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When’s The Last Time You Really Prayed Through?

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When’s The Last Time You Really Prayed Through?

No, I don’t mean when is the last time you knelt and prayed. I am not even asking about the last time you prayed and cried. I don’t even want to know about when was the last time you spoke in tongues.


But, What I Want To Know Is…

  • When was the last time you really prayed through?
  • When was the last time you prayed until you surrendered to His Will and ignored yours?
  • When was the last time you prayed until laid your all on the altar?
  • When was the last time you prayed until you felt truly changed?
  • When was the last time you prayed until your soul felt renewed?
  • When was the last time you prayed until victory and His joy enveloped you?
  • When was the last time you prayed until you knew your problem had just become history?
  • When was the last time you prayed until everyone else could tell that you had?
  • When was the last time you prayed until everyone else could see the difference?
  • When was the last time you prayed until your attitude changed?
  • When was the last time you prayed until you treated others betters?
  • When was the last time you prayed until chose to make things right?
  • When was the last time you prayed until you quit blaming others?
  • When was the last time you prayed until you whole-heartedly repented?
  • When was the last time you prayed until your worship became exuberant?
  • When was the last time you prayed until you loved everyone?
  • When was the last time you prayed until your marriage became safe?
  • When was the last time you prayed until you put God before your desires?
  • When was the last time you prayed until everyone in your family felt secure?
  • When was the last time you prayed until you never wanted to be like your were?
  • When was the last time you prayed until you lost you bitterness?
  • When was the last time you prayed until lost your hatred and hurts?
  • When was the last time you prayed until you lost track of time?
  • When was the last time you prayed until you felt Divine strength?
  • When was the last time you prayed until you had God’s answer in your heart?
  • When was the last time you prayed until you no longer had a problem with standards?
  • When was the last time you prayed until you no longer had a problem with Holiness?
  • When was the last time you prayed until you no longer had a problem with Pastoral Authority?
  • When was the last time you prayed until you could say amen to all of the Word of God?
  • When was the last time you prayed until you quit justifying yourself?


When’s The Last Time You Really Prayed Through?

  • Really Praying Through eliminates most counseling trips to the pastor’s office.
  • Really Praying Through stops all petty fighting.
  • Really Praying Through ends jealous rivalry.
  • Really Praying Through stops wandering eyes.
  • Really Praying Through puts homes back together.
  • Really Praying Through puts God’s blessings anew upon your life.
  • Really Praying Through strengthens your walk with God.
  • Really Praying Through makes the world look unattractive.
  • Really Praying Through puts fire in your spiritual bones.
  • Really Praying Through puts you in a position that God can use.
  • Really Praying Through keeps the devil at bay.
  • Really Praying Through blesses the whole church family.
  • Really Praying Through keeps your soul safe.
  • Really Praying Through puts a testimony in your soul.
  • Really Praying Through makes you a better witness.
  • Really Praying Through makes you a light in a dark world.
  • Really Praying Through keeps God the center of your home.


When’s The Last Time You Really Prayed Through?

  • I don’t mean a little prayer.
  • I don’t mean a little tweaking of the soul.
  • I don’t mean a $2.00 tune up.
  • I mean a major $2000.00 overhaul.
  • I mean an overhaul so good that your spiritual engine doesn’t hit and miss anymore.
  • I mean an overhaul so good that your spiritual engine starts when it’s cold outside.
  • I mean an overhaul so good that your spiritual engine runs right.
  • I mean an overhaul so good that your engine doesn’t leave you stranded between here and home.


When’s The Last Time You Really Prayed Through?

  • When you really Pray Through, Heaven will know.
  • When you really Pray Through, Hell will know.
  • When you really Pray Through, the Church will know.
  • When you really Pray Through, the Pastor will know.
  • When you really Pray Through, your enemies will know.
  • When you really Pray Through, your friends will know.
  • When you really Pray Through, your family will know.
  • When you really Pray Through, you will know.


When’s The Last Time You Really Prayed Through?

