Deuteronomy – Deu 13:6-8 What is Repentance?

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Deu 13:6-10 What is Repentance?

[Study Aired December 6, 2019]

Deu 13:6 If thy brother, the son of thy mother, or thy son, or thy daughter, or the wife of thy bosom, or thy friend, which is as thine own soul, entice thee secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which thou hast not known, thou, nor thy fathers;
Deu 13:7 Namely, of the gods of the people which are round about you, nigh unto thee, or far off from thee, from the one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth;
Deu 13:8 Thou shalt not consent unto him, nor hearken unto him; neither shall thine eye pity him, neither shalt thou spare, neither shalt thou conceal him:
Deu 13:9 But thou shalt surely kill him; thine hand shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people.
Deu 13:10 And thou shalt stone him with stones, that he die; because he hath sought to thrust thee away from the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.

Last week we covered Deuteronomy 13:1-5 and discussed how God sends us false prophets and dreamers of dreams to try us. We examined what a false prophet was and what was the sign of the false prophet. Then we discussed the manifestation of that sin in the flesh by the sign of men with men and women with women. We discussed not judging others as though the sin came from them and yet still walking the narrow path in calling sin, sin. Lastly, we touched on repentance and what from what we are to repent. So, this week we will cover the doctrine of Christ in repentance.

So, what is repentance?

In the old testament there are two words for the word "repent". The first one is H5162 and means;

H5162
נָחַם
nâcham
naw-kham'
A primitive root; properly to sigh, that is, breathe strongly; by implication to be sorry, that is, (in a favorable sense) to pity, console or (reflexively) rue; or (unfavorably) to avenge (oneself): - comfort (self), ease [one’s self], repent (-er, -ing, self).
Total KJV occurrences: 108

It is translated different ways, and listed below are the 108 time it is translated and how it is translated.

H5162
נחם
nâcham
Total KJV Occurrences: 109
comfort, 34
Gen_5:29, Gen_27:42, Gen_37:35, 2Sa_10:2, 1Ch_7:22, 1Ch_19:2 (2), Job_2:11, Job_7:13, Job_21:34, Psa_23:4, Psa_71:21, Psa_119:50, Psa_119:76, Psa_119:82, Isa_22:4, Isa_40:1 (2), Isa_51:3 (2), Isa_51:19, Isa_57:6, Isa_61:2, Isa_66:13, Jer_16:7, Jer_31:13, Lam_1:2, Lam_1:17, Lam_1:21, Lam_2:13, Eze_14:23, Eze_16:54, Zec_1:17, Zec_10:2
comforted, 20
Gen_24:67, Gen_37:35, Gen_38:12, Gen_50:21, Rth_2:13, 2Sa_12:24, 2Sa_13:39, Job_42:11, Psa_77:2, Psa_86:17, Psa_119:52, Isa_49:13, Isa_52:9, Isa_54:11, Isa_66:13, Jer_31:15, Eze_5:13, Eze_14:22, Eze_31:16, Eze_32:31
repent, 19
Exo_13:17, Exo_32:12, Num_23:19, Deu_32:36, 1Sa_15:29 (2), Job_42:6, Psa_90:13, Psa_110:4, Psa_135:14, Jer_4:28, Jer_18:8, Jer_18:10, Jer_26:3, Jer_26:13, Jer_42:10, Joe_2:14 (2), Jon_3:9

repented, 17
Gen_6:6, Exo_32:14, Jdg_2:18, Jdg_21:6, Jdg_21:15, 1Sa_15:35, 2Sa_24:16, 1Ch_21:15, Psa_106:45, Jer_8:6, Jer_20:16, Jer_31:19 (2), Amo_7:3, Amo_7:6, Jon_3:10, Zec_8:14
comforters, 5 2Sa_10:3, 1Ch_19:3, Job_16:2, Psa_69:20, Nah_3:7
comforter, 3 Ecc_4:1, Lam_1:9, Lam_1:16
comforteth, 3 Job_29:25, Isa_66:12-13 (2)
repenteth, 3 Gen_6:7, 1Sa_15:11, Joe_2:13
comfortedst, 1 Isa_12:1
ease, 1 Isa_1:24 receive, 1 Isa_57:6 repentest, 1 Jon_4:2 repenting, 1 Jer_15:6

We can see that it is more times translated "comfort" (34 times), "Comforted" (20 times), "comforters" (5 times), "comforter" (3 times), "comforteth" (3 times), and "comfortest" (1 time). It is translated a form of comfort a total of 66 times compared to repent and its variations 41 times.

The other word for repentance is H7725;

H7725
שׁוּב
shûb
shoob
A primitive root; to turn back (hence, away) transitively or intransitively, literally or figuratively (not necessarily with the idea of return to the starting point); generally to retreat; often adverbially again: -  ([break, build, circumcise, dig, do anything, do evil, feed, lay down, lie down, lodge, make, rejoice, send, take, weep]) X again, (cause to) answer (+ again), X in any case (wise), X at all, averse, bring (again, back, home again), call [to mind], carry again (back), cease, X certainly, come again (back) X consider, + continually, convert, deliver (again), + deny, draw back, fetch home again, X fro, get [oneself] (back) again, X give (again), go again (back, home), [go] out, hinder, let, [see] more, X needs, be past, X pay, pervert, pull in again, put (again, up again), recall, recompense, recover, refresh, relieve, render (again), X repent, requite, rescue, restore, retrieve, (cause to, make to) return, reverse, reward, + say nay, send back, set again, slide back, still, X surely, take back (off), (cause to, make to) turn (again, self again, away, back, back again, backward, from, off), withdraw.
Total KJV occurrences: 1058

Out of the 1058 times it is used in the Old Testament, it is only translated 3 times "repent".

