Repentance from dead works
Most Christians repent enough to get forgiven, but not enough to see the Kingdom.
“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” (Matt. 4: 17).
MORE THAN TEARS
Repentance means much more than weeping over sin, or even turning from those sins to follow God. In fact, turning from sin to God is more the result of true repentance than it is the actual act. Repentance means you change your way of thinking. And it’s only in changing the way we think that we can discover the focus of Jesus’ ministry— the Kingdom.
AN ABOUT – FACE
Repentance is often defined as doing an about-face. It implies that I was pursuing one direction in life and I change to pursue another. “Repentance from dead works… faith toward God” (Heb. 6: 1). Faith then is both the crown and the enabler of repentance.
CO – LABORERS WITH CHRIST
The focus of repentance is to change our way of thinking until the presence of His Kingdom fills our consciousness. co-laborers with Christ
(1Co 3:8) Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.
(1Co 3:9) For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building.