  • When was the last time you prayed until you got lost in the Spirit?
  • When was the last time you prayed until you the Spirit wrapped you up in love?
  • When was the last time you prayed until the Holy Ghost made intercession for you?
  • When was the last time you prayed until your eyes nearly swelled shut?
  • When was the last time you prayed until the world lost its glow?
  • When was the last time you prayed until you got a taste of Heaven?
  • When was the last time you prayed until you got deliverance?
  • When was the last time you prayed until the heartache was gone?
  • When was the last time you prayed until rejoicing took over?
  • When was the last time you prayed until there was a shout in your soul?
  • When was the last time you prayed until the whole world looked better?
  • When was the last time you prayed until God’s purpose for you was revealed?
  • When was the last time you prayed until God smiled upon you?


When’s The Last Time You Really Prayed Through?


What Are You Waiting For?


Written by Martyn Ballestero

March 27, 2014 at 10:04 am

Anybody Need A Blessing Today?

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Anybody Need A Blessing Today?


God Has A Giant Store House Filled With Blessings. He Has Been Stockpiling Blessing Up Just For You.

Psalm 31:19 Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men!

His Blessings Come In Many Different Packages, And Sizes. It Just Depends On What You Need At The Moment. Here Is A Short List Of Some Of His Bountiful Blessings.

1. Peace

Leviticus 26:6 And I will give peace in the land, and ye shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid: and I will rid evil beasts out of the land, neither shall the sword go through your land.

2. Strength & Peace

Psalm 29:11 The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace.

3. Long Life & Peace

Proverbs 3:1 My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:

Proverbs 3:2 For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.

4. Health & Healing

Matthew 4:23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.

5. Provision

Philippians 4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

6. Understanding

Luke 24:45 Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,

7. A Pastor According To His Heart

Jeremiah 3:15 And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.

8. Children

Psalms 127:3-5 – Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.

9. Repentance

Romans 2:4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?

10. Holy Ghost

Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

11. Contentment

Psalm 23:1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

12. Deliverance

Psalm 50:15 And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.

13. Mercy

Deuteronomy 5:10 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments.

14. Everlasting Life

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

15. Favor & Protection

Psalm 5:12 For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.

16. Eternal Reward For Blessing The Man Of God

Mark 9:41 For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward.

17. God’s Blessings Overtake The Obedient

Deuteronomy 28:2 And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God.

Deuteronomy 28:3 Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in the field.

Deuteronomy 28:4 Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy ground, and the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep.

18. Tithe Payers Blessings – You’ll Never Have The Room To Receive It All

Malachi 3:10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.

Showers Of Blessings

Ezekiel 34:26 And I will make them and the places round about my hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing.

“Jesus On The Mainline, Tell Him What You Need” And Be Blessed.

Written by Martyn Ballestero

March 25, 2014 at 2:56 pm

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Get A Car, Sell A Car

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Get A Car, Sell A Car

Get a car, sell a car

Get a house, sell a house

Get a boat, sell a boat

Get a trailer, sell a trailer

Get a dog, sell a dog

Get a gun, sell a gun

Get a couch, sell a couch

Get a motorcycle, sell a motorcycle

Get honor, lose honor

Get respect, lose respect

Get confidence, lose confidence

Get hope, lose hope

Get a horse, sell a horse

Get a cow, sell a cow

Get a collectible, sell a collectible

Get a computer, sell a computer

Get a suit, sell a suit

Get an iPhone, sell an iPhone

Get a farm, sell a farm

Get an ATV, sell an ATV

Get passion, lose passion

Get peace, lose peace

Get contentment, lose contentment

Get purpose, lose purpose

Get an iPad, sell an iPad

Get a diamond, sell a diamond

Get a camera, sell a camera

Get a golf club, sell a golf club

Get an airline ticket, sell an airline ticket

Get a Rolex, sell a Rolex

Get a baby bed, sell a baby bed

Get an idea, sell an idea

Get a job, lose a job

Get an inheritance, lose an inheritance

Get a dream, lose a dream

Get an opportunity, lose an opportunity

Get A Wife, KEEP A Wife

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March 23, 2014 at 6:12 pm

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Holy Ghost Radio

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Holy Ghost Radio

A humble man with a smile as big as Texas sat across the aisle from me on the airplane. We also had a mutual friend on board who helped us carry the introductory conversation. Thus began a friendship.

