1 John 2 v 12 to 14 is a picture of the fact that we mature in our Christian walk.
John writes about “little children”, “young men” and “fathers”; these are descriptions of stages in maturity for the born again believer.
It is very interesting that in verse 12 John tells the “little children” that their sins are forgiven because of Jesus (and His finished work).
The understanding of forgiveness is an essential axiom (fundamental truth that other doctrines are built upon) that younger or less mature Christians need to know.
This truth, along with having been made righteous, is a foundation that the born again believer must build upon.
If a young believer does not understand and accept forgiveness they will not have an understanding about the true nature of God and will not grow and mature in the faith.
Forgiveness is an essential truth that must be understood by “little children” before they can progress or mature into a “young man”.
You have been forgiven, actually you were forgiven 2,000 years ago through the finished work of Jesus Christ. When you became born again you accepted that forgiveness and moved into the blessings waiting for you.
You must understand that you are forgiven for all your sins (past, present and future).
Then you will mature in your walk with The Lord; if you do not believe this you will stay in condemnation and guilt and never progress.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that I have been forgiven and right now live in a constant state of forgiveness”.
1 John 2 v 12……I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name’s sake.