Repentance is not tears

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Jesus began to preach, “Repent of your sins and turn to God, for the Kingdom of Heaven is near.” Matthew 4:17

It’s fascinating to me that Jesus started His ministry with the very word that people had heard John the Baptist say: “Repent.”  The message is the same today as when John and Jesus gave it.

I used to think that to repent was to simply say “sorry.” I would cry out to God that “I didn’t mean to do something, or say whatever had caused offence,” but then I would get caught up in life again and could repeat the same process!

How many of you have done the same thing?

We need to realise that when we say sorry, there needs to be change. Repentance means to “change one’s mind” and therefore it can no longer be a token gesture to appease another person but as a follower of Christ it is a life-changing process, that no-one can deny you are sorry.

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Rebecca Brand

My hearts desire is for everyone to have an intimate relationship with Christ. To hear the voice of God and to experience His presence. Also, to help disciple others to discover their purpose within the body of Christ - through the power of the Holy Spirit.

My God-given dream is to break down barriers within life and the Church as a whole to strengthen and develop relationships within every denomination and bring unity - so that we will collectively raise up together and fulfil the Great Commission, within this lifetime.

I am living proof that no matter what your past was or whatever your life has become - God will use you to fulfil what He created you to do, when you step out in obedience and faith.

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