Little did I know that this big man would be one of the greatest blessings to Pentecost in the last twelve years and would also be an unsung hero of our day!

He tenaciously promotes this Apostolic ministry and the Acts 2:38 message of Salvation. His name is Brother Jeff Hoffer. Once you meet him, you’ll instantly love him too. He’s a man with a burden, he a man on a mission. He is doing a God-Thing for our generation. We will always be indebted to him for what he freely has made available to us.

Because of him, Pentecostals and the rest of the whole world can listen to special services, important conferences and wonderful preaching and stirring music twenty-four hours a day.

_cid_1D82803A-9E27-4D8B-9062-C12BDB422AA5_localI listen on my computer while on-line. My iPhone and iPad both have the Holy Ghost Radio Apps that can be downloaded for free. It is available for Android phones as well. The quality has always great! They even have channels One and Two for listening options.

Last night I listened to HGR and it was being broadcast from Desert Hot Springs, CA where Bro. Royce Walker is the Pastor. A special conference there is currently in progress.

I tuned in a bit late, but it was like I was in church with them. I caught Bro. Timothy Spell in the middle singing a favorite old song. He does such an amazing job of praising the Lord in worship filled songs, that it will quickly bring you to your feet.

Bro. Kenneth Bow, my favorite preacher in the world… hands down, preached. No, I mean he PREACHED! Not only was the sermon masterfully put together and thought-provoking, it was packed with so much heavy anointing that I couldn’t help myself. I cried. I prayed. I never heard Bro. Bow preach any better than he did last night!


I was two-time zones and 1,800 miles away. But because of the burden of Bro. Jeff Hoffer I got to be in service with my friends via HGR.

What I did a long time ago on The Ballestero Blog was put a link connecting my readers to HGR. If I were a pastor today, I would place a link on my Church website as well.

I noticed last night that it is possible to become a sponsor to HGR. I can only imagine how many amazing testimonies and feedback sent in by it’s listeners.

Holy Ghost Radio. That says it all, really. It’s our Radio. It’s THE radio for the Holy Ghost filled. It promotes what we believe. It continually blesses the work of God around the world.

May we never take it for granted. May we always be appreciative of this phenomenal gift to the whole world and us Holy Ghost filled Apostolics in particular.

I offer major thanks to Br. Jeff Hoffer and mega kudos for a doing a first class job representing truth in an untoward generation.

I pray that if possible, every one of my readers will choose to do what I just did, and become a regular sponsor of this ministry. You will never be sorry, but you will be continually blessed.

May God Bless Holy Ghost Radio!

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Here is the Schedule of HGR coverage of the Desert Hot Springs Conference.


Written by Martyn Ballestero

March 22, 2014 at 1:46 pm

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When One Part Of Your Brain Hijacks The Other!

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When One Part Of Your Brain Hijacks The Other!

Quite a few years ago, I was told about a new book and curiosity made me want to read it. The problem was, I was a little short of cash and not sure I wanted to spend what I had on a book instead of eat lunch.

I stopped by our local Barnes & Nobles Bookstore and asked the lady if they had the book, Emotional brain001_thumbIntelligence in stock. They did, so I looked at it a few minutes and then found a nice easy chair and began to scan the pages for a bit longer. I read about fourteen pages and then I laid the book down and began to ponder on what I had just learned. I’ve never forgotten.

The premise put forward was that we all have two brains. (I was glad to find that out. I have been told I didn’t even have one.)

The author said that we each have a brain that thinks and a brain that feels. Our life may be at peace and functioning well, but turmoil, pain and great consequences come to us when one of our brains hijacks the other.

He Explained It By Describing Murders And Murderers.


The Brain That Thinks

The brain that thinks can get out of balance and push all emotions and normal feelings aside. It will then ignore every soft and tender thought the person ever had.

  • He feels his mind is superior and he won’t get caught.
  • He refuses to think about regrets and the pain he will cause.
  • He devises ways to lure, entrap, and murder his victims.

Society uses the term Cold Blooded, Premeditated Murder, with Malice Aforethought.

Serial Killers must plan, calculate and orchestrate their dastardly deeds while ignoring every emotion that would stop them. Their brain that thinks hijacks the brain that feels. Society is very happy to lock that person behind bars for the rest of their life. They experience no remorse.

