19 Sept 2017-4C’S FOR DIVINE CONVERGENCE-Bible Verse Series-Rev.George Varughese

4C’S FOR DIVINE CONVERGENCE (5.15 am) “What you will do for God determines your backward action plan” Rev. George Varughese

CREDIT, CRY, CONFESSION, COMMITMENT

Bible Verse Series

Psalms 51:6

Divine Convergence is defined as the moving toward uniformity from internal conviction to external manifestation

  • when every natural components of life moves in an uniform fashion / order
  • which results in wholistic transformation to the divine life on earth.

Convergence: the act of converging and especially moving toward union or uniformity. the merging of distinct technologies, industries, or devices into a unified whole (Merriam Webster)

YOUR WINNING POSITION. UNSTOPPABLE BECAUSE IF WHOM WE HAVE. Our victory is a victory of position not a victory of execution. Rev. George Varughese 

 

Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts,
And in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom. Psalms 51:6


Bible Study:

 

1. CREDIT David’s credit / realisation of God’s standards 

 

  • Behold, You desire truth in the inward partsAnd in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom. Psalms 51:6
  • 16 For You do not desire sacrifice, or else I would give it; You do not delight in burnt offering. Psalms 51:16
  • 17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, A broken and a contrite heart—These, O God, You will not despise. Psalms 51:17
  • 18 Do good in Your good pleasure to Zion; Build the walls of Jerusalem. Psalms 51:18
  • 19 Then You shall be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, With burnt offering and whole burnt offering; Then they shall offer bulls on Your altar. Psalms 51:19

2. CRY / CALL David’s call for God’s mercy

Have mercy upon me, O God,
According to Your lovingkindness;
According to the multitude of Your tender mercies,
Blot out my transgressions. Psalms 51:1
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
And cleanse me from my sin. Psalms 51:2

Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Psalms 51:7
Make me hear joy and gladness,
That the bones You have broken may rejoice. Psalms 51:8
Hide Your face from my sins,
And blot out all my iniquities. Psalms 51:9

10 Create in me a clean heart, O God,
And renew a steadfast spirit within me. Psalms 51:10
11 Do not cast me away from Your presence,
And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Psalms 51:11

12 Restore to me the joy of Your salvation,
And uphold me by Your generous Spirit. Psalms 51:12

 

3. CONFESSION David’s confession

For I acknowledge my transgressions,
And my sin is always before me. Psalms 51:3
Against You, You only, have I sinned,
And done this evil in Your sight—
That You may be found just when You speak,[a]
And blameless when You judge. Psalms 51:4

Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
And in sin my mother conceived me. Psalms 51:5

 

4. COMMITMENT David’s commitment / dedication

13 Then I will teach transgressors Your ways,
And sinners shall be converted to You. Psalms 51:13

14 Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God,
The God of my salvation,
And my tongue shall sing aloud of Your righteousness. Psalms 51:14
15 O Lord, open my lips,
And my mouth shall show forth Your praise. Psalms 51:15

 


KEY LESSONS:
A. CHEAP GRACE
  • 1. Presiding reason for our wayward / careless / flippant life
  • 2. The thought that God forgives easily
  • 3. A very watered down view of the personality of God / of who God is

B. MICRO LEVEL CONFESSION

  • 1. When repentance starts from the heart level
    • Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts, And in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom. Psalms 51:6
    • 17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, A broken and a contrite heartThese, O God, You will not despise. Psalms 51:17

C. MACRO LEVEL COMMITMENT / DEMONSTRATION

  • 1. When we commit to glorify God through the body
  • 13 Then I will teach transgressors Your ways,
    And sinners shall be converted to You. Psalms 51:13

    14 Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God,

    The God of my salvation,
    And my tongue shall sing aloud of Your righteousness. Psalms 51:14
    15 O Lord, open my lips,
    And my mouth shall show forth Your praise. Psalms 51:15

     


THE PROCESS FLOW OF WHOLISTIC REPENTANCE

1. CREDIT David’s credit / realisation of God’s standards 

2. CALL David’s call for God’s mercy

3. CONFESSION David’s confession

4. COMMITMENT David’s commitment / dedication

1. CREDIT David’s credit / realisation of God’s standards 

  • Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts, And in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom. Psalms 51:6
  • 16 For You do not desire sacrifice, or else I would give it; You do not delight in burnt offering. Psalms 51:16
  • 17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, A broken and a contrite heartThese, O God, You will not despise. Psalms 51:17
  • 18 Do good in Your good pleasure to Zion; Build the walls of Jerusalem. Psalms 51:18
  • 19 Then You shall be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, With burnt offering and whole burnt offering; Then they shall offer bulls on Your altar. Psalms 51:19

2. CALL David’s call for God’s mercy

Have mercy upon me, O God,
According to Your lovingkindness;
According to the multitude of Your tender mercies,
Blot out my transgressions. Psalms 51:1
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
And cleanse me from my sin. Psalms 51:2

Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Psalms 51:7
Make me hear joy and gladness,
That the bones You have broken may rejoice. Psalms 51:8
Hide Your face from my sins,
And blot out all my iniquities. Psalms 51:9

10 Create in me a clean heart, O God,
And renew a steadfast spirit within me. Psalms 51:10
11 Do not cast me away from Your presence,
And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Psalms 51:11

12 Restore to me the joy of Your salvation,
And uphold me by Your generous Spirit. Psalms 51:12

3. CONFESSION David’s confession

For I acknowledge my transgressions,
And my sin is always before me. Psalms 51:3
Against You, You only, have I sinned,
And done this evil in Your sight—
That You may be found just when You speak,[a]
And blameless when You judge. Psalms 51:4

Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
And in sin my mother conceived me. Psalms 51:5

4. COMMITMENT David’s commitment / dedication

13 Then I will teach transgressors Your ways,
And sinners shall be converted to You. Psalms 51:13

14 Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God,
The God of my salvation,
And my tongue shall sing aloud of Your righteousness. Psalms 51:14
15 O Lord, open my lips,
And my mouth shall show forth Your praise. Psalms 51:15

 


WHY IS OUR REPENTANCE SHORT-LIVED?

  • 1. We resign to our own level
    • 2. Pity party that is limited to our personal level
  • 2. Our repentance does not result in any outward demonstration
    • David decided to be God’s channel for others:
      • Teach other fellow sinner God’s ways Psalms 51:13
    • To praise God publicly Psalms 51:14,15

 

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