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"The Elementary Teachings" Series

Repentance

From Acts that Lead to Death - The Change of Direction

By David M Rogers

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Published: November 2017

Therefore let us leave the elementary teachings about Messiah and go on to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, and of faith in Elohim, instruction about baptisms, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment.  And Elohim permitting, we will do so. (Hebrews 6:1-3)

Table of Contents

The Promises of Blessings and Curses

The Promise to Those Who Repent (Return to Sender)

The Biblical Definition of Repentance

Repentance in the New Testament

The Confession of Sin in Repentance


It is instructive to us that the writer to the Hebrews refers to repentance from acts that lead to death as one of the elementary teachings about Messiah.  This thing called repentance is a foundation for us.  It is something that everyone should understand, even those brand new to faith in Messiah.  If we properly understand this elementary concept of repentance, then we can build an accurate set of teachings about our walk of faith upon it.

But there's the rub.  A misunderstand and failure to comprehend the importance of repentance has led many in the "faith community" to map out a wrong walk which has misled and deceived many.  The Christian church by and large has NOT had a proper, biblical understanding of the foundational concept of repentance.  As such, many of the doctrines found in most churches are flawed and lead many astray from a true, biblical walk of faith.

The passage in Hebrews 5 and 6 is stated in full:

We have much to say about this, but it is hard to explain because you are slow to learn.  In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of Elohim's word all over again. You need milk, not solid food!  Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil. 

Therefore let us leave the elementary teachings about Messiah and go on to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, and of faith in Elohim, instruction about baptisms, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. And Elohim permitting, we will do so. (Hebrews 5:11-6:3)

Here, a fundamental element of repentance is alluded to.  Contrary to the teachings of many, repentance is not just a change of mind.  It is a necessary change of action on the part of followers of Messiah.  We will see this as it is developed in Scripture.

There are many question we endeavor to answer as we study this topic of repentance.  What is repentance?  Is repentance a gift from Abba or is it solely a work on our part?  What does it mean to confess our sins?  Is repentance a one time event?  How do we recognize someone who has truly repented?

The Promises of Blessings and Curses

The need for repentance is stipulated upon a core understanding of what the Creator demands of humans to be restored in proper relationship with Him.  When setting the parameters for a functional covenant relationship between him and his people Israel, Yahuwah established the standards for that fellowship.

d3 "'If you follow my decrees and are careful to obey my commands,
4 I will send you rain in its season, and the ground will yield its crops and the trees of the field their fruit.
5 Your threshing will continue until grape harvest and the grape harvest will continue until planting, and you will eat all the food you want and live in safety in your land.
6 "'I will grant peace in the land, and you will lie down and no one will make you afraid. I will remove savage beasts from the land, and the sword will not pass through your country.
7 You will pursue your enemies, and they will fall by the sword before you.
8 Five of you will chase a hundred, and a hundred of you will chase ten thousand, and your enemies will fall by the sword before you.
9 "'I will look on you with favor and make you fruitful and increase your numbers, and I will keep my covenant with you.
10 You will still be eating last year's harvest when you will have to move it out to make room for the new.
11 I will put my dwelling place among you, and I will not abhor you.
12 I will walk among you and be your Elohim, and you will be my people.
13 I am Yahuwah your Elohim, who brought you out of Mitzrayim so that you would no longer be slaves to the Mitzrites; I broke the bars of your yoke and enabled you to walk with heads held high. (Vayiqra [Leviticus] 26:3-13)

The Almighty promises blessings and well being to those who walk in obedience to his decrees and commands.  Those who cling to his ways, obey his instructions and listen to his voice will walk in favor with him and enjoy all the positives which Yahuwah grants to his people.

But for those who reject his commands, curses and bad things accompany them.  Yahuwah will make sure of it!

