“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly. Matt 11:28-30
Under the old covenant, Gods people sought forgiveness of sins year after year.
In many churches today we are taught to seek forgiveness of sins day after day,
But the truth is that under the new covenant forgiveness of sins is not progressive deal, its a once and for all time done deal !
We are not forgiven little by little, but once and for all time!
Under the New Covenant God remembers our sins no more !
We are not forgiven year after year or day after day, we have been forgiven once and for all time..
This is called the Good News or the almost to good to be true news...
He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.
For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.
Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before,
This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more Hebrew 10:14-17
God did much more than forgive our sins, He actually our took
sin away as far as the east is from the west, never to remember them again.
Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high: Hebrews 1:3
But what about John 1:8-9 ?
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
If we confess our sins,
He is faithful and just to forgive usoursins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
First of all John was not talking to believers in Christ , he was actually talking to some gnostics in his day that denied the very existence of sin.
Before we can be forgiven of sin we first have to understand and acknowledge that we are sinners in need of forgiveness, but once we come to Christ and confess our need for Christ and our need to be forgiven, then the bible says that God is faithful to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Today if you are born of the spirit, then you have been forgiven of all your sins and cleansed from all unrighteousness, you are now a new creation in Christ the old has been done away and the new has come. 2 Corinthians 5:17
Your forgiveness is not based upon your ability to remember every sin and confess every sin before God is then able to forgive you. Your forgiveness is based upon the blood of Jesus!
And your forgiveness is based upon the new covenant where God says I will remember your sins no more.
You do not have to go to any man or any priest and confess before you are then forgiven
You have been redeemed and forgiven once and for all by the blood of Jesus..