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Overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

When that day comes

When that day comes

Friday, January 11, 2019

What does repent of my sins mean?


What does repent of my sins mean?

Repentance means change. To repent a person must turn from evil, and to turn to the Lord.




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What does repent of my sins mean?

Repent of my sins

At the end of his sermons, Joel Osteen says, “Lord Jesus, I repent of my sins come into my heart and I will make you my Lord and Savior.” But what does repent mean and how do you repent for Jesus to come into your heart?

Repent means change. To repent is to change from sin to belief in and obedience to God. True repentance leads a person to say, "I have sinned" and proves it with action not words. Repentance is an honest, regretful acknowledgement of sin with commitment to change. Repentance requires true humility not asking the Lord for forgiveness with the intent to sin again.

To repent a person must turn from evil, and to turn to the Lord. When one is guilty of sin, the spoken confession of the sin is a necessary step to receive divine forgiveness.

Repentance means change


Confession is the first step to repentance


John Chapter 1 verses 5-10

5 This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 6 If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. 8 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us.


Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Most Popular Names of God

Most Popular Names of God

The bible uses many names for God to explain His temperament, strength and relationship to those who believe.




Most Popular Names of God

YHWH



Proverbs 18:10
“The name of the Lord is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.”



1.   In the Old Testament, the most hallowed name for God is Yahweh.


2.   Elohim is a general name translated “God” in the Bible. It is the second most used name of God in the Old Testament.

3.   Adonai is the third most used name of God in the Old Testament.

4.   Theos is the most common name used of God in the New Testament. It is not only used of God the Father but also of Christ.

5.   God as Father, Father is used of God 15 times in the Old Testament and 245 times in the New Testament.



The name Yahweh was considered so sacred to Israel that they would never pronounce the name. It was too holy. Instead, they used the name Adonai, when reading the name Yahweh. Around the 9th century AD, the vowels of Adonai were combined with YHWH to make the pseudo name “Jehovah,” which became the spoken way of saying Yahweh for the Jews. Jehovah was popularized in early English translations of the Bible such as the King James Version.



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