Tag Archive: sorrow


Godly Sorrow

You can’t be saved without repentance . . . and you can’t truly repent without Godly sorrow. If you don’t have it, PRAY FOR IT!! This is a matter of the utmost importance.

 

‘For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.

For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, [what] clearing of yourselves, yea, [what] indignation, yea, [what] fear, yea, [what] vehement desire, yea, [what] zeal, yea, [what] revenge! . . . ‘  (2 Corinthians 7:10-11)

Look at what godly sorrow produces: carefulness (earnestness, diligence), clearing of ourselves (attention to be sure our actions are defensible), indignation (or vexation–with sin), fear (dread, terror– of our own condition; respect and reverence for God), vehement desire, and zeal!
This is the passion that is necessary to prevail over sin and temptation. It isn’t something that can be drummed up on our own. As incomprehensible as it seems, that horrible feeling of condemnation that you feel, when faced with your own sins, is the very thing that is needful to motivate and energize you to turn from sin and pursue righteousness!

I repeat: if you haven’t experienced godly sorrow over your sins, seek God for it until you do!!

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It always seemed to me that the slogan ‘God Bless America’ was very arrogant.  Are we indeed demanding that God bless us, or an I misinterpreting that in some way?  How about we change it a bit and start saying ‘America Bless God’ instead?  If we bless Him, His blessing upon us will likely follow.

This arrogant attitude, and self-delusion is also seen in the assertion that we are ‘a Christian nation’.  Oh really?  Please explain your position, because I don’t see any evidence of it when I ‘inspect the fruit’ of America over the last decade or so.

We seem to believe that we are entitled to some unconditional, eternal blessing of God . . . because many of our early settlers were Christians . . . ?  We seem to have the belief that God is wedded to us, until death do us part.  Well . . . that day is fast approaching.

Scripture tells us of a nation, with a similar attitude–and of her demise in the latter days:

‘And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.

For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. . .

How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.

Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong [is] the Lord God who judgeth her.’   (Revelation 18:2-3, 7-8)

 

”Therefore hear now this, [thou that art] given to pleasures, that dwellest carelessly, that sayest in thine heart, I [am], and none else beside me; I shall not sit [as] a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children:  But these two [things] shall come to thee in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come upon thee in their perfection for the multitude of thy sorceries, [and] for the great abundance of thine enchantments.

For thou hast trusted in thy wickedness: thou hast said, None seeth me. Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath perverted thee; and thou hast said in thine heart, I [am], and none else beside me.

Therefore shall evil come upon thee; thou shalt not know from whence it riseth: and mischief shall fall upon thee; thou shalt not be able to put it off: and desolation shall come upon thee suddenly, [which] thou shalt not know.’  (Isaiah 47:8-11)

 

The hoofbeats of judgment are approaching.

Hopefully these posts have given you much to think about, and taught you things about Islam that you did not know.  There are another 40+ facts here.

Here is something else to consider:

Islam is an abomination.  Islam brings devastation.  Whether Islam will be  ‘THE abomination that brings desolation’ . . . we’ll have to wait and see.

Know your God!  Do not blaspheme the character of God/Jehovah/the Creator by saying that He and Allah are the same!

These acts are inspired by Allah.  His followers claim he is God.  The Bible tells us God/Jehovah is the Creator.  Are these the acts of a creator . . . or acts of the destroyer?  The end product testifies of its author . . .

(definitions of ‘desolation’/’desolate’:)

  • ruin
Indonesia--Christian village burning

Indonesia--Christian village burning

  • depopulation
Massacre of Nigerian Christians

Massacre of Nigerian Christians

  • dreariness; a desolate region; barren waste
Islam's gift to Sudanese Christians

Islam's gift to Sudanese Christians

  • deprivation of companionship; loneliness
2 Families lost their (Christian) daughters as they walked to school

2 Families lost their (Christian) daughters as they walked to school

  • solitary misery; wretchedness
Beslan School Massacre

Beslan School Massacre

  • sorrow; grief; woe
Egyptian Christians grieve for victims of car bomb

Egyptian Christians grieve for victims of car bomb

  • devastation
Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya

  • to be apalled, awestruck, or horrified
Madrid bombing

Madrid bombing

  • to be stunned or stupified
Kenya Church

Kenya Church

Never turn your back on the threat of Islam.

Never back down.

Never give in.

Never let your guard down.