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Repentance, is it Important?

Man Talk / Will Hardy and Roy Jones Jr.
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January 17, 2021 4:00 pm

Repentance, is it Important?

Man Talk / Will Hardy and Roy Jones Jr.

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January 17, 2021 4:00 pm

Welcome to Man Talk, with your Hosts Will Hardy and Roy Jones Jr. This week Will and Roy discuss repentance, and shed light on if it's important to do so.

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Hey this is Jim Graham from the masculine dirty podcast where we explore relationship instead a religion every week their chosen Truth Network podcast is starting in just a few seconds. Enjoy it Sarah but most of all, thank you for listening you for choosing The Truth Podcast Network this is Truth Network welcome to mannitol. Brought to you by T8 W CM is talking and walking Christian men's ministry where there devoted to breaking down the walls of race, age, challenging men to take their God assigned as our host will Hardy and Roy Jones Junior a black eye and a white whale back once again passed. So here we are talking about repentance repentance that really necessary. You know and and I think I'll go through a lot of people mind lately have that question. You know that a they say do I really need. Do I really need to do it if I don't know what idiocy or uncovered by the book. What exactly that's that's that's a big misconception absolutely be because people we we have a tendency to look for weaknesses and things and so where we can find that little crack at Little Avenue that's the direction we got to go.

Let's get on with let's get all electric and my boss is always given but it's all every Jacuzzi talking the language that I know I love chicken to Sophia.

Matthew 417 from that time on Jesus began to preach repent for the kingdom of heaven has come near and see him in another another version says the kingdom of heaven is at hand. It's it's it's right before us and so when we start looking at things is happening abroad, Roy. We missed the point of being a representative of the kingdom. So if I if I was in the world, acting in responding a certain way and God has separated me to take me out from that. Then I no longer need to be thinking and acting the same way so you know we're continuing.

Basically, this is a continuation from last week show.

Talk about resolutions and instead of making resolutions. Maybe we need to repent. Well exactly that because Greg had a clear heart clear conscience right at the right floor before you step forward. So let's talk about the definition of all right, the repentant scarf for throughout the Bible is a summons to a personal absolute and ultimate unconditional surrender to God is sovereign, though it includes sorrow and regret is more than that. Reprinting one makes a complete change of direction 180 turn toward God change of mind which leads to a change of heart which leads to a change of direction right so if if if our mind changes your heart changes your heart changes your direction changes and see that's that's the that's that's it. Not making a 360 because if you make a 36 I understand and see some of us we make the 180 and then we keep going around and around and around instead of realizing now that God has blessed me to make that 180 I'm focused on him Let's talk about that will refinance a list talk about the blood talk about you and there's there's this mindset I think that the witness to you and talk with people and coaching men in here are some of the stories that they uncovered by the blood like we talked, watched Monica so all bets are off by uncovered by the blood. So if I make a mistake.

If I choose to make mistakes.

You consciously send what is the big deal and I don't repent.

What is the big deal. CM and I actually heard a young man say to me, this was like last year and he he said to me you know that if my sins have been forgiven, past, present, future.

Then what I mean why do I need to ask for forgiveness. Hence why do I need to repent. If if my my sins are covered past present future wealth God would not have put it in there for you to continue to pray or renew your mind if you didn't have to do these things, he put it in there because we have to do those things and see.

I like the part in the definition that you read unconditional surrender. In other words, we don't make bargains with God. We don't say God if you do this, then you know I'm going to keep your word over here and I'm going to be faithful to you in this way. So what we trying to do is we try to bargain with God and in the course that doesn't work at all well in Matthew three aces produce fruit in keeping with repentance, so if if if I am repenting, then that will produce the fruit. That's talked about in Galatians chapter 5 verses 22 and 23 it it it talks about that that we the fruits of the spirit so when we are repentant. That means we are getting up and returning from the things that had us entangled or in bondage. So if you think about producing fruit in order produce fruit. You've got to have you got to be free of weeds to go to be free of fungus to go to be free of all that sword in our world could almost think of the repentance is the preventive measure in the step has to be taken in order produce good fruit exactly that's a daily process because not none of us go through a day without I've had a bad thought. Having had absent medicine in some ways it's important to repent on a daily basis if not even more frequently that when you talk to the father should be talking the father more than just one today and if you say you haven't seen in then according to first John chapter 1 did you make him a liar and the truth is not a new element or announces you yourself are, and hated recovery those you have soon as absolutely so when I think about repentance units. It it always usually comes in the context of if you think about what you typically repentance in the context of a nonbeliever unbeliever, the insured, the witness to the importance of repentant light into into as part of the step in the process right back to that 180 turn. When you accept the father. Insert Jesus in your heart start phone father then you then you're not determined by the quantity term which may be gradual because not everybody moves at the same pacego to work on your work in and through you as you move away from all those things that once caused to stumble. That's the context of that you most people think about repentance.