The Brain That Feels

The brain that feels can become so overwrought with painful emotion that it takes matters into it’s own hands and goes into what it believes is an appropriate action.

A loving wife may find her husband in the arms of another and her brain that feels immediately hijacks the brain that thinks.

  • She is not worried about consequences.
  • She hasn’t got time, in her mind, to worry about the law.
  • She can only think about the hurt she feels.

We call it a crime of passion. It was a spur of the moment action. Nothing was preplanned. Sometimes juries have been a bit understanding and even lenient in such cases.


When A Husband Is Unfaithful To His Wife.

The part of his brain that thinks, has to ignore and hijack the brain that feels. Unfaithfulness is not a spur of the moment action.

The brain that thinks hijacks the brain that feels and he convinces himself that he is no longer in love with his spouse. He says, he doesn’t love her anymore and hasn’t for some time. He tells her that to prepare her for what’s to come. He finds illogical fault with her to justify himself.

She is devastated and angry, and rightly so. The children quickly notice changes in daddy’s behavior and they become defensive of their mother and afraid of this man they loved.

Think about the all the emotional, logical, and spiritual Stop Signs and Road Blocks an unfaithful husband must pass before he arrives at where he thinks he wants to go.

  • Permitting thoughts about another woman to have access into mind.
  • Letting those thoughts become lustful and pleasurable.
  • Creating a moment where the two of them can actually meet and talk.
  • Making plans to meet again.
  • Making plans to leave and divorce his wife.
  • Ignoring the fact that he has no Bible right to leave his wife for another.
  • The sending of Text Messages.
  • The Emails back and forth.
  • The secret Cell Phone calls.
  • Then Deleting those Messages and Emails.
  • The actual clandestine meeting.
  • Touching her for the first time.
  • The first kiss.
  • The Motel.

Look how many stop sign he has to ignore. Look how many roadblocks he must step over. It’s pre-meditated. It’s planned. The brain that thinks has hijacked the brain that once felt love for his wife and family.

Nothing about unfaithfulness is accidental. It’s planned. It thought out. The brain that feels for God, family, and future has just been hijacked.

It makes no difference if the unfaithfulness is emotional or actual… it’s sin and it’s wrong.

Matthew 5:27 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:

Matthew 5:28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

When his brain that thinks hijacked his brain that feels… He had to ignore every hurt and pain in his wife’s eyes, words and heart. He had to ignore the consequences for his actions. He had to ignore the damage he was doing to his home and his children.

  • He had to push aside the loss of his standing with God.
  • He had to ignore the loss of his participation in God’s Kingdom.
  • He had to be willing to place his eternal salvation in jeopardy.

He had to arrive at a place that made him not think about how much he was throwing away.

He now had a new infatuation and he could not think about anything else but her; not even her husband or her children.

He must be proud of the fact that he is a thinker and has a high IQ. In his own mind, he is smarter than the others who are crying. He refuses to let any emotional connection with his own wife and children stop him from achieving his goals. They have only become baggage and now he wants to be free from them.


Although He Knows These Passages In Proverbs, He Totally Ignores Them.

Proverbs 6:23 For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:
Proverbs 6:24 To keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.
Proverbs 6:25 Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids.
Proverbs 6:26 For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life.
Proverbs 6:27 Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?
Proverbs 6:28 Can one go upon hot coals, and his feet not be burned?
Proverbs 6:29 So he that goeth in to his neighbour’s wife; whosoever toucheth her shall not be innocent.
Proverbs 6:30 Men do not despise a thief, if he steal to satisfy his soul when he is hungry;
Proverbs 6:31 But if he be found, he shall restore sevenfold; he shall give all the substance of his house.
Proverbs 6:32 But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul.
Proverbs 6:33 A wound and dishonour shall he get; and his reproach shall not be wiped away.
Proverbs 6:34 For jealousy is the rage of a man: therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance.
Proverbs 6:35 He will not regard any ransom; neither will he rest content, though thou givest many gifts.

Proverbs 7:27 Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death.

When a husband becomes unfaithful. He is not the only one now with a problem. His selfish thinking and actions have immobilized all those around him that love him. His marriage is paralyzed and may never be restored. His children will never respect him for the way he selfishly walked out on them and their mother.

