QUICK REPENTANCE by Pastor Paul Locke for loxland.com 23/03/2016 and YouTube
Time lapse in repenting of sin leaves one vulnerable to judgment like Eli who failed to restrain his sons. (1Sam 3:13) God warned Eli and asked him “Why do you honour your sons more than me?” God required Eli to repent and discipline his sons for their sins however judgment came upon his house for the neglect. Eli and his two sons Phinehas and Hophni died and the Ark of the Covenant captured. The wife of Phinehas gave birth to a son she named Ichabod. (1Sam 4:17-21)
Jews believed by keeping the Law of Moses and making burnt offerings to God was a righteous act of repentance. (Lev 1:4) The New Covenant is a new way to deal with sin that is by faith in the sacrificial blood of Jesus to cleanse away sin. When Jews believed in the message of Jesus and received salvation by faith, they became those who belong to the “Way”. (Acts 9:2) They became Messianic Jews another name for Christian Israelites who repent to be forgiven their sin.
Street Ministry is rejected often with an excuse, “Not today” and is dangerous because Apostle Paul warns that if you do sin, be quick to repent. God knows the time to live and the time to repent, (Acts 17:31) so fence sitting is a ploy of the devil who hopes to catch you out. I often say to these people, “Choose this day whom you serve, God or Satan.” I encourage them to act by saying, “Taste the Lord and see that He is good.” The Gospel has power to touch your heart. (Rom 1:16)
Jesus said, “Behold I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done.” (Rev 22:12) The Testimony of Jesus as recorded in the Book of Revelation is the Spirit of Prophecy giving a message to the churches to overcome. Overcomers are advised not to be lukewarm and repent those who have ears to hear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. (Rev 2:11) They will not be hurt at all by the second death.
Jubilee Year 2016 is being touted by many servants of God as a time of great change. Some are saying that a great outpouring of the Holy Spirit in the world is coming soon when the reaper will be overtaken by the plowman. (Amos 9:13) The end of the Jubilee year is near about October when some expect the rapture of the Church. (1Thes 4:16-18) We think God is sending our team of Pastors to ‘Ground Zero’ during the second half of this April to help America repent and kick start the great move of God.