Today, points are shared on repentance as a continuing and ongoing sacred process carried out by the Holy Spirit.  The Spirit can not be stopped.  Believers must realize a total dependence upon divinity for their new life and salvation.  All are gradually guided, led and rooted in (i.e., carried through what scientist call successive approximations) events expressing the divine character and nature, and that consistently display correct acknowledgment, praise and service to Deity.  Given that sin attacks, dominates and influences the living through their own awareness and self-will, the divine operations in salvation establish consciousness and focus that indicate permanent change, and reinforce the divine will that must be present within created beings.  Despite the damage and destruction by the operations of sin against all living (angels, animals, mankind, plants), the Holy Spirit will fulfill all divine utterance (we say, breath, proclamation, promise, prophecy, word), and complete his work to maintain the Creation.  Consider again the following from the Bible, and the presentation below:  Ephesians 5:  6-10, King James Version (KJV):  6 Let no man deceive you with vain words:  for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.  7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them.  8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord:  walk as children of light:  9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)  10 Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.  Also, John 1: 12-13 KJV:  12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:  13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.  Hebrews 10: 35-37, KJV:  35 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward.  36 For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.  37 For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.  The fighter at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “Gabrielgoh” (Level 1 with 111 points, a member since April 19, 2013) posted the following:

 

How to truly repent of my sin ?

How to truly truly repent of my sin ?  I don t wish to go to hell.  I know that it is difficult to forgive others completely to those who hurt me.   I know I also commit some kinds of other sin that I know but harder for me to let go.  Because I know I have a pride, self will and stubbornness.  It is difficult for me to humble myself under the mighty hand of God.  What prayer must I do in order to get to heaven ?  I don t even have an opportunity to have a friend and at the same time talk to a girl.  I also wish I have desire Christian girl to be my girl friend who I like.  Face must be nice and personality are also very important.  She can able to relate to me.  We can enjoy together going for the adventure.  Thank you 🙂  Hope you understand.

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.  Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord:  for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,  And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:  That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;  If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.  Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect:  but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.  Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended:  but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,  I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.  Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded:  and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.  (Philippians 3:  7-15, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Repentance, Sin and Willpower (09/08/2015); There Must Be Permanent Change (07/12/2015); Becoming Ripe for Harvest? (07/03/2015); Holy Wars? (11/06/2014); Genuine Repentance? (03/24/2014); When Is A Law The LAW? (03/25/2014)

 

“Gabrielgoh”, here are a few points I can share that may help you focus upon repentance as a work accomplished by GOD:

(1.)  A Christian is a “new creature” called into being by divinity, who has appeared using flesh and the physical person of Jesus Christ (we say, by incarnation).  In water baptism there is death and burial of ones inborn spirit, and rebirth from divine DNA, so to speak.

(2.)  In rebirth, the “born again” believer receives inseparable spirit substance from the makeup of GOD (e.g., faith, holiness, longsuffering, love, righteousness, wisdom, and wrath against sin), and so may be spoken of as a child or offspring of GOD.  As a child, the believer must “grow up again,” and become mature (we also say, ripe for harvest) by continuing to meet the same life challenges as all others upon the earth.

(3.)  Believers are accounted as being in a new standing with GOD.  The sacrifice of Christ upon the cross has not eliminated and erased all death, error, and sin, yet, has provided for atonement and propitiation for sin.  Similarly, baptism does not automatically remove all earthly desire, ignorance of sacred knowledge, and lust for things carnal, material and social.  Yet, meaningful change and growth are provided that are necessary as preparation for the transformation at the Advent (Second Coming of Christ).

(4.)  Repentance is more than a matter of performing acts of contrition, making public apology, or declaring heartfelt remorse.  Correctly understood, repentance is an appearing or manifesting of the Holy Spirit (we also say, the Comforter, the Holy Ghost, the Spirit of Prophecy, the Spirit of Truth).  Repentance is known and made visible through permanent change in attitudes and behavior that repeatedly occur in ones lifestyle and regular routine, and is not a “one-time” event.

(5.)  Sin has not been created or put forth from any inner aspect of divinity (e.g., heart, imagination, mind, thoughts); and has neither divine substance nor material and tangible form that we might toss it about like a ball.  Yet, sin has direction, effect, and presence; and sin may dominate awareness and self-will in created beings and living creatures.  Sin has never existed as do living entities, and is more related to chaos and lack of divine order.  Sin opposes the continued existence of divine law, the Law Giver, and the universe that conforms to sacred law.

There is far more that must be said to fully shift your awareness regarding that that is holy (i.e. having the active presence, and eternal purposes of divinity).  For example, (6.)  The believer must trust that they truly are in a bond with the Father through Christ the Son, and that the Holy Spirit will actually accomplish all things divine for their benefit.  Believers display acceptable works, and live “lives of repentance” by applying and responding to sacred knowledge, divine law, and shared standards within a community of faith.  All must increasingly respond to the guidance and promptings from the imparted, indwelling Spirit that has been deposited from Christ and the Father.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith and willingness to be made spiritually mature.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

 

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