, saying: “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord; Make His paths straight.’”

Matthew 22:4 Again, he sent out other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, “See, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and fatted cattle are killed, and all things are ready. Come to the wedding.”’

Matthew 25:34 Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

Matthew 25:41 “Then He will also say to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels:

Luke 12:47 And that servant who knew his master’s will, and did not prepare himself or do according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.

Question: A very meaningless word by itself. It does not always mean what it says. The true meaning hinges on the person who questions, what spirit he has. Beware of the enemy of God asking questions. Jesus walks in the Spirit and always sees through their evil intents and addresses their spirits accordingly.

Matthew 22:35 Then one of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question, testing Him, and saying,

Mark 11:27 Jesus’ Authority Questioned ] Then they came again to Jerusalem. And as He was walking in the temple, the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders came to Him.

Mark 11:29 But Jesus answered and said to them, “I also will ask you one question; then answer Me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things:

Matthew 22:46 And no one was able to answer Him a word, nor from that day on did anyone dare question Him anymore.

Repent: No visible action word can compare with this under the letter R in terms of its powerful spiritual effect. A troop of angels in heaven rejoice when witnessing this miraculous event on earth, a sinner whose soul is worth Jesus dying and shedding His precious blood, actually acknowledges that God is right and turns away from his sin and return to God’s way. This word, however must work hand in hand with the word, salvation. Note: repent is a visible action. No visibility in changed lives, no true repentance. Repentance results in forgiveness. This is an assurance from the Lord Jesus. But for the disciples they admit that they need faith to forgive!

Matthew 3:2 and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!”

Matthew 3:8 Therefore bear fruits worthy of repentance,

Mark 1:15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.”

Luke 5:32 

I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.”
I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance.
Luke 17:3-5

 (NKJV)

Take heed to yourselves. If your brother sins against you, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him. And if he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times in a day returns to you, saying, ‘I repent,’ you shall forgive him.” 

And the apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.”

 

 

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