Repentance means to give God the ability to correct the situation through your life if he so chooses; and to be willing to do whatever God directs you to do to make amends.
“Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. And do not think you can say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham. The ax is already at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.”
“I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me will come one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not fit to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor, gathering his wheat into the barn and burning up the chaff with unquenchable fire.” Matthew 3:8-12 (NIV)
Impure repentance is:
“There are people who are sorry they got caught – but they are not sorry unto repentance!” (sw-h)
We must be immersed in repentance for our sins to be forgiven! Where there is true repentance the fruit of that repentance/forgiveness will be seen!
“First to those in Damascus, then to those in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and to the Gentiles also, I preached that they should repent and turn to God and prove their repentance by their deeds.” Acts 25:20 (NIV)
“You can’t restore a man whose knees haven’t been formed by repentance!”
“You can’t restore a man who hasn’t seen his sin!”
“You can’t confess until you agree!”
(R.L. Wallace Th.D.)
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