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How Often Should We Repent

As Christians, the blood of Jesus covers and washes away our sins. So how often should we repent? For which sins as a Christian do we repent since we're "washed in the blood?"

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We are continually set free from sin through the blood of Christ. Shall Christ shed HIS blood again? Its finished..
Repentance of sin will not take sin away, for the flesh will always sin. We need the Blood.
---duane on 5/2/08

"The Blood covers us but only if we continuously stay in prayer asking and seeking God's forgiveness."

That isn't what my Bible tells me. Mine says, "If we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another and the blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from all sin."

Does yours say that or does it say, "If we continuously pray and seek God's forgiveness, His blood cleanses us"? What Bible do you read?
---Linda on 5/1/08

In the first place do not presume on God's goodness. The Blood covers us but only if we continuously stay in prayer asking and seeking God's forgiveness. As one preacher put it, you and I just don't know how bad we really are. Unbelievers, well, they don't believe that there is anything the matter with them. They walk around all day dead people in their sins. These people don't see their sins. I have pity for these people on judgment day. My God will say to you, "there is no excuse".
---catherine on 5/1/08

I think we should repent and ask God for forgiveness whenever we notice ourselves doing something sinful. We do sin. Jesus cleanses us. 1 John 1:8-10.
---SusieQ on 4/30/08

Mrs. Morgan you always make statements that you cannot prove from Scripture concerning this issue. Show us where any man can break any seal that God has established.
Remember, Heaven was searched to find one who could break the seals of judgement and none was except Jesus. Jesus paid for us with His Blood and He keeps us. The Holy Spirit is given us as an earnest/ downpayment/promise that we are saved.
If we could lose our Salvation God would be a liar and something would be more powerful than Him.
---Elder on 4/30/08

How often should we repent? As often as the Holy Spirit convicts us of a specific sin.
Fortunately, the Holy Spirit doesn't overwhelm us with all of our sinfullness at once. As we walk with Christ, little by little we change to reflect His character.
---robin8683 on 8/17/07

All we can do is just let the Holy Spirit guide us in all truth. My prayer has always been, please let me have truth.
I can only proclaim the truth I have been given.
... May God always bless you...
---duane on 8/1/07

Duane: Yeah, I understand that we will not agree. And it is pointless for me to give you scripture to back up my statements if you don't even read them. Anytime that I've replied to you, you haven't given any scripture backing up your statements. Maybe because you don't understand them and your just repeating what you've heard. I don't know.
---Rebecca_D on 7/31/07

Have you ever been around people who are offended by everything you do? You must be saying to yourself, boy I'm glad he or she's not god because if she or he was I would have to repent every second. Just thought I would right a little joke.
---Marcia on 7/31/07

Okay ---duane on 7/31/07 you answered my question I will not waste any more time talking to you.
---exzucuh on 7/31/07

If your refuring to stumbling as in sin and falling again, Well, Jesus had the answer.
HE took sin away...We cant fall through sin anymore.
---duane on 7/31/07

Everyone MUST repent unto salvation...We must go from unbelief to belief.(a change of mind)
Christians dont repent of sin to be forgiven. They are forgiven.. They repent(turn from) of sin as the Spirit guides them. (Its in a christians nature to turn from sin)
I hope u understand.
---duane on 7/31/07

70 times seven! Whats the likelyhood of that happenning in one day to the same person?
---bob_[Elishama]_4679 on 7/31/07

Continuously. That does not mean nonstop.
---catherine on 7/30/07

Duane: Ro 3:4 God forbid yea, let God be true, and every man a liar as it is written, that thou Mightest be justified in thy sayings, and Mightest Overcome when thou art judged. We might be justified and we might overcome. In another blog you told us to repent, but now you say that a Christian doesn't need to repent. But yet, you've told me in the past that you do repent. Make up your mind in what and how you believe.
---Rebecca_D on 7/30/07

If you were falling off a cliff and I reached and caught you, you would be saved, But if you
stumbled again and fell are you saying there would be no reason for me to catch you again,
not very good reasoning there.
---exzucuh on 7/30/07

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I never said the blood saves, I said the blood forgives. We repent(change our minds) when we accept Christ. Its through His life(resurrection) that we are saved.
A saved person is always forgiven.
A saved person doesnt repent of sin to be forgiven.
---duane on 7/30/07

Someone needs to tell the truth in these blogs. Most are still trying to overcome sin, when Christ overcame sin for you.
Dont live in unbelief......
---duane on 7/30/07

duane, you need to flush that goofy theology down the dwain. Who are you trying to convince, yourself? Are you really a Christian or are you just here to mess with everyone and you've found a loophole. It's the only thing you say, over and over.
---Crystal on 7/30/07

