Layers and Tones of REPENTANCE

Layers and Tones of REPENTANCE: Jesus preached Repentance to ALL – but his tone was always harsher to the oppressor than to the oppressed. He excoriated and embarrassed those who abused their religious and political and financial power. He even called them mean names sometimes. But to regular sinners He called them “sheep without shepherds,”and said: “Go and sin no more.”

Christians today have the opposite Spirit concerning repentance. Most are scared to preach repentance at all. They think grace means no confrontation with sin at all. The ones that do preach repentance are much quicker to assume the worst of those that are wounded, hurt, weak, and/or don’t know any better.

Unfortunately, most are scared to demand any accountability for the transgressions of those with the actual biblical knowledge & responsibility, or the actual governmental authority & finances to affect everyone. Honoring authority has never meant turning a blind eye to accountability.

Most are scared to confront the sins of the oppressor because they are rich and powerful. It’s so much easier to point out the sins of the weak who can’t buy lawyers or purchase manipulative media propaganda. A true prophetic voice does not turn a blind eye to the transgressions of the powerful and then throw stones at the weak and wounded.

Proverbs 31
8 Open thy mouth for the dumb
in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction.
9 Open thy mouth, judge righteously,
and plead the cause of the poor and needy.

Isaiah 11
2 and the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him,
the spirit of wisdom and understanding,
the spirit of counsel and might,
the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord;
3 and shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord:
and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes,
neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:
4 but with righteousness shall he judge the poor,
and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth:
and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth,
and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.

Luke 4
18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, 19 to preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

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