Repent; the King is Coming!

April 3, 2023 in NT Commands by TGV

Two-Minute Devotionals
Commands in the New Testament.
Repent; the King is Coming!
101A-NTC, (Matthew 3:1–2)

“In those days, John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!” (Matthew 3:1–2, NKJV)

Repentance is a U-turn—to turn away from sins and toward God. So, John’s sermon was one word, “repent,” but why? “For the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” You cannot have a kingdom without a King. This king is the Lord Jesus Christ. Genuine repentance is one of the critical characteristics of the citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven. Christ came to usher in a Kingdom (Mt 6:10), the Kingdom of Grace, which will be followed by the Kingdom of Glory, at the Second Coming, when “the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.” (Matthew 24:30–31, NKJV)

Have you repented of your sins? Maybe you say, “We are saved by grace; God is loving and gracious. He will not judge men for their sins.” Think again. Paul writes, “What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it?” “For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.” (Romans 6:1-2, 14). Then in chapter 14, he makes this stunning statement, “So then each of us shall give an account of himself to God.”(14:12)

It seems that God means business when He calls for repentance because no one will inherit the kingdom of God with unrepented sins. Read 1 Cor 6:9-10; 15:50; Ps 34:16; 37:9. Mt 25:34, 41; Jn 3:3; Rom 1:29-32; Gal 5:21; Eph. 5:5; Heb. 12:14; Rev. 21:8). It will be wise now to address “every sin” in our lives before the door of mercy closes and no intercessor (Revelation 22:11). Beloved, the only time you have is today (Hebrews 3:7,15). Do what is right—Repent!

For Personal Accountability on Judgment Day, see the following Scriptures—
A. Matthew 12:36
B. Matthew 16:27
C. 1 Peter 4:5
D. Ecclesiastes 11:9

That’s “TGV Daily.” Until Next Time— Repent; the King is at the Door!


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