Repentance is what detoxifies a person from this virus, and below is a basic list of the steps to repentance:
- Acknowledge your sin– this is the first and most important step. There can be no true repentance without this.
- Hate sin – unless a person decides to hate sin, he will keep going back to it until it becomes normal to him.
- Turn your back on sin– if you don’t do this, and do so immediately, you will never find the strength to abandon it.
- Forget sin– after all the above, treat sin as though it has never happened.
One of the most menacing viruses in existence is HIV (which leads to AIDS). Though HIV itself doesn’t kill anyone, it weakens the body’s natural defences in such a way that even a common cold could lead to a person’s death. Read more
That night the Lord said to him, “Get up and go down into the camp, for I have given it into your hands. Yet if you are afraid to go down, then go down to the camp with Purah your servant.” (Judges 7:9-10)
In this passage, we clearly see God showing Gideon what to do to overcome fear. Read more
The Lord said to Gideon, “You have too many people with you for Me to give the Midianites into their hands, lest Israel glorify themselves over Me, saying, ‘Our own power saved us.’ So now, call out so the people can hear, ‘Whoever is afraid or anxious may turn back and leave Mount Gilead.’” So twenty-two thousand from among the people turned back, and ten thousand were left.” (Judges 7:2-3) Read more
1 – INSIST: The cure for this disease is perseverance, holding firm to your convictions, trust, and communion with God, as well as refusing to pay attention to circumstances, time, and difficulties. This communion with God is essential because it produces the faith that sustains us.
Imagine this: You, in times of faith: ‘The problems are here, but God is with me!’ Read more
“…He knelt down and prayed… an angel from heaven appeared to Him, strengthening Him. And being in anguish, He prayed more earnestly… When He rose from prayer and had come to His disciples, He found them sleeping from sorrow. He said to them, “Why do you sleep? Rise and pray, lest you fall into temptation.” (Luke 22:41-46) Read more