What’s a good first step for you in repentance? We are in the middle of a huge movement for repentance, across Christian denominations, across national boundaries, to bring many souls into Christ’s Kingdom in these end times, and to refresh and rekindle the body of Christ to be ready as His Bride for His soon return. (Revelation 19:7).
Repentance is God’s gift to every human. It’s the first word Jesus spoke when He began preaching, a key to eternal salvation. (Matthew 4:17). It’s also a wonderful process—painful to our egos but still wonderful—by which He participates with us through His Holy Spirit to transform the “old man” into holiness (2 Corinthians 7:1), into His image through sincere repentance. In Revelation 3:19-21 the Risen Christ gives us His instructions by which each of us can become an overcomer and sit with Him on His throne, as He overcame as now sits with the Father on His throne: be zealous to repent (verse 19); invite Him to “dine” with you (verse 20); become an overcomer to sit on His throne (verse 21).
It’s His loving assignment to restore our souls and to lead us in His paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. (Psalm 23:3).
Repentance is not punishment; it’s an intimate-building, liberating, deeply joyful process available to every believer thanks to the Lord. (please see the article under Resources, “Forty Five Minutes to Joy Using Repentance”).
If one very reluctant man, Jonah, could trigger massive repentance in a wicked pagan nation, causing the Lord to relent from the disaster He was about to bring upon them (Jonah 3:10), any one of us, turning from the flesh and the world towards His Purity, just might be the additional heart turned to Him that will move His heart to forgive our sins and heal our nations. (2 Chronicles 7:13-15).
In that passion for repentance, please join us for the next day of repentance.
And here’s a simple reminder how you can be a voice for repentance in your home, your ministry, and your community: