When we repent and are forgiven, we must crucify our old nature and destroy the desires and passions of the flesh. This will remove the cause of sinning. We sinned because our sinful desires prompted us to do wrong things. This must be dealt with. It will cleanse our hearts and remove what is evil and dark within us, allowing the Holy Spirit to fill our being with the divine love. Equipped with humility and the love of God, we will unite as a community of God’s people, and be able to witness the power of God at work among us. We will be able to show Christ and not just talk about him. This is the true conversion that has the power to unite us into the body of Christ. We will begin to share our lives and our material resources with others, like the early church.
The kingdom of God must begin among his people in this world. This is the whole purpose of our salvation. Jesus said to the little group of disciples, that it is the sweet pleasure of God to give them the kingdom. It was not offered to the big and the powerful but to the meek and the lowly, who were overlooked by the world. It has always been the case and even today the kingdom of God is for those who are meek and lowly. Anyone who humbles himself and genuinely repents, will find the kingdom of God in this world.