They don't think about it as a daily part of their life. Absolutely you know because one of verse of Scripture and firsts in Corinthians chapter 5, you know there was a situation in there where you had a individual who was in a incestuous relationship with with you know his father's wife and the thing about it is this he had he had this relationship and the Corinthians. What wasn't taking action and so Paul God bless to him to write this letter and say in this particular chapter that you need to separate yourself from this individual and you need to let the enemy deal with him in until he repent and then once he repent, receive him back but then when we go over there and look at second Corinthians I believe is chapter 2 or three. They didn't want to forget them big. He had repented and and God had to bless to apostle Paul to write the second letter and include in there that his sorrow would be so heavy on him because he repented that no one would forgive him. So just imagine how how you feel you are part of a congregation you fell into sin. People heard about your sin and they know who you are and so you know you you you went out from among the church because they didn't want you part of the church until you repented you repented, but now they don't have you back or they look at you differently when you know the course of course we talked about that and off the fear and something maybe you on occasion in our program, the church, the body of Christ is the worst as it relates to the way they treat those of the fallen short. It really is amazing because the whole essence of what our walk is about is based on forgiveness run and love is not not not justification or justice but love and forgiveness, exactly as if if God were dishing out justice based on our behavior versus the forgiveness and grace. There would be no people on the planet to know people on the planet. Anyway, it's going to taste like closing was yesterday.

Yeah Melanie. Yes, let's talk about circular 279. Now I am happy not because you were made sorry, but because your sorrow led you to repentance for you became sorrowful as God intended.

So were not harmed in any way by us so you know, and repentance. I think you know because we had a we had another verse here that talked about. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ is the second Corinthians 517 he's a new creation.

He's a new creature.

All I things are passed away behold all things become new. So if you and we will since we were talking about resolutions last week and we talk about repentance this week. See if you make something that you know you cannot keep or its unattainable or things like that or it's through selfishness that you make it or if it's true you know some willpower that you trying to create from within yourself and act on, then you've already defeated, so we we shouldn't be thinking like that anymore in our thinking must change in order for us to be the creation that God created us to be so will from a person listening to the program today and on and I'm struggling with scenario of my life, whatever that happens, talked about solo skiers over the last several months related, purity, and so forth. But if I'm struggling with something my life and back to the 180 turn and I've got the mindset that the bloods got recovered. I asked for repentance by go right back to the same problem. The next day and the next day and the next day and NCI I would like to have for me where I think we when a person says that they're just saying it going through the motions. You know so so there motion oriented because it makes them feel better when they say it, but with in. There is no dependence on the Holy Spirit in order to keep them dry and it is the Holy Spirit that keep us, don't be mistaken you know we the third person of the Godhead is is is active around the world and that's who we lean on.

That's who we depend on because he dwells within us and so when we yield our members to him. Romans 616 then when we do that, then we are acting on the righteousness that the Holy Spirit represents an then we in turn manifests that representation through what we do and others see it in them.

As a result, they come to Christ or they want to know more. We planted a seed within Mickey as they see it in you see the change in you so think about that. So if you're one of these people to struggle in turn loose or returning to the 180. As we talked about earlier in the definition from whatever it is that's that's causing stumble.

How is that impacting your brother versus what are the person you don't even those watching that they see they hear you talk one way we get to see your actions.

Another way, what is that doing to witness what is a door for the kingdom.

