Do Christians have to confess their sins to God

Pelase check out All Scriptures listed here to see what is said is been true. If any query, free to ask at the bottom of the posts!! Thankyou,

Do Christians have to confess their sins to God in order to be Forgiven?

Finally the Lord is giving some mighty revelations into this truth, Thankyou Jesus!!!

2000 years ago, Jesus has Already forgiven you of All your sins!!! and you partake of that, you received that Full forgiveness in One Perfect installment at salvation, Eternal Life, the moment you gave your life to Christ.

1 Peter 1:3-5

I can talk to God about my sins and ask Grace to Overcome, but its not the same as Confessing it because All my sins have Already been Forgiven and He promises in the New Covenant that He makes with us, that our sins He “Remembers them No More” Hebrews 8:12;10:17-18.

Unbelievers need to confess their sins to God to get saved; but Christians do not need to, because they are Already saved.

1John 1:9 was written to refute the teaching that Gnostic false teachers had infiltrated the church to dilute the Gospel Message to the world. The Gnostics claimed that ‘there was no such thing as Sin or Sinning’, and that our bodies are already evil anyway.

So what John the Apostle was essential saying was, “If any unbelievers confess their sins, they can be cleansed of All their sins and get saved.” refer 1 John 1:9

If an unbeliever doesn’t believe that ‘sin or sinning’ exists (or the doctrine of original Sin) due to the Gnostics teaching that was trying to infiltrate the believers, then the unbeliever won’t acknowledge that he is a sinner to God and hence be saved.

Read Ezekiel 36:25-26, Ephesians 1:7; Colossians 2:13 as an foundation to 1John1:9 and Hebrews 10:19-22 which is referring to unbelievers getting saved.

Ezek 36:25 I will sprinkle you with pure water and you will be CLEAN from ALL your impurities. I will PURIFY you from ALL your idols. 36:26 I will give you a NEW heart, and I will put A NEW spirit within you. I will remove the heart of stone from your body and give you a heart of flesh. 36:27 I will put MY SPIRIT within you;

Ephesians 1:7

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace

Because of the sacrifice of the Messiah, his blood poured out on the altar of the Cross, we’re a free people–free of penalties and punishments chalked up by all our misdeeds. And not just barely free, either. [Abundantly] free! (MSG translation)

Colossians 2:13

And even though you were dead in your  transgressions and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, he nevertheless made you alive with him, having forgiven all your transgressions.

When you were stuck in your old sin-dead life, you were incapable of responding to God. God brought you alive–right along with Christ! Think of it! All sins forgiven,

Hebrews 10:19 Therefore, brothers and sisters, 21 since we have confidence to enter the sanctuary by the blood of Jesus, 10:20 by the fresh and living way that he inaugurated for us 22 through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, 23 10:21 and since we have a great priest 24 over the house of God, 10:22 let us draw near with a sincere heart in the assurance that faith brings, 25 because we have had our hearts sprinkled CLEAN from an evil conscience 26 and our bodies WASHED in pure water.

This Scripture in Hebrews was written to Hebrews/Jews, some of which was tempted to go back under the Law or some of which won’t even saved, possibly to encourage them to come out of Old Covenant of Moses, into the New Covenant. It is a SCripture written to encourage these Jews to get saved!!! by having their hearts cleansed by the Blood of Jesus!! It’s not a SCripture refering to believers but Unbelievers who already know the Law!!

1John 1:9 But if we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous, forgiving us our sins and CLEANSING 24 us from ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS.

Reading this SCripture in the light of Ezekiel and other Old Testament SCriptures prophesying of the New Covenant, we can see once again that this Scripture 1 John 1:9 is in line and it’s talking about unbelievers entering into the New Covenant so all their sins can be forgiven. Look at the Word ‘Cleansing‘ in Ezekiel and 1 John and you’ll see the parallel.

