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Total And Complete Forgiveness


Ephesians 1:7
7In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace

People have said to me, “Pastor Prince, I was taught that only my past sins — from the day I was born until the day I became a Christian — have been forgiven, and that my future sins are not forgiven until I confess them and seek forgiveness.”

My friend, when Jesus died on the cross, how many of your sins were future?
Unless you are more than 2,000 years old, all your sins were future then! Jesus took them all upon Himself, nailed them to the cross and declared, “It is finished!” So if you are not forgiven of all, then you are not forgiven at all.

“You mean Jesus also died for the sin that I have just committed?”
Yes!

“And also for the sins which I will commit?”

Yes! That is why He said, “It is finished!”

But many of us are inconsistent in our believing. One part of us says, “God has forgiven me of all my sins.” But another part says, “Yes, but I must still confess my sins to be forgiven of them.” Are you like that?

Beloved, you are forgiven not because of your work of confession. Your confession cannot wash away your sins. You are forgiven because of the blood of Jesus shed for you. His blood alone cleanses you.

You cannot believe that you are forgiven of your past, present and future sins, and still think that there is something for you to do to make that forgiveness complete. If you do, then it becomes your work too, not Jesus’ alone.

Is there a place for confession of sins? My friend, if you have just sinned, you can always tell God about it without feeling condemned because you know that you already have forgiveness and that Jesus was condemned in your place. But you don’t confess your sins to God in order to be forgiven. You already have total and complete forgiveness because of the blood of Jesus!


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I've seen so many people here complaining or talking or worrying about the need to confess and get forgiveness. Didn't Jesus say it is finished? (= ALL, completely, totally, perfectly, according to HIS knowledge of ALL our sins)

If you're saying you still need another extra step to 'clear your debt' then your image of Jesus is one who isn't the Almighty, but the sometimes mighty.

If you need to do an extra step to get rid of your sin consciousness, then you are having more expectation of bad things to come rather than the good.

If you need an extra step to 'feel good about yourself' then you are putting your flesh before God.

God declared in an audible voice himself 'This is my son, in whom I am well pleased'. He came to give life, and give it more abundantly than any other sin or animal sacrifice can. It is God fulfilling God's judicial Law.) So don't keep thinking of your sins and thinking it's 'HOLY' to keep mentioning them to God. Confessing only serves to convince YOURSELF that you are right before God!

Today God is telling you to COME BOLDLY BEFORE HIM because you are completely, whole, perfectly redeemed by the blood of Christ. It is NOT you, it is HIM. Therefore rejoice knowing that Jesus has righteously finished these things that you may righteously receive blessings from Him!
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"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith. And this is not of yourselves, it is a gift of God! Not by works, so that no one can boast."

There are so many verses that address sin, salvation, mercy, grace, and more. Works can no more save you than buying an indulgences (the catholic slip of paper, thing) In the end, all you have to save you is how you live your life in servitude to God. Salvation is merely the first step. Next, we must take action. Do his will in the world. That's all I have, except to agree with what Faeleia Said.
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oh fae! we need to put daily devotionals up on the main site!
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