I wonder what all the fuss is about concerning confession of sins. I John 1:9 says that if we confess our sins he is faithful and just to forgive us of our sins. Thats settles that. But wait a minute. Was John talking to me? Who was he talking too? 1John 2:1 talks about if I sin I have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous who is a sacrifice for our sins. Which one is it? Do I confess or do I have an advocate? Paul the Grace preacher never mention once to confess your sins. Does the cross matter? Are we living like the cross never happen? Is my relationship with Jesus fractured everytime I sin? Am I making my relationship with God about what I do or about what He already has done? If I was a sinner without every sinning (born in sin), how come I can’t be righteous without my works? If Jesus gave me a new covenant which Hebrew 8 and 10 talks about, which states at the end that He doesn’t even remember my sins. Why am I confessing what He doesn’t remember. I’m just thinking out loud. If Jesus died for all my sins and paid the price for my sins and met the punishment for my sins. Then why am I confessing. Didn’t it work? Is my sins more powerful than the finish work of the cross. When Jesus said its finished. Did He mean it? Do I believe it. WHAT DO YOU THINK?
When I was introduced to this wonderful life of walking in God’s un-merited, undeserved and unearned favor(grace). I was a little leary. Ok, I lot. Ok I had a hard time grasping the fact that all my sins are forgiven past, present and future. And I don’t have to confess my sins anymore. My relationship is now based on what Christ has already done and not based on what I do. I was floored. I was taught all my life is how to have a relationship based on behavior(performance) and not on mature security of my love for them. Having a relationship based on short accounts is stressful and tiring. I will talk about this later. Back on point. Since God has move this from my mind and put it in my heart. My life has changed greatly. Walking in the finish work of the cross frees me to live a uninterrupted life in relationship with Christ. Its no longer what I deserve, but its all about what He already did. I can never go back to that old life. I boast in the fact that He loves me and that makes me love Jesus the more. The Bible is more clearer and my passion for reading has been renewed. Now I can reveal a concealed Jesus in the Old Testament and say He is altogether Lovely.