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    How do you repent?

    I never really thought about this until tonight, but I realized something I really struggle with is repentance. I don't struggle with the idea of repenting, I just don't know how to do it. What I have gathered is that we are supposed to just feel bad for our sins and then ask God to forgive us, but I know there is more to it than just that, I just don't know what it is. So could someone please, in plain english tell me how do you repent? You constantly hear, "You need to repent" but no one ever explains how to, so any help is greatly appreciated.

    Thank you and God bless.

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    Repentance is a change of thought and action to correct a wrong/sin and gain forgiveness, referring to confession to God, ceasing sin against God, and resolving to live according to Gods law. It typically includes an admission of guilt, a promise or resolve not to repeat the offense/sin

    Acts 3:19 (NIV) "Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord."

    Repentance is a complete change of mind and living, when we repent our sins to God i.e. ask for forgiveness for all our sins we are openly asking for God to change our heart and whole being. Thinking differently

    Romans 12:2
    And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
    Jeremiah 17: 14 Heal me, O LORD; and I shall be healed, save me; and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise. :hands:

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    Repentance is the change if mind, and the change of heart, and the change of will; with which we will have a sincere remorse for our sins that touches our heart, and causes us to reform our life. But the key to it all is sincerity, without which is no repentance. A person may stop stealing because they got caught, but they did not stop because they thought it was wrong; and we must know that our sin is wrong in order for it to be sincere.
    And some believed the things which were spoken, and some believed not.
    Acts 28:24

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    Romans chapter 2 is a good passage to read on the important subject of repentance. God bless His Word to you.

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    Originally Posted by jeffness View Post
    I never really thought about this until tonight, but I realized something I really struggle with is repentance. I don't struggle with the idea of repenting, I just don't know how to do it. What I have gathered is that we are supposed to just feel bad for our sins and then ask God to forgive us, but I know there is more to it than just that, I just don't know what it is. So could someone please, in plain english tell me how do you repent? You constantly hear, "You need to repent" but no one ever explains how to, so any help is greatly appreciated.

    Thank you and God bless.
    Others have replied...correctly and with which I agree.

    Different words in scripture embrace the action of repentance ....

    There are 8 different words translated 'repent' in the bible.

    All of them include the English words....sorry..to turn back..regret..compassion..change the mind for the better morrally..change of attitude..to regret the consequences of sin..real change of mind toward sin and its cause, not merely the consequesces of it.

    I sum up by saying that "repentance" is one of the main themes of the bible, being found 110 times from Gen 6:6....to
    Rev 16:11

    In His Love
    Jesus said "I am the WAY the TRUTH and the LIFE"......Without the WAY there is no GOING, without the TRUTH there is no KNOWING without the LIFE there is no LIVING....Thats what Jesus said.

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    Originally Posted by jeffness View Post
    could someone please, in plain english tell me how do you repent? You constantly hear, "You need to repent" but no one ever explains how to
    To repent is to decide to stop an action or habit you are engaging in and move ln a different direction. Repenting of sin is easy, I've done it thousands of times. What's difficult is staying on the right path after you've repented. Try not to feel guilty, however. The apostle Paul had problems with repentance also (see Ro 7:7-8:2).

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    Yes, repentence is a 180 degree turn from what you were doing.. Only Yeshua can bring about repentence in you... and He brings the change also..

    Blessings & Shalom,
    debbi rennier

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    The holy spirit will fill you when you truly have repented.

    Repent and DON'T LOOK BACK!!!

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    Jesus dies for All our Sins 100% !
    But, in our flesh we make mistakes!

    These sins can affect our relationship with Him and alsi bring death or sickness to our weak bodies !

    If we ask Him to forgive us and mean it? Then He will protect the flesh !

    Some sins are done in our minds, We might not even know we did them?

    Some day we find out we have a problem in our flesh ? It could be because of Sin or NOT?

    But even then , He has provided healing!


    Jas 5:14 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:
    Jas 5:15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.



    1Jn 2:1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:

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    TRUE Repentance being open to change & meaningfully saying:

    1> Heavenly Father, please forgive me - I know in my heart You know best & want the best for me, help me not to stray.

    2> Heavenly Father please take control of my thoughts & actions + soften & renew a right spirit in ... my heart.

    3> Heavenly Father help me remember that EVERYTHING & EVERYONE is your making & think/act accordingly.

    4> Heavenly Father please help me to get & stay in the main stream of Your Holy Spirit's flow.

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