Repentance

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The Lord is coming like a thief in the night.  Here are three verses of scripture that warn God's children to be ready for the Lord's coming for two reasons:

  • That we might be right with the Lord God
  • That we might warn others to make right.

2 Peter 3:10: But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.

Revelation 16:15: "Behold, I am coming as a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked and they see his shame."

1 Thessalonians 5:2: For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night.

The Lord is coming soon.

Daniel 9:20-23: Now while I was speaking, praying, and confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my supplication before the Lord my God for the holy mountain of my God, yes, while I was speaking in prayer, the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly, reached me about the time of the evening offering. And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, "O Daniel, I have now come forth to give you skill to understand. At the beginning of your supplications the command went out, and I have come to tell you, for you are greatly beloved; therefore consider the matter, and understand the vision:

When Daniel confessed his sin God thought highly of him.  God thinks highly of you when you confess your sin.

Romans 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 

When need to confess our sin.  Repent and talk to God.  Apologise to the Lord and the person who you sinned against.  If you bought goods and you were under charged be honest and correct mistakes.  When we do things wrong, put them right.  Forgive the ones that hurt you as you will need to stand before God.  We have got to feel sorry.  The Holy Spirit convicts us. 

When the Lord gives us three different scriptures about something for example 2 Peter 3:10, Revelation 16:15 and 1 Thessalonians 5:2 He is warning us.

When we got things to fix dont put it off (tomorrow might be too late).  Ask God for forgiveness.  After Daniel confessed his sin, God praised him. 

We've got to be ready.  The burglar might have come and you forgot the door open.  He will come suddenly and you thought you had time.  Make your life right with God.

There are about 300 prophecies with regard to His first coming.  Many if most ignored them (like Noah and the flood).  There are about 500 regarding His 2nd coming.  If you love your child you will warn them of the danges of drugs and alcohol.  (Most will still try them though).  After God's second coming there is no second chance.  Most of the prophecies regarding His second coming have been fulfilled.