The blood of Jesus is a fact but it will save no person unless they repent. The Gospel is repent and the blood will be applied to you if you do not repent the wrath of God will be applied.
If you do not Know what you should repent of you are in serious trouble. It is only by the conviction of the Holy Spirit that a person
knows to repent. If you have the Holy Spirit
he will lead you and you will know when you should submit to him for correction.
---exzucuh on 7/30/07

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We dont repent of sin to be forgiven...We are forgiven...
Repentance of sin will never gain forgiveness.
Its the shedding of Christs blood.
---duane on 7/29/07

Everytime we pray we should repent. If we are being convicted we should pray and repent. Repenting is not just saying a prayer and telling God how sorry you are for sinning. Repenting is also turning away from sin.
---Marcia on 7/29/07

"Our blessings get damned up". That was an oxymoron. Blessings are never damned.

You mean dammed, as in a water reservoir.
---Bob on 7/29/07

We should repent everyday, all day/night or whenever we become aware of specific sins we have committed.Give it all to Jesus. Inward,outward,sins of omissions. Everything! We should not carry unrepented sins around with us. Our blessings get damned up, our spirit is not free within us,we carry guilt and other unwanted feelings we should not have to be dealing with. Repent of these sins and let Jesus set you free. You feel soo-o-o-o-o-o-o good.
---Robyn on 7/28/07

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Jana...Dear it does not say anywhere in the Bible that there is a rapture in fact if you read Revelation it says on the sixth seal, trump, vial the anti christ is here and Jesus does not return until the 7th seal, vial trump. In Matthew the ones that are taken are taken by Anti christ and the ones that are left in the field working Jesus tells them well done my good and faithful servant.
---Trish on 7/29/07

If you want to make to heaven you must repent. Jesus Blood being shedd on the cross makes it possible for us to receive forgiveness. It is NO license to give up praying over ones SINS. Lets get real. For goodness sakes. You are not better than I am are you? I must repent alot because I am BAD. I am so bad sometimes till it makes me sick and I have been born-again. REPENT.
---catherine on 7/28/07

We should always be prepared to repent any behavior that we become aware of as being wrong. We should never cling to bad behavior just because "we always did it that way".

Jesus said "Go, and sin no more" - a very simple prescription for a bondage-free life.

Or, to paraphrase a more modern take on this:
"Doctor, doctor! it hurts when I do this!"
"So stop doing it!"
---Mark on 7/28/07

Eloy, when I read your opinion on sin vs mistakes you make me think that ur either perfect or have discovered a glory far beyond anything I've ever been exposed to. I know I am born of the Spirit (I know Jesus Christ died shed his blood for me and rose again defeating Satan forever), however, only someone living in another universe has/ does not sinned/sin...
---Sergio on 7/28/07

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You are right Matthew. Only God cannot be
tempted. Sin is temptation's fruition in
tought and or deed.
James 1:
"12: Blessed is the man that endureth temptation:
for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown
of life, which the Lord hath promised to them
that love him.
13: Let no man say when he is tempted, I am
tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with
evil, neither tempteth he any man:
---Nana on 1/7/07

14: But every man is tempted, when he is drawn
away of his own lust, and enticed.
15: Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth
forth sin: and sin, when it is finished,
bringeth forth death.
16: Do not err, my beloved brethren."
---Nana on 1/7/07

You are right Lisa but understand that we are even tempted to commit a thinking sin. If a thought comes in our mind automatically against our will it is temptation. Until you entertain that thought it is only temptation and not sin. We should rebuke a thought that enters that is alien to us. If we accept we commit a sin. People tend to not know this. They assume any thought that enters your head that is evil is a sin. If that was so then there would be no temptation. People confuse the two.
---Matthew on 1/6/07

Matthew, when you etertain that thought in your brain, it is a sin. It is independent of God what you were thinking. God would want you to stop right there. Anything not of faith is sin. Doing the act is worse then just thinking it. We come to Christ as ask Him to forgive us just for thinking those things. We ask because if we didn't we would fulfill the sin and be very sorry later. Lusting after someone is thinking the thought.
---lisa on 1/5/07

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We read Peter's encounter with Jesus(Matt.18:21-18:22(the Message); Peter asked "Master,how many times do I forgive a Brother or Sister who hurts me? Seven?".The Lord responds,"Seven? Hardly.Try seventy times seven";We understand how merciful and loving the Almighty God is. No matter what we have done or why,He desires for us to be contrite in heart.Let's remember Phil.2:13 It is God who works in You to act according to His good Purpose"
---rosem4839 on 1/5/07