H7725
שׁוּב
shûb
Total KJV Occurrences: 1339
again, 245
Gen_15:16 (2), Gen_24:5-6 (3), Gen_24:8, Gen_26:18, Gen_28:15, Gen_28:21, Gen_29:3, Gen_30:31, Gen_37:14, Gen_37:22, Gen_40:21, Gen_42:24, Gen_42:37, Gen_43:2, Gen_43:12-13 (3), Gen_43:21, Gen_44:8, Gen_44:25, Gen_48:21, Gen_50:5, Exo_10:7-8 (4), Exo_14:26, Exo_15:19, Exo_23:4, Exo_24:14, Exo_33:11, Exo_34:35, Lev_13:16, Lev_14:39, Lev_14:43, Lev_25:51-52 (2), Lev_26:26, Num_11:4, Num_17:10, Num_22:8, Num_22:34, Num_23:16, Num_33:7, Num_35:32, Deu_1:22, Deu_1:25, Deu_5:30, Deu_22:1-2 (2), Deu_24:4, Deu_24:13, Deu_24:19, Deu_28:68, Deu_30:9, Jos_5:2, Jos_8:21, Jos_18:7-8 (2), Jos_22:32, Jdg_3:19, Jdg_6:18, Jdg_8:9, Jdg_8:33, Jdg_11:8-9 (2), Jdg_11:13, Jdg_15:19, Jdg_19:3, Jdg_19:7, Jdg_20:48, Jdg_21:14, Rth_1:11-12 (2), Rth_1:21, Rth_4:3, 1Sa_3:5-6 (2), 1Sa_5:3, 1Sa_5:11, 1Sa_6:21, 1Sa_15:25, 1Sa_15:30-31 (2), 1Sa_17:30, 1Sa_23:23, 1Sa_25:12, 1Sa_29:4, 1Sa_30:12, 2Sa_14:13, 2Sa_14:21, 2Sa_15:8, 2Sa_15:25, 2Sa_19:29-30 (2), 2Sa_22:37-38 (2), 1Ki_2:30, 1Ki_2:41, 1Ki_8:33-34 (2), 1Ki_12:5, 1Ki_12:12, 1Ki_12:20-21 (2), 1Ki_12:27 (2), 1Ki_13:4, 1Ki_13:6 (2), 1Ki_13:9, 1Ki_13:17, 1Ki_13:33, 1Ki_17:21-22 (2), 1Ki_18:43, 1Ki_19:6-7 (2), 1Ki_19:20, 1Ki_20:5, 1Ki_20:9, 2Ki_1:6, 2Ki_1:11, 2Ki_1:13, 2Ki_2:18, 2Ki_4:22, 2Ki_4:31, 2Ki_4:38, 2Ki_5:10, 2Ki_5:14, 2Ki_7:8, 2Ki_9:18, 2Ki_9:20, 2Ki_9:36, 2Ki_13:25, 2Ki_19:9, 2Ki_20:5, 2Ki_21:3, 2Ki_22:9, 2Ki_22:20, 1Ch_21:12, 1Ch_21:27, 2Ch_6:25, 2Ch_10:5, 2Ch_10:12, 2Ch_11:1, 2Ch_12:11, 2Ch_18:32, 2Ch_19:4, 2Ch_20:27, 2Ch_24:11, 2Ch_24:19, 2Ch_30:6, 2Ch_30:9 (2), 2Ch_32:25, 2Ch_33:3, 2Ch_33:13, 2Ch_34:28, Ezr_2:1, Ezr_6:21, Ezr_9:14, Neh_7:6, Neh_8:17, Neh_9:28-29 (2), Neh_13:9, Est_6:12, Job_10:9, Job_10:16, Job_34:15, Psa_18:37, Psa_60:1, Psa_68:22 (2), Psa_71:20 (2), Psa_78:39, Psa_80:3, Psa_80:7, Psa_80:19, Psa_85:6, Psa_104:8-9 (2), Psa_126:4, Pro_2:19, Pro_3:28, Pro_19:24, Pro_26:15, Ecc_1:6-7 (2), Ecc_3:20, Isa_46:8 (2), Isa_49:5, Isa_52:8, Jer_12:15, Jer_15:19, Jer_16:15, Jer_18:4, Jer_23:3, Jer_24:6, Jer_25:5, Jer_27:16, Jer_28:3-4 (2), Jer_28:6, Jer_29:14, Jer_30:3, Jer_30:18, Jer_31:16-17 (2), Jer_31:21 (2), Jer_31:23, Jer_32:37, Jer_36:28, Jer_37:8, Jer_46:16 (2), Jer_48:47, Jer_49:6, Jer_49:39, Jer_50:19, Lam_3:40, Eze_3:20, Eze_16:53, Eze_29:14, Eze_34:4, Eze_34:16, Eze_39:25, Eze_39:27, Eze_47:1, Dan_9:25, Joe_3:1, Amo_9:14, Mic_7:19, Zec_4:1, Zec_8:15, Zec_10:10
return, 245
Gen_3:19 (2), Gen_14:17, Gen_18:9-10 (2), Gen_18:14, Gen_31:3, Gen_31:13, Gen_32:9, Exo_4:18-19 (2), Exo_4:21, Exo_13:17, Lev_25:10 (2), Lev_25:13, Lev_25:27-28 (2), Lev_25:41 (2), Lev_27:24, Num_10:36, Num_23:3-5 (3), Num_32:18, Num_32:22, Num_35:28, Deu_3:20, Deu_17:16 (2), Deu_20:5-8 (4), Deu_30:2-3 (2), Deu_30:8, Jos_1:15, Jos_20:6, Jos_22:8, Jdg_7:3, Jdg_11:31, Rth_1:6-8 (3), Rth_1:10, Rth_1:15-16 (2), 1Sa_6:3-4 (2), 1Sa_6:8, 1Sa_7:3, 1Sa_9:5, 1Sa_15:26, 1Sa_26:21, 1Sa_29:4, 1Sa_29:7, 1Sa_29:11, 2Sa_2:26, 2Sa_3:16, 2Sa_10:5, 2Sa_12:23, 2Sa_15:19-20 (2), 2Sa_15:27, 2Sa_15:34, 2Sa_19:14, 2Sa_24:13, 1Ki_2:32-33 (2), 1Ki_2:44, 1Ki_8:48, 1Ki_12:24, 1Ki_12:26, 1Ki_13:16, 1Ki_19:15, 1Ki_22:17, 1Ki_22:28, 2Ki_18:14, 2Ki_19:7, 2Ki_19:33, 2Ki_20:10, 1Ch_19:5, 2Ch_6:24, 2Ch_6:38, 2Ch_10:6, 2Ch_10:9, 2Ch_11:4, 2Ch_18:16, 2Ch_18:26-27 (2), 2Ch_30:6, 2Ch_30:9, Neh_2:6, Neh_4:12, Neh_9:17, Est_4:15, Est_9:25, Job_1:21, Job_6:29 (2), Job_7:10, Job_16:21-22 (3), Job_17:10, Job_22:23, Job_33:25, Job_36:10, Psa_6:4 (2), Psa_6:10, Psa_7:7, Psa_7:16, Psa_59:6, Psa_59:14, Psa_73:10, Psa_74:21, Psa_80:14, Psa_90:3, Psa_90:13, Psa_94:15, Psa_104:29, Psa_116:7, Pro_2:19, Pro_26:27, Ecc_1:7, Ecc_5:15, Ecc_12:2, Ecc_12:7 (2), Isa_6:13 (5), Isa_19:21-22 (3), Isa_21:12, Isa_35:10, Isa_37:7, Isa_37:34, Isa_45:22-23 (2), Isa_51:11, Isa_55:7, Isa_55:11, Isa_63:17, Jer_3:1 (2), Jer_3:12, Jer_3:22, Jer_4:1 (2), Jer_8:3-5 (3), Jer_12:15, Jer_15:7, Jer_15:19 (3), Jer_18:11, Jer_22:10-11 (2), Jer_22:27 (2), Jer_23:14, Jer_23:20, Jer_24:7, Jer_29:10, Jer_30:3, Jer_30:10, Jer_30:24, Jer_31:8, Jer_32:44, Jer_33:7, Jer_33:11, Jer_33:26, Jer_34:11, Jer_34:16, Jer_34:22, Jer_35:15, Jer_36:3, Jer_37:7 (2), Jer_37:20, Jer_38:26, Jer_42:12, Jer_44:14 (3), Jer_44:28, Jer_46:27, Jer_50:9, Eze_7:13 (2), Eze_13:22, Eze_16:55 (3), Eze_18:23, Eze_21:5, Eze_21:30, Eze_29:14, Eze_46:9, Eze_46:17, Eze_47:6, Dan_10:20, Dan_11:9-10 (2), Dan_11:13, Dan_11:28-30 (5), Hos_2:7, Hos_2:9, Hos_3:5, Hos_5:15, Hos_6:1, Hos_7:10, Hos_7:16, Hos_8:13, Hos_9:3, Hos_11:5 (2), Hos_11:9, Hos_12:14, Hos_14:1, Hos_14:7, Joe_2:14, Joe_3:4, Joe_3:7, Oba_1:15, Mic_1:7, Mal_1:3-4 (2), Mal_3:18
turn, 153
Gen_27:44-45 (2), Exo_14:2, Exo_32:12, Lev_13:16, Num_32:15, Deu_4:30, Deu_13:17, Deu_23:13-14 (2), Deu_30:3, Deu_30:10, Jos_22:16, Jos_22:18, Jos_22:23, Jos_22:29, Jos_24:20, Jdg_11:8, Rth_1:11-12 (2), 1Sa_15:25, 1Sa_15:30, 2Sa_19:37, 1Ki_8:33, 1Ki_8:35, 1Ki_9:6, 1Ki_12:27, 1Ki_13:9, 1Ki_13:17, 2Ki_1:6, 2Ki_17:13, 2Ki_18:24, 2Ki_19:28, 2Ki_20:5, 2Ch_6:26, 2Ch_6:37, 2Ch_6:42, 2Ch_7:14, 2Ch_7:19, 2Ch_15:4, 2Ch_29:10, 2Ch_30:6, 2Ch_30:8-9 (2), Neh_1:9, Neh_4:4, Neh_9:26, Job_23:13, Job_34:15, Psa_7:12, Psa_18:37, Psa_22:27, Psa_44:10, Psa_56:9, Psa_60:1, Psa_80:3, Psa_80:7, Psa_80:19, Psa_85:4, Psa_104:8-9 (2), Psa_106:23, Psa_119:79, Psa_126:4, Psa_132:10-11 (2), Pro_1:23, Pro_24:18, Pro_25:10, Pro_29:8, Ecc_3:20, Isa_1:25, Isa_14:27, Isa_23:17, Isa_31:6 (2), Isa_36:9, Isa_37:29, Isa_58:13, Isa_59:20, Jer_2:24, Jer_2:35, Jer_3:7, Jer_3:14, Jer_3:19, Jer_4:28, Jer_6:9, Jer_8:4, Jer_18:8, Jer_18:20, Jer_25:5, Jer_26:3, Jer_29:14, Jer_31:18, Jer_31:21 (2), Jer_32:40, Jer_44:5, Lam_2:14, Lam_3:40, Lam_5:21, Eze_3:19-20 (2), Eze_8:6, Eze_8:13, Eze_8:15, Eze_14:6 (2), Eze_18:21, Eze_18:30, Eze_18:32, Eze_33:9 (2), Eze_33:11 (3), Eze_33:14, Eze_33:19, Eze_38:4, Eze_38:12, Eze_39:2, Dan_9:13, Dan_11:18-19 (3), Hos_5:4, Hos_12:6, Hos_14:2, Joe_2:12-13 (2), Amo_1:3, Amo_1:6, Amo_1:8-9 (2), Amo_1:11, Amo_1:13, Amo_2:1, Amo_2:4, Amo_2:6, Jon_3:8-9 (3), Mic_7:19, Zep_2:7, Zep_3:20, Zec_1:3-4 (3), Zec_9:12, Zec_10:9, Zec_13:7, Mal_4:6 (2)
returned, 151
Gen_8:3, Gen_8:9, Gen_8:12, Gen_14:7, Gen_18:33, Gen_21:32, Gen_22:19, Gen_31:55, Gen_32:6, Gen_33:16, Gen_37:29-30 (2), Gen_38:22, Gen_42:24, Gen_43:10, Gen_43:18, Gen_50:13-14 (2), Exo_4:18, Exo_4:20, Exo_5:22, Exo_14:27-28 (2), Exo_19:8, Exo_34:31 (2), Lev_22:13, Num_13:25, Num_14:36, Num_16:50, Num_23:6, Num_24:25, Deu_1:45, Jos_2:16, Jos_2:22-23 (2), Jos_4:18, Jos_6:14, Jos_7:3, Jos_8:24, Jos_10:15, Jos_10:21, Jos_10:38, Jos_10:43, Jos_22:9, Jos_22:32, Jdg_2:19, Jdg_5:29, Jdg_7:3, Jdg_7:15, Jdg_8:13, Jdg_11:39, Jdg_14:8, Jdg_21:23, Rth_1:22 (2), 1Sa_1:19, 1Sa_6:16-17 (2), 1Sa_17:15, 1Sa_17:53, 1Sa_17:57, 1Sa_18:6, 1Sa_23:28, 1Sa_24:1, 1Sa_25:39, 1Sa_26:25, 1Sa_27:9, 2Sa_1:1, 2Sa_1:22, 2Sa_2:30, 2Sa_3:16, 2Sa_3:27, 2Sa_6:20, 2Sa_10:13-14 (2), 2Sa_11:4, 2Sa_12:31, 2Sa_16:8, 2Sa_17:3, 2Sa_17:20, 2Sa_18:16, 2Sa_19:15, 2Sa_19:39, 2Sa_20:22, 