“The best commentary for the bible, is The Bible!! “said Ian Mckellar

Think about this:

How can God tell believers to confess their sins if He promises “I will Remember their sins No More…”

Read Jeremiah 31:34; Hebrews 8:12; 10:17,18; Psalms 103:3,12; Micah 7:19

Everything in the Old Testament must be interpreted the New Testament.

What the Old Conceals, the New Reveals; everything before the Cross, must be interpreted after the Cross.

Matt 6:14-15 was written before the Cross (read the context), it must interpreted through what happend After the Cross in which God Changed the Way He Related to us, Colossians 3:13

The Bible, is meant to be read as One Book, written by One Author, with One Theme flowing through the Old and the New.

It’s not meant to contradict each other, but what the Old Conceals, the New Reveals.

What the Old Prophesies, the New Fulfills.

Jesus is the The Fulfillement of the Old Covenant to bring the New Covenant, He IS literally the New Covenant!!

Isaiah 42:6; Luke 24:27; Colossians 1:27

When some of the Corinthians were sleeping with the temple prostitutes, Paul never tells them even once to ‘Confess their sins’. If confessing sins was such a common practice among New Convenant believers, why was it never mentioned once in all of Paul’s letters?

1Cor 5:1-2; 6:9-11

Paul says to those who were sinning, “those who commit sexuall immorality will not inherit the Kingdom of God…”

but Then He says, “that is what some of you WERE… you were WASHED, SANCTIFIED!!!”

He is saying, “that is Not you!!! the unbelievers won’t inherit the Kingdom!! that is Not you, you have Already been WASHED!!!”

“You don’t need to confess your sins, you’ve ALREADY BEEN WASHED, bEEN FORGIVEN!!!”

WASHED = FORGIVEN, FORGIVEN= WASHED. It’s the Same thing, it’s both past tense.

Come now, let us reason together, says the LORD:

though your sins are like SCARLET, they shall be as WHITE as SNOW;

though they are RED like CRIMSON, they shall become like WOOL. Isaiah 1:18

If you already have been forgiven, what is left to confess? You only need to do it ONCE!!

For by a SINGLE/ONE Offering He has PERFECTED for ALL TIME those who are being SANCTIFIED(set apart unto God by that One offering, we are set apart FOREVER!). Hebrews 10:14

WASHED = FORGIVEN = SANCTIFIED = JUSTIFIED = 1Cor 6:11; Romans 8:30 = COMPELTE = FINISHED WORK OF THE CROSS = “It is finished!!!” John 19:30

God’s Work is Complete from Beginning to End, for He declares the End from the Beginning. Isa 46:10; Rev 1:8

He is the ‘Beginning/Alpha and the End/Omega’, so if you are in Him, you are Already Complete.

Paul is trying to ‘change the way they think’ – Repentance, to tell them “this is not you… you are not sexuall immoral anymore, you are New Creations in Christ… therefore start acting like one…you don’t have a sinful nature anymore, but you have a God nature and you have been justified (declared Righteous before God).

“As man thinketh in his heart, so is he” proverbs.

If you believe you are sinner, then you’ll sin by faith. If you believe you are a ‘Idiot’, then you’ll act like a Idiot. The whole bible is all about transforming your mind, there is nothing you have ‘To Do’, it has already ‘Been Done!’, just Repent (change your mind) and Believe the Truth so you can be Set Free!!! John 8:32, Live by the Spirit, Not by the Law, Galatians 5:18

We are not longer ‘Sinners saved by grace’, we WERE sinners, but Now We are Saints.

The moment you discover Who you really are, then you’ll start to live like it.

Paul didn’t tell them to confess their sins but he told them Who they are. There is no need to confess your sins if you don’t have a sinful nature anymore!!!

Believers no longer have to be ‘sin conscious’, but they can be “Gift of Righteousnes conscious” and “Christ conscious” rather than “self-conscious”. Romans 8:1

Woohoo!! thankyou Jesus, Heavenly for this wonderful Gospel Grace that truely changes people from the Inside out, not Outside In!!

