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Cape Cod Sacred Assembly preparation, Day 17
 

 "If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves, and
pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will
hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land" 2 Chron
7:14

Day 17 - Fire of Repentance

Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out,
that times of refreshing may come from the Lord. (Acts 3:19)

Repentance, like sin, is first a heart issue. Until we are willing to
face the Holy Spirit's probing of our own heart, a revival of
repentance will not happen on a larger scale. Corporate confession of
sin is often the point when revival fire is ignited.
Repentance, along with prayer and faith, is integral to God fulfilling
His promises. Repentance is not a negative emotion! It is a posture
of humility and submission to God and His Word. It is an alignment of
our heart with God's heart and with His promises.
A humble, prayerful, desperate seeking of God with sincere repentance
is a posture and action that God will not ignore. May God grant us
the gift of repentance, fresh faith, and fresh breakthrough from
heaven as we turn away from sin and return to Jesus.

Prayer Points:
· Holy Spirit, I invite You to probe my heart and convict me of sin &
compromise.
· Jesus, would you align my heart with Your heart and give me courage
to look at my sin & compromise before You?
· Would You move me beyond simple emotional response and grant me the
great gift of repentance in every area of my life?

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These devotionals are written by Rhonda Hughey. Here is a quote from
her book "Desperate for His Presence", published by Bethany House
Publishers:

"The pursuit of God's Presence is not a means to an end. It is the
end! What we are talking about is not a formula for how to be more
effective in ministry. It is the core of our existence and the purpose
of our life. We exist to know Him, to worship Him, and to reflect His
beauty to the world around us!
God is waiting and longing for us to experience an awareness of His
Presence. Knowing His Presence in theory but not in experience is not
biblical faith. It is religion only. We have the privilege as
believers to know and experience the tangible Presence of God.
In "The Pursuit of God", A.W.Tozer makes a contrast between being in
the Presence of God positionally and experiencing His Presence
actually. He goes on to say that, as a result of settling for the
positional Presence of God only, contentment takes the place of
burning hearts and fervent zeal for the Lord. 'The church then settles
for only an intellectual knowledge of God and remains unconcerned
about the absence of personal experience' "


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