2Sa_23:10, 1Ki_12:24, 1Ki_13:10, 1Ki_13:33, 1Ki_19:21, 2Ki_2:25, 2Ki_3:27, 2Ki_4:35, 2Ki_7:15 (2), 2Ki_8:3, 2Ki_9:15, 2Ki_14:14, 2Ki_19:8, 2Ki_19:36, 2Ki_23:20, 1Ch_20:3, 2Ch_10:2, 2Ch_11:4, 2Ch_14:15, 2Ch_19:1, 2Ch_19:8, 2Ch_20:27, 2Ch_22:6, 2Ch_25:10, 2Ch_25:24, 2Ch_28:15, 2Ch_31:1, 2Ch_32:21, 2Ch_34:7, 2Ch_34:9, Neh_4:15 (2), Neh_9:28, Est_2:14, Est_7:8, Psa_35:13, Psa_60:1, Psa_78:34, Ecc_4:1, Ecc_4:7, Ecc_9:11, Isa_37:8, Isa_37:37, Isa_38:8, Jer_3:7, Jer_14:3, Jer_40:12, Jer_41:14, Jer_43:5, Eze_1:14, Eze_8:17, Eze_47:7, Dan_4:34, Dan_4:36 (2), Hos_6:11, Amo_4:6, Amo_4:8-11 (4), Zec_1:6, Zec_1:16, Zec_7:14, Zec_8:3
bring, 72
Gen_24:5-6 (2), Gen_24:8, Gen_28:15, Gen_37:14, Gen_42:37, Gen_48:21, Exo_23:4, Num_17:10, Num_22:8, Deu_1:22, Deu_22:1, Deu_28:60, Deu_28:68, Jdg_11:9, Jdg_19:3, 1Sa_6:7, 2Sa_12:23, 2Sa_14:21, 2Sa_15:8, 2Sa_15:25, 2Sa_17:3, 2Sa_19:11-12 (2), 1Ki_8:34, 1Ki_12:21, 1Ki_13:18, 1Ch_21:12, 2Ch_6:25, 2Ch_11:1, 2Ch_24:19, Neh_9:29, Job_10:9, Job_30:23, Job_33:30, Job_39:12, Psa_68:22 (2), Psa_72:10, Pro_19:23-24 (2), Pro_26:15, Isa_46:8 (2), Isa_49:5, Isa_52:8, Jer_12:15, Jer_15:19, Jer_16:15, Jer_23:3, Jer_24:6, Jer_28:3-4 (2), Jer_28:6, Jer_29:14, Jer_30:3, Jer_30:18, Jer_31:23, Jer_32:37, Jer_48:47, Jer_49:6, Jer_49:39, Jer_50:19, Eze_16:53, Eze_29:14, Eze_34:16, Eze_39:25, Joe_3:1, Amo_9:14, Jon_1:13, Zec_10:6, Zec_10:10
back, 70
Gen_14:16, Gen_38:29, Exo_23:4, Num_13:26, Num_22:34, Deu_23:13, Jos_8:26, Jos_11:10, Jos_23:12, Jdg_11:35, Jdg_18:26, Rth_1:15, Rth_2:6, 1Sa_15:11, 2Sa_12:23, 2Sa_15:20, 2Sa_15:25, 2Sa_17:3, 2Sa_19:10-12 (3), 2Sa_19:37, 2Sa_19:43, 1Ki_13:18-20 (3), 1Ki_13:22-23 (2), 1Ki_13:26, 1Ki_13:29, 1Ki_14:28, 1Ki_19:20-21 (2), 1Ki_22:26, 1Ki_22:33, 2Ki_1:5 (2), 2Ki_2:13, 2Ki_8:29, 2Ki_15:20, 2Ki_19:28, 2Ki_20:9, 1Ch_21:20, 2Ch_18:25, 2Ch_18:32, 2Ch_19:4, 2Ch_25:13, 2Ch_34:16, Neh_2:15, Job_33:30, Job_39:22, Psa_14:7, Psa_53:6, Psa_70:3, Psa_78:41, Psa_85:1, Isa_14:27, Isa_37:29, Jer_4:8, Jer_4:28, Jer_6:9, Jer_8:5, Jer_11:10, Jer_40:5 (2), Eze_38:4, Eze_38:8, Eze_39:2, Eze_44:1, Zep_3:20
turned, 67
Exo_4:7, Exo_33:11, Num_14:43, Num_25:4, Num_25:11, Num_33:7, Jos_7:26, Jos_8:21, Jos_11:10, Jos_19:12, Jdg_3:19, Jdg_8:33, Jdg_20:48, 1Sa_15:11, 1Sa_15:31, 2Sa_22:38, 1Ki_22:33, 2Ki_1:5 (2), 2Ki_15:20, 2Ki_23:25-26 (2), 2Ki_24:1, 1Ch_21:20, 2Ch_12:12, 2Ch_18:32, Neh_2:14-15 (2), Neh_9:35, Job_42:10, Psa_9:3, Psa_9:17, Psa_70:3, Psa_78:38, Psa_78:41, Psa_81:14, Psa_85:3, Psa_89:43, Psa_119:59, Psa_126:1, Isa_5:25, Isa_9:12, Isa_9:17, Isa_9:21, Isa_10:4, Isa_12:1, Isa_29:17, Jer_3:10, Jer_4:8, Jer_8:6, Jer_11:10, Jer_23:22, Jer_31:18-19 (2), Jer_34:11, Jer_34:15-16 (2), Jer_50:6, Lam_1:13, Lam_3:3, Lam_5:21, Dan_9:16, Hos_14:4, Jon_3:10, Nah_2:2, Zec_6:1 (2)
brought, 39
Gen_14:16 (2), Gen_43:12, Gen_43:21, Exo_10:8 (2), Exo_15:19, Num_13:26, Deu_1:25, Jos_14:7, Jos_22:32, Rth_1:21, 1Sa_6:21, 2Sa_3:26, 1Ki_2:30, 1Ki_13:20, 1Ki_13:23, 1Ki_13:26, 1Ki_13:29, 1Ki_14:28, 1Ki_20:9, 2Ki_20:11, 2Ki_22:9, 2Ki_22:20, 2Ch_12:11, 2Ch_19:4, 2Ch_33:13, 2Ch_34:16, 2Ch_34:28, Neh_13:9, Psa_85:1, Jer_41:16 (2), Eze_27:15, Eze_34:4, Eze_38:8, Eze_39:27, Eze_47:1 (2)
come, 30
Gen_15:16, Gen_22:5, Gen_28:21, Gen_50:5, Exo_14:26, Exo_24:14, Lev_14:39, Lev_14:43, Num_35:32, Jos_18:8, Jdg_6:18, Jdg_8:9, Rth_4:3, 1Sa_23:23, 1Ki_2:41, 1Ki_12:5, 1Ki_12:12, 1Ki_17:20-21 (2), 2Ki_4:22, 2Ki_5:10, 2Ch_10:5, 2Ch_10:12, 2Ch_30:9, Ezr_6:21, Neh_8:17, Pro_3:28, Jer_31:16-17 (2), Jer_37:8
restore, 27
