Got Love? You should because you’re saved right?

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Got Love?
Have you ever rejected someone that loved you before? I don’t mean puppy love or dating love or even that “do for me then i love you” stuff either. I mean “LOVE” have you ever rejected someone who LOVED you. OK if you are still confused I will describe this love for you. Whenever you needed someone to talk to, when you needed emotional support, when you needed advice, when you needed a blessing, when you needed encouragement, when you thought that you were all alone they were there, a person that would without thought give up their life for you, a person the would give their last for you, a person that put you before themselves like it was nothing, a person that would go without so you can have, a person that would sit up with you all night praying over you when you are sick, a person that would do away with their plans to be with you. Right now you are thinking only a fool would reject someone like that, somebody would have to be out of their mind to throw that away…

Well it happens, more often than you think. This is how Jesus wants husbands to love their wives just like He loves the Church. And the Church rejects Him just like that, as if it was nothing every time we sin. But you say you repent right? Saying I’m sorry is not repenting.

This is repentance:

In Biblical Hebrew, the idea of repentance is represented by two verbs: שוב shuv (to return) and נחם nicham (to feel sorrow).

In the New Testament, the word translated as ‘repentance’ is the Greek word μετάνοια (metanoia), “after/behind one’s mind”, which is a compound word of the preposition ‘meta‘ (after, with), and the verb ‘noeo’ (to perceive, to think, the result of perceiving or observing). In this compound word the preposition combines the two meanings of time and change, which may be denoted by ‘after’ and ‘different’; so that the whole compound means: ‘to think differently after’. Metanoia is therefore primarily an after-thought, different from the former thought; a change of mind accompanied by regret and change of conduct, “change of mind and heart”, or, “change of consciousness”. One of the key descriptions of repentance in the New Testament is the parable of the prodigal son found in the Gospel of Luke 15 beginning at verse 11.

So tell me, are you really repenting? Especially when you willfully commit the sin, you knew it was wrong before you did it. So how can we just continue to reject that Love. Once more He will take you back without hesitation because His Love is TRUE….

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