Jesus died to save us from death from our sins. Until He raptures us to be with Him 1Cor15:51,52,53, we r still stained with sin. This is the reason why He died for us. To save us from death. Remember it says death is the penalty of sin..that penalty stopped at the cross. but it did not cleanse us totally from sin. otherwise 1Cor15 will be wrong and we will never get to heaven 4 God dont want a sinner there...
---jana on 1/5/07

I believe many are confused with what sin is. Sin is a choice as a Christian, it is not automatic. Many confuse temptation with sin. If a sinful thought enters my head automatically have i sinned? No, not until I entertain and accept that thought. Many here who say Christians sin everyday seem to be confused with what sin is. Sin is an willful choice and action as a Christian. If a horrid thought enters your mind you haven't sin yet until you have accepted that thought. Until then it is just temptation.
---Matthew on 1/4/07

EVERY time we sin we should repent. For EVERY known sin we should repent. Sin opens the door to Satan and his demons to come and posses us. To keep this from happening, everytime we sin and every known sin sould be repented of.
---Leslie on 12/26/06

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We should repent, when we offend one another, this really helps the relationship.and when we do not repent, the hearts grow far apart. Karen
---Karen on 12/19/06

We are to repent everytime we are wrong or do wrong and everyday. His blood washes our sins but that does not mean for good. That is why we need to repent daily as Paul said he die daily...We are still stained with sin till Christ return when He will change us b4 heaven bound...God dont want a sinner in heaven and just think, a brand spanking new you
---mata on 12/19/06

eloy - jaeR, He is not talking of backsliders,

> i didnt say that he was.

eloy - "Whosoever is born of God does not commit sin, for his seed remains in him and he cannot sin, because he is born of God." I John 3:9.

> no believer desires to habitually willingly commit sin, but on occaision everyone slips or yields to pressure - romans 7:15,22-23.

who is willing to say that he has not sinned after being born again, for he would be a liar. - 1 john 1:10
---JaeR on 12/19/06

eloy - "jaeR, you should not mock - Matthew 12:36."

> those He called a brood of vipers, hardly addressing christians born of God. and 'idle' means 'useless'.

but by the words of your mouth concerning yourself.. since i am born again, according to you, i cannot sin.

is that a matter of only if one admits to sin? or if someone else states that they sinned - by the accusation of mocking someone else?
in any case your proouncement is useless, i have repented already.
---JaeR on 12/19/06

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lisa, Merry Christmas to you and your family. That was a beautiful post lisa. I second that!! God Bless!
---kathr4453 on 12/19/06

.jaeR, He is not talking of backsliders, but of all can be forgiven: "My little children, I write this to you THAT YOU ALL NOT SIN. Though if SOMEBODY sin, a Counsellor we have by whom Father, righteous Jesus Christ; and he the appeasement being yours for sin, except not for ours only, but even for ALL THE WORLD." I John 2:1,2. "Whosoever is born of God does not commit sin, for his seed remains in him and he cannot sin, because he is born of God." I John 3:9.
---Eloy on 12/18/06

.jaeR, you should not mock, "But I say to you, That every idle word, which if a human will speak, they will yield account of it at Judgment day." Matthew 12:36.
---Eloy on 12/18/06

donna,jesus said that if you even think lustfully you have committed i say KEEP a repented heart and attitude daily in your life.examine your thoughts constantly,always remembering your sin nature.take no offense,and encourage people as often as you far as I know in the 33 odd years of jesus,s life he took offense once.that was at the temple with the money changers.
---tom2 on 12/18/06

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Thank you Kathr. before these holiday's get here, I want to wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas, and to everyone else on site for that is the will of God that we love each other and help each other and correct each other. To live for Him with everything in us. Prayers are for everyone, the one's that agree with us and for the one's that don't. lets ask God to give us all more of Himself so that we can live for Him always with love. Thanks again
---lisa on 12/18/06

Clara: in your answer to this post you repeat exactly the words that Jimmy Swaggart wrote in one of his books. Should your views be correct I fear that no one will make it to heaven.
---Mima on 12/18/06

When you were baptized you were wshed in the blood, it took away your sins from your birth yntil then. Now you are a newborn that had come to the father and naturally you will commit many sins. Each and ecery sin we commit whether knowinly or unknowily, we pray and ask for forgiveiness. If you don't then you come before the Lord covered in sins and He won'r accept you.
---Clara on 12/18/06