Gen_20:7 (2), Gen_40:13, Gen_42:25, Lev_6:4, Lev_25:27-28 (2), Num_35:25, Deu_22:2, Jdg_11:13, Jdg_17:3, 1Sa_12:3, 2Sa_9:7, 2Sa_16:3, 1Ki_20:34, 2Ki_8:6, Neh_5:11-12 (2), Job_20:10, Job_20:18, Psa_51:12, Isa_1:26, Isa_42:22, Isa_49:6, Jer_27:22, Eze_33:15, Dan_9:25
answer, 17
2Sa_3:11, 1Ki_12:6, 1Ki_12:9, Est_4:13, Job_13:22, Job_20:2, Job_32:14 (2), Job_33:5, Job_33:32, Job_40:4 (2), Pro_22:21, Pro_24:26, Pro_27:11, Isa_41:28, Hab_2:1
came, 16
Jdg_15:19, Jdg_21:14, Rth_2:6, 1Sa_30:12, 1Ki_17:22, 1Ki_19:7, 1Ki_20:5, 2Ki_2:18, 2Ki_4:38, 2Ki_5:14, 2Ki_7:8, 2Ki_9:36, Ezr_2:1, Neh_7:6, Est_6:12, Zec_4:1
go, 16
Gen_43:1-2 (2), Gen_43:13, Gen_44:25, Num_23:16, Deu_24:19, Jos_23:12, Jdg_11:35, 1Sa_5:11, 1Sa_18:2, 1Sa_29:4, 1Ki_12:27, 1Ki_18:43, 2Ki_20:9, 2Ch_20:27, Jer_40:5, Jer_46:16
render, 16
Num_18:9, Deu_32:41, Deu_32:43, Jdg_9:57, 1Sa_26:23, Job_33:26, Psa_28:4, Psa_79:12, Psa_94:2, Pro_24:12 (2), Pro_24:29, Pro_26:16, Isa_66:15, Lam_3:64, Zec_9:12
restored, 16
Gen_20:14, Gen_40:21, Gen_41:13, Gen_42:28, Deu_28:31, Jdg_17:3-4 (2), 1Sa_7:14, 1Ki_13:6 (2), 2Ki_14:22, 2Ki_14:25, 2Ch_26:2, Psa_69:4, Eze_18:7, Eze_18:12
turneth, 13
Jos_19:27, Jos_19:29 (2), Jos_19:34, Job_39:22, Pro_15:1, Pro_30:30, Isa_9:13, Isa_44:25, Lam_1:8, Lam_3:3, Eze_33:12, Eze_33:18
put, 7
Gen_29:3, Exo_4:7 (2), Exo_34:35, Num_4:11, 1Ch_21:27 (2)
returneth, 6
Psa_146:4, Pro_26:11, Ecc_1:6, Isa_55:10, Zec_9:7-8 (2)
went, 6
Jdg_18:26, 1Sa_25:12, 1Ki_13:19, 2Ki_2:13, 2Ki_4:31, 2Ki_8:29
answered, 5
1Sa_17:30, 1Ki_12:16, 2Ch_10:16, Neh_2:20, Neh_6:4
deliver, 5
Gen_37:22, Lev_26:26 (2), Deu_24:13, 2Ch_28:11
home, 5
Jdg_11:9, Rth_1:21, 1Sa_18:2, 2Sa_14:13, Job_39:12
recompensed, 5
Num_5:8, 2Sa_22:21, 2Sa_22:25, Psa_18:20, Psa_18:24
recovered, 5
1Sa_30:19, 2Ki_13:25, 2Ki_14:28, 2Ki_16:6, Jer_41:16
carry, 4
Gen_43:12, 2Sa_15:25, 1Ki_22:26, 2Ch_18:25
rendered, 4
Jdg_9:56, 2Ki_3:4, 2Ch_32:25, Pro_12:14
say, 4
1Ki_2:17, 1Ki_2:20 (2), 1Ki_9:8
bringeth, 3 Psa_14:7, Psa_53:6, Pro_20:26
cometh, 3 2Ki_9:18, 2Ki_9:20, Psa_78:39
give, 3 Exo_21:34, Lev_25:51-52 (2)
recompense, 3 Num_5:7-8 (2), Hos_12:2
relieve, 3 Lam_1:11, Lam_1:16, Lam_1:19
repent, 3 1Ki_8:47, Eze_14:6, Eze_18:30
reverse, 3 Num_23:20, Est_8:5, Est_8:8
bethink, 2 1Ki_8:47, 2Ch_6:37
bringing, 2 2Sa_19:10, 2Sa_19:43
carried, 2 2Sa_15:29, 2Ch_24:11
case, 2 Deu_22:1, Deu_24:13
drew, 2 Gen_38:29, Jos_8:26
gone, 2 Rth_1:15, Jer_40:5
hinder, 2 Job_9:12, Job_11:10
requite, 2 Gen_50:15, 2Sa_16:12
restorer, 2 Rth_4:15, Isa_58:12
reward, 2 Psa_54:5, Hos_4:9
turnest, 2 Job_15:13, Psa_90:3
turning, 2 2Ch_36:13, Mic_2:4
withdrawn, 2 Eze_18:8 (2)
answereth, 1 Pro_18:13
averse, 1 Mic_2:8 call, 1 Deu_30:1
camest, 1 1Ki_13:22
cease, 1 Num_8:25
certainly, 1Gen_18:10
consider, 1 Deu_4:39
considereth, 1 Isa_44:19
continually, 1 Gen_8:3
convert, 1 Isa_6:10
converted, 1 Psa_51:13
converting, 1 Psa_19:7
converts, 1 Isa_1:27
deny, 1 1Ki_2:16
drawn, 1 Lam_2:3
fetch, 1 2Sa_14:13
fro, 1 Gen_8:7
gave, 1 2Ki_17:3
get, 1 Deu_5:30
let, 1 Isa_43:13
more, 1 Job_7:7
needs, 1 Gen_24:5
past, 1 Job_14:13
pay, 1 2Ch_27:5
perverted, 1 Isa_47:10
pull, 1 1Ki_13:4
recall, 1 Lam_3:21
recover, 1 2Sa_8:3
refresheth, 1 Pro_25:13
reported, 1 Eze_9:11
requited, 1 1Sa_25:21
requiting, 1 2Ch_6:23
rescue, 1 Psa_35:17
restoreth, 1 Psa_23:3
retire, 1 2Sa_11:15
rewardeth, 1 Pro_17:13
sent, 1 2Ch_25:13
set, 1 1Sa_5:3
slidden, 1 Jer_8:5
taken, 1 Eze_18:17
withdraw, 1 Job_9:13
withdrawest, 1 Psa_74:11
withdrew, 1 Eze_20:22

