Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Lord will grant you repentance

The Lord will grant you repentance

The Lord will grant you repentance aka metanoia meaning a change of mind, a realization of your sin and turn to Him.

You don't choose to repent. Repentance comes as a result from the revelation of God.

You don't choose to realise something. It just happens!

Ezekiel 36:27
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
27 I will (A)put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will be careful to observe My ordinances.

It is crucially important that we understand repentance is not a work we do to earn salvation. No one can repent and come to God unless God pulls that person to Himself (John 6:44). Acts 5:31 and 11:18 indicate that repentance is something God gives—it is only possible because of His grace. No one can repent unless God grants repentance. All of salvation, including repentance and faith, is a result of God drawing us, opening our eyes, and changing our hearts. God's longsuffering leads us to repentance (2 Peter 3:9), as does His kindness (Romans 2:4).  http://www.gotquestions.org/repentance.html

John 6:44 (ESV)
44 No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. And I will raise him up on the last day.

Acts 11:18 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
18 When they heard this, they [a]quieted down and (A)glorified God, saying, “Well then, God has granted to the Gentiles also the (B)repentance that leads to life.”

Romans 2:28-29
New Living Translation (NLT)
28 For you are not a true Jew just because you were born of Jewish parents or because you have gone through the ceremony of circumcision. 29 No, a true Jew is one whose heart is right with God. And true circumcision is not merely obeying the letter of the law; rather, it is a change of heart produced by God’s Spirit. And a person with a changed heart seeks praise[a] from God, not from people.

Philippians 1:29 (NASB95)
29 For to you it has been granted for Christ’s sake, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake,

Deuteronomy 30:6
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
“Moreover (A)the Lord your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your [a]descendants, (B)to love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, so that you may live.

Jeremiah 32:40
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
40 I will make an (A)everlasting covenant with them that I will (B)not turn away from them, to do them good; and I will (C)put the fear of Me in their hearts so that they will not turn away from Me.

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