People are suffocated from evil around us, covered with fear and mesmerized by sin but Jesus is setting people free. We have been hearing reports from across the nation and around the world of people coming to Jesus for forgiveness, receiving salvation and turning their lives around. Repentance is a heart issue not a church issue. Oh, don’t get me wrong – you will want to link up with other believers but merely going to church is not salvation. No, this is a heart issue, a believing in the heart, a cleansing in the heart and a receiving into the heart.
Why must I go to Jesus for forgiveness? Because only God is holy and you have sinned against God. Salvation is the benefit of a repentant heart. Turn to Jesus Christ with all your heart, know that He loves YOU, died for your sins on the cross and is willing to forgive you.
For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge! In all things ye have approved yourselves to be clear in this matter.
2 Corinthians 7:11
Real repentance doesn’t occur because you are sorry you failed and you are disappointed in yourself, no, it is more than that. Real repentance is not fear from being caught and your sin laid out in the open, no, it is more than that. Real repentance is faith. Faith in knowing you are guilty but Jesus loves you; Jesus is willing to forgive you!
Admit your sin, your guilt, and your wrong in prayer to Jesus Christ.
Acknowledge He died on the cross for you and loves you. Jesus wants you to come to Him.
Ask Him to forgive you and come into your heart and He will if you ask sincerely and honestly.
Accept it all done and thank Jesus for salvation and His mercy. Praise is the path into God’s presence.
Accountability is the next great decision – join a group of Bible believing Christians and stick with your new life.
Comment: Did you pray and ask Jesus Christ to forgive you and come into your life?
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