From those two words we have the following scriptures. We will cover two verses and both words are in each verse.

Joe 2:13  And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turnH7725 unto the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repentethH5162 him of the evil.
Joe 2:14  Who knoweth if he will returnH7725 and repent,H5162 and leave a blessing behind him; even a meat offering and a drink offering unto the LORD your God?

If you notice, both words are in each verse, but the one word is translated "turn" and "return" - H7725, whereas the other is translated "repenteth" and "repent" - H5162. Both the words translated from H5162 have to do with God repenting from something. Here's another verse:

Jer 26:2  Thus saith the LORD; Stand in the court of the LORD'S house, and speak unto all the cities of Judah, which come to worship in the LORD'S house, all the words that I command thee to speak unto them; diminish not a word:
Jer 26:3  If so be they will hearken, and turnH7725 every man from his evil way, that I may repentH5162 me of the evil, which I purpose to do unto them because of the evil of their doings.

Again, the word H7725 has to do with man "turning" from something, and H5162 has to do with God "repenting" from something. We know that when it talks about God repenting from something it is talking about God doing something differently than what He was doing. It means He has shown us a change in what He is doing, from cursing to blessing or from blessing to cursing, you can't have one without the other. If we are blessed, it is because we knew at one time what it meant to be cursed. If we are cursed, it is because we knew at one time what it meant to be blessed. We must live both of them to know them. It is the same principle of good and evil. God is showing us that He is repenting/turning from the evil He has given us to understand by going through it and showing us the blessing/goodness He is giving us by going through it. To be blessed denotes that we have come to know what it meant to be cursed.

According to scripture, repentance is not something we possess.

2Ti 2:25  In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; 

So, repentance is a product of God given in faith and a gift from God. It is not, as religion teaches us, that we possess something in us, inherent in us, from the creation of the first Adam that would make us capable of repenting. This verse above tells us repentance is granted to acknowledge the truth of the gospel. If repentance is acknowledging truth, then it also denotes rejecting error.

Eze 14:6  Therefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD; RepentH7725, and turnH7725 yourselves from your idols; and turn awayH7725 your faces from all your abominations. [Worshipping the man of sin and seeing the abomination that causes desolation by God granting us repentance (2TH 2:5, Mat 24:15)]
Eze 14:7  For every one of the house of Israel, or of the stranger that sojourneth in Israel, which separateth himself from me, and setteth up his idols in his heart, and putteth the stumblingblock of his iniquity before his face, and cometh to a prophet to enquire of him concerning me; I the LORD will answer him by myself:
Eze 14:8  And I will set my face against that man, and will make him a sign and a proverb, and I will cut him off from the midst of my people; and ye shall know that I am the LORD. [Being granted repentance through chastening.]
Eze 14:9  And if the prophet be deceived when he hath spoken a thing, I the LORD have deceived that prophet, and I will stretch out my hand upon him, and will destroy him from the midst of my people Israel.
Eze 14:10  And they shall bear the punishment of their iniquity: the punishment of the prophet shall be even as the punishment of him that seeketh unto him;
Eze 14:11  That the house of Israel may go no more astray from me, neither be polluted any more with all their transgressions; but that they may be my people, and I may be their God, saith the Lord GOD. [Again, being granted repentance by chastening.]

From these above verses we have seen that repentance comes from God, and it is for the purpose of us seeing the truth of the gospel. We cannot acknowledge the truth of the gospel unless we have been granted faith to acknowledge it and then turn from the idol of our heart, ourselves. Contrary to religion, it is not a one-time act in a 10-second sinner's prayer, but a lifetime of "repenting" (It is in the aorist tense).

Last week we covered how God gives the human race over to the idol of their hearts, and in doing so it is manifested by the display of men with men and women with women. Sins of the flesh come from the idol of our heart. They are the fruit of our idol and being given over to worship the idol of our heart. Turning the glory of God into man having freewill and able to create is turning the glory of The Uncorruptible God into an image of corruptible man. Worshipping man in creation and in salvation through supposed freewill is worshipping an idol and is turning the uncorruptible God into an image like corruptible man. This is what we are to repent of doing and thinking.

Act 17:22  Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars' hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious.
Act 17:23  For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you.
Act 17:24  God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;
Act 17:25  Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;
Act 17:26  And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;
Act 17:27  That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:
Act 17:28  For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.
Act 17:29  Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device. [Rom 1:21-25]
Act 17:30  And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:
Act 17:31  Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.