"'But if you will not listen to me and carry out all these commands,
15 and if you reject my decrees and abhor my laws and fail to carry out all my commands and so violate my covenant,
16 then I will do this to you: I will bring upon you sudden terror, wasting diseases and fever that will destroy your sight and drain away your life. You will plant seed in vain, because your enemies will eat it.
17 I will set my face against you so that you will be defeated by your enemies; those who hate you will rule over you, and you will flee even when no one is pursuing you.
18 "'If after all this you will not listen to me, I will punish you for your sins seven times over.
19 I will break down your stubborn pride and make the sky above you like iron and the ground beneath you like bronze.
20 Your strength will be spent in vain, because your soil will not yield its crops, nor will the trees of the land yield their fruit.
21 "'If you remain hostile toward me and refuse to listen to me, I will multiply your afflictions seven times over, as your sins deserve.
22 I will send wild animals against you, and they will rob you of your children, destroy your cattle and make you so few in number that your roads will be deserted.
23 "'If in spite of these things you do not accept my correction but continue to be hostile toward me,
24 I myself will be hostile toward you and will afflict you for your sins seven times over.
25 And I will bring the sword upon you to avenge the breaking of the covenant. When you withdraw into your cities, I will send a plague among you, and you will be given into enemy hands.
26 When I cut off your supply of bread, ten women will be able to bake your bread in one oven, and they will dole out the bread by weight. You will eat, but you will not be satisfied.
27 "'If in spite of this you still do not listen to me but continue to be hostile toward me,
28 then in my anger I will be hostile toward you, and I myself will punish you for your sins seven times over.
29 You will eat the flesh of your sons and the flesh of your daughters.
30 I will destroy your high places, cut down your incense altars and pile your dead bodies on the lifeless forms of your idols, and I will abhor you.
31 I will turn your cities into ruins and lay waste your sanctuaries, and I will take no delight in the pleasing aroma of your offerings.
32 I will lay waste the land, so that your enemies who live there will be appalled.
33 I will scatter you among the nations and will draw out my sword and pursue you. Your land will be laid waste, and your cities will lie in ruins. (Vayiqra [Leviticus] 26:14-33)

These negatives are the curses of the Law written about by Paul in his letters.  They are the result of disobedience to Elohim's law, not obedience as many Christian churches erroneously teach.  Elohim wants to bless his people and will do so when they obey his law.  But for those who won't obey, he sends curses.

The Promise to Those Who Repent (Return to Sender)

But the love of our Maker compels him to reach out to us with terms of reconciliation.  He desires that although banished from his presence we might still change our ways and turn back to him.  His promise is to do just that for those who will turn away from their disobediences and cling to his ways:

You will perish among the nations; the land of your enemies will devour you. Those of you who are left will waste away in the lands of their enemies because of their sins; also because of their fathers' sins they will waste away.  You will perish among the nations; the land of your enemies will devour you. Those of you who are left will waste away in the lands of their enemies because of their sins; also because of their fathers' sins they will waste away. 

"'But if they will confess their sins and the sins of their fathers-- their treachery against me and their hostility toward me, which made me hostile toward them so that I sent them into the land of their enemies-- then when their uncircumcised hearts are humbled and they pay for their sin, I will remember my covenant with Ya'acov and my covenant with Yitzchak and my covenant with Avraham, and I will remember the land. (Vayiqra [Leviticus] 26:38-42)

True Repentance Reaches Down Deep

When all these blessings and curses I have set before you come upon you and you take them to heart wherever Yahuwah your Elohim disperses you among the nations, and when you and your children return (Heb. shuv) to Yahuwah your Elohim and obey him with all your heart and with all your soul according to everything I command you today, then Yahuwah your Elohim will restore your fortunes and have compassion on you and gather you again from all the nations where he scattered you.  Even if you have been banished to the most distant land under the heavens, from there Yahuwah your Elohim will gather you and bring you back.  (Devarim [Deuteronomy] 30:1-4)

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The Return to the Land

He will bring you to the land that belonged to your fathers, and you will take possession of it. He will make you more prosperous and numerous than your fathers.  Yahuwah your Elohim will circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your descendants, so that you may love him with all your heart and with all your soul, and live.  Yahuwah your Elohim will put all these curses on your enemies who hate and persecute you.  You will again obey Yahuwah and follow all his commands I am giving you today. (Devarim [Deuteronomy] 30:5-8)

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The Condition of Our Return to the Land

Then Yahuwah your Elohim will make you most prosperous in all the work of your hands and in the fruit of your womb, the young of your livestock and the crops of your land. Yahuwah will again delight in you and make you prosperous, just as he delighted in your fathers, if you obey Yahuwah your Elohim and keep his commands and decrees that are written in this Book of the Law and turn to Yahuwah your Elohim with all your heart and with all your soul. (Devarim [Deuteronomy] 30:9-10)

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The Biblical Definition of Repentance

The word repentance comes from the Hebrew
bWv (shub).