So what happens when we sin?

Instead of asking Him to forgive us and feeling condemned, we just thank Him that He has already forgiven us and there is Now No Condemnation.

More to come about “Do Christians have a sinful nature?” studies based in Romans 6-7.

Thankyou and feel free to spread this blog!!!

Have a read of this as well:

* When did Jesus forgave us all our sins?

http://gracerevolution.co.nz/2008/09/25/when-did-jesus-forgive-us-all-our-sins-part-1/

http://gracerevolution.co.nz/2008/10/06/when-did-jesus-forgive-us-all-our-sins-part-2/

The understanding of this took me a couple of years to grasp it.

Confessing your sins and forgiving others in order for God to forgive you was an Old Covenant practice (Matthew 6:12, 14-15); but in the New Covenant we forgive others Because God has already forgiven us (Colossians 3:13). Jesus was still living under the Old Covenant when He said this, the New Covenant didn’t begin until Jesus died on the Cross and it was completed on Acts Chapter 2, the Day of Pentecost when the Spirit was poured out.

Its important to RIGHTLY DIVIDE THE COVENANTS when you read the bible otherwise you’ll mis-interpret it. There are 7 major covenants in the Bible. Right now we are living under the Dispensation of the New Covenant, so when we read Old Covenant Scriptures we’ve got to filter it through New Covenant Lenses.

E.g. If you read most parts of the Old Testament, you will find that God commands us to kill our enemies. Do we do that today? of course Not, that was Old Covenant Law of Moses. Also when Jesus came, He said He was only sent to the Lost sheep of Israel, Not to the Gentiles (Matthew 15:24), and He also told his disciples only preach to the Jews (Mathew 10:6)  that was Old Covenant. But when He rose from the dead, the Covenant changed and He told everyone to go into the World and preach the Good News to all ethnic groups, all people, not just Jews!!!

Jesus preached law/Old Covenant to its original standard, where once people had watered the law down to be “keepable”, he preached this to the Self-Righteous and Proud in heart to expose their sins by bringing the law which is  mirror, and Jesus preached New Covenant Grace Prophetically and renewing the Abrahamic Covenant of Faith to those were humble and ready to receive.

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Messiah in the Passover- Exodus 12

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What does it mean “to be under the Blood of Jesus?” Or to be “Covered by the blood of Jesus?”

Dear friends, we will never be able fully comprehend what it means to be covered/under the Blood of Jesus the Messiah until we understand the story of the Passover in Exodus 12.

This is a prophetic picture of what Jesus would be for us in the New Covenant.

There are symbolism and shadows of the Messiah we can discover in the Passover feasts that the Jewish people practice to this day- it’s incredible!! have a look at the video, it’s 45mins long altogather.

Please read Exodus 12:1-30 before you watch the video

Exodus 12:15 The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are, so that when I see the blood I will pass over you, and this plague will not fall on you to destroy you when I attack the land of Egypt.

God told the Israelites and Egyptians, for each family they must kill a spotless lamb and apply the blood on the doorposts of their houses. When God sees the blood of an innocent lamb, His Righteous/just wrath/plaque judgment would passover them.

Jesus is our Passover Lamb. When God sees the Blood of His Son applied on the door posts of our lives- we’re His house, His blood is sprinkled on us, His righteous, just wrath/judgment will passover us Forever- He will never be angry with us again or rebuke us again(Isaiah 54); He blots out all our transgressions(Isaiah 43) and remembers them no more (Hebrews 10), therefore He can no longer Condemn us (Romans 8:1)- no more condemnation, no more guilt, no more shame, no more victim mentality of low self-esteem.

Full Cleansing!!!

He sees the Blood of His Perfect Son, we are now under His blood – clothed in His Righeousness, when He sees the Blood, we are fully accepted, loved in His Sight adopted as His Sons and Daughters and He laughs! smiles and rejoices over us with Singing!!!

