Posted on: 28/06/2013
Repent or perish
Lu:13:1: There were present at that season some that told him of the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.
Lu:13:2: And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things?
Lu:13:3: I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
Lu:13:4: Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in
Lu:13:5: I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
Lu:13:6: He spake also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none.
Lu:13:7: Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground?
Lu:13:8: And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it:
Lu:13:9: And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down.
Even today mankind is doing what their parents (Adam and Eve) did. At the Garden of Eden when God asked them why they ate the forbidden fruit, they never repented of their sins, but instead they blamed others for their mistake. Hence all are born sinners and also commit sins.
When we humble our hearts before God and come in repentance to Christ He forgives our sins and can gain entry to heaven. Jesus said repent and the kingdom of heaven is at hand. When one repents God in heaven is happy.
Repentance means to give fruit, to grow into image and character of Christ (House of Prayer, Sunday, 12-5-2013).