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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Howick outreach report (video)

Dear friends, may these imperfect videos encourage, stir and remind us of the mission to seek and save lost and spread the Good Nws of Jesus our Lord and Saviour!!!

That the time is short adn to pup that question with yourt unsaved friend or family,
http://www.tangle.com/view_video.php?viewkey=c59f3f2491ac0c153f49

This blog is currently to be upgraded and I cannot upload anymore videos or audios but it will be posted on Godtube.com

Outreach report from Hamilton 400

A witnessing clip

Testimony about miraculous gold dusts appear on unbelievers in the Glory.

Last weekend was an amazing time in Hamilton. The Lord told me to go there through a few prophetic words the night before.

It was a humbling time. I realised I had many prideful areas in my life as I fellowship with believers from various backgrounds, various denominations ranging from conservatives to Pentecostals. I don’t consider myself to be of any denominations. The Lord showed me how prideful I was and how I needed to remain humble even though I was confident of where I stood with God.

The first two days of outreach was good- stepping out of the comfort zone and doing things that I haven’t done before! Going up to someone and telling them that God loves them and preaching the Gospel without tracts!!

I saw the guys take up the flip chart tool- it was great and saw them run with it in a great way!! there were many people who made decisions for the Lord, it was great joy to be there when it happened!!

Then came the Saturday night, everyone’s tired. But I knew that when we are weak- then we are strong in the Lord. So I suggested that we go out anyway.

We had a team of about 15 people that night. So on the way there, Duj got so drunk in the Holy Spirit that he fell on the ground!! then we all got together and held hands and a prayer meeting on the streets, praising God, and allowing God’s Glory to be made manifest in our midst!! O the Manifest Glory Presence of God was there and that made the outreach a lot easier.

Then we walked down the streets and a whole lot of things happened.

Close to the end of the night, 2 ladies came walked by and talked with some of our team. Apparently they are believers walking around at night going to the night clubers and prophesying over people- I could see that they were so filled with the Holy Spirit!! they were so on fire.

Somehow at the end, they asked if I could pray for them. So I held their hands and started praying, I was resting in the Lord and blowedn them, just focusing on God. And then I thought, “Na, let’s get into the Glory, You don’t need me to pray for you- you need God! Let Him come and minister to you! I just want to worship…”

So I let go of their hands and said, “Let’s enter into God’s Glory, let’s worship!”. And we worshiped and praised Him until I could feel we entered into His Glory. About 1 or 2 min later, I opened my eyes feeling in the Glory Presence of God. I felt to say to one of the Ladies, “ Look at your hands.”

Her hands were down. Then she lifted it up and showed her hands to me, it was full of gold sparkles on her hands!! and her friends had it too and even I had it!! wow! I was amazed!! the first time I had so much gold dusts on me. Then I felt this, “God is so real!! God is real!!” what an amazing feeling!! Then we literally felt this open portal in the middle of where we were standing, you could feel like a freshness or a wind in the place where we were standing.

Then I thought, “this is a dream come true! Gold dusts on the streets! I have to take hold of this opportunity and give it away to the lost.”

So I looked around, and the streets were full of people walking pasts, very noisy, many were drunk, I thought about shouting it from the rooftops saying, “hey God just gave me some gold dusts as a miracle! I believe in Jesus!” (but thinking about it now, what I should have done is, “hey God just did a miracle for me! He gave me some gold from heaven! If you would like us to pray for you to experience the Glory of God from heaven and any miracles can happen- then line up here and we’ll pray for you!!” And I would stay there and lay my hands on them.)

But what I did do was I stood there for a while thinking “how do I impart this to the lost?”

Then I turned around and saw these 3 pacific islander boys and told them that I believe in God and He has done a miracle for me. “Do you mind if I pray for the God’s Glory to come on you?”

They said “Yes.” So I laid my hands on the two of them and prayed for God’s Glory to come on them. Then I told said, “Look at your hands.” And they looked with amazement! Their hands were full of Gold dusts! And one of young man swore in amazement! Then I preached the Gospel to them and it was easy! I asked them if they died tonight would they goto heaven? They weren’t sure then from there I preached the gospel to them and showed them that they could have assurance of salvation by believing in Jesus and calling on the Name of the Lord and asked if they wanted to make a decision and lead them in a repentance prayer. They received the Lord and we got their contact details down.

I believe these are the days when God’s Glory comes- He will do the ministry, anything is possible, anything can happen!! If God gives you gold dusts- then use it! God gave Moses a rod that can turn into serpent, He said to Moses “what’s that in your hand?”

What’s that in your hand today? Whatever sign and wonder God has given you, use it. If God has given you gold dusts as a sign and wonder, then use it. (Exodus 4:1-9)

It was so much easier to preach after signs and wonders happen, usually a gospel message can take 10 min to share but because signs caught people’s attention, it only took like 2 min to share!

The Key is the Glory manifest Presence of God- and to enter His Glory through Praise by His Grace!

Testimony about miraculous drying of clothes in the Glory

I was driving up north for work. It took about 3 hours. I had to transport a young 4 year old boy for work. The boy wasn’t talking to me at all. So we are now driving back to Auckland after I had some lunch. Then I started praising and worshiping God, I put some glory music on!!

