Eph 3:14-21; 1Jo 1:5-2:2; Rom 8:12-15; Gal 5:16-17; Act 20:28
HSCH-25-130529 - length: 61:39 - taught on May, 29 2013
God’s heartbeat is to RESCUE US from the deadly effects of sin.
His way is (1) to give us the power to stop sinning in a certain area, on the basis of the cross of Jesus Christ, …
…then (2) to renew our minds with His truth, and then…
…and then (3) to give us the power and opportunity to start living the new life by putting on the New Man, who is Christ risen and glorified.
Whenever you come across a passage in the New Testament that says something about you and something about Christ, focus on the part about Christ.
If you read 1 John it is unmistakable that declaring our sins is tied into powerful meaning of Christ’s work on the cross.
Tied into the blood of Jesus cleansing us from all sin.
Tied into Jesus at the right hand of the Father as the propitiation, the satisfaction for our sins, and His active advocacy there on our behalf.
Tied into the faithfulness and righteousness of God the Father who forgives sins and cleanses from all unrighteousness on the basis of the blood of Jesus and Jesus as the propitiation for the sins of the world.
This is all fundamental, this is justification truth, this is basic truth that the new believer in Christ needs to learn about and master and make part of who he or she is.
God has given us all this Christ - His blood, His propitiation, the Advocate at God’s right hand - for our COMPLETE RESCUE FROM SIN so we can live this new life in union with the resurrected Christ.
So the underlying meaning behind confessing our sins is to BE HONEST AND STRAIGHTFORWARD about the fact that we are sinning in a certain area FOR THE PURPOSE OF BEING FREED from our bondage of sinning.
So of course we are going to go to God with our sins and get the whole thing out in the open and on the table.
The Holy Spirit is now conducting a relentless campaign to render the flesh ineffective.
What the blood of Christ has accomplished
The blood of Christ has purchased the church of God. This is Redemption, a finished work of Christ on the cross.