ARC Sunday Service Preaching January 5, 2020 with Pastor Edwards…no victory without surrender. Some of the Scriptures from the preaching include: Matt 16:13-26, James 4:1-10 and 1 Peter 5:5-9.
Now as he preached more of the truth in 2020, and among many other things, Pastor Edwards said God will never let go of us until we cut him off from our life. To take up our cross and follow Christ daily is a public thing not a private personal thing. (See Luke 9:23.) When we start to be faithful to God, the devil will leave us. So we need to know which side we are submitted to – God or the devil.
Pastor Edwards also said real revival requires real repentance and repetitive repentance. Without real repentance there is no real forgiveness. And to not be in revival is to remain dead and useless to God. True repentance (i.e. a change of mind, heart and direction) will produce true forgiveness from God and then true revival will follow (i.e. true repentance = true God-given forgiveness = true revival) and for the better.
Pastor Edwards also told us that the grace of God that we received will empower us to do what God tells us to do. God will never shine his light in our life if we are willing to hold on to darkness.