Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Daily readings in preparation for the Lord's Feast of Rosh Hashana - by Curtis Loftin (Teshuvah 23)


(L-R) Cathy harget, Doug Williams, 
Carolyn & Curtis Loftin, Steve Martin

Editor's Note: Curtis has been sharing these daily writings for over a week now. If you'd like to received them, please contact him at: curtisloftin@gmail.com

Teshuvah 23

Shalom Mishpocha (family),

This evening (Wednesday) at sundown is the beginning of Elul 23 and day 23 of Teshuvah.  Rosh Hashanah is in 7 days.

Ezekiel 18:30 (One New Man Bible)
Therefore I shall judge you, O House of Israel, each one according to his ways, the Word of Adonai, the LORD.  RepentTurn from all your transgressions so iniquity will not be your ruin.

(One New Man Bible - Glossary - "Forgiveness of Sin")  Repentance requires action, much more than just regretting something.  The sinner must resolve not to repeat the mistake.  With repentance all sins are forgiven, even those committed with the intention of angering God.  All forgiven sins are then deleted from God's computer.  Our Merciful Heavenly Father forgives and forgets.  Our All-Knowing Father is not forgetful, but He deletes sin.  Forgiven sins are erased as if they never happened.

Isaiah 43:25
I AM, I AM, He Who erases your transgressions for My own sake, and I shall not remember your sins.

(One New Man Bible - Glossary - "Forgiveness of Sin")  A rabbi wrote many years ago that the greatest miracle of all happens when a sinner repents; because then God takes that person back in time to when the sin was committed - only this time the person does not commit the sin.  Therefore the sin was never committed.  So each of us need to know that any remorse over past sins is not from God, but from the Accuser.  Satan is the one who wants us to wallow in guilt.  God says that any repented sin was never committed.  Accept God's forgiveness, knowing that you are never again to dwell on that past mistake.  Sin being erased is the greatest of all miracles.

I Thessalonians 4
15For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 16For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

Be Ready!

Abba, we repent of our sins, iniquities and transgressions - and turn from them.  Thank You for Your promise to not only forgive our sins, but also to not remember them.  Continue to draw us to You.  Cause our love for You to increase and deepen our relationship with You.  B'Shem Yeshua!

Ahava V'Brachot,
Curtis

Worship Opportunity of the Day: (How can you stop with just one Keith Green song?)

YouTube Video: KEITH GREEN "Grace By Which I Stand"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MjE2yXJqvs&feature=related

YouTube Video: KEITH GREEN "Make My Life a Prayer to You" (With video of Keith)

YouTube Video: KEITH GREEN “I Don’t Want to Fall Away From You”

YouTube Video: KEITH GREEN “Oh Lord You're Beautiful”  (Live)

YouTube Video: KEITH GREEN “The Prodigal” Pt. 1 of 2

Daily updates by:  Curtis Loftin <curtisloftin@gmail.com>

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Thanks for sharing. Blessings on your head from the Lord Jesus, Yeshua HaMashiach.

Steve Martin
Founder/President
Love For His People
Charlotte, NC USA