It's actually hurting the kingdom because you're not walking without like you should be walking and when we come back with on the click clip with Dr. Tony Evans and he's going to talk about reversing things in your life to your CMM would love to have you join their community of men for breakfast every first and third Friday of every month and Bible discussions and fellowship after the best breakfast in town meeting location is in their voracious poster First Christian Church in Kernersville, 1130 N. Main St. encouraged him a hard start at 7 o'clock on a hard stop at 8 o'clock.

First time visitors eat for free. Join your host will Hardy Roy Jones Junior, a black guy in a white guy affordable chiropractic in High Point. As you might tell from their name, affordable chiropractic, even for the castration. Dr. Jeff Ricky has been caring for patients in High Point for 34 years, physical therapy, such as ultrasound and spinal decompression for disc conditions such as herniation conference of care for auto accident injury patients with no out-of-pocket expense. Remember, affordable chiropractic on the W. Lexington Ave. in High Point Hall 336-885-1987. Welcome God's man talk radio over your life with regular talk about sure clip from Dr. Tony Evans related to repentance and how you can reverse things in your life in reference to letting God take you from that point of despair and bringing you back to where you need to be after you repent there's clip Scripture God has prescribed specific means that leads to the reversal of circumstances, it summed up in one word is the word repentance. When we repent God often takes the option of changing his mind about consequences they can do that number of different ways you can cancel the consequences he can reverse the consequences. He can limit the consequences and he can even change us in the midst of the consequences if you are tired of going to the repercussions of bad choices bad decisions simple actions, unwise motions of movements in life. God has a solution regularly and the word calls us to return to him. Repentance is the decision to change your mind in order to reverse your direction to move from that which takes you and me away from God to that which will draws back in close proximity to him. Draw near him to me and I will draw near unto you the Scripture tells us God is waiting for your return. My return all return and on whatever level the repentance occurs is that level that God is willing to see changes in our circumstances that we desperately need and long.

Once we respond to this message, which is always based praise God and see if you were listening listening audience. If you were listening. Really, really closely, which I hope you were when when God bless to Tony Evans hearing a blessed man. By the way, but when he EE spoke he was saying how things that it if you didn't repent things that were in store for you that were going to happen to you. God can reverse that.

In other words, if you repent that thing that was waiting for you will not happen because of your repentance.

I love that because it see if the unseen things is the things we cannot see him in the supernatural world that when eventually when we start thinking about these things, they become manifested in the physical natural world and we talk about that quite often will if we will step in the natural, which makes the conscious decision to repent and God will come along supernatural take care of things rely on things work, a circumstance that change your situation for your all behind-the-scenes know what's going on and see that's that's the beauty I think of of repentance because what what repentance does is it keeps an eye like this it keeps things from from not happening to you that were going to happen to you if you would have continued in your non-repentant state oh that's so powerful you know because when we when we start focusing on God and things that we we will never know about me as you as you went through growing up through your life. There are things that did not happen to you that God was working behind the scenes and they never happen to you and you never knew it had a grandmother praying for your mother praying for your father praying for the you had no idea it was praying to keep you covered. So draw near to him and he will do what draw near to you. And he said in first John chapter 2 verse 15 don't love the world don't do the things that are in the world. He said if anyone loves the world, the love of the father is not in him seat so so we can't say we love God but yet were still acting and thinking like the world thinks.

Some translators will think if you love the world you hate the father is basically what what you're saying right.

It will go where you you is just like Jesus said, you can't love God and money.

You know Mammon so you want to love one you love the other going to cling to one or you want to despise the other.

So that that yes, that works together in the sense of repentance as well. So if we think about if you listen today and then we want to talk about repentance in your well what about them a lot that they haven't haven't written for and I think this is one thing will I don't know if you ever do this, but there's times I will go back my mind that something is happened, or something that may went wrong or something so social repent for even for the could recall if I've asked for forgiveness. What specifically when it comes to mind.

I I read immediately turned back over to the father and asked for forgiveness and the and I know the scissors force from the east is from the west, but if you come to mind if that will need to clear my mind a father but also if I didn't ask for forgiveness. The fact that this year will make sure the best.

