Sunday, May 26, 2019

May God grant them repentance

2 Timothy 2:24-26
"The Lord’s bond-servant must not be quarrelsome, 
but be kind to all, able to teach, patient when wronged,
with gentleness correcting those who are in opposition, 
if perhaps God may grant them repentance 
leading to the knowledge of the truth,
and they may come to their senses 
and escape from the snare of the devil, 
having been held captive by him to do his will."


The evil one is pernicious and sneaky. 

The deceiver's snares are shrewd. 

You could be easily deceived by the adversary 
and have not realized you are his willing captive doing his will.

Satan is the father of lies. He is clever, cunning, and crafty.

The father of lies has no truth in him. He is a murderer.

Possibly, you have believed you are following the LORD, but in reality, 
you are actually caught in the adversary's destructive snare.

If you are in his snare, there is a way out! Cry out to God, repent, 
shun the tethers of the evil one, stop listening to the people who
are telling you lies! 

There is a way which will lead you to the knowledge of God's truth! 

God can grant repentance to you! 

The LORD has the truth which can help you come to your senses!

1 Corinthians 10:13
"No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; 
and God is faithful, 
who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, 
but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also
so that you will be able to endure it."


John 8:34-44
"Jesus answered them, 

“Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is the slave of sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son does remain forever. So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed. 

I know that you are Abraham’s descendants; yet you seek to kill Me, because My word has no place in you. I speak the things which I have seen with My Father; therefore you also do the things which you heard from your father.”

They answered and said to Him, “Abraham is our father.” 

Jesus *said to them, “If you are Abraham’s children, do the deeds of Abraham. But as it is, you are seeking to kill Me, a man who has told you the truth, which I heard from God; this Abraham did not do. You are doing the deeds of your father.”

They said to Him, “We were not born of fornication; we have one Father: God.” 

Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and have come from God, for I have not even come on My own initiative, but He sent Me. Why do you not understand what I am saying? It is because you cannot hear My word. 

You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies."



Anonymous said...

This is a powerful post, Jill!


The Piper's Wife said...

Thank you, Carolyn. It is the LORD and I am so grateful.