I had quite a revelation about the way some of us in the church seem to think about forgiveness.
I had not planned to say this but during the message yesterday a thought came to me.
I thought and said, “Asking for forgiveness from God is a sin”.
Now you may think that is a bit harsh, but let me explain.
The Word is quite clear that forgiveness is a ‘done deal’ for the New Covenant believer (Ephesians 1 v 7 and Colossians 1 v 14).
I am convinced by scripture that we, as born again believers, have already received forgiveness and benefited from that forgiveness.
I believe there are scriptures showing us pictures that we do not need to ask for forgiveness (see DIG from Saturday 21st October).
So we do not need to ask God for forgiveness, for something He has already given us.
If we continue to ask for forgiveness from God we do not believe the scriptures, so do not believe God.
We are therefore operating in unbelief, contrary to the thoughts and will of God, which must therefore be sin.
It is not just the ‘horrible’ stuff like lying, stealing, cheating and fornicating for example that are sin, it is anything contrary to the thoughts and will of God.
So ask for something He has given us is sin, or maybe if you do not agree with that, it is extreme foolishness.
I will leave you to ponder this one, ask the Holy Spirit to guide you to the scriptures if you have issues with this DIG.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that I have already been forgiven for all my sin through the shed blood of Jesus”.
Colossians 1 v 14…..In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins