Forget none of His benefits

1Jo 1:9; Psa 51:4; Joh 16:8-9; Luk 17:3; Phi 3:13-14; Heb 12:1-2, 15; 1Jo 2:1-2; Psalm 103

ROMANS-84-100328 - length: 75:34 - taught on Mar, 28 2010

Class Outline:

This message includes teaching on the doctrine of rebound.   Since then Pastor Farley has come to understand that the doctrine of rebound cannot be supported by the Bible.  Please see Pastor Farley’s messages in March 2013 (March 3 - April 3, 2013) where he systematically refutes the doctrine of rebound based on the scriptures.

John Farley
March 28, 2010

Forget none of His benefits


Faith in Christ and repentance are two sides of the same coin.
A change in mental attitude about the person and work of Christ equals repentance in connection with salvation.

Point 5. Post-Salvation Repentance relates to a change of attitude away from evil (sin or human good) toward doctrine.
{revised wording!}

Point 6. The second kind of repentance in the New Testament is a change of attitude about sin.

Personal sins result in:

a. Loss of the filling of the Spirit replaced by grieving and quenching the Spirit.
b. No fellowship with God
c. Sin nature having control over the soul

The sin nature will dominate and control your life unless you understand and apply the principles of rebound and isolating your sins.

The Greek word for “confess” is homologeo and it means “to say the same thing”.
Confession is saying the same thing about our sins as God says about them.

There is a place for repentance in the believer’s experience, a place for a change of mind, if we are to know the blessed experience of restoration to fellowship through confession of sin.

1JO 1:9
If we confess [homologeo -name] our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us [cancel] our sins and to cleanse [purify] us from all unrighteousness.

The Greek word homologeo, translated confess, means “to name, cite, admit, acknowledge”.

The meaning of the pieces of the Greek word is “to say (lego) the same (homos) thing.”
Its most basic meaning is to agree with someone or something.

It had various uses in classical Greek, including “to come to terms”, which was used especially of persons surrendering in war.

The verb was used primarily in a judicial context as “confess a crime in court, to make a legal statement.”

It was at the cross that our sins were judged, and the way in which we confess our sins is very similar to the way in which we were saved.

The verb was used primarily in a judicial context as “confess a crime in court, to make a legal statement.”

It was at the cross that our sins were judged, and the way in which we confess our sins is very similar to the way in which we were saved.

homologeo is in the present tense. The present tense indicates that this is an ongoing habitual concept in the life of the believer.

“Sins” is the accusative plural form of the noun hamartias. In the singular this word is often used to refer to the old sin nature, our status as sinners.

Here, however, hamartias is in the plural, and therefore it refers to personal sins in all three categories: mental, verbal and overt.

“Faithful” emphasizes God’s consistency in forgiving every believer who admits his sins to Him.

“Righteous” describes the source of forgiveness. God’s holiness or integrity is composed of His righteousness and justice. His perfect righteousness is the only standard His justice can accept.

The Greek verb aphiemi means to forgive, to cancel. The instant we acknowledge our known sins to God, He cancels the sins and the initial repercussion of loss of fellowship.

MAT 18:21
Then Peter came and said to Him, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?”

MAT 18:35
“So shall My heavenly Father also do to you, if each of you does not forgive his brother from your heart.”

MAR 2:5
And Jesus seeing their faith said to the paralytic, “My son, your sins are forgiven.”

LUK 17:3
“Be on your guard! If your brother sins, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him.

LUK 23:34
But Jesus was saying, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.”

1JO 2:12
I am writing to you,
little children,
because your sins are forgiven you for His name’s sake.

This forgiveness is for the child of God. This is a family matter now.

Katharizo means “to cleanse, to remove for the purpose of purifying”. This applies to all sins, including unknown and forgotten sins.

Rebound, confessing our sins to God the Father, is the only means compatible with grace for receiving divine forgiveness to restore fellowship with God.

Confess it [the sin] —
1JO 1:9.

b) Forget it —
PHI 3:13-14.

c) Isolate it —
HEB 12:15.

d) Move forward in the spiritual life -
PHI 3:14;
HEB 12:1.

To isolate a sin means that it has already been confessed, it has been forgiven by God, and it should not become the basis for chain sinning.

Confession is gracious because it is for our sake.

Without it, believers will try to reform their old man. Without it, believers will try to use their own power to outthink the old man. But self will never cast out self.

Grace is the power to change.

Advocate is the Greek noun parakletos. It means “one who is called to assist.”
The kind of assistance the parakletos offered in a court of law was not formal but a personal act of friendship.

Joseph told his brothers that they would not need a parakletos to plead their cause because he had completely forgiven them.

In 1 o 2:1, parakletos refers to a spokesman or helper.

“Sit at My Right Hand until I make your enemies [sin nature, cosmic system, kingdom of darkness] a footstool for Your Feet.”

We are benefited, since the cross removes all guilt, and we are assured in experience of that unlimited forgiveness.

And we are benefited by being witnesses in the angelic conflict to the rightness of God’s character, nature, will, and plan.

LUK 15:10
“In the same way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

The beauty of rebound is that it cuts off the arrogance skills of self-absorption, self-justification, and self-deception.