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CONFESSION

1 JOHN 1: 5-10

FOCAL POINT: TRUE CONFESSION, THE HEART OF REPENTANCE

INTRODUCTION:

THE CRUX OF 1 JOHN 1: 5-10 IS THAT GOD IS LIGHT AND IN HIM IS NO DARKNESS. TO EMBRACE AND WALK IN HIS LIGHT REQUIRES REPENTANCE FROM YOUR SIN (S).

EXPOSITION ON 1 JOHN 1: 8-10

WORD STUDY:

DECEIVE : 1 JOHN 1: 8

TO LEAD ASTRAY, WANDER ABOUT, TO LEAD AWAY FROM THE TRUTH OR PATH OF VIRTUE, TO LEAD INTO ERROR, TO SEVER OR FALL FROM THE TRUTH

CONFESS: 1 JOHN 1:9

TO CONSENT, TO CONCEDE, DECLARE, PROFESS, SPEAK OUT FREELY,

FORGIVE: 1 JOHN 1: 9

TO SEND AWAY, TO LET GO, LET ALONE, LET BE, DISREGARD, KEEP NO LONGER, ABANDON

CLEANSE: 1 JOHN 1:9

TO CLEANSE BY CURING, TO FREE FROM DEFILEMENT OF SIN AND FAULTS, TO PURIFY FROM WICKEDNESS

EXHORTATION ON 1 JOHN 1 8-10

SINCE GOD IS LIGHT AND THERE IS NOT DARKNESS IN HIM (VS 5), TO CLAIM TO BE WITHOUT SIN IS TO CLAIM TO BE ONE PAR WITH GOD. READ ISAIAH 45:18. HIS WORD DECLARES NO ONE IS LIKE HIM!

SOME MAY ACTUALLY ADMIT A SIN NATURE YET DENY THEY HAVE ANY SIN WHICH IS CONTRARY TO HIS WORD (REF. ROMANS 7: 14-24).

THE WORD SAYS WE ARE SINNERS AND NEED REPENTANCE FROM YOUR SINS. TO CONFESS MEANS YOU ACTUALLY RECOGNIZE YOUR SIN AND REPENT OF THEM. TO CONFESS MEANS YOU AGREE WITH HIS WORD AND TAKE ACTION ACCORDING TO HIS WORD WHICH IS TRUE CONFESSION OF YOUR SIN.

CONFESSING YOUR SINS DOES NOT MEAN A SHALLOW RECITATION OF MISDEEDS. IT IS A DEEP OWNING UP OF WRONGDOING WITH A MOTIVATION TO GET INTO LINE WITH GOD’S WORD.

TRUE CONFESSION IS CALLING YOUR SIN WHAT GOD CALLS IT.

WHEN YOU CONFESS YOUR SIN, GOD FORGIVES, RESTORES AND CLEANSES YOU, THEREFORE, THERE IS NO NEED TO ADDRESS THAT SIN AGAIN!

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CONFESSION? BENEFIT 1: YOU ARE FREED FROM YOUR SELF-DELUSION. BENEFIT 2: YOU ARE IN LINE WITH THE WORD WITH THE POTENTIAL OF FAITH HAVING ITS FULL EFFECT UPON YOU.

APPLICATION: THE MOMENT YOU CONFESS YOUR SIN, GOD FORGIVES, RESTORES AND CLEANSES YOU WITHOUT HESITATION.

REF: EXCERPTS FROM A DEVOTIONAL BY THEODORE EPP, THE HOLMAN CHRISTIAN STANDARD STUDY BIBLE, NKJV STUDY BIBLE BY RADMACHER, ALLEN & HOUSE, THE QUEST STUDY BIBLE, LIFE APPLICATION STUDY BIBLE, TSB BY WARREN WIERSBE, F.B.MEYER DEVOTIONAL COMMENTARY, BLUELETTBIBLE.ORG


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