The Spirit of Christ in Apostle Paul has laid out what and why we are to repent. We are to repent when the repentance is granted by God, to turn from thinking God is like corruptible man and that we can obtain righteousness in ourselves. He has made the world and all things in it. He is LORD of heaven and earth, and He does not dwell in temples made by the hand of man. Being that temple, we accumulate nice clothes, braided hair, gold chains, silver rings, piles of money, plastic surgery, and anything else you can come up with in the latest fad trying to make temples made by our hands for God. He has made from one blood, the first Adam, all nations of men to dwell upon the earth and appointed where and when they should dwell. We live and move every day and in every way in Him, according to what He has determined for each one of us. Having said that, we are what we are because He has created it so. We ought not think He is like us and we can make an idol of what we believe He is and change ourselves into good people. Everything about every human that has ever been created IS GOOD. We are a good sinning machine, but we are not good. A rifle is good for killing in war, but the rifle is not good and neither is war.  He Himself has made an image of Himself in His Son, Jesus Christ. This is the image we are to worship.

Col 1:15  Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
Col 1:16  For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
Col 1:17  And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

We are given repentance to turn from worshiping any other image we have worshiped except the IMAGE of Jesus Christ. He, and He alone, is the only way we can be saved from death. All other sins of the flesh come from this one sin. It is the root of the tree that produces fruit after its kind.

Mat 7:15  Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
Mat 7:16  Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
Mat 7:17  Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
Mat 7:18  A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
Mat 7:19  Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
Mat 7:20  Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

The corrupt tree is our old man, the first Adam. All carnal thoughts of the old man in how we are to worship God are what we are to repent from thinking. We are to cast down all high things that exalt themselves against the knowledge of God in Christ (2Co 10:5). The fruit of a carnal or corrupt tree are fruits that testify what kind of tree it is. Murder, adultery, stealing, lying, etc. are fruits of a corrupt tree, and those fruits fall to our ground and multiply into more trees that produce more of the same kind of fruit.

Also, thinking you are good and that you can produce good, are evil fruits from an evil tree.  The point being, all things that are corrupt come from one place, our corrupt thoughts of Who God is and how to worship Him. This is what is to be repented, this is from what we are commanded to turn. When I steal something, it is a fruit that I am stealing God's glory and has manifested into a visible fruit. When we are given to repent from the man of sin (when he is exposed for who he is) we are given faith to believe the testimony of who the man of sin is and therefore given faith to turn from him to Jesus Christ. When we are given faith to believe, we begin to produce fruit that needs no repentance.

Gal 5:16  This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
Gal 5:17  For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. 
Gal 5:18  But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
Gal 5:19  Now the works of the flesh [or fruit of the flesh, that comes from changing the glory of God into a lie] are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
Gal 5:20  Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
Gal 5:21  Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. [Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God (Joh 6:63]
Gal 5:22  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
Gal 5:23  Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. [Needing no repentance]
Gal 5:24  And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
Gal 5:25  If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
Gal 5:26  Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.

The last verse points to the root of the tree that has produced fruit of a corrupt tree - vain glory. Vain glory is changing the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image of corruptible man. From that one sin comes the others. Why did the ten commandments start off with...

Deu 5:6  I am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.
Deu 5:7  Thou shalt have none other gods before me.

And then to...

Deu 5:8  Thou shalt not make thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters beneath the earth:
Deu 5:9  Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me,
Deu 5:10  And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments.

Why didn't God start off with...

Deu 5:21  Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbour's wife, neither shalt thou covet thy neighbour's house, his field, or his manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his ass, or any thing that is thy neighbour's.

...The last commandment? Because all other sins of the flesh are a result of the first one. They are fruit of the original sin of having other gods before The God. That other god is ourselves, the man of SIN - Sin singular, that produces sins plural. It is the one sin from which all others come. What was the first fruit from Adam's loins after his sin of listening to his other half instead of God, worshipping her instead of God?

Gen 4:1  And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.

1Jn 3:12  Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous.

Cain is a parable of what we produce when we listen to our old man, death. Cain was the fruit of changing the glory of God into an image like unto corruptible man.

Gen 3:1  Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
Gen 3:2  And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
Gen 3:3  But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
Gen 3:4  And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
Gen 3:5  For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
Gen 3:6  And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

There is the root of the tree that produces the fruit of sins of the flesh. We spend years and years trying to stop certain sins of the flesh. We keep trying to smash the fruit of the tree but never cutting the tree down that keeps producing the fruit. We cry out to God, begging God, pleading with God, then get up and look in the mirror and wonder why He is not listening to us. That unanswered prayer turns to anger and then to hatred of God because he has not answered our prayers, and we murder. Why? Why doesn't He answer? Scripture tells us why.

Jas 1:5  If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
Jas 1:6  But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering [Wavering back and forth between himself as god and The God]. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
Jas 1:7  For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.
Jas 1:8  A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

Jas 1:14  But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust [You shall be as gods knowing good and evil, changing the glory of the incorruptible God into an image of corruptible man.], and enticed.
Jas 1:15  Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin (Cain): and sin [Cain, the fruit of our lust against God], when it is finished, bringeth forth death. [The murder of Abel/Christ]

Gen 4:8  And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him. [Sin brought forth the fruit of death]

If you plant a peach tree, it will produce peaches, not pears. If we are given to Worship the Lord our God in Jesus Christ and Him only, we will produce fruits of righteousness that need no repentance. He will bless our land to produce fruits that He desires. Repentance is turning from ourselves to God. It is not looking within ourselves to find the solution but outside ourselves to our Creator. We cannot produce a good fruit separate from God because we are a thorn bush in the flesh made to be taken and burned. However, if we are granted by God to turn from worshiping ourselves and from turning the glory of the incorruptible God into an image of corruptible man, we will be blessed to bring forth fruits unto God. I am to repent from worshiping Dennis, turn from him as God and turn to The God; repent from turning the glory of the incorruptible God into corruptible flesh.

We saw that when we are worshiping ourselves, saying we have it in us to change what we are, taking responsibility for OUR ACTIONS or taking sacrifices to God from our carnal mind, that this brings forth a fruit of death, lying, stealing, coveting, etc. We saw that the fruit of Eve's desire to be god, to know good and evil of herself, was manifested in stealing from God what was not hers and then giving to her husband. We must also recognize that the fruit of Adam being made sin was Eve, and from them being one flesh, they produced the entire world of humanity, the fruit of sin. Every human that has ever been born is the fruit of Adam's sin. Each individual person represents the fruit of Adam and Eve's union - they represent sin. They are all baby idols worshipping themselves.

