Confess, Repent and Forgive…
When do we find Jesus Christ? Where do we find Him? What are we to do to find Him? How do we walk in humility? Who forgives us of our shortcomings?
When a person does something, or says something, that harms another person and then reaches out to ask forgiveness, does it matter if the person harmed forgives them or not? What role does it play in the redemption of the sinner?
Are we not to seek our Fathers forgiveness?
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. ~ 1 John 1:8-9 NKJB
We are no longer “leepers” we have gone from unclean to cleansed by the blood of righteousness in Jesus Christ. The person on the other side of the shortcoming, sin, has almost nothing to do with our part. Yes, it is the right thing to do and seek forgiveness from that person, but wether they forgive us or not has little to do with our salvation. We have confessed our sin before another person and before God. Not only have we bowed down before God, we have done so from a place of humbleness.
Isn’t this when Jesus Christ reveals Himself to us? He chances us down and when we get tired of running from Him, He reveals Himself to have been there the entire time we were running.
It is in our confession in His name when we ask forgiveness, with another person, that He is in our midst. Once again, we don’t have to find Him, He is already with us.
“Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.” ~Matthew 18:19-20
One of the greatest lessons, which happens to be one that most of us right against, is walking in humility, being humble in our actions and our words. Being boastful is the easy path, quieting the tongue, and all our other members, is a whole other issue. When we step outside of this, it is pretty quickly shown to us that we need to calm down, quiet down and get down on our knees with lifted hands.
“Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant. And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave—just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” ~Matthew 20:26-28 NKJB
Confess your sins one to another in the presence of Our Father, repent and seek forgiveness so that we may walk together in the Light of His Love, His Truth, His Strength and Power.
Either the Gospel is divine inspiration, the Word of God teaching us how to live and how to be a reflection of Him, or it’s nothing more than a historical account of events.