I think that's important to its mistress risen up put it right back to bed and eat you know Roy, I never shared this probably with you so you will hear the first time that our listening audience is hearing but I was on a very icy patch of road and I was on my way from work going home and it was a steep hill and you know I was going very, very slowly, obviously, because of the icy road and behind me was pickup truck and the pickup truck was going faster than it should have been going on the icy road and so what happened is it it's it seems like I obviously I couldn't go anywhere because you know it's time to go any faster because there's cars in front of me there's cars inside of me and the road was very busy and it was at the end of the day, you know, people were getting off work and all of a sudden I look in the rearview mirror because I knew this truck. The truck couldn't stop.

It was sliding sliding sliding and it it it just when I looked in the in the rearview mirror, I kid you not. Roy, when I looked in the rearview mirror it look like the hand of God just push that truck to the side and all of a sudden I mean it was 18 inches a foot away from me and all of a sudden it just veered off to the right man it just veered off to the right and into the the center lane and when I saw that I just immediately I just lowered my head because I was standing still. I could move you know as far as traffic wise and I just stood there, prayed and think God. We know it.

It's interesting you say that will and will sure may have sure this brochure again like with similar situation happened when I was only work one morning light drizzle rain is drama old pickup truck and tires were somewhat there were there they were passed inspection with they want super thick and forcing orbit with a heavy rain and I was coming up on her own ramp onto the highway and I was basically making the turn slight turn to my risers come that the rent which meant the gravity pulls to the left side right so as you coming up that way, and I've talked to several of the engineers of the fittest financially enough about traction.

It was 8 o'clock in them about five or two must wait a minute was bumper-to-bumper four lanes wide filings. Why were there is record of 4068 in and broke traction will what should've happened was the truck should went right out into traffic right love by gravity pool while the truck did a 180. Also, the truck God spun the truck around and pushed me the truck lived dispersed right back inside the curve on the on the ground. The dirt inside of the owner. While it's physically impossible.

Other than God's hand indeed. And I did it in the truck and the truck cut off at the same time, therefore, could hit the gas and get in the morning Chuck shut off for no reason. There was no reason for it. Have no reason for me to be posted inside of the God of the truck be turned off of the God's hand is then not so just started truck back up, turned back upon the rent it wasn't.

I got back on the highway that I literally the tears start to come down my face as it it washed over me.

What had just happened because is a start putting two and two together is that this is physically impossible and it literally was the hand of God.

We are also very similar story and shared experience that he pushed me on. He an angel. Whatever pushed me back off the road and imperfectly perfectly slid me right back inside the curve onto the dirt out of harms way. If I but dropped onto the highway. I would been killed and parts of the skill to because it would been just like a pinball machine that is no more pinball machine is but you would've been but but but but but multiple cars it would've been bad.

Others may have been killed as well. So see these are just two examples that I'm sure our listeners out there have several exam as to how God spared you in certain situations where you have seen the hand of God, and I think when we see things like this happen Roy in our life when we experience an eminent horse. It doesn't mean that you have to experience everything because I like should be built off of faith right but those things that God bless you to experience. We need to see God in it, and those get and know it's him notes him and give him thanks for whatever it is he took you a hand.

Because there certain things we have to go through in order to sharpen our faith in.

Oh, just as we we talk about iron sharpening iron all the time and also in any of if me and see this happening in our life and how we are that vessel for God to use because this this verse here. Proverbs 37.

We talk about this a lot as well. Do not be wise in your own eyes. Fear God. Notice, fear God, first depart from evil. Fear God, depart from evil. So if you if you're fearing God, you're focusing on him, you are acknowledging him for who he is and not what you want him to be right.

But in the desiccated who he is not who you want him to exactly exactly. And that's why we need to come with a humble heart and accept him for who he is and he is the Almighty King of Kings and Lord of lords, the everlasting Father, Prince of peace. The wonderful counselor, the mighty God hallelujah hallelujah I feel like preaching right now that is good, heavy with us where we are so excited. If you haven't joined our podcast form. Subscribe to our podcast man talk radio podcast man talk radio podcast don't stop a man talk is a lot of stuff that they don't seem go man talk radio podcast and we would appreciate you subscribing.

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