Rev 19:6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.
:7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to Him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife hath made herself ready.
:8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of the saints.
:9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.
If we truly believe we are in the last days, we will understand the need for the bride of Christ to make herself ready.
Repentance precedes revival. Revival produces more repentance.
2 Chronicles 7:14 If My people, which are called by My Name, shall 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.
God's call to us for repentance is an act of His love.
Is 5:16 But the Lord of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and God that is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness.
If we don't repent He will come in judgment.
Rev 2:5 They had placed other priorities before loving the Lord with all their heart.
Rev 2:16 They had compromised.
Rev 2:22 They were corrupt
Rev 3:3 They were dead
Rev 3:19 They were lukewarm
Rev 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me.
Sin dims the revelation of Jesus.
Heb 12:14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:
Confesion is key to getting rid of guilt.
Jer 3:13 Only acknowledge thine iniquity, that thou hast transgresed against the Lord thy God, and hast scattered thy ways to the strangers under every green tree, and ye have not obeyed My voice, saith the Lord.
Jer 2:29 Wherefore will ye plead with Me? ye all have transgressed against Me, saith the Lord.
Jer 2:35 Yet thou sayest, because I am innocent, surely His anger shall turn from me. Behold, I will plead with thee, because thou sayest, I have not sinned.
Is there something you are covering up? You can't hide it from God.
Pr 28:13 He that covereth his sins shall not prosper; but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.
Sometimes we must repent in our relationship with others.
We are only as close to the Lord as we are close to the person we love the least.
1 Jn 4:20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?
:21 And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.
Mt 4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, "Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Jesus taught repentance from the beginning.
Mk 1:15 And saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.
Mk 6:12 And they went out and preached that men should repent.
Lk 24:47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
Act 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Acts 17:30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent.
: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.
Acts 3:19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.
Pr 29:1 He that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without rememdy.
Num 32:23 Satan tells us no one will know
Gal 6:7 Satan says sin and you will get away with it.
God doesn't let us get away with anything, even when sometimes it looks like we will. Sin always has consequences, and it always separates us from God.
Heb 10:30 For we know Him that hath said, vengence belongeth unto Me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge His people.
:31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
Remorse is our reaction to how our sin has affected us.
Regret is our reaction to how it has affected others.
Repentance is how we respond to sin from God's prespective from His word and how it has affected God and others.