Sunday, January 1, 2012

Repent 360

So this is more based on tacky cliche Christian quotes than scripture, but the idea is very simple, and that is that God wants us to go full circle.

Repentance is to turn away from sin and run back towards God. A strange calling since we were born in sin and spiritually dead. Was there once an innocence that became not as soon as we were conceived? Oh well, that is not the point, what I am saying is that God wants 360 and not just 180.

Turn from sin, having no part of it any further. Amen. Look to God, seeking Him always. Amen. Do nothing about the condition of the world around you...come again? God does not call us to sit idly by and delight in our salvation. Thank God He saved you, now go help out. Go make moves. Go make war!

Excuse me for that exclamation mark, but God wants us to care how He cares. He wants us to forgive as we have been forgiven. He wants us to be more like Jesus, and Jesus went full circle. Saved then sent? No, sent to save. We, however, are saved to be sent, and it was because He was sent to save. We are called to go into the world as He went into the world, not that we may again live in sin, but that we may lead others out of it by the light that lives within us.

The gates of hell cannot stand against the Gospel of God, and those gates are locked from the inside. They are to defend against an attack. If we only go 180, we run the risk of believing this place doesn't exist. To combat that, we go with a head on attack, 360, not to join in condemnation but to release the captives. If God is for us, who could stand against us. It is of much more worth to fight than to flee. Pray we would fight.

God, let us fight.