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Westside Care Center Tuesday,
October 23, 2007
Prayer, Principle 5A. Confession 2B. Doct of Conf 3C. Believing
The Meaning of Forsaking: to leave, abandon, forsake, neglect
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us
our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Last time we saw that to forsake means to leave, abandon, forsake,
We also saw that mere confession alone does not produce complete
forgiveness, cleansing and blessing which are the full results of sin’s proper
We today begin to study what happens after a sin is forsaken but the believer
allows doubt to remove peace, and the believer’s testimony is hindered. It is
important to believe that God will do what He says He will. All other thoughts
are really lie-thoughts.
From the Prayer Notebook:
Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors.
5A. CONFESSION – As I have kept short
sin-debts by immediate confession of sins You have revealed, I now pause to
examine my heart further for wrong attitudes. As You convict, I will once again
make confession of my sin and remember it's results.
2B. The Doctrine of CONFESSION – Today I agree with You LORD that I have
failed in the particular way(s) that You have revealed to me. Now I...
PS 103.12 3C. BELIEVE – that this sin is now
removed from me. I will continue to renounce it and trust your Word.
As far as the east is from the west, So far
has He removed our transgressions from us.
To "believe" is to ACT as if it we true
– that is forget the sin, and don't bring it up to God or others again.
Other Verses Teaching the Same Truth:
- Isa 43:25 "I, even I, am He who blots out
your transgressions for My own sake; And I
will not remember your sins.
- Jer 31:34 "No more shall every man teach his
neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, `Know the LORD,' for they all shall
know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the LORD. For I
will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more."
- Jer 50:20 In those days and in that time,"
says the LORD, "The iniquity of Israel shall be sought, but there
shall be none; And the sins of Judah, but they shall not be found;
For I will pardon those whom I preserve.
- Mic 7:18 Who is a God like You, Pardoning
iniquity And passing over the transgression of the remnant of His heritage?
He does not retain His anger forever, Because He delights in mercy.
- Heb 10:11 And every [Jewish] priest stands
ministering daily and offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never
take away sins. 12 But this Man [Jesus], after He had offered one sacrifice for
sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God, 13 from that time waiting till
His enemies are made His footstool. 14 For by
one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified
- 1Jo 1:7 But if we walk in the light as He is in the
light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His
Son cleanses us from all sin.
What is the meaning of the NT word believe?
to support, confirm, be faithful, uphold, nourish; to be established, be
faithful, be carried, make firm; to stand firm, to trust, to be certain, to
Implied: actions reveal such attitudes of heart. To
trust in someone’s promise is to do something about that promise which involves
an action. (Compare the actions of those in
- Why do we fail to believe God has forgiven and cleansed us? There are
several possible reasons this may occur.
- We never really confessed the sin in the first place!
- The sin we confessed was considered by many others as grave and barely
forgivable to man, and therefore God’s holiness makes it impossible for
Him to forgive us. But this is, in reality, calling God untrue to His Word.
Woe is me if I do that!
- The sin we committed against God might be forgiven and cleansed by Him,
but other humans offended refuse to forgive and restore
relationships. There is not really much more we can do than to 1)pray for
them and 2)go on to live a victorious life before God and them.
- Satanic causes are forwarded when we do not experience the joy and
peace that full confession and forgiveness brings and we simply fail to
enter into the joy and peace forgiveness brings. Not believing God has
forgiven us is really called a sin in itself.
- Ps 78.31-33: 31The wrath of
God came upon them, and slew the fattest of them, and smote down the chosen
men of Israel. 32 For all this they sinned still, and believed not for his
wondrous works. 33 Therefore their days did he consume in vanity, and their
years in trouble. Heb 11:6 For without faith [believing God] it is
impossible to please Him.
- We really want to do some kind of work to add to His forgiveness.
A "works mentality" is not easily overcome, and really involves
pride – one of the three mentioned sins of worldliness:
- 1 John 2:15–17
 all that is in the world-- the lust of the flesh, the lust of the
eyes, and the pride of life -- is not of the Father but is of
- We demonstrate a lack of trust in God’s promises.
- We fail to have a confidence in our Christian life, and the boldness that
is the result of that kind of living.
- Ac 4:13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and
perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they
realized that they had been with Jesus. ... 29 "Now, Lord, look on their
threats, and grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak
Your word, ... 31 And when they had prayed, the place where they were
assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy
Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.
There may be other comments/ reasons you may want to add below:
I will write down sins already confessed that I have reminded myself of
today, and I will rip up or otherwise destroy the paper to sense their complete
removal by god Himself: _________________________________
I sensed a new boldness and confidence God gave me in that
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