Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord…
Here Peter shares the secret to the happiest kind of life. Guilt-free and joy-filled! A life refreshed each new day by the presence of Jesus.
This new way of living begins with a decision to incline our hearts toward Jesus. To listen to what He says about right and wrong ways of thinking, of living.
He sent Him first to you to bless you by turning each of you from your wicked ways.
All the prophets of the Old Testament spoke of the day when God would bless the world through Jesus’ coming. Even Moses foretold of Jesus saying – The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet…you must listen to everything He tells you!
This is what students of Jesus do and why becoming a student of this Teacher not only turns us from the wrong path, it leads us to the times of refreshing.
Through the Holy Spirit, students of Jesus are strengthened in their spiritual life as they are empowered to become more like the Teacher. They learn to think like Jesus and act like Him. The quality of life dramatically improves.
This leads to the best kind of life now possible to everyone who listens to Him.
And ultimately it leads to the heaven - He must remain in heaven until the time comes for God to restore everything, as he promised long ago…
When Jesus returns in person, everything that sin destroyed will be permanently restored. Peace in place of guilt. Unity among people instead of division! Life without death! Everlasting fellowship with God!
Only now – because of Jesus – can we change our lives.