And I prayed for God’s Glory to come on him as I did on Saturday night on the streets and prayed for him. I was hoping that gold dusts would start appear on him, but I didn’t see any. I guess it’s not a formula, God’s Glory can appear in anyways He likes. Then he wanted to drink some water, so I got his water bottle and he drank out of it but spilled it over his jacket and pants. He wanted to take the jacket off but I wouldn’t let him because it was dangerous while we were driving.

So I continued praise and worship God singing songs of glory.

Then about 2 or 3 min later, the boy all of a sudden said, “o what happened? My jacket is dry!!”

Then I looked at his jacket and touched it to try to feel if it was still wet. But the wetness had gone and also on his pants there were no signs of water.

This is Magic!” He said. I was bewildered, like what in the world just happened? I touched his jacket again just to make sure it was wet but that’s impossible! It feel and look like dry!!

I couldn’t believe it!! But then, anything is possible when God’s Glory is Present- He does all the miracles! You simply invite Him to come through thanks and praise- and He does the rests.

Then I told him that God loves Him. I asked him, “have you ever told a lie? that is bad. Jesus died on the cross to take the punishment of all lying you’ve done.”

I believe these are the days of when daily miracles can happen- signs of His Presence that He is so ever present. When I see these miracles all I can say is that, “God is Real!! God is Alive in my life!!”

The Key to see these things happen is to remain rooted in the Grace of God, which gives us confidence to before God rather than being under the Law which covers us in condemnation and causes us to draw back from His Presence.

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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Flipchart, Videos

We have just updated our new evangelism training videos for the streets, please check it out!!!

http://gracerevolution.co.nz/evangelism-training/

Feel free to embed the videos to your website

WHY evangelise?

The word evangelist in the original language, Greek, is euaggelistes, which means ‘a preacher of the Gospel, a bringer of good tidings’. The imaginery is liken to the middle age days where a herald would come to a village and proclaim a message from the King. He had been given authority to do so and that is his job, simply to be the king’s mouth piece to the people.

Yes, we are like a herald sent from God, but More than that, let me explain.

But, why do we evangelise?

(God really challenged me on this, and I would like to share with you what He spoke to me from my personal experience and not finger-pointing at anyone, please bear with me.)

The answer is simply to empty hell so that people won’t have to go there and fill heaven; TO SAVE PEOPLE.

Do we simply present the Gospel to someone and say, ‘that’s it, one down, next person please…’ and we don’t really care if they accept the gospel or not, but we just do it because it’s our job.

But I disagree with that motivation.

Picture this: you are selling a very great health product that could improve the lives of people. It’s health and benefits are documented and tested in the university labs. So you go around knocking on doors selling this product, but you don’t just present the product and then goto the next customer, but the whole purpose of presenting that product is so in the hope that people will buy it! Otherwise why even present it and say, ‘Okay now that you know what the product is, bye bye I’m going to the next person!’ and rush off. No salesman would ever do that. The purpose is to sell the product, especially in this case it will benefit people’s health.

So why do I, as a Christians do it, sometimes?

Especially when it comes to street evangelism. I talk to some stranger about Jesus, and say in my heads, ‘Okay I’ve done my job now, next person, please, the more people I talk to, I feel better.’ But I am simply doing it out of duty, not out of love; I don’t really care about that person too much, but I care more about my ‘job’.

If your family were unsaved, you would never do that to them! You wouldn’t just present the gospel to them, and say ‘that’s fine, let’s move on to the next person.’ But you would want them to get saved, because you love them! You don’t want them to goto everlasting punishment, but goto everlasting happiness in heaven, and you’ll do anything that you can to make that happen!

Most of us didnt’ get saved right away when the first time we heard the gospel, it was a process.

Paul is not like me at times, he said ‘I become all things to all men so that I might win some…’

1 Corinthians 9:19 For since I am free from all I can make myself a slave to all, in order to gain even more people. 8 9:20 To the Jews I became like a Jew to gain the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law) 9 to gain those under the law. 9:21 To those free from the law I became like one free from the law (though I am not free from God’s law but under the law of Christ) to gain those free from the law. 9:22 To the weak I became weak in order to gain the weak. I have become all things to all people, so that by all means I may save some.9:23 I do all these things because of the gospel, so that I can be a participant in it.

Taken from Net bible translation. http://net.bible.org

He didn’t just care about the message, he cared about the person with whom he was sharing the message with. His focus was the Person he’s talking to, not the Presentation he’s making. The presentation came out naturally as he was focusing his compassion on the person he was talking to.

Paul’s motivation for evangelism is not evangelism itself, but it’s in the hope that some might get saved. May his motivation become my motivation; let us not see people we witness to as just a number, but as precious human beings created in God’s image, worth more than all of creation itself, worth so much to God that He would give His Only Son for them.

Some might say, ‘we can’t save anyone, only God can!’ Of course, only God can save, but if we do our part to save people, then God will be able to do His part and save them too somewhere done the road.

So in summary, the motivation for any kind of evangelism (whether street or friendship) is NOT evangelism itself BUT for the Saving of souls; of people from going to a lost eternity.

Thank you for reading this.