If We Say We Have No Sin – John 1: 8-10

1 John 1

[8] If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
[9] If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
[10] If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. (KJV)

When we admit our sin, the Lord is faithful and just, forgiving us and cleansing us from all unrighteousness.

If we deceive ourselves and say we have not sinned, that shows that we do not have Jesus working in us and we continue to live as sinners, which at our death keeps us out of Heaven.

Jesus has already done the first part for each and every person. He took all of our sins on the cross with him.

To activate the work he did for us, we must confess that Jesus is Lord and ask him to come into our lives and to be our Saviour.

It is very important to confess our sins as sin. It is wrong for us to say “IF I have sin within me, please cleanse me”. That is not confessing we are sinners.

We need to admit we are sinners and feel the conviction of our sin and then confess those sins through Jesus. If we believe we are hiding from some sin, it is better to say “Jesus, please search me and show me my sin so that I can confess it with my mouth”. Then confess all that he shows you.

Once we are forgiven through grace, we become closer to our Father in Heaven, allowing us to pray directly to him, through the name of his son, Jesus Christ.

Heavenly Father

Thank you for sending your son Jesus to the earth. Because of his work on the cross, he can now offer me salvation. Without salvation, I would still be carrying all of my sin and with that sin, I would never be able to be in your presence.

May I always remember that I am a sinner. Regardless of what I think I have or have not done, there is sin within me, that must be confessed. There is the sIn I know of and the sin that I am unaware of. They both need to be confessed to cleanse me.

Lord, I come humbly before you and ask for forgiveness. I know that I have sinned and done, thought or said things that are not pleasing to you and I pray you will forgive and cleanse me. Search me Lord, bring to my mind the things I need to confess. (Tell Jesus of the specific things that need forgiveness). I accept your forgiveness with thanks and gratitude.

Father I thank you that when I come before you with a regretful heart and confess my sin to you, that you forgive me. I am so very blessed Lord. Thank you.

In Jesus’ holy name I pray.

Amen

Hallelujah!

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Give like the Philippians – Philippians 4:19

Philippians 4:19

[19] But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. (KJV)

Paul was writing to the Philippians. Most other Churches gave what was required, but the Philippians gave above and beyond. These people gave their all to the Lord. They loved their God and wanted to show him just how much and had also helped Paul in his time of need.

According to his riches in glory – Paul tells them that God has infinite ways they can’t even imagine and because of their love and sacrifices, God will repay and bless them.

In Christ Jesus – everything a Christian receives from God is given through his son, Jesus. Without Jesus’ work on the cross, no one would be worthy. However because of Jesus, God will reward a Christian’s kindness of others, with kindness from Him.

In this case, Paul is thanking the Philippians for their abundant help and is telling them that although he can’t repay them for all their kindness, God will!

Heavenly Father

I pray Lord that I could be more like the Philippians and give as much as I can and more. You look after me each and every day Father and when I compare at the end of the day what you have done for me and what I have done for you, I come up short each and every time.

But Lord, even though I could never bless others as you do me, I can give everything to the best of my abilities and you will know what is in my heart.

I thank you Lord that you love me and that you have placed it in my heart to love you and others back.

You are the greatest love I will ever know and I am blessed to be your child.

In the holy name of my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, I pray.

Amen