BREAKING FREE FROM THE BONDAGE OF GUILT AND SHAME PT 2


BREAKING FREE FROM THE BONDAGE OF GUILT AND SHAME PT 2 - Let's lay a solid sound foundation for applying the Word of Elohim when we address the issue of sin and guilt, through a couple of questions and answers

BREAKING FREE FROM THE BONDAGE OF GUILT AND SHAME PT 2

Let's lay a solid sound foundation for applying the Word of Elohim when we address the issue of sin and guilt, through a couple of questions and answers, and then give some follow-up afterwards to support our answers:

 Q: Does Elohim forgive all past, present and future sin concerning a disciple of Yahshua Messiah?

 A: Yes!

What scripture assurance/s do we have to make such a claim? 1 John 1:9 is the key scripture passage that assures us that we can guarantee ourselves that if we acknowledge our sin to Elohim ' ask His forgiveness for it - He will forgive us for it ‘instantly. From that moment on, he wipes our slate CLEAN, until the next time we sin, and when we confess it to Him and ask His forgiveness for it and receive His forgiveness ... our slate is instantly wiped CLEAN AGAIN! (It might sound too good to be true to you now, but I exhort you to continuously seek Elohim on this truth, and let it be a settled issue in your heart for all time and eternity. Once it becomes a settled matter ... talk about joy and peace in your relationship with HIM!)

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9).

 Q: Can I commit the same sin one too many times, no matter how many times I've committed it in the past, and is it possible Elohim might choose to stop forgiving me for it?

 A: No!

Nowhere before or following 1 John 1:9 does it state that the Heavenly Father will quit forgiving us 'if we’ve sinned one too many times.' You cannot find one place in the scriptures where Elohim clearly states that He can reach a place where He chooses to stop forgiving born again Believers. Satan wants to try to twist scripture out of its intended context and meaning to refute this fact. (I'll address that a little later).

Elohim wanted to make certain we get a proper understanding of 1 John 1:9 by giving us Matthew 18:21-22, which reads:

 Then Peter came to Him and said, 'Master, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?'

Yahshua said to him, 'I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.'

The Redeemer isn't talking about math here. He's not saying that once you've forgiven someone 490 times, you can stop forgiving them. The implication in Yahshua’s answer is that we never STOP forgiving someone, no matter how much they sin against us. He's implying that we keep forgiving 490 times 490 times 490 times '

But in this answer, Yahshua is saying the same thing about Elohim. Elohim (God) never stops forgiving us, as long as we keep asking Him for forgiveness when we sin and acknowledge to Him (and others when necessary) that we were wrong for what we did.

Putting it just in a little different light, our Heavenly Father does not tell you and I to do something He isn’t willing Himself to do. Meaning, if our Heavenly Father tells you and I that we should never stop forgiving someone who sins against us, when they ask us for forgiveness, then we can expect the same out of Elohim regarding ourselves. If I must forgive those who offend me a bazillion times bazillion, He must too, otherwise He would be putting demands on us that even He would not do.

 In understanding Satan’s tactics, Immediately Satan will recall at least three other passages of scripture to try to negate 1 John 1:9. The first one is found in Mark 4:28-29 (NKJV):

Assuredly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies they may utter; But he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness but is subject to eternal condemnation' ‘because they said, 'He has an unclean spirit.'

NEXT. . . What is the accurate meaning of blasphemy of the Holy Spirit? Most Bible scholars say that it addresses two areas: —

 

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