Repentance and Revival

Repentance is something every Christian must do before he can have true revival in his own life, or be a part of it in a body such as the Church.

The following is a short description of what these two verses mean, but please print this off and study it in depth. It is a very powerful passage.

Those who have believed in Jesus as their Savior are God’s people, and He claims them personally as His Own.

The words “shall humble themselves AND pray AND seek my face AND turn from their wicked ways” are all linked together. You must do ALL these things, not just one.

Then the words “then will I hear AND will forgive their sin AND will heal their land” are all linked together in the same way. God will do His part after you do yours. His eyes and ears will then be attentive to hear your prayers.

Repentance is the next thing after getting forgiveness of sins. It must be done before you can fully be restored to live the life that God has for you.

II Chronicles 7: 14-15

14. If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and heal their land.

15. Now mine eyes shall be open and mine ears attent unto the prayer that is made in this place.

When you turn from your wicked ways you ask God for forgiveness and truly repent from the bottom of your heart.

If MY PEOPLE – (pronounced “am”)

a people, as a congregated unit; a tribe, as Israel; troops or attendants, a flock

Noun with pronominal suffix – a person, place or thing with a pronoun attached. This would make this word one that is not free-standing, but tells what kind of people.

WHICH – (pronounced “asher”)

A relative pronoun often accompanied by a personal pronoun and used to show the connection between them.

CALLED – (qara – pronounced kaw-raw)

the idea of accosting a person, met, to call out to, address by name; used in a variety of applications: cry unto, invite, proclaim, pronounce, publish, read

Niphal Perfect – the focus of the niphal stem is on the event or action described and is action that is in progress. It is in passive voice, which means the subject (people) is the recipient of the action. Perfect tense depicts the event or situation as a whole, without reflection on the duration of the events or their completedness.

my NAME – (shem – pronounced shame)

a primary word through the idea of definite and conspicuous position; implies honor, authority, character

SHALL HUMBLE THEMSELVES – (kana – pronounced kaw-nah)

to bend the knee, humiliate, vanquish (to conquer or overcome); bring down low into subjection, under, subdue, repent, get repentance of sin

Waw Conjunctive – serves as a link between words, clauses, or sentences and is affixed inseparably to the word that follows it.

Niphal Imperfect – indicates imperfective action that views a part of a whole event from within the event or situation. Only focuses on part of the whole, so it doesn’t take into account whether the act was completed or not.

Niphal Stem – the focus is on the event or action described and the subject (people) is the recipient of the action described by the verb (shall humble).

and PRAY (palai – pronounced paw-lal)

intercede, make supplication – primary root of word means to judge, officially or mentally (When we start praying, we have judged that the situation is already bad enough that only if we meet God’s specifications can things ever get any better.)

Waw Conjunctive – serves as a link between words, clauses sentences and is affixed inseparably to the word that follows it.

Hithpael Imperfect

Hithpael Stem – conveys the idea of putting oneself into an achieved state

Imperfect Tense – views a part of a whole event from within the event or situation. Its only focus is part of the whole.

Reflexive Voice – depicts the subject as acting for itself or in its own interests. In this voice, the subject and object of the verb are the same.

AND SEEK – (baqash – baw-kash)

to search out, especially in worship or prayer; to strive after, beg, desire, require, seek for, make inquisition, ask, seek repentance

Waw Conjunctive – affixed to the word directly following it

Piel Imperfect Tense – Active – the subject accomplishes the action described by the verb

Piel stem – refers to an accomplished or established state of being, without regard to the process or events that brought it about.

MY FACE – (paneh – pronounced paw-neh)

always used in the singular, of an unused noun – the face – appearance, looksThe noun is in the absolute state, which is the normal, unqualified state of a noun.

Pronominal Suffix – subclass of personal pronouns – does not stand alone, but is attached to another word (face). The regular kind of pronoun can stand alone as a noun.

AND TURN – (shuwb – pronounced shoob)

to turn back, return to starting point, to retreat, repent, reverse, recover, turn to repentance

Waw Conjunctive – serves as a link between words, clauses or sentences and is affixed inseparably to the word that follows it.

Qal Imperfect

Active Voice – the subject accomplishes the action

Imperfect Tense – views a part of a whole event from within the event – not taking into consideration the outcome

Qal Stem – the basic verbal stem in Hebrew. This describes 2 classes: 1. verbs that represent action 2. verbs that describe a state of being

WICKED – (pronounced “rah”)

bad or evil, wretchedness

Adjective – modifies a noun by describing certain properties or qualities of it

Definite Article – in Hebrew this is prefixed to the next word and is not respective to gender or number

WAYS – (derek – pronounced deh-rek)

a road, as trodden; a course of life or mode of action; plural, and refers to two or more persons or objects and is a noun

then will I HEAR – (shama – shaw-mah)

to hear intelligently, with implication of attention or obedience

Active Voice – the subject accomplishes the action described by the verb (will hear)

Imperfect Tense – views a part of the whole event from within the event – doesn’t take into account whether an act has been completed or not

Qal Stem – basic verbal stem in Hebrew; describes verbs that represent action, and verbs that describe a state of being

and will forgive – (calach – pronounced saw-lakh)

pardon or spare through true repentance

Qal Imperfect

Active Voice – the subject accomplishes the action described by the verb

Imperfect Tense – views a part of the whole event from within the event – doesn’t take into account whether an act has been completed or not

Qal Stem – basic verbal stem in Hebrew – describes verbs that represent action, and verbs that describe a state of being

Waw Conjunctive – serves as a link between words, clauses or sentences and is affixed inseparably to the word that follows it

SIN – (chattath – pronounced khat-tawth)

an offense and its penalty, occasion, sacrifice or expiation, an offender, no repentance

AND WILL HEAL – (rapha – pronounced raw-faw)

to mend by stitching, to cure, repair thoroughly, make whole, heal through repentance

Qal Imperfect – views a part of the whole event from within the event, but doesn’t take into account whether an act has been completed or not

Waw Conjunctive – serves as a link between words, clauses or sentences and is affixed inseparably to the word that follows it

THEIR LAND – (erets – pronounced eh-rets)

to be firm, the earth at large

God requires repentance on your part to show that you are really serious about Him changing your heart.

Ask God to show you all sin in your life, whether it be things that are hidden or out in the open. Then make the choice to truly repent and ask forgiveness for everything He shows you. Make whatever restitution is needed in order to set things right with God.

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