Many times I blog about revelations from the Holy Spirit from his word and love to share with others to encourage and offer hope. Tonight I am pondering this question; “If I am forgiven for all my sins do I still need to confess and repent?”
I believe that Christ died once and for all.
I also believe all our sins, past, present and future have been forgiven. Our position in Christ is forgiven, past tense.
“to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us.” Ephesians 1:6-8.
Indeed, God casts our sins as far as the east is from the west.
Beloved, the hour you first believed all your sins were forgiven. There is no need to continually confess your past sins. However, and I believe there is a distinction to be made here, when present sin is brought to our attention it stands in the way or our fellowship with God and we ought to have the posture of confessing and repenting. Confessing; acknowledging to God we have sinned and repenting; turning away from that sin by the power of the Holy Spirit who lives in us.
Isn’t it an awesome wonder to be forgiven of all our sins while at the same time God offers the gift of confession and repentance, which brings us back into beautiful fellowship with him, that deep and intimate relationship?