HALOT - to turn around, repent; hif. (causative) stem - to bring back, refresh, refute, to be changed

BDB - turn back, return

TWOT - The basic meaning of shûb "to (re)turn" implying physical motion or movement appears over 270 times. A few times God is the subject, "At the appointed time I will return to you (Sarah)," (Gen 18:14). Most often the subject is a person: "I (Abraham) and the lad (Isaac) will go yonder and worship, and return to you" (Gen 22:5). In the Hiphil stem form there are eighty-seven occurrences of shûb in the sense of "bring back, carry back."

More About “Shuv” in the Scriptures

TWOT - Another important use of shûb in the Qal, and theologically the most crucial, is in passages dealing with the covenant community's return to God (in the sense of repentance), or turning away from evil (in the sense of renouncing and disowning sin), or turning away from God (in the sense of becoming apostate). In such contexts shûb in the Qal is used 129 times. By contrast, in the Hiphil shûb is used only eleven times when discussing the divine-human relationship. "turn back (Qal imperative) and 'let yourself be turned from your idols' (Hiphil) " (Ezek 14:6).

Biblical Usage of “Teshuvah”

hb'vut. (teshuvah) - Answer, (re-)turn. Appears eight times, five times in reference to the spring as the "turn" of the year (2Sam 11:l; 1Kings 20:22, 26; 1Chr 20:1 ; 2Chr 36:10); once "return" to a place (1Sam 7:17), and twice in the sense of "answer, retort" (Job 21:34; Job 34:36). (Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament –[TWOT] Lexicon)

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Afterward, the prophet came to the king of Yisrael and said, "Strengthen your position and see what must be done, because next spring (lit. “at the turning of the year”) the king of Aram will attack you again." (1 Kings 20:22)

The Promise to Those Who Repent

When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people, if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place.  (2 Chronicles 7:13-15)

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Isaiah Preached Repentance

From the west, men will fear the name of Yahuwah, and from the rising of the sun, they will revere his glory. For he will come like a pent-up flood that the breath of Yahuwah drives along. "The Redeemer will come to Zion, to those in Ya'acov who repent of their sins," declares Yahuwah. (Yeshayahu [Isaiah] 59:19-20)

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Jeremiah Preached Repentance

Therefore this is what Yahuwah says: "If you repent, I will restore you that you may serve me; if you utter worthy, not worthless, words, you will be my spokesman. Let this people turn to you, but you must not turn to them. I will make you a wall to this people, a fortified wall of bronze; they will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you to rescue and save you," declares Yahuwah. (Yirmeyah [Jeremiah] 15:19-20)

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Ezekiel Preached Repentance

Therefore this is what Yahuwah says: "If you repent, I will restore you that you may serve me; if you utter worthy, not worthless, words, you will be my spokesman. Let this people turn to you, but you must not turn to them. I will make you a wall to this people, a fortified wall of bronze; they will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you to rescue and save you," declares Yahuwah. (Yirmeyah [Ezekiel] 18:30-32)

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Repentance in the New Testament 

 meta,noia (meta-noi-a)

- repentance, turning about, conversion; (BDG)

- strictly later knowledge, subsequent correction;  religiously and morally, as a change of mind leading to change of behavior repentance, conversion, turning about (MT 3.8; 2C 7.10) (Friberg Lexicon)

Repentance is a Pillar of the Gospel of the Kingdom

John the Baptizer -  (Yochanan the Immerser)

In those days Yochanan the Baptist came, preaching in the Desert of Yehudah and saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near." This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Yeshayahu: "A voice of one calling in the desert, 'Prepare the way for Yahuwah, make straight paths for him.'" Yochanan's clothes were made of camel's hair, and he had a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey. (Matthew 3:1-4)

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John’s Message

People went out to him from Yerushalayim and all Yehudah and the whole region of the Yarden. Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Yarden River. But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to where he was baptizing, he said to them: "You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath? Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. (Matthew 3:5-8)

People

What is Sin?

Everyone who has this hope (of being like Yeshua) in him purifies himself, just as he is pure.

Everyone who sins breaks the law (Torah); in fact, sin is lawlessness.

But you know that he appeared so that he might take away our sins. And in him is no sin.

No one who lives in him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen him or known him.

Dear children, do not let anyone lead you astray. He who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous.

He who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of Elohim appeared was to destroy the devil's work. (1 John 3:3-8)

The Wages of Sin is Death

Transgression of Elohim’s law requires a payment.  That payment is death.  (Garden) Thus, Elohim requires everyone who sins to pay with death.

The sacrifice of animals as a substitute for the death of a human was permitted from the beginning.  This sacrifice was acceptable but also foreshadowed the death of Yeshua.

