I am speaking in familiar human terms, because of your natural limitations. For as you yielded your bodily members (and faculties) as servants to impurity and ever increasing lawlessness, so now yield your bodily members (and faculties) as servants to righteousness — right being and doing — which leads to sanctification. AMP.
Do you not know that if you continually surrender yourselves to any one to do his will, you are slaves of him whom you obey, whether that be to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience which leads to righteousness — right doing and right standing with God? AMP.
Repent — to feel sorry for a past error, sin, omission, etc. To feel such regret over some past action, intention, etc. as to change one’s mind.
These scriptures are talking about a change that needs to be in our life if we are to be in right standing with God. There are times when we get in a trap of sin confess, sin confess with no inner change taking place. We can tell the Lord all day long how sorry we are for something but if we keep doing that same thing over and over, there is no repentance or change of heart.
James 4:7 says, “So be subject to God — stand firm against the devil, resist him and he will flee from you.”
When we have a change of heart, we do not like the same things. Isn’t that just what being a Christian is all about. Our life changes. We want to please the Lord more than anything else so we obey Him. That change must take place entirely within us. Our faculties, meaning our eyes (what we look at), our ears (what we listen to), our mouth (what we say), and our feet (where we go). He wants all of us.
As we resist the desires of the flesh and obey to promptings of the Holy Spirit, we become sanctified and servants of Christ in Love.
Repentance is the greatest gift of healing we can receive. It takes us out of the darkness and into the Light. It changes us in a way nothing else can, opening the way for happiness and joy and a new life. It is the best gift of Love the Father gives through His precious Son.
SUBJECT — CHANGED — PHIL DRISCOLL, SELAH 1
When you and I as believers worship Him, we enter His Presence. Literally we escape from the influences of all the powers of darkness and our physical circumstances. We are filled with His Glory and Light and we are changed.