HEBREW UNDERSTANDING :
Result of search for "repent": 2398 chata' khaw-taw' a primitive root; properly, to miss; hence (figuratively and generally) to sin; by inference, to forfeit, lack, expiate, repent, (causatively) lead astray, condemn:--bear the blame, cleanse, commit (sin), by fault, harm he hath done, loss, miss, (make) offend(-er), offer for sin, purge, purify (self), make reconciliation, (cause, make) sin(-ful, -ness), trespass.
5162 nacham naw-kham' a primitive root; properly, to sigh, i.e. breathe strongly; by implication, to be sorry, i.e. (in a favorable sense) to pity, console or (reflexively) rue; or (unfavorably) to avenge (oneself):--comfort (self), ease (one's self), repent(-er,-ing, self).
SCRIPTURE SAYS: REPENT THEREFORE AND TURN BACK, FOR THE BLOTTING OUT OF YOUR SINS, IN ORDER THAT TIMES OF REFRESHING MIGHT COME FROM THE PRESENCE OF THE MASTER. (Acts 3:19)
It is pretty obvious that once a person comes into contact with divine law, they are shocked at their behaviour, and want to amend the situation by purging and purifying themselves. Yahusha through his word has already prepared for an accommodation to rectify every situation, through this word REPENT. Once we are sorry and agree to repent, we undertake a journey of putting ourselves in the hands of our Master and Saviour. Yahusha circumcises our hard hearts and injects us with His set-apart spirit, this opens a portal within our heart which gives us personal access to His presence of love and guidance. We actually hear Yahusha's voice leading us.
We are told to arrest every thought, and bring it into subjection to Yahusha's word, (which means we are guided by His word in all our thoughts and behaviours). This behaviour is hated by satan, which means we are defeating him and his army, most people are controlled by satan and his army today. When people see a different behaviour through Yahusha's love in a believer, it knocks them back to conciousness instead of being asleep to the presence of Yahusha.
Yahusha has told us that he is the door (portal), that he is the way, the truth, and the life, that he has the power to forgive us of our sins, and set us free from (the bondage power of satan). Yahusha said your body is now the temple dwelling place of His loving presence. No more does Yahusha/Yahua dwell in the temples men build.
We have to understand that this understanding of scripture is independent of any religion on this earth, Yahusha said, "MY REIGN IS NOT OF THIS EARTH." His reign is in the hearts of men and women who are willing to REPENT and dedicate their lives to following divine law, no matter what the circumstance. Religion is a lifestyle which seduces men away from divine law, following their religious so called life, which always leads to destruction. today many are asleep and unaware of the precious love of Yahusha. Most are unaware of the command to repent for eternal life.