Bruisin’ # 2 – The Angel’s Joy

 

  “Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth. ” Luke 15:10

Last Sunday morning, we had a first time lady visitor come to service with her 2 youngest daughters. They were there for kid’s church and also stayed for the worship service and preaching. They all seemed like they really enjoyed the service, and it seemed like everyone from our church did their best to welcome them. This past Thursday night, we were blessed to have Bro. & Sis. Baker with us. They have been with us many times and are a favorite among our church folks. This lady who had been with us on Sunday came to this service with her 2 daughters and also brought her oldest daughter who is 17. We had a wonderful worship service, and Brother Baker was under the anointing preaching the Word of God. At the close of the preaching when the altar call was given, the 17 year old girl was the first to leave the pew, followed by her mother. These ladies knelt down and seemed to really be pouring out their hearts to God. Brother Baker encouraged them to repent, and I felt like they did. Now some would stop here and ask, “Well, did they get the Holy Ghost?” No, they did not, but I feel like they got to square one, which is repentance. If the angels in heaven rejoice over this, then why shouldn’t we? Of course we want to see them filled with the Holy Ghost, but true repentance is so very important and something that really needs to be emphasized in our churches. I know God has more in store for these ladies, and I am rejoicing that they took a step closer to God. If the angels rejoice over this, then you know the demons of hell must not be too happy. Thank you, Lord, for bruisin #2!

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2 thoughts on “Bruisin’ # 2 – The Angel’s Joy

  1. Amen! Repentance is so important and the soul-searching, heart-cry, totally surrendered repentant seems to be a rare occurrence now days. Could that be why some do not stay in the truth but fade back into worldly way…The love of God must be deep within! I’m excited for you and what God is doing in your church.

    1. Hi Pam. Yes, I agree that there are some who only live for God a short time because they have not truly repented. John the Baptist urged people to “bring forth fruit meet for repentance.” In other words, he was asking people to show him evidence that they had repented. I think Zacchaeus provides us a good example of a thorough repentance.

      Luk 19:5 And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to day I must abide at thy house.
      Luk 19:6 And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully.
      Luk 19:7 And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner.
      Luk 19:8 And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.

      I believe that after Zacchaeus had spent some time with Jesus and received his teachings, he realized he was a sinner and was stating these changes that he saw he needed to make in his life. We were talking last night at ladies’ prayer about how there are many who try to justify themselves by comparing themselves with others. “Well, at least I don’t do ______________________ like that person!” What we really need to do is compare our lives to what is written in the Scripture and see how we line up. I’m sure there would be a whole lot more repenting going on if we honestly looked at ourselves from God’s perspective in His Word. May God help all of us to get a repentant spirit! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

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