For if ye turn again unto the LORD, your brethren and your children [shall find] compassion before them that lead them captive, so that they shall come again into this land: for the LORD your God [is] gracious and merciful, and will not turn away [his] face from you, if ye return unto him. (2 Chronicles 30:9)
This verse simply states the wonderful character of the God we serve. He is abounding in grace and compassion as He is faithful to never leave His children. Could there be any better promise? To consider the gracious nature of our God only causes us to rejoice and praise His magnificent name!
Christ reunifies us by the pouring out of His Blood. God sent His son to die to re-invite us into his promises, His everlasting all powerful presence. Christ completed this request of the Father on the cross. While it was yet His death it was our life He was making everlasting through the sacrifice. If, we were to turn again back unto God He would have compassion before us. God is asking for repentance. It does not matter of sin, what you have done. He is asking for repentance so that He can give you grace and mercy.
g3340 or metanoeo (me-tä-no-e’-ō)“to change one’s mind or purpose”to change one’s mind for better, heartily to amend with abhorrence of one’s past sins, involving a change for the better, an amendment.
The word is found in the Synoptic Gospels (in Luke, nine times), in Acts five times, in the Apocalypse twelve times, eight in the messages to the churches, Rev 2:5 (twice), 16, 21(twice), RV, “she willeth not to repent” (2nd part); Rev 3:3, 19 (the only churches in those chapters which contain no exhortation in this respect are those at Smyrna and Philadelphia); elsewhere only in 2Cr 12:21.
Observing today in the Christian culture, we hear very little about repentance and what its exact origin means. Repentance is apart of growing as a Christian. There is not one Christian who does not feel the pressures of the world and find themselves drifting or backsliding. It should not be normal, however today it is “normal” Its evident to the age we are in that humility and acknowledging our self or flesh is not in check.
I believe we are in these times related to the letter in 2 Timothy