He Is Faithful and Just and Will Forgive Our Sins and Cleanse Us Continually
1 John 1:9 AMP If we [freely] admit that we have sinned and confess our sins, He is faithful and just [true to His own nature and promises], and will forgive our sins and cleanse us continually from all unrighteousness [our wrongdoing, everything not in conformity with His will and purpose]. If we confess our sins freely. God doesn't force us to confess our sins, but if we desire forgiveness, we simply need to confess our sins. He is faithful and just to forgive us. We are not called to work or earn His forgiveness because it is actually impossible. We are not able to declare ourselves righteous nor forgiven through our performance or works. Man has nothing he is able to boast about before the Living God. Everything we receive from God is simply a gift. If we were able to earn it, we would be able to boast, but God has so designed forgiveness and salvation that one must simply humble themselves before The Living God, confess their sin and they will be forgiven. One of the great weapons and devices of the enemy is condemnation. But it is based on a lie and deception. Often the enemy will try to hold things over our lives from the past. But if we have confessed, God has not only chosen to forgive us, but He has also chosen to forget it. It is covered by the blood of Jesus and thankfully throughout our lives He is continually forgiving us. Let go of the past and let go of the mistakes. Embrace today His love and grace and simply desire greater intimacy with Him and to live for Him. Prayer Father help me in my weakness and my sin. Help me in the areas that I am struggling in. Help me each day to become more like you. Prune from my life anything that would hinder your work and may my heart and life be one with you. Thank you for every time you have forgiven me and thank you for calling and choosing me before the foundations of the world. In the name of Jesus, Amen!