What are the FRUITS of Repentance?

Bring forth the FRUITS of Repentance. If there’s no Godly Sorrow, there’s really no Repentance to Salvation.

2 Corinthians 7:10 For godly SORROW worketh REPENTANCE to SALVATION not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death. 11 For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge! In all things ye have approved yourselves to be clear in this matter.

What are the FRUITS of Repentance? They are listed in the above New Testament Scripture. Here are definitions for each:

Sorrow – grief, annoyance, sadness

Carefulness – haste, eagerness, diligence to change and do right

Clearing of yourselves – reasoned statement (apologia, speech, written document) on how and why you sinned, and how and why you will change and do God’s Commandments

Indignation – irritation, vexation, anger

Fear – terror, dread of what is wrong

Vehement Desire – longing, strong need for what’s right

Zeal – excitement, heat, fervor in spirit, pursuing, defending the truth

Revenge – vengeance and punishment, not against people but against deception and spiritual principalities

Clear – pure, venerable, respectable, cleanThat’s real new testament repentance, that’s when you have proved yourself to be clear of a matter.

Without the Fruits of Repentance, All you have is self-righteousness.

Self-righteousness is when you think you are more righteous than the Word of God.
Christ’s righteousness is when you trust and obey the Word of God.
#simplicity #endthedebate

Repentance can be scary…. But what’s scarier is when Judgement comes and you haven’t produced Fruits of Repentance yet.

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