We are very blessed at Moray Grace Fellowship to have my wife Nunsy as a Bible teacher as well as myself.
This last couple of weeks she has been preaching from Nehemiah, with the main message being that we need to operate under the Covenant we live with.
Under the Old Covenant, under law, Nehemiah did have to confess for sins and did have to ask God for forgiveness.
This was appropriate for Nehemiah to do, but it is not appropriate for you.
You are now living under the New Covenant, under grace, and are not under law (Romans 6 v 14).
At the cross reconciliation and forgiveness flowed and it is now no longer necessary to confess sin or ask for forgiveness.
When we get a new job we get a contract, we go into covenant, with an employer.
This contract tells us what we are required to do and what we are not allowed to do for example.
The same is true with regards to our relationship with God.
There was a Covenant where people were required to confess sin and ask for forgiveness, but that Covenant is now finished.
Under the New Covenant, under grace, all men have been forgiven and all men have the opportunity for salvation and righteousness.
We are no longer under law and it is inappropriate to pray the words Nehemiah prayed.
We should pray like him however, praying according to the Covenant we live under.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that I now live under the New Covenant, under grace”.
Romans 6 v 14…..For sin shall not have dominion over you; for ye are not under the law, but under grace