All Scriptures are of the KJV
Reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:18-19)
Isaiah 59 (KJV)
59 Behold, the Lord's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither
his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:
iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his
face from you, that he will not hear.
hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have
spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness.
for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak
lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.
How important is our repentance and our
reconciliation unto God?
Come now, and
let us reason together, saith the Lord:
though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be
red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
If ye be
willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:
But if ye refuse
and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.
Trusting in vanity, we say things like…You
just don’t know the things I’ve done!
These words are so important to the unsaved today. Vanity, pride, self-centeredness has that
person’s heart. Proverbs 13:10 reads
like this,” ONLY by pride cometh contention: Remember the old serpent in
the Garden of Eden? “Thou shall not
surely die!” When a person speaks this
into his/her heart, this gesture of the old serpent rises up from the past. Doubt and distrust of the truth brings forth
The importance of repentance is real. However, Pride prevents many from coming to
Christ. “ONLY by pride cometh contention…” Contention, (Heated Disagreement).
Many have stated that, what they have done in the world is beyond God’s
reach. O, I’ve done this and I’ve done that.
Deep in their hearts they are drawing attention to themselves. They feel important inside, they feel big
about themselves. They begin to disagree
with the truth being spoken. “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet,
they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be
as wool.” Isaiah 1:18. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just
to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9.
“But the natural man receiveth not the things
of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know
them, because they are spiritually discerned.” 1 Corinthians 2:14
Confession and Repentance