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TODAY’S MEDITATION – what is repentance? (Acts 26:20)

Many believers define repentance as “turning from sin.” This is not the biblical definition of repentance. In the Bible, the word repent means “to change one’s mind.” The Bible also tells us that true repentance will result in a change of actions (Luke 3:8-14; Acts 3:19). Today’s verse says: “I preached that they should repent and turn to God and prove their repentance by their deeds.” The full biblical definition of repentance is a change of mind that results in a change of action. My brother, my sister, No one can repent and come to God unless God pulls that person to Himself (John 6:44). Acts 5:31 and 11:18 indicate that repentance is something God gives, so it is only possible because of His grace. Never ask someone to repent then, for no one can repent unless God grants repentance. The same as no one can declare you ‘saved’. Yes, All salvation, repentance and faith are all a result of God drawing us, opening our eyes, and changing our hearts to believe in Christ and love Him. Our part is to be sensitive to His calling when He is drawing us. Stay blessed in Jesus’ name. [retweet] [facebook]