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Teshuva Returning to God

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Teshuva Returning to God

Teshuva means return , We call it repentance.

Moses had to return to the top of Mount Sinai a second time for a forty day stay. This second ascent and the forty days Moses stayed with GOD are echoed when Christ begins his ministry with forty days in the wilderness. Teshuva is a forty day period each year that is strategically placed for all to be prepared for the Last Trump. This is a must hear lesson for students of the Word.

if someone commits a sin, a forbidden act, he can be forgiven for that sin if he performs teshuva, which includes:[1]

  • regretting/acknowledging the sin;
  • forsaking the sin;
  • worrying about the future consequences of the sin;
  • acting and speaking with humility;
  • acting in a way opposite to that of the sin (for example, for the sin of lying, one should speak the truth);
  • understanding the magnitude of the sin;
  • refraining from lesser sins for the purpose of safeguarding oneself against committing greater sins;
  • confessing the sin;
  • praying for atonement;
  • correcting the sin however possible;
  • pursuing works of loving kindness and truth;
  • remembering the sin for the rest of one’s life;
  • refraining from committing the same sin if the opportunity presents itself again;
  • teaching others not to sin.
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The Five Foundations: Sacrifices Lesson Three

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The Five Foundations: Sacrifices Lesson Three

As Christians we know when we confess our sins they are forgiven. So what happens to sins we do not confess, or if we are ignorant of one of GOD’S laws, sins we did not even know we committed? This teaching on the trespass offering will answer these questions as well as enlighten us on GOD’S merciful nature. Both the sin and the trespass offerings are primarily for “sin done in ignorance.” What this means is that our carnal mind, with which we are born, needs not be aware of the fact that “sinful flesh…and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God” for the wages of sin to be demanded and required of us all.

Hebrews 10:12,14 : But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.

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Going on to Perfection: Lesson One

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Going on to Perfection: Lesson One

Repentance is the first step in serving GOD. There can be no alliance with the creator until this action by man is implemented. Amazingly enough, repentance is the foundation that must be permanently laid. For continued growth in GOD and his Christ, repentance cannot be a past location we visited. It needs to become an altar of sacrifice each person has built. An altar has many purposes, and in Christianity we usually kneel as a gesture of surrender, submission and sacrifice. This correct posture can cause us to overlook the purpose of our high place (Altar), not realizing it is bringing us higher and closer to GOD. The word repent is used 116 times in scripture. Interesting the first one to use the term is GOD HIMSELF. Genesis 6:6  And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. Join us in this lesson as we find what GOD meant by this as well as learning the four R’s of true repentance.

1. Recognize our Failures,

2. Regret our improper actions,

3.Repent of our lack of obedience,

4. Refrain from repeating the inappropriate action.

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