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Emanna for 03/17/2020

Repenting for the Kingdom (2)

Bible Verses

Matt 3:2 And saying, Repent, for the kingdom of the heavens has drawn near. 7:21 Not every one who says to Me, Lord, Lord, will enter into the kingdom of the heavens, but he who does the will of My Father who is in the heavens. 1 Cor 11:3 But I want you to know that Christ is the head of every man...

Words of Ministry


[Part 2 of 2]
The repentance called for in
[Matthew 3]
is for the kingdom. You must repent because you are not in the kingdom, because you are not under God's authority. You must repent because you have not yet submitted to the authority of Christ or come under His kingship. Although you may not feel that you are sinful, as long as you are not in the kingdom, you are a rebellious one. As long as you have nothing to do with the kingship of Christ, you are in rebellion and must repent. Repent of not being in the kingdom! The genuine Christians of today are saved, yet many of them still are not in the kingdom. Thus, even these Christians must repent. As long as you are not under the kingship of Christ, you must repent. If you are not actually in the kingdom of the heavens, not under the heavenly ruling, you must repent....Repent of your rebellion! Repent of not being in the kingdom and of not being under the kingship and authority of Christ! Do not think that Matthew is only for unbelievers, outsiders, or Gentiles. I do not know what kind of gospel you have heard, but I do know that you need to hear the Gospel of Matthew, the Gospel of the kingdom that requires you to repent of not being under the kingship of Christ. We all must repent to the Lord and say, "Lord, forgive me. Even today I am still in rebellion. I am not under Your Lordship, Your authority, Your heavenly ruling. Lord, I confess that I have been ruled only by myself. Lord, grant me a true repentance for my rebellion, for my not being under Your authority."

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry, from Witness Lee, Life-study of Matthew, 1986, pp. 101-102. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 2/16/99) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.