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Draw Near

Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. (James 4:8 NKJV)

Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. (James 4:9 NKJV)

When we draw near to God, He draws near to us. God wants us to cleanse our hands and purify our hearts. We can see from the above Scripture, that relationship with God is not as easy as some want it to be. Some people will tell you that if you just confess positively, all will be well with you, but the word of God is not a mantra or an incantation and it should not be used as such.

The word of God must be gloried and respected the way it is. We should not add to it and we must not subtract from it. You must confess and obey, not just confess. We need to maintain close relationship and fellowship with God. Jesus did and Paul did. Anyone that is living a careless disobedient life who expects to confess and decree and move mountains should re-examine himself. Power without purity and holiness is great deception.

We need to draw near to God so that God Himself will draw near to us. May great grace be upon us in Jesus name.

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6 Comments

  1. The Eclectic Contrarian says:

    Repentance! A forgotten word.

  2. Harry Whitt says:

    Good word!

  3. Without repentance there would be no holiness. Holiness and repentance go hand in hand. Godly sorrow brings repentance but worldly sorrow brings death as said in His Word can’t recall the scripture right now. Bless God for His word and writing this convicting message through you for His glory. Blessings!

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