What is the Fruit of Repentance?

John gives three examples:

Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, 'We have Avraham as our father.' For I tell you that out of these stones Elohim can raise up children for Avraham.  The ax is already at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire." "What should we do then?" the crowd asked. Yochanan answered, "The man with two tunics should share with him who has none, and the one who has food should do the same." Tax collectors also came to be baptized. "Teacher," they asked, "what should we do?" "Don't collect any more than you are required to," he told them. Then some soldiers asked him, "And what should we do?" He replied, "Don't extort money and don't accuse people falsely-- be content with your pay.“ (Luke 3:8-14)

Produce

Good Fruit

Yeshua:

By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them. (Matthew 7:16-20)

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A Tree is Recognized By Its Fruit

Yeshua:

Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is recognized by its fruit. You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks. The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him. (Matthew 12:33-35)

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Mark’s Testimony About John

 And so Yochanan came, baptizing in the desert region and preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. (Mark 1:4)

The mikvah (washing) was a symbolic (and literal) gesture of being cleansed.

Yahusha (Yeshua) Taught Repentance as an Integral Part of the Gospel of the Kingdom

Following his baptism and temptation in the wilderness, Yeshua began to preach the message of repentance:

From that time on Yahusha began to preach, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.“ (Matthew 4:17)

Repentance Means “Stop Sinning”!

Following several healings, Yahusha admonished the recipients of the healing to stop sinning.

This is another example of the fruit of repentance.

The Invalid at the pool of Bethesda

Later Yahusha found him at the temple and said to him, "See, you are well again. Stop sinning or something worse may happen to you.“ (4th Gospel 5:14)

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The Woman Caught in Adultery

Yahusha straightened up and asked her, "Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?"  "No one, sir," she said. "Then neither do I condemn you," Yahusha declared. "Go now and leave your life of sin (Greek literally, ‘go, for now on no longer commit sin’).“ (4th Gospel 8:10-11)

Yahusha

Can a Follower of Yahusha Keep on Sinning?

No one who lives in him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen him or known him. Dear children, do not let anyone lead you astray. He who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous. He who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of Elohim appeared was to destroy the devil's work. No one who is born of Elohim will continue to sin, because Elohim's seed remains in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of Elohim.  This is how we know who the children of Elohim are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not a child of Elohim; nor is anyone who does not love his brother. (1 John 3:6-10)

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Repentance as Preached by the Apostles

Peter at Pentecost:

"Therefore let all Yisrael be assured of this: Elohim has made this Yahusha, whom you crucified, both Master and Messiah." When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Kepha and the other apostles, "Brothers, what shall we do?" Kepha replied, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Yahusha Messiah for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. (Acts 2:36-38)

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Peter to the Crowds After Healing the Man Crippled from Birth

Acts 3

Repent, then, and turn to Elohim, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from Yahuwah, and that he may send the Messiah, who has been appointed for you-- even Yahusha. (Acts 3:19-20)

Repent

Paul to the Philosophers at Athens

"Therefore since we are Elohim's offspring, we should not think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone-- an image made by man's design and skill. In the past Elohim overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to all men by raising him from the dead.“ (Acts 17:29-31)

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Paul’s Testimony About His Message

First to those in Damascus, then to those in Yerushalayim and in all Yehudah, and to the Gentiles also, I preached that they should repent and turn to Elohim and prove their repentance by their deeds. (Acts 26:20)

 will make you a wall to this people, a fortified wall of bronze; they will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you to rescue and save you," declares Yahuwah. (Yirmeyah [Ezekiel] 18:30-32)

The Confession of Sin in Repentance

What Does John Mean When He Exhorts us “To Confess Our Sins”?

If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:8-9)

o`mologe,w  (homologeo) – BDAG:

1.      to commit oneself to do someth. for someone, promise, assure

2.      to share a common view or be of common mind about a matter, agree

3.      to concede that something is factual or true, grant, admit, confess

The Torah on “Confession”

But if they will confess their sins and the sins of their fathers-- their treachery against me and their hostility toward me, which made me hostile toward them so that I sent them into the land of their enemies-- then when their uncircumcised hearts are humbled and they pay for their sin, I will remember my covenant… (Vayiqra 26:40-42).

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How Do We Pay for Our Sin?

