Thursday, March 15, 2012

JOY OF WALKING IN REPENTENCE

"And [He] said . . . Fear not: peace be unto thee, be strong, yea, be strong. And when he had spoken unto me, I was strengthened, and said, Let my lord speak; for thou hast strengthened me" (Daniel 10:19).

Daniel's soul was in agony. He had been mourning for sin—praying, fasting, weeping—and it left him flat on his face, totally drained. He moaned, "O my lord . . . my sorrows are turned upon me, and I have retained no strength" (Daniel 10:16).

Then Jesus came to him and touched his body and suddenly Daniel was flooded with peace and strength. "O man greatly beloved, fear not: peace be unto thee, be strong, yea, be strong. And when he had spoken unto me, I was strengthened" (Daniel 10:19).

Jesus told Daniel, "Daniel, I love you and I want to give you My peace. Now, stand up and be strong!" Daniel received the word of the Lord and was filled with God’s strength. Then he stood up, completely free from fear.

The repentant Christian can be downcast, totally wiped out, overwhelmed by sorrow and weariness. However, the Lord always comes to touch his body, to give him renewed peace and strength!

I ask you: Do you have a repentant heart? Do you want one? Fall on your knees today and cry out in confession—for yourself, your family, your loved ones, your church. You will receive an incredible revelation of the Lord and you will begin to speak from pure lips. You will know peace and strength from God's mighty hand so that you will no longer live in fear of any kind.

Best of all, each of these marvelous benefits will be "loaded" upon you daily: "Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation" (Psalm 68:19).

That is when you will know the joy of walking in repentance.