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Isaiah 40 3:7
“The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain: And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it. The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field: The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the Lord bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass. The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.”
The God of all creation in allowing things to happen. Don’t think for a minute that evil will prevail it is the LORD’s doing,
“O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God! Behold, the Lord God will come with strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him. He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young”
1. Accept the good shepard, Jesus of Nazareth.
2. Admit your sins to God. Confess All. He sees them anyway, remember Adam?
3. Repent of you sins, feel nicham (נחם)=to feel sorrow and teshuvah (תְּשׁוּבָה)=return to God.
4.* Show it an make amends for your sins that effect others. Even asking God to intercede.
5. Forgive others, and accept your forgiveness, ask forgiveness from others (mechlia)** for the time is short.
*Jesus knowing the mind of man does not elaborate on seeking forgiveness from others since stiff necks and harden hearts abound, but you DO NEED to forgive others before you are forgiven.
**However there is allot to be said about if you feel genuine sorrowfulness for your actions you would make amends and ask God what to do to make amends with him and the ones you may have negatively effected. This is a big and accepted concept with a Hebrew word for it and I believe it can be shown with many examples in the old testament. The law and the prophets do unto others as you would have done to yourself.
Remember part of repentance is confessing your sins to God, he sees all and if your trying to hide something he will know it and his word , both written and made flesh, will Judge you.