HOLINESS AND REPENTANCE

KEY SCRIPTURE: [Matthew 3:2 “And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand”

We now bring our discussion on holiness to end. The best way to take advantage of all that have been discussed about holiness is to apply all that you have learnt. The biblical principle for the proper application of whatever has been learnt is called repentance. It works on the principle to forsake the old ways to accept the new ones you have learnt. Repentance is therefore defined as a change of mind about certain things to accept new ways resulting in a change of actions.

In the light of the teachings on holiness we have to repent from our past believes and actions to accept all the truths about holiness and then truly walk in them. Repentance is a function of decision making. Good decisions are always a result of one’s submission to the truth received. Isa 1:18 ” Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool” .The prophet Isaiah speaking by the inspiration of the Spirit of God says, we must reason with the Lord. This means to consider the word of God totally, submitting to what ‘he’ says. Then you throw away your old believes, ways and actions.  Finally, do what the word says. Your sins would be forgiven and you would reap the result of your obedience. Sins are always washed away when we confess them and accept God’s promise of forgiveness. (1st John 1:9)

One biblical example of one who repented truly was the prodigal son as revealed by Luke 15:18. ” I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,” This young man after reasoning through, his present state and that which prevails in his father’s house decided to go back to his father’s house. He stood up and left for his father’s house and that brought a glorious end to Him. Your decision to apply and do all that you have learnt about holiness would bring great blessings to you. Change your mind about all those ways you used to act. Accept the truth that says you are in the spirit and must only live in the spirit. Live now in the Spirit by doing only what the word of God says. Rom 8:14″ For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God”. The word ‘led’ as used in the above scripture also means ‘to be driven’. Be driven by God’s word only, concerning holiness. AMEN

CONFESSION

I have fully accepted the word of God on holiness. I have changed my mind concerning every thought, way or action and so I now act in line with the word of God.

FURTHER STUDIES

Isaiah 55:7 KJV “Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon”.

2 Corinth 7:1 KJV “Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God”.

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