Godly Sorrow

For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death. 2Cor10:11

Before anything about God or the Bible can make Sense to your Mind or the Words of Scripture can come ALIVE to your Soul, you Must first experience this godly sorrow for sin that leads to Real Salvation. The Bible says that the Word of God is LIVING and POWERFUL, Sharper than any two edged Sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit and of joints and marrow and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart! Heb4:12.

This is so because the Word of God is the LOGOS of God. IT IS GOD! (John1:1) ‘In the beginning was the WORD and the WORD was with God and the WORD was God!’ That’s why it can Pierce and Penetrate the Soul and Spirit of man. And there is No Creature HIDDEN from His Sight, but all things are naked and open to the Eyes of Him to whom we MUST GIVE Account! Heb4:13. There are no Secrets with God.

But before you can come into Contact with the LOGOS of God you must first be CLEARED of your wrong doing in Repentance. This requires ‘godly sorrow’ for sin that will produce the repentance that leads to the Salvation. Today the Church / Pastors / Teachers know NOTHING of this godly sorrow and or how to get someone truly saved. To them getting saved is merely a ‘Confession’ that you are sinful, then ‘Believing’ or Trusting that Jesus has forgiven your sins and Saved you.

Nothing Changes inside. The motives remain the same. The Passions and Desires are intact. You may now attend Church and take part in the fellowship. But inwardly you are still the SAME person as before. If you were the class clown, joke teller everyone liked to be around, you remain so. If you cherish some form of entertainment or sport you automatically gravitate toward those kind of activities and other people who love them. Some of you try to modify your behavior by Christian standards and cut down on the trash talk and make an attempt to be nicer in your relationships with others. But MOST just slip into a religious routine that fits their expectations and become satisfied with the form and exist in an environment where they are NEVER exposed to the Truth.

What is Godly Sorrow? How Does a Person get past merely making an apology to God and Really Getting CLEAR of their Wrong Doings? First Understand that a ‘Godly Sorrow’ Must originate from:
HONEST AND SINCERE Motives!  (a good and noble heart! Lk8:15)

If Someone Truly is experiencing Godly Sorrow for sin, after being exposed to the Powerful Word of God, wouldn’t it Stand to Reason that they would make an honest and Sincere EFFORT to CLEAR themselves of their wrong doings? ‘Not to be Regretted’….the Scripture Says. If a person was Seeking forgiveness of a wronged Spouse in a case of adultery, would they Not FIRST STOP the adulterous relationship BEFORE they sought pardon? Otherwise how could anyone believe that they sincerely regretted what they had done?
It is NO DIFFERENT with God! He Requires that you come to Him in similar manner. That is what happens in Repentance, a CLEARING. In ALL THINGS you PROVED Yourself to be CLEAR (PURE!) of your wrong doing! (2Cor7:10-11)

Godliness is Purity, Honesty, Decency, genuineness, earnestness! So Godly Sorrow is the SAME! Someone who has experienced it is NOT going to Repeat a few words and consider himself Saved. This is something that Cannot be faked! That’s why people Cried out ‘What Must I do to be Saved!?’ when they were Cut to the heart by the Word of God. And that’s why this Repentance is Called a ‘Time of Refreshing’ (Acts3:19) Because the SIN HAD STOPPED!!!! The refreshment is the PURITY of heart that results from the Clearing! It is a Radical and Dynamic Experience and a Transformation of the Soul from Darkness to Light, from the Power of Satan to God! (Acts26:18)

Your Sin is a Crime against God, a CHOICE you willingly made. You were NOT Born a Sinner, but became one when you sinned! You are Fully Responsible to God to Stop Sinning and Seek His Mercy or endure His Wrath at the Judgment. (Rom2:4-8) Your sin must be Purged by the Blood of Christ BEFORE you can be Reconciled to God. That happens in Repentance, where the sin stops and the heart is made pure.

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