"But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:" 1 Peter 3:15 (KJV)
Without repentance there is no salvation; without repentance there is no forgiveness, without repentance there is no transformation, without repentance there is no peace, without repentance there is no restoration, without repentance there is no holiness and without a heart for holiness there is no revival! Beloved, the blood of Jesus is powerful enough to burn away any sin, but without repentance that precious blood can’t be activated!
Jesus confronted the Samaritan Woman’s sin as she had five divorces and was living with the sixth man out of marriage. Jesus got in her business and He is getting ready to get in your business. Beloved, that thing that we call our business is indeed our problem.
The Saints are sitting in churches, Sunday after Sunday, going through the motions of their religious duty. Pride is keeping their rear-end glued to the pews. Their hearts are hardened; they are more concerned about what men will think and say about them than about the judgment of the Living God. They sit with their dignified positions and their chins up to the sky filled with arrogance and pride as if the preacher is not talking to them. James reminds us that God resist the proud and Psalm 51:17 declares the power of a broken heart:
“My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise.” (NIV)