And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you. (Ephesians 4:30-32, KJV)
Repentance plays a very important part in our walk with the Lord. When Jesus was on earth in His ministry, He emphasized repentance in His messages concerning the Kingdom of God that has come and is coming. In witnessing to others about salvation, mentioning repentance of sin is necessary for the maintaining of the faith that is of God. God desires for all mankind to come to know Him and His Son, Jesus The Christ. This is why He sent His Son on earth to show us the way, the truth, and the life that God intends for us to live by. God loves us so much that He sent His Son to suffer and be crucified for us as an intercession for our sins. As we lock ourselves in the love of God by submitting and yielding our lives to Him, we are sealed by Holy Spirit until total redemption takes place when we are glorified in our bodies, which is what we call the rapture. The scriptures refer to the rapture as the first resurrection. As it says, “Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.” (Revelation 20:6, KJV) When we give our lives to Jesus, we must maintain God’s love in our hearts to remain sealed until the Day of redemption.