Repentance is the key by which we can enter His Kingdom, the way by which we are cleansed to be like Him, and the way He heals a nation.

Most of us feel pretty good about ourselves, we don't want anyone to point out anything that make us feel uncomfortable about anything, especially salvation. If Peter came to your church and gave the same message he gave on Pentecost most people would accuse him of being judgmental and divisive. Yehovah commanded us to keep His commandments and statutes. Why don't you? Your Pastor doesn’t want you to feel guilty or to hurt your feelings. If you have never critically examined your heart and at a point to ask what I must do for salvation, then you have probably have never truly repented.

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4 For how can those who abandon their faith be brought back to repent again? They were once in God's light; they tasted heaven's gift and received their share of the Holy Spirit; 5they knew from experience that God's word is good, and they had felt the powers of the coming age. 6And then they abandoned their faith! It is impossible to bring them back to repent again, because they are again crucifying the Son of God and exposing him to public shame. Hebrews 6:4

 

Mark 3:29“but he who blasphemes (present tense) against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness but is subject to eternal condemnation “It does not state that the one who “blasphemed” (past tense) the Spirit never has forgiveness.  At one time, we all blasphemed the Spirit because we all hated the Word of God...until we came into the faith and start growing to love the Word of God. Do you see the difference? It is the one who is actively and currently engaged in disobeying the Word of God, habitually, without care or concern, without love for the Word, that does not have forgiveness. Thus, if you love the Word of God, and have a desire to practice the Word of God, then you are not blaspheming or despising the Spirit of God...because it is the Spirit of God that is the desire in our heart to go after His Torah. There is a difference between currently being unrepentant and blaspheming the Spirit or hating the Word of God....that person never has forgiveness....and then the person that blasphemed the Spirit and repented, and loves to walk in His Torah just as our Messiah taught and practiced...it is he that has forgiveness. 119

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  • Mark 1:14 “The time is fulfilled,” He said, “and the kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe in the gospel!”

  • Luke 3:8 Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham. If God's laws been done away with, then how can you repent? Repent from what?

 

“Repentance is a prerequisite to belief. What is repentance? Its basic meaning is” "to change" or "to turn." Once a person hears the gospel and is convicted that his way of life is wrong, he must change his or her behavior and turn back to the Torah. Yehovah calls Torah His instructions for His children. People may identify your obedience in following the Torah as a conversion to Judaism. They seem to forget our Savior is Jewish and what he said about all who are in Christ are one? If sin is breaking Torah. Obedience would be keeping Torah.

  1. To grieve; a want to change; a complete change of thinking.

  2. Change your mind toward sin, a decision to forsake sin and obey God. (sin is

transgression of the Law); To turn around; to do a 180; When we repent, we see these three steps?

  1. We feel guilty of our sin, which is transgression of the Torah.

  2. We stop practicing sin.

  3. We turn away from sin and began walking with God.

John 3:8 “You brood of vipers, who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?

Produce fruit worthy of repentance.

  • 1 John 2:15-16 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him, because all that is in the world (the desire of the flesh and the desire of the eyes and the arrogance produced by material possessions) is not from the Father but is from the world.

Repentance is not merely feeling sorry or remorseful, but being so stricken in one's heart that one seeks the cleansing of baptism and begins to live according to God's standards - according to God's law. Remorse without a corresponding change in conduct is not repentance! The fruits of repentance are visible actions - often called "works" - that show that a person has indeed changed. When John the Baptist preached repentance to prepare the way for Yeshua's ministry, his audience asked him what they should do to repent. He answers:

  • Luke 3:10-14 Clothe the naked, feed the hungry, do not steal, do not use one's authority to oppress, do not lie or accuse falsely, and be content with one's wages. ● Mark 1:15 Yeshua said, "come in the form of an urgent command: "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel." These actions are obeying God's laws and showing love for one's neighbor. ● Matthew 19:17 Yeshua said, "If you want to enter into eternal life, keep the commandments"

  • John 12:49-50 For I have not spoken on my own authority, but the Father who sent me has Himself given me a commandment—what to say and what to speak. 50 And I know that His commandment is eternal life. What I say, therefore, I say as the Father has told me.

To follow God's instructions, you need to go to where they are first mentioned in the bible. Follow the written instruction of the Torah, the first five books of your bible, not your pastor or any man.

  • Psalm 146:2 I will praise the LORD while I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being. 3 Do not trust in princes, in mortal man, in whom there is no salvation. 4 His spirit departs; he returns to the earth; In that very day his thoughts perish.

  • Ezekiel 22:26 "Her priests (pastors) have done violence to My law and have profaned My holy things; they have made no distinction between the holy and the profane, and they have not taught the difference between the unclean and the clean; and they hide their eyes from My Sabbaths, and I am profaned among them. 27 "Her princes within her are like wolves tearing the prey, by shedding blood and destroying lives in order to get dishonest gain.…

  • Matthew 15:8 These people honor Me with their lips, but their hearts are far from Me. They worship Me in vain; they teach as doctrine the precepts of men.’”

  • Matthew 15:14 Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.

  • 2 Corinthians 13:15 Test and evaluate yourselves to see whether you are in the faith and living your lives as [committed] believers. Examine yourselves [not me]! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves [by an ongoing experience] that Yeshua is in you—unless indeed you fail the test and are rejected as counterfeit?