Morgan, I believe you and Eloy like to make Scripture say what it doesn't say only to bring your false teachings in light of what you have been taught by you pastor. You cannot take correction, because you and Eloy believe you are without fault. yet everything you have stated is false, from the blood of Christ to the salvation of man. You speak wrongly of others that question you which in itself is sin. I pray for both of you to get it correct but I believe that God, as with Paul,
---lisa on 12/18/06

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2. Is allowing this to happen for a purpose. Whatever that purpose is you and him will find out later on. For now, all we can do is continue to bring to light the word of God to you both and as Bruce said, pray for both of you that one day you will be a great use to the truth of God's Word. For now we will continue to answer you as JaeR and others have for the one's that really are following the Truth of Scripture.
---lisa on 12/18/06

lisa, That was excellent! Thank you for the insight. I believe this to be true! It all makes sense.
---kathr4453 on 12/18/06

5. The same way He does to all born again believers, (1 Cor. 15:10; Phil. 4:13; Col. 1:29). "My Strength is made perfect in weakness" The weaker the human instrument, the more clearly God's grace shines forth. That is what I tried to teach you in the beginning but it seems you insist on speaking of the works you do and not God's work through you. God chasten those that are partakers, and each one needs His chastising for we all fail, and as Paul needed teaching, so do we all.
---lisa on 12/18/06

Morgan, your whole interpretation of Paul's "thorn in the flesh" is very wrong. You said that Paul was a victorious Christian and walked perfectly. Which is also wrong. You also said that the devil saw that all the souls were going to God's kingdom and he tried to hindu or disturb that work. That is also wrong. While you like to put in your own view into Scripture, that was not the purpose of the "thorn in his flesh".
---lisa on 12/18/06

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2. First of all, this mesenger of Satan was sent to Paul by God, to keep Paul humble. It was a process that God used to chasten Paul. As with Job, Satan was the immediate cause, but God was the ultimate cause. Messenger of Satan was not a spirit, but were the demomized false prophets. The leader of the false prophets that were tearing up Paul's beloved church and thus driving a painful stake through Paul. Further support for this view come when we read the whole context of chapters 10-13,
---lisa on 12/18/06

3. The assault was painful, but purposeful. God was allowing Satan to bring this severe trouble in the church for the purpose of humbling Paul who, having had so many revelations, including a trip to heaven and back, would have been proud. The demomized false apostle attacking his work in Corinth was the stake being driven through his otherwise proud flesh. Paul long for relief from this painful hindrance to his ministry, went to his Lord, begging him (the use of the definite article
---lisa on 12/18/06

4. with "Lord" shows paul's prayer was directed to Jesus) to remove it. The demons are only subject to His authority. The three fold repetition of Paul's request parallels that of Jesus in Gethsemane (Mark 14:32-41). "MY grace is sufficient for you" The present tense of the verb translated "is sufficient" reveals the constant availability of divine grace. God would not remove the thorn, as Paul had requestted, but would contnually spply him with grace to endure
---lisa on 12/18/06

Mrs. Morgan, No one really knows what that thorn in the flesh was. Some believe it to be Paul's eyes. You know when he was struck down, the brightness of the Glory of the Lord actually burned his eyes. Read the story in Acts.

It's dangerous to be so presumpteous to say you actually KNOW what it was.

Mrs. Morgan, It could be said your marriage and problems therein is a thorn in yours.
---kathr4453 on 12/18/06

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Eloy said, "Sin is for sinners, not Christians. If a so-called christian is sinning, then they are not really Christian.."

read what John said, "if anyone sin we have an advocate with the Father, the righteous Jesus Christ to forgive us of sin and cleanse us from all unrighteousness."

"we".. "us".. John included himself because he is not above any other christian.

no christian is above another christian.
---JaeR on 12/17/06

Eloy said, "I do not follow Paul, I never have and I never will; for I take up my cross and follow after my Lord only."

every scripture written in the Pauline letters that is used to support one's faith is following Paul as he followed the Lord.
---JaeR on 12/17/06

Eloy said, "you do not speak according to the word and there is no light in you, and you will believe whatever you desire."

be careful not to jump to conclusions before the Lord returns whether anyone (has no light) - 1cor 4:5

whether anyone stands or falls they do so by the Lord. and He is able to hold him up for He is able to make him stand. - rom14:4
---JaeR on 12/18/06

Eloy said, "Phillipians is about having one mind within the body of Christ and esteeming others more than self. But I do not share Paul's personal imperfections, for he professes to still be searching for perfection."

thus Eloy esteems himself better than the writer of Philippians.

the perfection Paul speaks of cannot be attained this side of heaven. for man will always be in a fleshly body until then. and in one's flesh is no good thing - rom.7:18
---JaeR on 12/18/06

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Eloy said, "Paul professes to still be searching for perfection, whereas I am already perfected."

thus Eloy is greater than the Apostle Paul.

