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Westside Care Center Tuesday,
November 6, 2007
Prayer Principle 5A. Confession 2B. Doctrine of 4C. Forgiveness
The Meaning of Believing is
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
Last time we studied the aspect of believing God when He makes promises about
removing sin’s impact upon the believer. We also saw that mere confession alone
does not produce complete forgiveness, cleansing and blessing which are
the full results of sin’s proper confession.
We consider today the first of three significant things God does when we
confess and forsake sin. Forgiveness can be viewed as restoring the vertical
line between the believer and God. Like we said last time, it is important to
believe that God will do what He says He will. All other thoughts are really
lie-thoughts, and they should be immediately discarded!
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. I will then show a forgiving spirit to others.
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.
*RO 5.9 4C. *Am FORGIVEN – and thus my offense is removed completely.
Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be
saved from wrath through Him.
In God's courtroom, "forgiveness" means full acquittal. [In our
outline the star (*) indicates a work of God, not of man.]
Verses Affirming the Results of Forgiveness:
- 1Co 6:11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you
were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord
Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.
Ro 6:18-19 And having been set free from sin, you became slaves of
Ro 6:19 I speak in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh. For just
as you presented your members as slaves of uncleanness, and of lawlessness
leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves of
righteousness for holiness.
- Forgiveness results in justification -judicial removal from
guilt, sanctification -being set apart from the sinful life-style
and its appearances and consequences, and washed -the removal of
soiling caused by sins is completed [To be fully discussed next lesson].
Eph 2:1 And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins,
- We are put into a voluntary slave relationship with a master
commanding us to do righteousness.
Eph 5:8 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord.
Walk as children of light.
- We are enabled as if given a new life to do righteousness, much like a
prisoner receiving a pardon and placed into a society ignorant of any of his
Tit 3:4-6 But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward
Tit 3:5 not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according
to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of
the Holy Spirit,
Tit 3:6 whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our
comes to abundantly save me from
1Pe 4:2 that he no longer should live the rest of his time in the
flesh for the lusts of men, but for the will of God.
- A forgiven life can be as easy – with God’s help – as a child
walking on a sunny pathway, fully able to see every obstruction and danger
Heb 10:22 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith,
having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies
washed with pure water.
Ro 5:1 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace
with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
- I am able to live "in" the will of God all the rest of my
life while in my body.
- Forgiveness gives us full [re-]assurance of faith (of our
salvation), and a clear and guilt-free conscience. (See also 1Pe
- How can I believe God has truly forgiven sins I have confessed and
- I will quote a verse to remind me God forgave me when evil
reminds of my forgiven fault!
- I will change the subject, or ask to be excused, when others remind me
of things for which I have already been forgiven!
- I will substitute praise to God for times I am tempted by
remembrance of past forgiven sins.
- I will patiently wait for their forgiveness when others do not give me
pardon – knowing God Himself forgives me fully.
There may be other comments/ reasons/ applications you may want to add below:
I sensed something new God gave me by forgiveness in that
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