Later in moments of reflection, he is prone to think he is the only one who needs counseling and help. That thinking is either being naïve, stupid or stubborn. AA and Al-Anon both include the addict and their family in the process. What one person did, now has become a problem for all those who once loved him.

Where Does One Turn To For Guidance And Help With Improper Thinking?

There Is Not Much Hope For Restoration To A Once Godly Marriage Or To Having A Sound Mind Again, If God And His Word Are Left Out Of The Equation. Restoration Is Of The Lord.

Psalms 16:7 I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.

AMP: Psalm 16:7 I will bless the Lord, Who has given me counsel; yes, my heart instructs me in the night seasons.

If one of your brains has hijacked the other, God will bring release and restoration to your mind if you will turn to Him. He will deliver you. Refusing God’s intervention will only set you up for more devil’s play.

Sir: If There Is To Be ANY Hope Of Restoration In Your Marriage And In Your Walk With God, It’s Up To You To:

  • Choose to repent to God, your wife, and pastor.
  • Choose to let God’s Word and God’s man guide you into complete restoration.
  • Choose to love your wife with all your heart.
  • Choose to reassure her.
  • Choose to be careful about your thoughts, feeling and interaction with the opposite sex.
  • Choose to clear yourself from further suspicion.
  • Choose to connect with your wife, family and God like you never have before.
  • Choose to live for God and not throw your soul away.

May The Lord God guide your thoughts, your actions, and your motives every day and keep you from all evil and iniquity. May your heart tenderly guide you in all the night seasons.

Now Go Do The Right Thing!

Written by Martyn Ballestero

March 19, 2014 at 9:53 am

Are You Worth Fighting For?

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Are You Worth Fighting For?


We have all heard uncomplimentary remarks by old timers about those people they considered

worthless and no good. They said things like:

  • “Ah, they’re not worth the lead it would take to blow…”
  • “They’re not worth their salt.”

We have all learned that helping some people can be an exercise in frustration and futility. In choosing our battles and those we fight for, where do we draw a line and fight? When do we throw in the towel?

Go To God’s Word And Examples For Guidance.

Moses – Israel

God was so angry at Israel because of their quickness to backslide, He wanted to kill them and start all over. He told His plan to Moses.

Exodus 32:31 And Moses returned unto the LORD, and said, Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold.

Exodus 32:32 Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin–; and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou hast written.

Moses knew the wickedness of Israel and although he could never justify their actions, he refused to give up on them. He told God; if You are going to blot them out, then just blot me out too. Moses fought for Israel even in their disobedience and wickedness.

Moses Persuaded God To Show Mercy.

Samuel – King Saul

1 Samuel 15:10 Then came the word of the LORD unto Samuel, saying,

1 Samuel 15:11 It repenteth me that I have set up Saul to be king: for he is turned back from following me, and hath not performed my commandments. And it grieved Samuel; and he cried unto the LORD all night.

Saul was reckless in his life choices and was disobedient to God’s Word. Samuel, even with all his pristine character and godliness, could not help but cry for Saul. Saul wasn’t even crying for himself. Yet Samuel fought with tear all night long.

Pastors – Saints and Sinners

Certainly we can be grateful to live at a time when God’s Mercy is so readily available. Yet, in spite of this, a pastor’s job is never done. He does his best to keep fighting for every soul. He fights for those who want help. He even fights for those who don’t seem to be fighting for themselves.

There Is No Such Thing As A ‘Throw-A-Way Soul.”

Paul – Timothy

2 Timothy 2:25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;

2 Timothy 2:26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

Paul’s advice to Pastor Timothy was, don’t be harsh. These sinful people are their own problem. They can’t blame anyone else but themselves. It just may be that God will let them repent and admit the truth about themselves. It may be that God will let them recover and be restored. So, don’t give up on them. Fight for them. They aren’t doing a very good job of fighting for themselves. They need you.

  • Fight for their souls.
  • Fight for their mercy.
  • Fight for their forgiveness.
  • Fight for their restoration.
  • Fight for their marriage.
  • Fight for their family.
  • Fight for their future.
  • Fight for their eternity.
  • Fight for them…


1 Corinthians 6:11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

Are You Worth Fighting For? Absolutely!