That’s what it means to be under the Blood of the Son of God for those who have trusted-

His Judgment has already passed over us for all eternity (even on the Day of Judgment, you won’t have to stand before God on whether you will goto Heaven or the Lake of Fire, that has already been settled the moment you became born-again) and His Favor/Grace has Stopped over and is hovering over us forever in all eternity!!!

His wrath(righteous indignant anger of The Infinite Just God) has passed over you because His Justice has been satiasfied with the substitionary death of the Spotless Sinless Jesus and His Favor/Grace/Love has stopped over and poured/lavished over you because He has raised Christ from the dead and been satiasfied with the Righteousness(Perfect obedience of Jesus).

The Blood of Jesus will never run out of its power. It has unending life and it continuously washes over us- we can now approach the Throne of Grace with freedom and confidence and stand in His Presence 24/7 and never be cutoff from Him.

If you have applied the Blood of Jesus over your life, then you are Eternally secured in the arms of Your Heavenly Father and the Heavens will always stand open above you – the Heavens are shining and all the heavenly hosts cannot resists but join in unision and praise the Blood of Jesus!!!

I took these videos last night at a local baptist church where Messianic Jewish bible scholar Dr. Arnold from Ariel ministries spoke.

Part 1: 22mins

Part 2: 22mins

Revelation 12:11 But they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives so much that they were afraid to die

May  you overcome by the Blood of Jesus the Lamb of God!!!

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When did Jesus forgive us all our sins? Part 1

UPdated: 23rd Feb 09

“Oh that the world would know and see, that the church would see…

“behold the lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.” John 1:29

Quoting Wayne Duncan, from Grace Revolution forum

Thanks that’s the revelation I just got now. This truth will change my life- I know it.

When did Jesus forgive us all our sins- past present and future? When did He die?

When you believed in Him, or before you even had the chance to believe in Him, that’s about 2000 years ago?

Before we believed, our sins have been forgiven through His One Sacrifice at One point in history.

That’s the Gospel we preach to the lost- Jesus has already forgiven you!
*You don’t have to ask Him to forgive you for your sins to be forgiven
*You don’t have to confess your sins for Him to forgive you
Most ‘sinner’s prayer’ goes like this… “O Lord forgive me of my sins have mercy on me a sinner…I confess my sins so that you can forgive me”

THAT’S ACTUALLY WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You don’t have to earn your forgiveness, work for your forgiveness, pray to get your forgiveness, confess your sins to get forgiveness, fast to get your forgiveness, read the bible to get your forgiveness, obey the commandments to get your forgiveness (that’s Old Covenant Practice)- ALL your past present and future sins have already been forgiven!!!

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All you have to do is understand-change your mind-believe in Jesus, and you will be born-again!

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Instead the sinner should say, “Thankyou Jesus for your mercy(not giving me judgement) and grace (giving me forgiveness), You have already forgiven me of my sins! I repent of my unbelief, All I have to do is BELIEVE!!!”

How can a Christian loose their salvation?
if their sins had already been dealt with and forgiven at the crucifixtion before they believed, now that they have believed and received their forgiveness- how can God all of a sudden recall their sins for which He already forgave them before they got saved?

How can God punish the same sins twice?

That’s the difference between the Old Covenant and New Covenant. In the Old Covenant you had to forgive others in order to get forgiveness from God, but since Jesus died on the cross, now in the New Covenant, you can forgive others freely because Christ Forgave you at the Cross!!

That teaching that says, ” now that you are saved, there is a possiblity that you can loose your salvation- you are saved by keeping the law, and if you don’t get to confess your sins before you die, you could goto hell”

IS NOT WHAT JESUS DIED FOR!!!
That is not the Gospel! It’s no gospel at all! !!! It’s not the good news about the forgiveness of sins which we are called to preach to all nations!

JESUS DIED FOR E-T-E-R-N-A-L REDEMPTION!!!

