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Confession Of Sin Is Necessary For Fellowship With God And Revival Among Gods People
One of the problems we face as Christians is that many people do not look on sin as being very bad. Seeing it as high treason has revolutionized my thinking. Ezekiel 39:23 (NAS). In other words, when a Christian is Christ-controlled, Christ is on the throne of his life. Ego-self is dethroned. When the slightest sin is committed: a thought, word, deed or attitude, Christ is dethroned and ego-self is enthroned. That is treason! It is self usurping the throne from Christ. Because He is King of kings and Lord of lords, it is high treason.
Perhaps this is one reason James could say. "For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all." (James 2:10). It is not so much the sin that is bad, but the very nature of sin itself. It is high treason.
Prayerfully, consider the following questions. Go through these questions one by one. Answer truthfully each question. Every yes answer means sin in your life.
In reading these questions, as you are convicted of sin, confess it at
once to God. Be willing to make it right
then you can claim cleansing and
forgiveness. "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our
sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness".
Be sure to name your sin to God, as "Lord, I have not put Thee first in my plans," or "I have neglected Thy work and prayer." Do not make the least excuse for sin of any kind in your life. "He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whosoever confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy." (Proverbs 28:13).
No matter what others do, or not do, Christian, leave nothing undone on your part. God wants to work through you to bring about a great spiritual awakening. He can begin by your fulfilling every requirement shown by the Lord through the Holy Spirit and His Word. A revival from the presence of the Lord begins today, if you desire it. (Read the scriptures first. Ask the question. Give a truthful answer "yes" or "no"). Do not go to the next question until you have settled the one at hand. This is not just to be read, but prayed through.
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