Written by Martyn Ballestero

March 17, 2014 at 1:52 pm

Here’s Proof You Haven’t Repented, If…

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Here’s Proof You Haven’t Repented, If…

For some, it is easy to say, “I’m sorry.”  Yet nothing much in the way of permanent change is ever evident in their actions. That is NOT repentance.  Godly Repentance ALWAYS brings change. Permanent change.

The process of repentance makes little difference whether it is to God or to your spouse. Repentance is displayed in the same manner.

The seven ways everyone shows the fruit of their repentance is outlined in God’s Word. The Bible never misses.

Here Are The Two Reference Points God And Christians Use To Define The Actions Of One Who Is Repentant:

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  • Watching how the repentant person acts after they say I’m sorry.

Read These Two Verses Very Carefully:

2 Corinthians 7:10 for godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.

2 Corinthians 7:11 For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge! In all things ye have approved yourselves to be clear in this matter.

The first main point is, Godly Sorrow. That will determine the end result. Godly sorrow will always bring Salvation (in regards to God) and Restoration (in regards to your spouse.)

Look at verse 11. There are seven major points that prove and verify your claim of repentance. If these all are not in place, your repentance is void and hollow.

Proof Number One

What Carefulness It Wrought In You

IF you have repented you are very careful. You know what your problem (sin) is, and what your weaknesses are.

If you’ve repented to God, you are careful not to go where you would be tempted to sin. For example, if alcohol is your addiction and you have repented, you will carefully avoid your old haunts and drinking buddies.

If you’ve repented to your spouse, and are sorry for your unfaithfulness (whether actual or emotional), you would be careful to delete all inappropriate email addresses from your contacts and all cell phone numbers from your phone that should not ever have been there.

You would avoid all further contact and conversation with them because you are doing your best to be careful and find salvation for your marriage.

If you have repented, you will become very careful.

 Proof Number Two

What Clearing Of Yourselves

If you have repented, you willing take all the blame. You quit pointing fingers and making accusations. You will not even try to justify yourself, but you will profusely apologize and that… often.

You will make right all the wrongs you can. You will pay back; you will restore, and repair the wrong.

If you have repented you will clear yourself.

 Proof Number Three

What Indignation

If you have repented, you will get mad at what Satan has done to you, to your marriage, your home, your reputation and to your future.

If you still justify yourself, you can never get mad at how stupid you were to allow the devil access to your thoughts and actions.

If you have repented, you will get mad at the devil.

 Proof Number Four

What Fear

If you have repented, your every day life will be forever guided by fear.

You Will:

1.     Fear And Reverence God

2.     Fear Eternal Judgment

3.     Fear Falling Back Into Satan’s Trap

If you have repented, your every step will be guided by the fear of God.

Proof Number Five

What Vehement Desire

If you have repented, desire will immediately surface. If you have repented from your sins, you will certainly have a desire to be at God’s House. Those Christians who are unfaithful in their church attendance show everyone they lack a good repentance experience.

If you have repented to your spouse, you will not be lackluster in your feelings and emotions towards them. You will experience a vehement desire to be with them. You world will no longer just be about you.

If you have repented, you will have a vehement desire.

 Proof Number Six

What Zeal

If you have repented, your enthusiasm will immediately show. Everyone will know. Zeal is hard to hide.

If you have repented to God, you will be zealous in living for Him

If you have repented to your spouse, your zeal towards them and supplying their physical and emotional needs will automatically show.

If you have repented, your zeal will show.

 Proof Number Seven

What Revenge

If you have repented, you won’t waste your storm. Not only will your reformed life be a slap in the devil’s face, but also you will do your best to save others from his grasp.

If you have repented, you will have revenge on the enemy of your soul.

If these seven things are evidenced in your life, then…In all things ye have approved yourselves to be clear in this matter.

Here’s Proof You Haven’t Repented, If… these seven things aren’t apparent in your life and actions.

Matthew 3:8 “Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance”


Now, Go Repent And Then Do The Right Things.

Written by Martyn Ballestero

March 11, 2014 at 2:58 pm

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