Eloy siad, "I think he speaks of defeat this way because of his thorn in the flesh."

thus Eloy cannot tell the difference between "defeat" and Paul's humility before God to avoid boasting in himself.
---JaeR on 12/18/06

Eloy said, "that is, he (apostle Paul) was a high-profile defector, he could not be trusted and was not completely welcomed by either camp: the Christians whom he persecuted; nor the Romans whom he betrays."

thus Eloy counts Paul unforgiven and unworthy to be an apostle. yet Eloy uses verses of scripture that Paul wrote in order to state his position. how can Eloy be sure that Paul didnt betray the churches that he wrote to?
---JaeR on 12/18/06

how often should a believer repent?

i have singled out Eloy and gave my judgement of him based on some things that he said.

i have done wrong to judge him. and therefore i repent.
---JaeR on 12/18/06

Mrs. Morgan,
"Paul's "thorn in the flesh", was a demon that followed him stirring up trouble when he was traveling from town to town preaching the Gospel"

How did you come by this information. Could you give us the chapter and verse on that one?
---Bruce5656 on 12/17/06

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Eloy, Paul's "thorn in the flesh", was a demon that followed him stirring up trouble when he was traveling from town to town preaching the Gospel, Paul asked God to remove that demon,more that once, but the Lord's response was that His Grace is sufficient. Many people have misinterpreted Paul's thorn in the flesh. I hope this helps. God Bless!
---Mrs._Morgan on 12/17/06

(2.)Eloy, Paul was definitely a victorious Christian ,walked perfectly(in the Spirit), Got things done for the Lord,The devil despised that,he saw all the souls that was being swept into God's Kingdom,So he tried to hinder/disturb Paul while he was preaching,Christian's must be fully aware that the enemy will do every thing possible to disrupt God's ministry, But the Bride of Christ won't allow that, they know like Paul learned, that God's Grace is Sufficient,no matter how bumpy the road gets. God Bless!
---Mrs._Morgan on 12/17/06

God only responds to sincerity(His version of sincerity, not man's), honesty of the heart, any thing else is pointless, vain repetitions. God Bless!
---Mrs._Morgan on 12/17/06

I believe God chastens the believer who sins. 1 Corintians 5, provides an illustration of this chastening. And individual in the church who is having a sexual relationship with his fathers wife. That sin was considered immoral, and the specific sin was incest. This while going on the person got puffed (V.2) up and hadn't mourned over such sin, but rather he looked at it as a notch in his belt. And because of this, Paul tells the church in verse 4.
---lisa on 12/16/06

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2. "In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when you are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, to deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, (that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus" the test says that this is a saved individual because in the end, in the "day of the Lord" the spirit is going to be-what? saved. So, this is a believing person, but for the time he is to be delivered to Satan
---lisa on 12/16/06

3. for the destruction of the flesh, and this is to be done by the church (V.4), "When you are gathered together, and my spirit is present with you, and the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ (power and authority are the same thing), "when you are gathered together and you have the authority of Christ, as the duly constituded church and you come across a sinful member-put him our of the church. That's the first way God deals with the back-slidden believer. The church is to turn that
---lisa on 12/16/06

4. individual over to Satan and there will be a chastening in the physical dimension, ultimately the spirit, or soul being saved because it is a believer. If we read Hebrews 12:5, the same holds true on chastening because we are partakers of a Father who chastens His children, and if a person is not a partaker then he is not a true son of God.
---lisa on 12/16/06

.bruce, I will never stop boasting, for I am commanded to boast, and I always obey God rather than clay. Because of the Holy Spirit's supernatural life-changing and edifying power, we boast- and may I add, always and proudly. Please read Psalm 34:1; 44:8; 107:2; II Corinthians 10:8; Act 5:28,29; I Thessalonians 5:19.
---Eloy on 12/16/06

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kathr4453, I am not a Gentile, but you will believe whatever you desire. If you want to praise Paul, that is your doing, and none of mine nor the Lord's will.
---Eloy on 12/16/06

kathr4453, God does have mercy upon me, and he also magnifies himself in me, and glorifies me with his very self. But you must be born-again in order to understand this, else you are the one whom will not "get it".
---Eloy on 12/16/06

.sergio, you do not speak according to the word and there is no light in you, and you will believe whatever you desire.
---Eloy on 12/16/06

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