“Behold, I will do
Now it will spring forth;
Will you not be aware it?
I even make a roadway in the wilderness,
Rivers in the desert.”
Repentance is something of a paradox. It is the trigger that activates the work of the cross in our lives. Repentance is more than just asking forgiveness for a wrong committed. The repentance that brings change is a godly sorrow, a grieving over what we are, not just acts committed. It’s not easy coming to the place of true repentance. It’s not easy because it’s difficult to reach the place of seeing what we really are in the Adamic nature.
Even as Christians we don’t want to be exposed to the shame of our corrupt nature in Adam. Subconsciously we try to avoid it as much as possible. That’s why the majority of Christianity preaches a sugar coated Gospel, telling everyone God wants nothing more than to shower them in blessings and prosperity. However, once we open our hearts to the repentance that leads to Christ’s life formed in us, we are on our way! Paul describes this level of repentance in 2nd Cor. 7: