Peter called his listeners to: “Repent ... and be converted," Acts 3'19. So what is conversion? According to Strong's Concordance the Greek word for "converted" means to be "turned about".
Conversion is the action aspect of repentance. It's the daily expression of the change of mind by changes in lifestyle.
A new Believer's repentance-conversion-faith lifestyle becomes evident in their words and actions .
Repentance is very powerful in a Believer's life if the enemy should get a foothold and cause a lot of trouble and stress.
Whatever the reason is, a decisive change of mind in Jesus' name will bring about complete spiritual freedom.
When a person repents in Jesus' name it puts a stop to the workings of Satan and makes that person able to receive from the Holy Spirit.
By asking the Father for forgiveness and repenting and re-establishing oneself in Jesus name the enemy's deceitful power will be broken.
Satan has to yield to the power of God's word. (See Deliverance on the Menu).
Prayer: Dear Father. Thank you for your powerful gift of repentance and forgiveness of sins and the power of the Holy Spirit to turn away from the old life and live anew.
In Jesus' name. Amen.
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Repentance and Faith
(FAITH TOWARD GOD)
"Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ,
let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation
of repentance from dead works and
of faith toward God,
of the teaching of immersions,
of laying on of hands,
of resurrection of the dead and
of eternal judgment.
And this we will do if God permits," Hebrews 6'1-3.
"... your faith toward God,"
1 Thessalonians 1'8.
For many in what is generally called "Christianity", salvation is an uncertain thing. But not so with the Word of God. Jesus proclaims salvation and eternal life, and life in the Kingdom today.
Romans 10'8-10 says:
"The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart (that is, the word of faith which we preach):
that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation".
As has been said, God's mercy and grace are very evident in all things. But especially when He takes us from sinner to saint in our personal salvation experience.
One scripture immediately comes to mind:
"For by grace you have been saved through faith,
and that not of yourselves;
it is the gift of God,
not of works,
lest anyone should boast," Ephesians 2'8-9.
And another is:
"... not by works of righteousness which we have done,
but according to His mercy He saved us,
through the washing of regeneration
and renewing of the Holy Spirit," Titus 3'5.
They are great verses to let dwell in your heart.