Turn to the Lord

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“To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in” (Act. 26,18)

The soldier-Christian in conversation with the officer told him about importance to turn to God. The officer couldn't understand in any way that means “to turn". Then the soldier rose to him a back, then he made a full turn, rose to him and told: «We stood a back to God and went from God, going to a hell, and He urges to turn Him and to begin to go to the sky».

The word "to turn" means «to change sights, to turn back or to come back». This word often speaks as «to repent, revive, receive favor, to get confidence». The person following on the way, that leads from God, suddenly turns, looks in the opposite direction and starts to go towards God.

Repentance is leaving from a Satan. To turn to God is to give life to God. Repentance is refusal of old life. To turn to God is to accept a new life. The repentance opens our sinful ulcers. To turn to God is to accept the good fortune curing these ulcers. To repent – means to stop on a wide way which we went. To turn to God is to go a new, «a narrow way» to rescue.

To receive salvation and to become a member of the Christ's Body, there is no other way, except to turn to the Christ and accept Him by faith (Jn. 5,24). When we turn to the Lord, our sin is transferred on the Christ (Is. 53,5), and His righteousness and holiness – on us.