Frustration comes from the humanness in me when people say they need God’s power in their lives yet refuse to buckle to His will. They insist that they know God, yet fail to get the log out of their own eye.
They want something for nothing, never respecting the law of God written in all panels of eternity, even to the incontrovertible evidence in this life.
If you want to be forgiven, you have to repent by turning your life back to God, and show by your behavior, your attitude has changed. It’s very simple and remarkably effective.
Your relationships don’t change as you don’t change.
You do not change only for one fact: you have yet to submit your life to God.
When you turn your life back to God a miraculous thing happens. He shows you the reality. He gives you the gumption to stand there, judged. He helps you see that the truth doesn’t condemn you, it frees you. He impels one to do what you can in the light of that reality. He shows you how you’ve offended everyone, and He puts in you a heart to live at peace with all humanity.
Nobody who has not undergone such Revival is saved. It’s enough to turn us back to God, for’by their fruit you will know them’, as the Lord Jesus Himself has said.
Who stands there, saved of God, and does not about-face?
Conviction isn’t self-righteousness, a will contrary to the Holy God, but it is self-admonishment, always, and then continuing self-denial, hearing aright just how God will help you put matters right this side of eternity.
This is the most persuasive fact that side of death; now is the time; now is the opportunity. Especially for those who call themselves stored… don’t be in that class of’Christian’ whom the Lord says,’they will say to me, Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name and cast out demons, but I say I never knew you; be gone from My Presence.’ Can the prophet be saved without living an adroitly penitent life?
The rub of all life is in the friction of relationships.
What power of God is there if others can’t see the power of God which has changed you?
Yes, indeed, there are lots of false doctrines and several comfortable pillows that seem like the fire of God, but it’s all useless unless the Christian gets on their knees and begs for forgiveness because they’ve seen the testimony of darkness written on their heart – to the extent of the relationships they have that don’t please the Lord.
The revival of salvation and restoration come from the power of God through insistent repentance.