#169 A Cost Too High
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Luke 13:3 AMP
I tell you, No; but unless you repent (change your mind for the better and heartily; amend your ways, with abhorrence of your past sins), you will all likewise perish and be lost eternally.
And Jesus repeated the same warning a second time in verse 5.
Two things will block the Light of your transformation, a Light freely given and fully available. And you will never discover or live out the marvel of your divine purpose, your great adventure and even your love relationship with God.
- The failure to confess to God in genuine repentance.
- The failure to forgive from your heart.
These are absolutes in scripture that cannot be waved away.
Forgive or Be Lost
I have often said to the Lord (about terrible, costly sins against me, things that would shock you if I told it), “I WILL NOT lose you over this offense. It is not worth losing YOU. I WILL forgive, I do forgive and I will keep on forgiving if need be. But I will not lose You because of this!”
“…[Y]ou will all likewise perish and be lost eternally.”
The Greek word translated ‘destroy’ has a prefix which is stronger than just ‘destroy;’ it adds force to the word so that it means ‘away or wholly, be destroyed, to perish.’ The Amplified renders it correctly.
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