What Is Repentance?
Repentance means to turn from sin (s) with a heartfelt desire to change, never to do it again, and turn to the ALMIGHTY GOD and ask CHRIST for forgiveness of your sin(s).
The Bible tells us in Acts 3:19 (KJV), “Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.”
Psalm 32:5 (KJV) “I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgression unto the LORD, and He forgave the iniquity of my sin”.
Proverbs 28:13 (KJV)” He that covers his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesses and forsake them shall have mercy.”
Let’s take note of the Keyword from the Bible passages:
- Turn to God for forgiveness
- Acknowledge and confess your sin(s) to Him.
- Forsake your sin(s)
This shows that repentance is the option to receive forgiveness. But, to repent, we must first acknowledge, confess, and forsake an offense or sin(s), then ask for forgiveness of all our offense or sin(s).
What Do I Repent From?
The Bible also makes it clear that we must live a sinless life by rejecting every kind of evil (sin), abstaining, staying away, fleeing, and resisting all kinds of sin. No matter how big or small.
What is Sin? S.I.N denotes Satan in Nature! 1 John 3:4 tells us the definition of sin is, “whosoever sins also transgresses the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.”
Sin is the transgression of the law… In other words, sin is disobedience to God’s commands.
So when God says you shall or shall not do a thing, and you act contrary to His instruction(s). You have disobeyed and sinned against Him.
How Do I Repent?
Boldly take the following steps by faith:
- Acknowledge and accept that you are a sinner; you need God, who saves
- Believe and receive the Gospel of the Kingdom of God through His Dear Son, Lord Jesus Christ.
- Confess and forsake your sins to Him.
- Get Baptized in the name of Jesus Christ by (Water Immersion and in the Holy Spirit)
Remember: Repentance is not a one-time event. All of us need to make this our daily lifestyle. Daily, ask the Lord to reveal anything in your life that is offensive to Him, and then lay it down at the foot of the cross.
Isaiah 55:7 (KJV) “Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.”
Frequently Asked Questions
What If I Don’t Know My Offence or Sin?
Well, if God appears to you today with a scorecard in His hands and a pen ready to score you on righteousness according to His standards, what will be your score?…
Must I Acknowledge My Sin(s)?
If you don’t acknowledge an offense or identify your sin, how can you accept that you have committed a crime or sin?
What If I Acknowledge But I Have Not Confessed My Sin(s)?
If you don’t confess, how can you assume responsibility for your actions?
But I Knowingly or Unknowingly Commit The Same Sin?
If you don’t forsake your sin, how can you be free from sin?
John 8:34 (KJV)” Jesus answered them, verily, verily I say unto you, whosoever commits sin is the servant of sin.”
If you commit a particular sin, you may acknowledged and confessed the sin, but if you fail to forsake such, you are bound by that sin, that is, a slave of that sin.
If a person had a serious bleeding wound and poison ivy, if the doctor treats the poison ivy first, that doctor is certainly engaging in malpractice. Why? Because he left the most life-threatening unattended. So also it is equally important to recognize the desperate condition of an unrepentant heart and sound the alarm for all those to hear who are clinging on to their sin instead of holding on to Jesus.
Moreover, too often, we hear accurate and even helpful words of Scripture, but the need to repent and return back to God is often ignored! So when we hear “repent or perish”, for the first time it seems harsh. But as we turn, we see that it is an incredible gift to have something to turn to. If not for God’s love, our only option would be to perish. But the grace of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ has appeared. Therefore, to have the option to turn to God is sweet indeed!
John 3:16 (KJV) “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
Forgiveness and eternal salvation were made possible through the life, death & resurrection of Jesus Christ; therefore, a call to repentance should not be looked upon as works but as an invitation to get right with God.
Need For Repentance?
There is an urgent need for repentance; we are in the last hour of the end times, and Jesus Is Soon to Return. Now is the time to seek God; today is the day of salvation. Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness.
Matthew 6:33 (KJV) “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
Repent for that kingdom is near, repent and return to God, do not delay! Eternity begins now, not when you die. Your choices and how you live now determine where you end up eternally. God loves you but hates sin! Repent and Return!!!