Psa 51:5  Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

That verse says it all. We are created from sin, and in sin we live our lives. Sin is the nature of who we are, and that nature was created by God Himself and called very good (Gen 1:31). Sin brings forth more of the same fruit of corruption. We cannot bring forth anything but what we are created to bring forth. Repentance is SEEING this truth. If you and I are able to SEE what we are in our core, down to the smallest molecule, then we have seen the man of sin within us, and Christ starts destroying him daily by the brightness of His word. As we slowly read the following verses, replay who we are from creation, what we are conceived as in the flesh, who we worship from this creation, and what fruit is grown from it. When we read verse one about the coming to our LORD Jesus and our gathering together unto Him, understand that it is in the aorist tense. This happens daily, hourly, minute by minute. If we understand that, then we won't be soon shaken or troubled in our minds when we see daily who we are in the flesh; verse 2. We will know that when the man of sin is revealed to us daily, he is revealed for the purpose of being destroyed completely in the future. The day of Christ is today, but not in full. It is not AT HANDG1764 meaning instantly. It is progressive and little by little, here a little and there a little, that we might go, and fall backward and be broken, and snared, and taken by the word of God (Isa 28:13). The word of God is meant to break the power of the old man, and once he is broken to pieces, he is crushed to powder (Luk 20:18). From this powder Christ spits into it His word, and He begins our remaking process into an image like Him (Joh 9:6).

2Th 2:1  Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
2Th 2:2  That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand (G5758-perfect tense).
2Th 2:3  Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed [G5686-Aorist], the son of perdition;
2Th 2:4  Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
2Th 2:5  Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
2Th 2:6  And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time [G5683-aorist].
2Th 2:7  For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken [G5638-aorist] out of the way.
2Th 2:8  And then shall that Wicked be revealed [G5701-future], whom the Lord shall consume [G5692-future] with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy [G5692-future] with the brightness of his coming:
2Th 2:9  Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
2Th 2:10  And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not [G5662-aorist] the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
2Th 2:11  And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
2Th 2:12  That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

Now, what are we repenting from? From the idol of our heart, ourselves, the man of sin sitting in our temple claiming to be God, thinking we can change or turn ourselves from sin and make ourselves into an incorruptible man to God. Turning from sin, yourself, will cause the fruit of that tree to dry up and the tree will die.

Mat 21:18  Now in the morning as he returned into the city, he hungered.
Mat 21:19  And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the fig tree withered away.
Mat 21:20  And when the disciples saw it, they marvelled, saying, How soon is the fig tree withered away!
Mat 21:21  Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.
Mat 21:22  And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

Believing the report against us, what kind of tree we are, is the greatest and only way to kill the tree we are from birth.

Mar 8:22  And he cometh to Bethsaida; and they bring a blind man unto him, and besought him to touch him.
Mar 8:23  And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw ought.
Mar 8:24  And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking.
Mar 8:25  After that he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly.
Mar 8:26  And he sent him away to his house, saying, Neither go into the town, nor tell it to any in the town.

When we are given the ability to see ourselves as the tree we are, we will be given to see ourselves clearly and repent from worshipping ourselves. King David lusted, committed adultery, lied, tried to cover it up, and then murdered, and what did he say when he was exposed? Who did he say he sinned against? Why did he sin? Let's read this chapter of King David repenting from what he sees himself as.

Psa 51:1  To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came unto him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba. Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.
Psa 51:2  Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
Psa 51:3  For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.
Psa 51:4  Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest. [King David is confessing Who he has sinned against and the next verse says why.]
Psa 51:5  Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me. [King David is here acknowledging that he IS SIN.]
Psa 51:6  Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom. (From the truth of who I am, comes the truth of who I was made, and then the truth of Who God is, was and will be.]
Psa 51:7  Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
Psa 51:8  Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.
Psa 51:9  Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.
Psa 51:10  Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. [From the truth of who I am in the flesh comes the confession that I am not the Creator, and I need the Creator to create in me what I am not in the flesh.]
Psa 51:11  Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.
Psa 51:12  Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.
Psa 51:13  Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.
Psa 51:14  Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.
Psa 51:15  O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.
Psa 51:16  For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering.
Psa 51:17  The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
Psa 51:18  Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem.
Psa 51:19  Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar.

When we are given to see what we are in the flesh, from conception, then the walls of the city of peace will be built, and God will be pleased with the sacrifice and the burnt offering we offer - Jesus Christ. We will see ourselves as being created in Christ before the world began. The bloodguiltiness will go away, and we will be able to worship God from the fear of the man of sin who wants us to offer our own offerings to get rid of the guilt we have from believing we are the ones who created the sin. Once we are delivered from the man of sin, we are able to dwell in Jerusalem, the city of peace. Not that we will be without trials, no, just the opposite, the trials will increase, because once we have come to know the truth we are told the sword will never depart from our house.

2Sa 12:10  Now therefore the sword shall never depart from thine house; because thou hast despised me, and hast taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be thy wife.

Repentance is not a 10-second sinner's prayer and then if you do what's right from that point forward you will be blessed, and if you do evil you will be cursed. Repentance is turning from thinking you are God, PERIOD. Knowing that you are what God has created you as, a very good sinner, and unless He, and HE ALONE, creates a new heart in us we will be without hope in this world. I must repent from what I think I am and see myself as God's creation, both in the old man and the new man. Esau and Jacob came from the SAME WOMB; they were both created by God in the same womb, from the same woman and same father. Yet they were different creations. The same is true with us. Both my old man and new man are formed from the same lump, but God is able to make a different man, a different creation, from that same lump. If we are given repentance from the first lump, we will be made into the second lump, Jesus Christ. We don't have to remake ourselves, as religion teaches us. God Himself will create us trees that will bring forth fruit needing no repentance.

Gen 25:22  And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to enquire of the LORD.
Gen 25:23  And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.
Gen 25:24  And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb.
Gen 25:25  And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau.
Gen 25:26  And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau's heel; and his name was called Jacob: and Isaac was threescore years old when she bare them.

Rev 22:1  And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.
Rev 22:2  In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

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