{"id":16591,"date":"2017-07-13T19:47:58","date_gmt":"2017-07-13T19:47:58","guid":{"rendered":"https:\/\/www.jamestaiwo.com\/?p=16591"},"modified":"2017-07-13T19:47:58","modified_gmt":"2017-07-13T19:47:58","slug":"repentance-necessity-salvation","status":"publish","type":"post","link":"https:\/\/jamestaiwo.com\/repentance-necessity-salvation\/","title":{"rendered":"GOD\u2019S ADMONITION ON REPENTANCE"},"content":{"rendered":"

God\u00a0asked Israelites (his people) to repent from their sins to qualify for his blessings.<\/p>\n

God emphasized that holiness is important to him, and it will automatically attract his blessing.<\/p>\n

(People who repent from their sins and serve God in holiness will enjoy his benefits). <\/em><\/p>\n

God said,<\/p>\n

\u201cWash yourselves, make yourselves clean; Put away the evil of your doings from before my eyes. Cease to do evil, Learn to do good; Seek justice, Rebuke the oppressor; Defend the fatherless, Plead for the widow. <\/em>\u201cCome now, and let us reason together,\u201d Says the Lord, \u201cThough your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool. <\/em>If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land; But if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured by the sword\u201d; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken\u201d (Isaiah 1:16-20).<\/em>

Important Lesson on Repentance of Sin<\/strong><\/em><\/h2>\n

Repentance matters to God. It opens the door of opportunity for Christians to get blessed.<\/p>\n

Repentance also saves people from receiving God\u2019s punishments.<\/p>\n

Everyone must understand that God is more interested in repentance of sins than to see sinners suffer consequences of their actions in hell.<\/a><\/p>\n

In order words, Jehovah is interested to bless his children than to punish them.<\/p>\n

Repentance will open God\u2019s doors of blessing that include salvation, protection, and provision.<\/p>\n

An exercise of repentance will save a person from incurring the penalty of sin \u2013 which is eternal damnation of hellfire.<\/p>\n


Repentance Must Have Clear Definition<\/strong><\/h2>\n

Fact No. 1<\/strong><\/em><\/p>\n

A person who chooses to take the proper step of repentance must do so with a contrite mind.<\/p>\n

He (or she) mustn\u2019t do so to only satisfy conscience, or someone else.<\/p>\n

Repentance must be clearly exercised to meet God\u2019s standard of grace and blessing.<\/p>\n

*Do not exercise repentance to appease yourself or anyone else.<\/em>
\n*Exercise repentance to appease God!<\/em><\/p>\n

No one should attempt repentance without a personal conviction of wrongdoing.<\/p>\n

A repentant sinner must have evaluated his past action and conclude they displeased God.<\/p>\n

Fact No. 2<\/strong><\/em><\/p>\n

A person who engages in repentance must avoid using a general statement.<\/p>\n

He (or she) must express his mistakes and genuinely ask God\u2019s forgiveness.<\/p>\n

A repentant sinner must mention to God what he is being repented of.<\/p>\n

It is affirmative and convincing for a person to spell his mistakes to God, and genuinely ask him to forgive them.<\/em><\/p>\n

Fact No. 3

It is important that anyone who intends to exercise repentance must follow the proper protocol set by God.<\/p>\n

A person asking for forgiveness of his sins must do so by mentioning the name of Jesus Christ.<\/p>\n

Jesus Christ sacrificed his life in exchange for the sins of humanity.<\/p>\n

He shed his blood to appease God for our sins.<\/p>\n

Hence, no one will be able to receive God\u2019s forgiveness without mentioning the name of Jesus Christ.<\/p>\n

No one receives the repentance of sin without mentioning the name of Jesus Christ. <\/em><\/p>\n

It is written:<\/p>\n

\u201cBut he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him, and with his stripes, we are healed\u201d (Isaiah 53:5<\/a> KJV).<\/em><\/p>\n

Jesus Christ offers a license for sin cleansing through his blood; the forgiveness of sin can only be obtained through the power of his resurrection<\/p>\n