Repentance

God commands repentance. Angels rejoice in heaven over a repenting sinner. Be humble and repent. God desires all to repent. God’s kindness leads to repentance. Confess and find mercy.

 

Angels rejoice in heaven over repenting sinner

Luke 15:7      I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance.

 

Be humble and repent

2 Chronicles 7:14    14 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.

 

Confess and find mercy

Proverbs 28:13    13   He who covers his sins will not prosper, But whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy.

 

God commands repentance

Acts 17:30    30 Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent,

 

God desires all to repent

2 Peter 3:9    The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.

 

Godly sorrow brings repentance

2 Corinthians 7:10    10 For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death.

 

God’s kindness leads to repentance

Romans 2:4    Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?

 

John the Baptist preached repentance

Matthew 3:1, 2    1 In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!”

 

Produce fruit of repentance

Matthew 3:8    Therefore bear fruits worthy of repentance,

 

Prove repentance by deeds

Acts 26:20   20 but declared first to those in Damascus and in Jerusalem, and throughout all the region of Judea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent, turn to God, and do works befitting repentance.

 

Repent and believe good news

Mark 1:15  15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.”

 

Repent and live

Ezekiel 18:32    32 For I have no pleasure in the death of one who dies,” says the Lord God. “Therefore turn and live!”

 

Repent and turn to God

Acts 3:19    19 Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord,

 

Repent, kingdom is near

Matthew 4:17    17 From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

 

Repentance and forgiveness

Luke 24:47    47 and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

 

Return to God with whole heart

Joel 2:12, 13   12 “Now, therefore,” says the Lord,

“Turn to Me with all your heart,

With fasting, with weeping, and with mourning.”

13        So rend your heart, and not your garments;

Return to the Lord your God,

For He is gracious and merciful,

Slow to anger, and of great kindness;

And He relents from doing harm.

 

Unless you repent, you perish

Luke 13:3    3 I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.

 

Produce the fruit of repentance. Prove your repentance by deeds. Repent and believe in the good news. Repent and live. Repent and turn to God. Repent for the kingdom is near. Return to God with your whole heart. Unless you repent you will perish.

 

Remember that hearts can be renewed by Jesus. Christ can make a heart strong. God can create a new clean heart. God can give singleness (one God) to a heart. The Lord can cleanse the heart and renew its spirit.

Please remember that if we have any hope in our Lord and Savior who gave us “everything” we must be continually faithful to the Lord, first. Remember, God loved us first, even before He created us.

Fear God, love God, honor God, and trust God with all your heart, mind and soul and you will receive and experience the promises of God’s blessings in His time.

 

Prayer:   Father in heaven, I praise You for Your Son and the Holy Spirit. I praise You for Your grace in sending us Your wisdom about “Repentance.”  Please bless those who have read this article for they too are seeking Your righteous truth, love, wisdom and understanding.

May God, Jesus, The Holy Spirit and Christianity be our guiding lights, our safety nets and our inspiration for loving happiness in all of Your kingdom. Father into your hands I commend my spirit. Not my will, but Yours be done. Please come Lord Jesus.

I pray in Jesus sweet name and to His glory through the power of the Holy Spirit,

Amen.

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