I love our Bible study on a Thursday evening, it is a great source of material for my DIGs.
Last night we were talking about how we have had our transgressions removed by the finished work of Jesus Christ (Psalm 103 v 12).
Yet there are still many believers living under the New Covenant who think they can “remove” their own transgressions through confession; or at least they try to.
There is a doctrine based upon 1 John 1 v 9 that says a believer should confess their sin on a continual basis in order to be forgiven.
This is nonsense of course, a doctrine based upon the traditions of man and not upon the Bible.
Psalm 103 v 12 looks into the future to a time when the sins of man would be removed so that man could live a life of blessing and abundance.
We are fortunate to live in that time; we live not under law but under the new covenant.
There is nothing we can do to receive forgiveness; this was bestowed upon all man at the cross as Jesus’ blood was shed (Ephesians 1 v 7 and Colossians 1 v 14).
This does not mean of course that all men are saved even though they are forgiven, a man has to make the choice to trust and put his faith in Jesus for his salvation.
If you read Psalm 103 v 12 very clearly you will see that we cannot remove sin and receive forgiveness for ourselves.
This verse says that, “he removed our transgressions”.
Only Jesus can deal with sin and He already has done )1 John 2 v 2); He has dealt with all sin and you can do nothing in terms of forgiveness through confession.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that I have already been forgiven through the blood of Jesus Christ”.
Psalm 103 v 12…..As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us