Dont Miss the Move! 21 June Therefore also now, saith the Lord, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning: And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness.
The word weeping in this passage represents the Old Covenant form of repentance. The New Covenant word for repentance means to turn around, to change the way youre going. But under the old covenant, to weep for your sin and to mourn for it was really all you could do. You couldnt get born again. But, praise God, in New Testament times, not only can you have godly sorrow for it (see 2 Corinthians 7:10), but you can also get rid of it by the blood of the Lamb! But, old covenant or new, one thing remains the samerepentance is mandatory for anyone who wants to be in on the move of God. Well, theres certainly no hope for my church, you may be thinking. Theres so much junk going on in it, wed never get it all repented. Sister So-and-So is mad at Brother Such-and-Such. This group is cross with that group. And everyone is upset with the preacher! I guess well just miss out on the end-time glory. Dont be so sure. If the bunch that was gathered in the upper room on the Day of Pentecost could repent and get in unity in just a few days, then your church can too, if youll just keep praying and believing God for it. Brother Copeland, are you saying Peter and John, and Mary the mother of Jesus and all the rest of the disciples had to repent before the Holy Spirit could fall on them? I certainly am. There was trouble in this ministry! The treasurer had been stealing and ended up committing suicide…the rest of the disciples argued about who would be top guy…there was so much strife, John and James mother got involved…Peter denied the Lord…just to name a few of the troubles. But somehow in that upper room, they dropped their differences. Jesus mother was there. James and his brothers were there. Peter and John were there. All those who had been cross with each other were there…and they were all right with one another. In fact, the Bible says they were all with one accord in one place (Acts 2:1). Im telling you, some repenting had gone on! And God Almighty came on the scene. The glory was poured out. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance (Acts 2:2-4).1 Chronicles 22-23; 2 Timothy 1I turn to the Lord with all my heart. He is gracious, merciful, slow to anger and of great kindness. Joel 2:12-13
Scripture Reading: 2 Corinthians 7:9-10