Updated: Sep 17
John 1:19-23 (NIV) Now this was John’s testimony when the Jewish leaders[a] inJerusalemsentpriests and Levites to ask him who he was. 20 He did not fail to confess, but confessed freely, “I am not the Messiah.” 21 They asked him, “Then who are you? Are you Elijah?” He said, “I am not.” “Are you the Prophet?” He answered, “No.” 22 Finally they said, “Who are you? Give us an answer to take back to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?” 23 John replied in the words of Isaiah the prophet, “I am the voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Make straight the way for the Lord.’”
Luke 3:3 (NIV) He went into all the country around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
Amos 3:7-8 (NIV) Surely the Sovereign Lord does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets. 8 The lion has roared—who will not fear?The Sovereign Lord has spoken— who can but prophesy?
Luke 18:13. NASB - "God, be merciful to me, the sinner!"
2 Timothy 2:25-26 He must gently reprove those who oppose him, in the hope that God may grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth. 26 Then they will come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, who has taken them captive to his will.
2 Timothy 3: 1-5 But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4 treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power.
Exodus 32:14 “And the Lord repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his people.”
II Chronicles 7:14 (NKJV) If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land