Christians don’t have to confess their sins to be forgiven, they are already forgiven! please have a listen to Rob’s teaching on ‘Do Christians have to confess their sins to God?” 08/06/08 for deep expository on 1 John 1:9, on http://www.citychurchinternational.net/2008.html

(1John 1:9 was written in the context of Gnosticisim- written to people who didn’t believe in the existence of sin, they didn’t believe you could sin and they were bringing that heresy to the church. So John was writing to them to tell them to acknowledge that they’ve sinned so they could get saved. That Scripture was addressed to unblievers and believers who were confused by Gnosticism)

Eternal life is ‘ETERNAL life’ because all our FUTURE sins have been forgiven!!! NOT JUST PAST OR PRESENT SINS FORGIVEN! otherwise the moment we become born-again we would loose our salvation right away because I have moved from the present to the future and there are unintentional sins, sins of ommisions, sins of no knowledge that I do not even know about.

Luke 24:47 and repentance for the forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.

Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates his own love for us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

2 Cor 5:19 In other words, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting people’s trespasses against them, and he has given us the message of reconciliation.

Through the Cross God was not counting people’s sins against them- that means He has already forgiven them!!!

John 19:30 When he had received the sour wine, Jesus said, “It is COMPLETED/FINISHED!” 2 Then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

Scriptures taken from net.bible.org

As my pastor’s wife said once,
“What part of ‘Completed/finished’ don’t you understand!”
Let the grace revolution hit the evangelism arena!
Thankyou!!!

Titus 2:11-12 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all people, It trains us 1 to reject godless ways 2 and worldly desires and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age,

This truth will actually change your heart to love God more than ever before and express that through obedience.

Check out this posts as well on Voice of Grace:

is our sin gone or will it only be completely removed at the return of Jesus?

Eternal Security Part 1: Our Salvation

Last updated: 07/06/08

The bible declares that we have been saved, delivered from the penalty of sin, living under the law (Rom 6:15; Gal 3:23-25), and granted eternal/everlasting life (John 10:28), once and for all at the Cross of Jesus 2000 years ago. Jesus already forgave us all our sins even before we believed in Him (2 Corinthians 5:19; Colossians 2:13; Eph 1:7) . He is so merciful, kind and gracious that he didn’t wait for us to turn to Him first but He reached down to us first (1 John 4:19) . The Holy Spirit is here to convict the world of only one ‘sin’- singular, that is the sin of unbelief. He is here to help us to believe in Jesus. (John 16:7-11)

Actually, in the New Covenant, the only sin that will send people to eternal damnation in the lake of fire is the sin of unbelief (Mark 16:16; John 3:18).

It’s not the Holy Spirit’s job to convict people of ‘sins’, the law is already doing that whenever a unbeliever sins, his/her conscience accuses them because the requirements of the law have already been written on their heart (Roms 3:19-20). Every human being who is not born-again has been living under the supervision of the law from the day they were born (Galatians 3:23-25). So the law is to lead us to Christ and the Holy Spirit is here to show us how wonderful Jesus is and that He has already paid for the penalty of all our sins for breaking the law so that we wouldn’t have to be punished and undergo eternal separation from our Loving Father; the Holy Spirit is here to show us all we need to do is to believe in Jesus and so that we will no longer be under supervision the law of sin and death but enter into the supervision of Grace-God’s unmerited favor, into life everlasting, eternally secured in Christ Jesus, namely Salvation/Deliverance.

In the New Testament, the Good News of Jesus Christ went to the Jews first. But because God’s own people rejected the Gospel, salvation or the Gospel has gone to the Gentiles- all the other countries of the world who are not Jewish, until the Jews to start to believe in Jesus. (Romans 11:11,25-26)

However, the Word of God declares that ‘all the promises of God are Yes and Amen in Christ Jesus.’

2Corinthians 1:20.

