“He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west.” Psalm 103:12
Do you ever think that you have sinned so much that God can’t forgive you? You aren’t the only one. We at Thoughts About God receive so many prayer requests asking us to pray for them because they have been involved in many sinful activities and they are sure that God will never forgive them.
You know what—that is a lie from Satan.
When Jesus died on the cross for the forgiveness of all our sins, he died for all of our sins, everyone’s sins—past present and future. However, we won’t experience His love and forgiveness until we confess them and turn from them.
“ But if we confess our sins to him he can be depended on to forgive us and to cleanse us from every wrong. And it is perfectly proper for God to do this for us because Christ died to wash away our sins.” 1 John 1:9
The Bible doesn’t say God will forgive only some of our sins, it says He will forgive us and cleanse us from every wrong.
When I was 30 years old, a conference speaker spoke on this topic and suggested we write a list of all the sins (confess) we could think of on a pad of paper and when we couldn’t think of anymore, we were told wrote the verse 1 John 1:9 over top of the list.
What freedom to know that one’s sins and guilt are erased. “He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west.” Psalm 103:12
Do you want to experience God’s love and forgiveness?
Action point: On a piece of paper, ask God to show you all the sins He wants you to confess. As they come to your mind, write them down. When no more sins come to mind, write 1 John 1:9 across them. Then know for sure that ALL your sins are forgiven. If you start feeling guilty about them again, know that it is the Enemy harassing you. God won’t convict you of those sins again.
Then ask Jesus to come into your life and be the director of your life from now on.
“Lord Jesus, I need You. Thank You for dying on the cross for my sins. I open the door of my life and receive You as my Savior and Lord. Thank You for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life. Take control of the throne of my life. Make me the kind of person You want me to be.”
If you sin again, confess that sin and claim His forgiveness. You may find the article, “Spiritual Oxygen” helpful.
God has forgiven your sins, past present and future!
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Another helpful article is: How to Walk in the Spirit
By Katherine Kehler
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