Everyone has something they have done that is wrong in Gods eyes. Something that you feel bad about in your heart. In order to make things right you must confess.
What Are Sins?
We are born into sin because of Adam and Eve. When they ate the apple that the serpent (Satan) tricked them into, they broke the only rule that God gave them.
Now the serpent was punished. God said to the serpent in Genesis 3:14-15 “because you have done this, you are cursed more than all the cattle, and more than every beast of the field; On your belly you shall go, and you shall eat dust All the days of your life. And I will put enmity between you and the woman, And between your seed and her seed: He shall bruise your head and you shall bruise his heel.”
We have also been punished for not following the rules.
To the woman He said: “I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; In pain you shall bring forth children; Your desire shall be for your husband, And he shall rule over you.”
Genesis 3: 17-19
Then to Adam He said, “Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it’: “Cursed is the ground for your sake; In toil you shall eat of it All the days of your life. Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you, And you shall eat the herb of the field.
In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread Till you return to the ground, For out of it you were taken; For dust you are, And to dust you shall return.”
So with the sins of Adam and Eve we are born into the sins as well. Since the beginning man and woman decided to not follow the rules and now we are all paying for it.
More Sins To confess
Now as we are born into sin, we have to understand that even though we didn’t do the sin, we will eventually sin anyway. A thought can be a sin. A thought of lust for another person makes us adulterers in the eyes of the Lord. This sin is very common as we see in the world, as we see sexual things everywhere we look. Sex sells because many are controlled by our lust.
There is also the violence in the world today which leads to murder, and clearly God said tho shall not kill. God has given us rules to follow and as we seen with Adam and Eve as humans we don’t want to follow rules.
Stealing is another sin that we often commit, which is another rule that people break. As kids, we don’t listen to our parents. We curse and use Gods name in vain.
All these things and more are things that we need to confess and ask for forgiveness for if we want to enter the kingdom of God.
It’s Not To Late
When we confess our sins we need to re frame from those sins. Many believe that if they confess that they can do it as many times as they want as long as they confess again, but god knows your heart and can see through the false confessions you confess. The goal is to repent from all the bad things and live like the Lord would want you to by following the rules.
It’s not to late for you as long as you confess now. We don’t know when the Lord is to return so it’s important to confess and follow Jesus Christ without delay. He died for us and our sins, so that we may be saved. He did His part so now we need to do ours. It all starts with our confession.
Be Sincere In Your Confession
As stated God knows your heart, so you must be sincere in your confession. Be real, when you confess and run from that sin. We cannot keep doing the same sin over and over. when you return to the sin your confession is a false confession. We are in no way perfect as Jesus is and it is hard to not live in the flesh and to live in the spirit, but if we focus and try to live like the Lord we can overcome the sin.
Jesus is on our side, and the devil can have a tight grip on our lives if we are not sincere about our confession. The devil will have you believe that no matter how many times you confess you will never be forgiven, or that you can keep doing what you want as long as you confess you will be OK. When in reality you are not truly confessing to be forgiven but just to buy yourself time so to speak.
Growing up I used to think that what if Jesus came back and you just asked for forgiveness right then, or if you were about to die and just called out to Him you would be safe and go to heaven. Years later my son said the same thing that I was thinking way back then. If God forgives then why can’t we just ask for forgiveness when He comes back.
When Jesus returns it will be too late to ask for forgiveness because in your heart you were not right with him and asking for forgiveness now would not be because you were sorry for what you have done. It would be just to go to heaven. You didn’t want to be a good person and live like Christ wanted you to. You wanted to sin and then when it came time for Jesus to come for His people you decided to confess. You can’t have your cake and eat it to.
The Truth Shall Set You Free
When we confess we speak the truth about ourselves. We tell God things He already knows but we ask Him to forgive us for the sins we have committed. We are telling Him we are sorry and that we want to change. We really want to change and be born again. A do over so to speak. We are telling Him that we want to make Him number one in our lives and that we will live according to His word. That we will stray from sin and living in the flesh, and turn to the spirit.
Living in the flesh is doing what our bodies and mind want us to do, instead of living for God (the spirit) and what He says to do. Our bodies seek pleasure and we tend to give in to it. We want it now, but there is pleasure in the spirit as well. We just need to have faith and ask God what it is that He wants our pleasure to come from.
I have found that praising the Lord and thanking Him for all He has done gives me great pleasure. Singing to the Lord makes Him very happy and in return you will feel the joy of the Lord. Helping others and spreading His good word can give you pleasure. God is love so anything that you do out of love can give you pleasure. Once you confess and do it sincerely and ask the Lord to guide you and you except the love He has for you, you can become free in His name.
In order to go to the kingdom of heaven with God we must sincerely confess our sins, and strive to live as the Lord wants us to. We must ask for forgiveness for our sins and not return to them. Everything we do in life should be for the glory of the Lord and out of love for Him and each other. True pleasure is in the spirit and not in the flesh.