It Gives Repentance unto Life ! Godly Repentance must come from a Godly Source, that is the kind of Repentance that worketh Salvation ! 2 Cor 7:10 For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death. This Type of Repentance is not in the nature of man because we are by nature ungodly ! Rom 5:6 But Godly Repentance is given from a Godly Source which is the Lord Jesus Christ. He gives those He died for Godly Repentance Acts 5:31 31 Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins. Note: Christ is not ones Saviour if He does not give them Repentance unto Life ! Acts 11:18 18 When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life. You see, repentance is the fruit of the New Birth which is the Fruit of Christ's Resurrection which is fruit of His Death ! All for whom Christ died and rose again, are by His Resurrection begotten again ! Peter writes about it here 1 Pet 1:3 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, The words begotten us again in the greek is anagennaō and means: to produce again, be born again, born anew 2) metaph. to have one's mind changed so that he lives a new life and one conformed to the will of God Notice in addition of it meaning born anew or produce again, it also means to have one's mind changed ! Now this is significant because the word repentance Acts 5:31 is the greek word metanoia which means: a change of mind, as it appears to one who repents, of a purpose he has formed or of something he has done And so that is why it is said that Jesus gives Repentance to His Israel or Elect out of both israel and the gentiles. This is True because, Repentance, Godly Repentance is a product of the New Birth ! Also in Heb the writer has repentance being something suitable for those who are Babes in Christ Heb 5:11-6:1 11 Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing. 12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. 13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. 14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil. 6 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, You see, Repentance from dead works and faith toward God or Christ as Per Acts 20:21 21 Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ. Those things are milk and milk is for babes 1 Pet 2:1 Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings, 2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: This confirms that the Apostles Preached Repentance in hope that New Born babes, who have been begotten again by the Resurrection of Christ from the Dead would be converted ! Those of you who believe that repentance is something man does as a condition to get saved, you are deceived and you are a deceiver, for Christ gets the joy of every sinner that Repents Lk 15:7 7 I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance. Thats Christ Joy in the accomplishment of His Finished work, it brings the Sheep back to God !