Bible Verses About Repentance: How to Repent to Enter the Kingdom of God

Many believers in the Lord think that they can receive the Lord Jesus’ clemency and mercy, and forgiveness of sins as long as they come before the Lord to confess their sins and repent to Him sincerely and that they will be raptured into the kingdom of God when the Lord returns in the last days. Is this view in accord with the Lord’s will? We often confess our sins and repent to the Lord in tears, but why do we still commit sins despite ourselves after that and live in a cycle of sinning and confessing? Is this true repentance? Can those who often sin and do not truly repent be qualified to enter the kingdom of God? We’d like to recommend some selected Bible verses about repentance and related content, helping the brothers and sisters who are truly waiting for the Lord’s return find the way to escape sin, achieve true repentance, and enter the kingdom of God.

God’s Requirement of Man in the Age of Grace—Repentance

Repenting is the Lord Jesus’ requirement of man in the Age of Grace and is God’s way that man should follow.

Bible Verses About Repentance - Luke 5:32

Matthew 4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Luke 15:7 I say to you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repents, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.

Luke 5:32 I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Luke 24:47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

Why Shall We Repent?

Revelation 2:16 Repent; or else I will come to you quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.

John 8:34-35 34 Jesus answered them, Truly, truly, I say to you, Whoever commits sin is the servant of sin. 35 And the servant stays not in the house for ever: but the Son stays ever.

Matthew 18:3 And said, Truly I say to you, Except you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Only by Truly Repenting and Being Cleansed Can We Enter the Kingdom of God

Many believers in the Lord have such confusions: We often confess our sins and repent to the Lord in tears, but why do we still live in a cycle of sinning and confessing, unable to extricate ourselves? How exactly can we cast off the bonds of sin, stop sinning, achieve true repentance, and thus enter the kingdom of God? God’s word says, “The sins of man were forgiven, and this is because of the work of God’s crucifixion, but man continued to live within the corrupt satanic disposition of old. This being so, man must be completely saved from his corrupt satanic disposition, so that his sinful nature may be completely extirpated, never to develop again, thus enabling the disposition of man to be transformed. This would require man to grasp the path of growth in life, to grasp the way of life, and to grasp the way to change his disposition. Furthermore, it would require man to act in accordance with this path, so that his disposition may gradually be changed and he may live under the shining of the light, so that all that he does may be in accord with the will of God, so that he may cast away his corrupt satanic disposition, and so that he may break free from Satan’s influence of darkness, thereby emerging fully from sin. Only then will man receive complete salvation.” So, we can see clearly that our confessing and repenting to the Lord only means that we have our sins forgiven, but do not represent that we have cast off the bonds of sin and been cleansed. Read the following Bible verses and recommended content to find the way to escape sin, gain purification, and enter the kingdom of God.

Daniel 129-10  9 And he said, Go your way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. 10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.

John 16:12-13  12 I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13 However, when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come.

Revelation 2 He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit said to the churches; To him that overcomes will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the middle of the paradise of God.

John 12:47-48  47 And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. 48 He that rejects me, and receives not my words, has one that judges him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.

Revelation 22 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

God’s word says: “Though Jesus did much work among man, He only completed the redemption of all mankind and became man’s sin offering, and did not rid man of all his corrupt disposition. Fully saving man from the influence of Satan not only required Jesus to take on the sins of man as the sin offering, but also required God to do greater work to completely rid man of his disposition, which has been corrupted by Satan. And so, after man was forgiven his sins, God has returned to flesh to lead man into the new age, and begun the work of chastisement and judgment, and this work has brought man into a higher realm. All those who submit under His dominion shall enjoy higher truth and receive greater blessings. They shall truly live in the light, and shall gain the truth, the way, and the life.

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