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The Year of Transformation
Aug 13-14, 2016
The Amazing Power of Radical Repentance!
Matt 4:17 17 From that time Jesus began to preach and say, “Repent [change your inner self—your old way of thinking, regret past sins, live your life in a way that proves repentance; seek God’s purpose for your life], for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
Luke 24:45 Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures, 46 And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: 47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
God promised blessings for His people when they obey His voice and curses when they do not heed His voice in the book of Deuteronomy. We know from history that they ended on the side of the curses as they could not obey Him in their own strength. That is why Jesus had to come for us to take away our sins and also to crucify our sinful nature at the cross of calvary. We cannot make it on our own – sinners cannot deal with the sinful nature without the power of the cross and the Holy Spirit.
How can we trigger the power of God in our lives to overcome sin and live victoriously? The Key is Repentance – radical repentance! Partial repentance leads to partial victory! Radical Repentance leads to spectacular victory and blessings! That is why the first word that Jesus uttered in His public ministry is “Repent!” We repent not just to have our sins forgiven but to enter and possess the Kingdom of God. What really is Repentance?
Traditionally, some people think of repentance of being sorrowful over our sins! But this is not sufficient. Today there are preachers who want to redefine repentance as simply changing your mind – and that is incomplete and dangerous! Without radical repentance, people could be thinking they are living in grace where in fact, they have fallen from grace!
This message is powerfully important today if we desire to want to walk in the power and fullness of the Kingdom of God! You will be richly blessed! Amen.
Pastor Chee Kang Seng