Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Radically Changed

Paul was a Pharisee and persecutor of the church. (Acts 8:3) But, Paul repented after his encounter with Jesus. (Acts 9:3-16)

Matthew was a tax collector, and a dishonest thief. But, after an encounter with Jesus he repented and became a disciple of Christ. (Matthew 9:9-13)

Mary Magdalene was a woman of very bad reputation until she met Jesus. The Lord cast seven devils out of her. (Luke 8:2) Mary Magdalene became a woman of great faith. She was the first to report the resurrection of Jesus to the disciples. (Mark 16:1-11)

We too, each one of us, can experience a radical change in our lives. But, only God can provide a change that is ever-lasting. Real change comes only as the result of a personal encounter with Yeshua Jesus, which then leads us to repentance. Amen. ℛℒ

Luke 5:32 ... I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Luke 15:7 ... I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.

2 Peter 3:9 ... The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. ❤