Have you ever wondered why you have confessed your sins at different altar calls or personal confessions, and yet you kept repeating such sinful lifestyle? Do you wonder why people keep repeating sins even after sincere confessions? Do you wonder why you confessed your sins and believed you were saved and then serving God, but yet you still ran back into sin? Or you are disturbed why you keep confessing and committing sin? The answer is because you didn’t repent. Without repentance, you will keep repeating the same sins you have confessed.
The foundation of genuine salvation is repentance, the beginning of genuine salvation is repentance. If you really need genuine salvation of your soul, then the first thing you need now is repentance. You can confess a sin hundred times without repentance, you will keep committing the sin again. To experience salvation and unspeakable peace of God that follows, what you need first is not to confess your sin or to claim that Jesus Christ is your Savior. The first step is to repent. It is after you repent that you can then move to the next step of confessing the sin you have repented from and claim your salvation in Jesus Christ.
Repentance is not trying by struggling with sin, repentance is simply trusting, trusting God to forgive all your sins. Trying to live Christian life involves struggling, but trusting God to make you a Christian, His child, is by surrendering, you surrender all, repentance is realizing your shortcomings and sins and readness to forsake those sins by surrendering all to God. God doest take our 99.9% surrender but 100%. You cannot experience genuine salvation until you surrender all to God; all your sins, not most of them, every area of your life, not majority. God sees our hearts and knows our intents, until we truly surrender all at Calvary and ready to let go of all sins, ready to forsake all and follow Him. Until you surrender all, you will keep struggling with all, you will keep confessing and committing, forward and backward, trying and error.
Now, God is not expecting you to be sorry for yourself, He is not expecting you to see to your situation or think about it, and He is not expecting you to keep struggling with sins; what He expects from you is to simply surrender all now.
Repent – realize and ready to forsake every form of sin and unrighteousness in your life; surrender your sinful life to God and ask Him to forgive and cleanse you.
Pray – Right now you need to pray to God from your heart, confess all your sins and surrender all. Tell Jesus Christ to forgive you, cleanse you and save you. You can pray the prayer for the next few minute now, as Jesus is right beside you. 1 John 1:9. “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
Have you prayed that? Then you are saved!
After you have prayed and experienced salvation, then you follow JESUS.
Mark 8:34, “When He had called the people to Himself, with His disciples also, He said to them, “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.”

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