Sins of uncleanness, failure to speak up, taking thoughtless oath: Leviticus 5:1-13 - Make atonement

Sins against Yahuwah’s holy things: Leviticus 5:14-16

Sins against a person: Numbers 5:6-8

Sins of doing what is forbidden by Yah’s commands: Leviticus 5:17-19

More sins: Leviticus 6

Nehemiah’s Pray of Confession

Then I said: "Yahuwah, Elohim of heaven, the great and awesome Elohim, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love him and obey his commands, let your ear be attentive and your eyes open to hear the prayer your servant is praying before you day and night for your servants, the people of Yisrael. I confess the sins we sons of Yisrael, including myself and my father's house, have committed against you. We have acted very wickedly toward you. We have not obeyed the commands, decrees and laws you gave your servant Mosheh. "Remember the instruction you gave your servant Mosheh, saying, 'If you are unfaithful, I will scatter you among the nations, but if you return to me and obey my commands, then even if your exiled people are at the farthest horizon, I will gather them from there and bring them to the place I have chosen as a dwelling for my Name.‘ (Nehemiah 1:5-9)

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Yahuwah is the Author of Good and Evil

The Scriptures tell us that Yah loves good but hates evil.

So how can he be the author of evil, also?

“I form the light and create darkness, I make shalom and I create evil (Heb ra – bad, evil); I, Yahuwah, do all these things.” (Isaiah 45:7)

NIV – “I bring prosperity and create disaster”

Why Does Yahuwah Bring Evil?

- Perhaps because “evil” is a tool in the hand of Yah to direct us to repent.  The path we are on leads to “bad” and eventually to death.

- Yahuwah brings evil to drive his own to repentance.

- Yahuwah brings evil upon unbelievers to draw them to him and to destroy those who will not repent.

Godly Sorrow Leads Us to Repentance

Even if I caused you sorrow by my letter, I do not regret it. Though I did regret it-- I see that my letter hurt you, but only for a little while-- yet now I am happy, not because you were made sorry, but because your sorrow led you to repentance. For you became sorrowful as Elohim intended and so were not harmed in any way by us. Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death. (2 Corinthians 7:8-10)

Is Repentance a Gift from Elohim or is it Entirely as an Act of Our Free Will?

Yahuwah brings evil (bad, disaster) to drive his own to repentance. Yet, he requires obedience from his own.  But he leaves it up to individuals to make that decision. Yahuwah brings evil upon unbelievers to draw them to him and to destroy those who will not repent.

What is In the Heart of Elohim?

The sacrifices are to atone for sin.

Elohim does not delight in sacrifice and offering.

Psalm 40:6-9 - Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but my ears you have pierced; burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not require. Then I said, "Here I am, I have come-- it is written about me in the scroll. I desire to do your will, O my Elohim; your law is within my heart." I proclaim righteousness in the great assembly; I do not seal my lips, as you know, Yahuwah.

Psalm

Elohim Wants Our Obedience

"Does Yahuwah delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the voice of Yahuwah? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams. For rebellion is like the sin of divination, and arrogance like the evil of idolatry." (1 Samuel 15:22-23)

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What Does Elohim Require of Us?

With what shall I come before Yahuwah and bow down before the exalted Elohim? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old?  Will Yahuwah be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousand rivers of oil? Shall I offer my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul? He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does Yahuwah require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your Elohim. (Micah 6:6-8)

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Diligently Seeking to Know Him

It would be tragic to know the importance of turning back to Yahuwah with all you heart and soul by keeping all his commandments but fail to know what those commandments are through purposeful ignorance.  To love him with the whole heart means we must diligently find out what his word tells us, and then do it.

Is Repentance a One Time Event?

Yes it is – every time you do it.

The Parable of the Prodigal Son

Luke 15:11-32

David’s Prayer of Confession – Psalm 32

Of David. A maskil. Blessed is he whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered.  2 Blessed is the man whose sin Yahuwah does not count against him and in whose spirit is no deceit.  3 When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long.  4 For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was sapped as in the heat of summer. Selah   5 Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, "I will confess my transgressions to Yahuwah"-- and you forgave the guilt of my sin. Selah 6 Therefore let everyone who is godly pray to you while you may be found; surely when the mighty waters rise, they will not reach him. 7 You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah.  8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.  9 Do not be like the horse or the mule, which have no understanding but must be controlled by bit and bridle or they will not come to you. 10 Many are the woes of the wicked, but Yahuwah's unfailing love surrounds the man who trusts in him.  11 Rejoice in Yahuwah and be glad, you righteous; sing, all you who are upright in heart.

Of David.

 

 

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