He forgave me

TGIF
Many Christians when they sin feel unrighteous, dirty, unholy – they feel they have let God down and that God is no longer pleased with them. They feel they need to do “something”. So guilt drives them to want to do something to get rid of the sin, or get rid of the guilt of their sin. That guilt wants to lead them to get rid. So they say; “God I have got to confess my sins and I have got to repent of these terrible sins and get cleansed of these sins – I have got to promise I will never do this sin again”.
I want to tell you know that there is no Scripture in the New Covenant for New Covenant believers that tells you, you have got to continually confess your sins and repent of your sins and ask forgiveness for all your sins – why? Because ONE sacrifice for ALL time for ALL of your sins has already dealt with EVERY single one of your sins!
We are not called to confess our sins – we are called to confess our righteousness in Jesus Christ!
Get your eyes off your sins and get your eyes onto Christ! The more you do that, the more you will overcome sin in your life.
We are not called to ask for forgiveness even after we have sinned. This is challenging some of you right now! You may say; “No – no – I have been taught in church all of my life that after you sin, you confess your sin and ask forgiveness as a Christian”. Yes – you may have been taught that – but did you go and study it in the Word? Did you find in the Word of God where it says you have to go and do that? You shouldn’t always believe everything we preachers tell you! You have got to find out for yourself and base your life on the truth and on the Word of God and not just on what someone else says.
You may have sinned and feel a bit guilty and want to say sorry to God and to ask for forgiveness now. The heart is not wrong. That is not bad! The heart is right but the full revelation of the finished work of the Cross is not in the heart. It is okay to say; “God I’m sorry – I did not want to do that. That’s not part of my new creation nature – you know what God though? I am not going to get all morbid and introspective and sorrowful and guilty! You don’t want that – You want me to lift up my head, get in the Spirit and stay in the Spirit and thank You for the free gift of righteousness and total forgiveness and I fix my eyes on Jesus who has forgiven me of all my sins. I thank You that I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus”. (Excerpt from Rob Rufus)

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