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Friday, April 13, 2012


Repentance is defined by the Scripture as a change of mind, turning away from the intention and purpose of pleasing self and choosing to please God. The seed of all righteousness and holiness is in repentance. Perhaps a man's purpose - his aim and direction~is~ to please himself. But when he repents he must make an about-face. This is a complete turnabout.

From that moment on, the intention of this man is to please and glorify God~to satisfy only Him. The salvation of which Jesus speaks is not our being satisfied with Him, rather it is His being satisfied with us. 

Repentance means making a 180-degree turn. It means changing your mindset from~I'm going to do what I want to do~to~Lord,I'm going to please You as long as I live.' It is a change of mind, a change of intention, a change of purpose, a change of practice.

So we see that repentance has to be complete and not partial. Repentance is a committal of the will to the principle and practice of pleasing God in everything. That means, from today on, the Lord is going to be King and Boss and Sovereign. You do as He tells you. Because~out of love, He deserves to be obeyed and served. We need to understand this ourselves in order to proclaim it to others. 

This is the nature of repentance. It is a change of mind~a change of intention~a change of purpose. It is not merely an accepting of Christ. 

~Paris Reidhead

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