Blog, poetry, Teshuvah Devotional

Day 32 of 40 Days of Teshuvah

The common theme of the 40 Days of Teshuvah which include the 10 Days of Awe are, Repentance, prayer, offerings, paying your vows, and decreeing. With the heart mankind believes unto righteousness and with mouth confession is made unto salvation. Why are we required to repent? Because we have each gone our own way and must return in humility and servitude. Jesus ministry revolves around repentance. Only in repentance do we see His plan for mankind.

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Romans 10:9 CEV
So you will be saved, if you honestly say, “Jesus is Lord,” and if you believe with all your heart that God raised him from death.

harvest is coming

Ephesians 1:7-8 AMP
In Him we have redemption [that is, our deliverance and salvation] through His blood, [which paid the penalty for our sin and resulted in] the forgiveness and complete pardon of our sin, in accordance with the riches of His grace which He lavished on us. In all wisdom and understanding [with practical insight].

Repentance Poem of Salvation

Ask and you shall receive the gift of grace.
From the Grace series.

© all rights of poetry and writings reserved and copyrighted by laurette laster

I need to repent
But how do I say?
Oh those awful
Dreadful ways.

The things I’ve done
I’m sorry for sure,
But now to tell Jesus,
The One so pure.

What will He do,
How will He respond?
When I confess
where I come from.

Oh Jesus You knew,
because You had to share.
When I made my bed in hell-
You were also there.

Oh How I grieve
For what I’ve done
Forgive me Lord,
Please don’t shun.

I can make it up
I’ll make this right.
You won’t regret
when you see me fight.

What’s that you say?
It is Only by grace
Not by might is it found
Only when I Seek Your Face.

I don’t know how,
I sure don’t deserve this.
You knew I’d feel that way,
I’ve been so remiss.

Poured out from Your heart
Of compassion for me,
Gift to the sinner
Who longs to be free.

Yes I am a sinner
Show me how to repent
What must I do?
These old ways to relent?

Oh Lord please forgive me
For I didn’t know,
The depth of depravity
My sin could go.

Dear Lord Jesus
I am returning  to You
I want to start over,
and be made new

I call on Your Name,
I am a sinner I confess,
I hand over to You,
My life is a mess.

I receive From You,
Peace and love
According to Your word,
I’m born from above.

I give you my heart,
this one made of stone
I receive my new heart,
That You now own.

Salvations been waiting
For me to receive
Thank You Lord Jesus,
I return and  believe.

I’ve confessed With my mouth
Help me believe In my heart
thank You, thank You,
Thank You Jesus, for a brand new start.

Poem written by laurette laster  © 2018 February

2 Corinthians 5:17 NLT
This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!

If thou return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up; thou shalt put away iniquity far from thy tabernacles. Then shalt thou layup gold as dust, and the gold of Ophir as the stones of the brooks. Yea, the Almighty shall be thy defense, and thou shalt have plenty of silver. For then shalt thou have thy delight in the Almighty, and shalt lift up thy face unto God. Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him, and he shall hear thee, and thou shalt pay thy vows. Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.”  (Job 22:23-28 KJV)

The above list of specific tasks is common during to the Days of Awe. Yom Teruah is a time of repentance followed by a season of prayer, offerings and paying of vows also accompany this time of repentance and finally decisions are sealed on the Day of Atonement. This is our redemption and Salvation by the precious blood of our Savior Jesus Christ. Jesus went behind the veil with His blood to atone for our sins. Our sins are not only atoned, we have remission of sin by Jesus sinless perfect blood given for us.

All of the points we see in scripture fits perfectly with the tasks Job is told perform. Notice that all of these points, repentance, and prayer, giving offerings and making decrees are a common theme and are common to the Days of Awe.

This season is a time to prepare ourselves that we may be found worthy during the Day of Judgment. It is also customary to warn others of the need to prepare themselves during this time and season of repentance. This has been the purpose for my writing these devotionals every day. It is I believe more relevant today that ever before to warn others of the truth.

It is becoming more common to serve a watered down, feel good, storytelling gospel and leave out the desire and the need for souls to be saved. Have we reached the time the apostle Paul spoke of to Timothy?

“A time will come when people will not listen to accurate teachings. Instead, they will follow their own desires and surround themselves with teachers who tell them what they want to hear.” (2 Timothy 4:3 GWT)

I proclaim that the Season of Teshuvah is valid. This is not something God used to do and has no need of now. Should we not realize and consider that our Eternal Father is not a launch and leave God. What He starts He finishes. I find more and more that these seasons are indeed as important if not more important than at the beginning. When a tree goes through seasons it is becoming mature. In becoming mature it is becoming more fruitful. In becoming more fruitful it feeds many. During a fruit trees first three years it normally does not bear fruit. If the tree does bear fruit it is recommended to not harvest the fruit but to pull it off shortly after in blooms. This is so that it will produce more mature fruit in upcoming seasons.

So I say, seasons come and seasons go but with The Lord we continue on to know.

It is necessary to repent before forgiveness can be received. How can we expect to be forgiven and our offerings accepted if we do not realize and return to God and His way?

We know that forgiveness is waiting on an account for sinners because scripture tells us, Jesus died while we were yet sinners. Do you need to activate your account? The Lord has added this to our account long before we knew we were heirs.

It is activated only by faith and by the grace of God. Then we must meet Him and as an act of our will we TURN away from sin and then repentance follows. Remove iniquity for from you house.

These are God’s mo’eds, His mo’edim’s, His holy convocations, His festivals. When The Lord God instructed Moses how and when the feasts were to be observed it was before He gave the law on Mount Sinai. These Feasts or Festivals are rehearsals. These are special appointments with our Heavenly Father.

“The time has come, Jesus said. The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news.” (Matthew 4:17)

We are sealed until the day of redemption of all things, when we return to God, through Jesus atoning work.

We are fast approaching and looking unto the Day of Atonement. At-One-Ment- Atonement. It is good news, it is very good news, it is The Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Don’t miss this season of 40 Days of Teshuvah and The Days of Awe. It doesn’t get any better than this on earth.  Teshuvah is my favorite time of the year.

Until next time, thank you for listening with me. Laurette

 

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