Tuesday, August 18, 2015
True Repentance What It Means
You cannot follow Jesus Christ and have salvation, eternal life, without true repentance. Most people do not know what true repentance means.
True repentance does not just mean turning from sin. It means to turn from the world, from your own ambitions, from yourself, your own desires and to submit yourself to the Lordship of Jesus Christ, to go after Him and to live your life to please Him. True repentance is about leaving behind your old life and living a new life in and for Christ Jesus. It means that you turn away from sin, you turn away from your previous lifestyle, you don't love the world any more, you love Jesus Christ and you obey Him. You are baptized in water for the washing off of your sin and then He will baptize you in the Holy Spirit so that you can follow Him, so that you can be guided by Him.
Very few believers ever repent. Of those who are baptized and receive the Holy Spirit, very very few have ever truly repented, very few of them ever follow Jesus Christ. That is why most believers are hell bound, they are not following Jesus Christ. They are following after the world and they are following after their own lusts, they have no relationship with Jesus Christ and when they die they will stand in front of Him and He will say to them:"Go away I never knew you, you workers of wickedness." Most Christian believers do not know the meaning of repentance, they have never repented. They live for themselves and for their own pleasure. They are conformed to the world, they are just like everybody else, just like every other person in this world, they only believe that they are saved, they believe in Jesus Christ but they believe a LIE because they do not know Jesus Christ. They never repented. They never started going after Jesus, they do not know His voice and they do not follow Him. His sheep HEAR His voice. They LISTEN to Him and they FOLLOW Him every day. They live to please Him not themselves.
Did you ever truly repent? Have you truly started following Jesus Christ? Or are you just deceived like the rest of the believers?
May Jesus bless you.