Acts 3:19-21 “Repent therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; and He shall send Jesus Christ, who before was preached unto you: whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began.”
Think on these two verses. Take them one at a time and one word at a time. His Word is so rich…..so deep…..so worth reading until every word sinks deep into your heart. In Philippians His Word says…..even commands …that we should not be anxious for anything! Are you walking this way? Do you need to repent and ask Him to fill your heart with peace? Do you handle everything with prayer and thanksgiving? Do you trust Him? Do you have the peace of God that really passes all understanding? Repentance is a beautiful gift from the Lord. It blots out your sin and forgiveness takes over. After true repentance you automatically return to praise and worship. He wants to make you a most holy vessel for His glory! Seek Him now.
As you reflect on Acts 3:19-21 , just thank Him for truly “blotting out” your confessed sins. Thank Him for the promise of “times of refreshing” now and the joyful “presence of the Lord.”
Isaiah 62: “For Zion’s sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until its righteousness goes forth as brightness, and its salvation as a lamp that burns.
And the Gentiles shall see your righteousness, and all kings your glory: and you shall be called a new name, which the mouth of the LORD shall name.
You shall also be a crown of glory in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God.
You shall no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall your land any more be termed Desolate; but you shall be called Hephzibah, and your land Beulah: for the LORD delights in you, and your land shall be married.
For as a young man marries a virgin, so shall your sons marry you: and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you.
I have set watchmen upon your walls, O Jerusalem, who shall never hold their peace day nor night: you that make mention of the LORD, keep no silence.
And give Him no rest, till He establishes, and till He makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth.
The Lord has sworn by His right hand, and by the arm of His strength, Surely I will no more give your grain to be food for your enemies; and the sons of the foreigner shall not drink your wine, for which you have labored:
But they that have gathered it shall eat it and praise the LORD; and they that have brought it together shall drink it in the courts of My holiness.
Go through, go through the gates; prepare you the way of the people; build up, build up the highway; gather out the stones; lift up a banner for the people.
Behold, the LORD has proclaimed unto the ends of the earth, Say you to the daughter of Zion, Behold, your salvation comes; behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.
And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the LORD: and you shall be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken.”