Friday, September 22, 2017


To repent means to stop
sinning immediately, and to turn away from the way that you used to
live, to go after Jesus and live in obedience to Him. If people keep
on sinning they have not repented. After repentance follows
sanctification. The moment that you repent and accept Jesus Christ
you immediately stop sinning and you do not go back to that sin. If
you go back to that sin you did not repent. If you go back to
following after your own desires then you have not repented.
After repentance follows
sanctification. If you follow Jesus Christ the Holy Spirit will
convict you of things in your life that are not pleasing to Him, and
as He convicts you, you immediately get rid of those things, you
stop doing those things, but there is an immediate change an
immediate turn away from sin and unrighteousness if you repent and
follow Jesus Christ.
Many false teachers and
false Christians have never repented and they justify the sin by
various scripture verses, but these people are not born again, and if
they were born again they have turned away from Jesus Christ, they
are not following Him. We read about these people in a 2 Peter 2 The
Apostle Peter writes in 2 Peter 2 verse 24:"If after they have
escaped the defilements of the world by the knowledge of the Lord and
Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome,
the last state has become worse for them than the first. For it would
be better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than
having known it, to turn away from the holy commandment handed down
to them. It has happened to them according to the true proverb: A dog
returns to its own vomit and a sow after washing returns to wallowing
in the mire." If we return to sin then we are like a dog and
those back and eats his own vomit.
To follow Jesus Christ
requires repentance. You need to immediately stop sinning. You need
to immediately break with those things that prevent you from
following Him and you must become holy, through your relationship
with Him because you seek to please Him. But if you go back to sin
you are like a pig that has been washed and has gone back to roll in
the mud and the muck and the feces; you are like a dog that goes back
to his own vomit and eats it. That is how these sinning Christians
are. They have never repented. They are sinners. If you sin, you are
of the devil. If you follow Jesus Christ you do not sin, you avoid
sin at all cost and you clean up your life, you live a life that is
sanctified, dedicated to Jesus Christ.
There is no such thing as
a sinning Christian. All sinners will end up in hell. Repent, die to
sin, stop sinning, be baptized in water, for the washing off of your
sin, and sin no more. Then follow Jesus Christ and He will guide you
into sanctification, into becoming more and more like Him, every day.
But if you turn away from Jesus and go back to your sin, then you are
like the dog that has gone back to his own vomit.
May Jesus bless you.

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