Saturday, April 18, 2020


'If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.' - 1 John 1 vs 9

Hello dearly beloved of God in Christ Jesus. I trust God that this Article will be a blessing to you, and will bring Peace, even the peace of God into your heart and mind. Amen.

Many people are stuck in pain and heaviness as a result of a sin, an error or rather an ungodly act, and they don't know how to get out from that painful place they've found themselves in. They've asked God for forgiveness, many have wept, yet the pain is still there, they are still uneasy inside them, in their hearts, in their minds. What is the way out of this? Okay.

Firstly, we must understand that the word 'confess' as used in our opening Bible Passage connotes 'to acknowledge' and not necessarily the speakings of the mouth. The Greek word from which that word 'confess' was translated from as per the original translation is the word 'Homologeo' which is pronounced as 'Hom-ol-og-eh'-o', and it means "to assent (that is, to agree), acknowledge". Now, many have taught that Homologeo means to "speak in agreement". Well, while that is close to the actual truth, it's very important you understand that Homologeo simply means to agree, to acknowledge, there's no speaking connected to it's meaning. But if you have to show your agreement or acknowledgement by speaking, then that's inline and it's still Homologeo. The point I want you to understand and see is that you don't have to speak or say anything to agree and acknowledge to something, as acknowledgement can also be done with the heart. - Selah

So if we are to rephrase our opening Bible passage, it will be, 'If we acknowledge our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.' Amen. You see that... So that passage is not talking about an oral confession of sin, but an inner acknowledgement that one has indeed sinned and has made an error indeed. Okay let's proceed. Let's see Leviticus 26 vs 40 - 42;

'If they shall confess their iniquity, and the iniquity of their fathers, with their trespass which they trespassed against me, and that also they have walked contrary unto me;
And that I also have walked contrary unto them, and have brought them into the land of their enemies; if then their uncircumcised hearts be humbled, and they then accept of the punishment of their iniquity:
Then will I remember my covenant with Jacob, and also my covenant with Isaac, and also my covenant with Abraham will I remember; and I will remember the land.' - {KING JAMES VERSION}

Waow. Please take note that there's something I want you to take note of in these passages that we are reading, and that thing is the concept of Acknowledgement. Now let's revisit our opening Bible passage;

'If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.' - 1 John 1 vs 9 {KJV}

The word "and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness" as used in this passage speaks of a thorough purging (flushing out) away of our wrongs, thereby leaving us 'not guilty'. - Selah. A man is only said to be guilty when he is found with offence. But when he is without offence, he cannot be said to be guilty of offence. - Selah

Dearly beloved, the word which the Spirit of God is sending out to you right now is that you make a sincere acknowledgement that you have done that wrong. There are two things highlighted to us in these Bible passages we have read that we must acknowledge to, they are;

  1. That we have sinned indeed {1 John 1 vs 9 - Our opening Bible Passage}
  2. We deserve the punishment of our sin (which includes the pain and heaviness that ravages our hearts - Leviticus 26 vs 41 where we read)

You see that...  When you acknowledge to these things, you open up your heart to hear the voice of grace from the Spirit of the Lord.

'Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth.' - Romans 8 vs 33 {KJV}

Not even God will hold you guilty of any offence whatsoever. Note that He made use of the word "any thing". That tells us that we have been declared 'not guilty' in Christ from every of our sins, errors, wrongs and offences whatsoever. You see, when you acknowledge that you have sinned and you deserve the corresponding effects and punishment, you give room for Grace to be your strength and your standing. So the reason God requires our acknowledgement of our sins is so that His grace can become our strength, so that we can properly behold the Saviour for help, of which for that purpose He came that all men may look to Him for Salvation, Peace, and Rest for their souls. Amen. - Selah

Now, after acknowledging to these things, there might still be a burden in your heart of "How Could I Have Done This Thing?"

Uhmmm. Now beloved listen, there's something you need to know and understand. Let's see what the Apostle Paul said concerning himself before he received the Salvation in Christ;

'For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.' - Romans 7 vs 18 {KJV}

Beloved, you cannot actually tell what you can do. There are many persons who get to judge others for a wrong they have done, saying, How could he do that? How could she do that? Uhmmm. No man actually knows the extent to which he can commit until situations and circumstances proves it. Circumstances reveals to a man that indeed the human nature (the flesh) is corrupt, exceedingly sinful, and has no good thing in it. So don't beat yourself up because of the grievousness of your deed, no! You only just found out how corrupt indeed the flesh is. So cheer up and embrace the grace of God, where Christ is your strength, your righteousness, your standing, your hope, your qualification, your access to the Father, your acceptance, and the surety of your eternal security. Hallelujah! {1 Corinthians 1 vs 30 - 31}

God is with you.
- Jenning U. Angel

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