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Re: from Micah
Repentance, Forgiveness, Work is finished?

We talk about 'end times' events. After last week's Q/A there were comments about "repentance" (1Jn1:9). No, not for "Salvation". These are Christians "purifying" themselves (1Jn3:3) in anticipation of "seeing Him as He is" (vs2) My 'confession' was years ago...

    "Do not rejoice against me, O my enemy; for if I fall, I shall arise. For if I sit in darkness, Jehovah is a light to me. I will bear the indignation of Jehovah because I have sinned against Him, until He pleads my case and executes justice for me. He will bring me forth to the light; I shall see His righteousness. And my enemy shall see; and shame shall cover her who said to me, Where is Jehovah your God? ....." (Mic7:8-10)
Back during my apostasy I "sinned against Him". When I suddenly found myself 'alone' the Lord's 2x4 had been thwacked across my forehead. It was as if -all- those little elements of the apostasy were suddenly clear, for what they were. Some little details needed, yet, to be discovered. This little passage is pretty much taylored -just- to me... it's -about- me... from the 'enemies' who taunted, to "her" who scoffed about "your God and mine are different"

It might be due to this that I (as the reader in an accompanying Q/A said) speak differently than most do. I remember my failings!

But the thing that is in my mind these days is: Have I done 'everything' I'm supposed to do? Is there ANYTHING ELSE? What have I neglected? When I get to Heaven will it be like was the case this morning (Friday) coming to work, half way between home and work....Ohhhh...did I remember to pack my POBox key with the computer glasses and flash drive? ...but moving with traffic on the bike, no option to get into the saddle bag and rummage.

There's a song (not in the VW Songbook)


I wonder, have I done my best for Jesus
Who die upon the cruel tree?
to think of His great sacrifice at Calv'ry
I know my Lord expects the best from me.
How many are the lost that I have lifted?
How many are the chained I've helped to free?
I wonder, have I done my best for Jesus,
When He has done so much for me?
    "With what shall I come before Jehovah, to bow myself before the loftiness of God? Shall I come before Him with burnt offerings, with yearling calves? ... O man, He has declared to you what is good. And what does Jehovah require of you, but to do justice, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God." (Mic6:6,8)
Amen!