Thought this was worth re posting in light of all the different kinds of repentance-s going on. Do we cry or do we change our minds and agree with God? I say we change our minds and agree with God. Basically let the Holy Spirit have reign over our thoughts each day so He can change our minds and "we" can be in agreement with Him. Amen!
o we cry or do we change our minds and agree with God? I say we change our minds and agree with God. Basically let the Holy Spirit have reign over our thoughts each day so He can change our minds and "we" can be in agreement with Him. Amen!
I say in our anxieties because we have as new creature’s been given a new spirit and new heart by which we can seek after Him who has no form so that then we can understand the call to turn towards Him. We are given the honor as kingdom of believers/ priest to search it out concealed to those who have no understanding..
Proverbs 25:2 It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.
While it remains a mystery to those who cannot seek after Him who has no form and therefore have no understanding.
As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. Rom 3:10
If any man has not the Spirit of Christ as the perfect law of God which does quicken our souls giving us simply one his understanding they will not find... having no one to turn them.
It’s his complete or perfect law that does turn us making us wise to salvation..
Psalms 19:7 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
We therefore cannot change our minds and comfort ourselves knowing he has paid the full sin debt if he does not first turn us giving us the understanding he has paid the debt in full . Unless he does the first work of turning us so that we can then change our minds, reminding us how childish it was to deny him in unbelief, then we did bear the reproach of our youth. .
Repentance is a work of God not of our selves.
I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus; Thou hast chastised me, and I was chastised, as a bullock unaccustomed to the yoke: turn thou me, and I shall be turned; for thou art the LORD my God.Surely "after" that I was turned, I repented; and "after that" I was instructed, I smote upon my thigh: I was ashamed, yea, even confounded, because I did bear the reproach of my youth. Jer 31:18