For every one of God’s promises are “Yes” in him; therefore also through him the “Amen” is spoken, to the glory we give to God.

All the promises God gave to Israel, we now can share in through faith in Christ Jesus.

Ephesians 3:6

namely, that through the gospel 1 the Gentiles are fellow heirs, fellow members 2 of the body, and fellow partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus.

Salvation in the Hebrew

y@shuw`ah <03444>

means, “Deliverance, saved, welfare, prosperity, victory, health.”

It is actually a word that relates to ‘Yeshua’, in other words ‘Jesus’. The Name Jesus was hidden in the Old Testament in the word ‘salvation/deliverance’. It’s very obvious that the name Jesus= Yeshua, is hidden in this hebrew.

Matt 1:21 She will give birth to a son and you will name him 17 Jesus, 18 because he will save his people from their sins.”

Iesous <2424>

Definition: Jesus = “Jehovah is salvation”

The Salvation prophesied in the Old Testament was fullfilled in Jesus. Salvation is not an event that takes place one time in history; but Salvation is in A Person, Jesus Who has an never ending life.

“Salvation is Incomparably Great because it is Eternal in its duration.”

1) Salvation/Deliverance is ONCE and FOR ALL.

Isaiah 45:17 Israel will be delivered ONCE and FOR ALL by the Lord; 46 you will never again be ashamed or humiliated

ONCE and FOR ALL in Hebrew is:

`owlam <05769>

Definition:

1) long duration, antiquity, futurity, for ever, ever, everlasting,
evermore, perpetual, old, ancient, world
1a) ancient time, long time (of past)
1b) (of future)
1b1) for ever, always
1b2) continuous existence, perpetual
1b3) everlasting, indefinite or unending future, eternity

2) Salvation/Deliverance is PERMANENT and WILL NOT DISAPPEAR.

Isaiah 51:6 Look up at the sky!

Look at the earth below!

For the sky will dissipate likesmoke,

and the earth will wear out like clothes;

its residents will die like gnats.

But the deliverance I give is permanent;

the vindication I providewill not disappear.

Permanent is the same Hebrew word again:

`owlam <05769>

3) Christ/Messiah is the SOURCE of Eternal Salvation/deliverance

Hebrews 5:9 And by being perfected in this way, he became the source of ETERNAL salvation to all who obey him,

Eternal is:

aionios <166>

Definition:

1) without beginning and end, that which always has been and
always will be
2) without end, never to cease, everlasting

If He is the Source of eternal salvation, then in Him we will find eternal salvation!

4) Messiah SECURED ETERNAL Redemption for us.

Hebrews 9:12 and he entered once for all into the most holy place not by the blood of goats and calves but by his own blood, and so he himself secured 16 eternal redemption.

5) Salvation through ONE SACRIFICE has made us Perfect FOREVER.

Hebrews 10:14 because by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.

5) Jesus and the Father imparts ETERNAL SECURITY to all He saves.

John 10:28-29
I give them eternal life, and they will NEVER perish; no one will snatch 69 them from my hand. 10:29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, 70 and no one can snatch 71 them from my Father’s hand. 10:30 The Father and I 72 are one.”

NEVER is:

ou me <3364>

Definition:1) never, certainly not, not at all, by no means

6) Jesus saves us COMPLETELY, PERFECTLY, UTTERLY

Hebrews 7:23-25

And the others 30 who became priests were numerous, because death prevented them 31 from continuing in office, 32 7:24 but he holds his priesthood permanently since he lives forever. 7:25 So he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.

‘Completely’ in the Greek:

panteles <3838>

pantelhv panteles

Pronunciation: pan-tel-ace’

Definition:

1) all complete, perfect
2) completely, perfectly, utterly

7) We are eternally secured because we have CONFIDENT EXPECTATION.

Titus 3:7 And so, since we have been justified by his grace, we become heirs with the confident expectation of eternal life.

These Scriptures, they tell us that our Salvation has been Eternally Secured!