Isaiah 55:6 (KJV)”Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near. Therefore, now is the time to seek Him in truth; stop playing games with your eternal life. There’s coming a time when you will desperately seek God and His Christ, but you will no longer find him; you will call on him, and there will be no answer.
Revelation 22:12 (KJV) “And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be”. Jesus Is Soon To Return! Repentant, be saved and prepare to meet Him.
Disengage from the cares of this world, of what profit is it If you gain the world but at the expense of your soul? This world will come to an end, but you will live on. Where will you spend eternity? Pay attention to your own heart and put repentance at the top of your “To Do” list. Accept this truth today; accept God and His Christ so that eternal life will be your reward.
Jesus Is Calling You Today….
When you disobey God, there is hefty price to pay. The price of Sin is eternal death & destruction, which no man can afford.
This is the reason why God sent Jesus Christ to pay the price on our behalf, deliver us from sin, and reconcile us back to Himself. Those who have faith in Him and in Jesus Christ might receive forgiveness of sins and eternal salvation.
The bible tells us in; John 3:16 (KJV) “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
This is God’s provision for all, and to be a part of God’s wonderful provision, you must know & accept that you are God and Jesus Christ his son by Faith, then renounce every other conspiracy or doctrine contrary to the message of the Kingdom of God and His Christ Jesus.
Sin & Its Wages
The Bible tells us in; Romans 6:23 (KJV) “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord”.
Why die eternal death when you can receive the grace to be forgiven and to forgive others? Think about it! God loves you so much! He loves you more than you can ever imagine but he hates sin.
Sin has nothing profitable to offer, sin consumes, sin keeps you in the dark, and sin brings condemnation and eternal destruction- John 3:16-18
Price Paid In Full
Jesus Christ paid the price in full, He conquered sin & its wages so that you & I can have eternal life.
Romans 5:19 (KJV) “For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous”.
Embrace and accept this truth, and unwrap eternal gift of God by having Faith in God and in Christ Jesus. God the Father of our Lord, Saviour & the Messiah Jesus Christ.
Be Free From Sin & Its Wages
The only way to be saved, freed or delivered from sin & its wages is by acknowledging your wrong doings and by asking for FORGIVENESS of your sins through faith in God and in Jesus Christ.
Romans 3:23 (KJV)” For the ALL have sinned and come short of the glory of GOD”. And it is only through the obedience of Jesus Christ, that we are made righteous- Romans 5:19. Therefore, if we confess our sins with a repentant heart, God is just and faithful to forgive us our sins, and cleanse us from all unrighteousness”- 1 John 1:9 (KJV)
No matter the nature of your sin(s) God is ready to pardon you if you will come to Him. He is not intimidate by them. He will save and deliver you from ALL of them. Come Now!
Ask Him with a sincere heart, ask him for forgiveness of ALL your sin(s), once you have asked for forgiveness with a sincere heart, have faith, let these scriptures settle it in your heart;
Isaiah 1:18 (KJV) “Come now, and let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
Ephesian 1:7 (KJV)” In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace.
Jesus is the Saviour, he loves you, and he can’t do without you. Jesus Christ is waiting outside the door of your life. He will not force his way in, He wants to be asked in. The handle is on the inside, and only you can open the door. Let him come in and live in your heart and your life will not remain the same again.
It is important to ensure that once you have received the knowledge of the truth, you have come to know Him, do not turn back again to the weak and worthless elementary principles of the world.
I pray that these scriptures minister to you in Jesus’ Name:
Romans 6:1-2 (KJV) ”What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? 2God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?”
2 Peter 2:20-21(KJV)”For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. 21For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them”.
Hebrews 10:26-29 (KJV)” For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remains no more sacrifice for sins, 27But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.28 He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: 29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden underfoot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?
Luke 9:62 (KJV)”And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God”.
Galatians 4:9 (KJV)” But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, where unto ye desire again to be in bondage?
God bless you, Jesus loves, repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.