You Are Sinless, You Are Healed (Part 2)

The truth of the "Good News" of Jesus Christ has been watered down. In some cases, watered down to the point of no longer resembling the truth of scripture. In this series, I am working to impress upon you the truth that with genuine repentance of the heart, Jesus has power to and does forgive all of your sin. He does this at the moment of repentance. All of your sin includes all past, present and future sins. Jesus does not do this over and over again. He paid the "price of sin" once and for all. Jesus extends forgiveness once, not over and over again, to each and to all who repent and come to Him. With the forgiveness of all sin, you have been justified before God, seen as if you have never sinned. Before God, you are sinless. You are seen by God to be without sin.

So then, this also makes sense: "where there is no sin, there is no sickness, there is no disease." This is the continuing message being carried through the series.

Luke 5:23 Which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Rise up and walk’?

The consequence of the past, when you live as a slave in bondage to sin, is having to endure sickness and disease. Sickness and disease came into the world when man (Adam and Eve) sinned toward God. When mankind initiated their rebellion against God.

When a person experiences genuine repentance of the heart and becomes a new creation in Christ, there is a continual stream of the forgiveness of Jesus flowing into them, and with this flow and power of forgiveness, a person does not need to continue to accept into them and keep enduring sickness and disease. This truth will be examined more in depth as we work our way through the series.

GENUINE REPENTANCE OF THE HEART. A key place to start.

Acts 20:21 Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.

Genuine repentance of the heart is only necessary to confess once before God because true repentance remains and continues on and on in the heart of the believer and follower of Jesus Christ.

Those who keep repenting and repenting for sins they have committed and keep committing have not yet come to a point of being able to genuinely repent from the heart and/or has a lack of understanding of what repentance toward God is.

After being born-again in Jesus Christ in 2001, I have had a real hard time of seeing as adequate the common practice of simply "accepting Jesus as Savior" and the reciting of the "sinner's prayer." Why, because only a small percentage of these people are truly coming to Jesus with an attitude of genuine repentance of the heart. Some do go on to reach the point of genuine repentance. But, many fall away, many live in the state of being deceived, many never become rooted in Jesus Christ and the Word of God. Read the Parable of the Sower in all three Synoptic Gospels. In Matthew 13, Mark 4 and Luke 8.

Jesus IS the one who knows when and if repentance is genuine. Forgiveness of all sin comes at the time a person repents.

Jesus did not let go of me. Finally, at the age of 56, I called out to God and, with genuine repentance of the heart, asked for forgiveness of all my sins. I surrendered my life to God and made the commitment to follow and serve Jesus for the rest of my life. My rebellion ceased. The war with God ended. My life changed drastically.

A person does not have to clean himself/herself up before he/she comes to God, but does need to come with a willing attitude of surrender of the heart and a wholehearted desire to follow Jesus. Jesus must be allowed to become Lord over your life.

I offer this example: When I was a teenager in Confirmation, I accepted Jesus as my Savior. But, truthfully, I was not willing to "give up everything" of this world to follow Him. I was pretty much like, perhaps, most people who faithfully go to church, are active in church, do some good works, work at being good and behave most of the time in a godly fashion. But, I was in truth still in a state of rebellion. I was still at war with God.

Genuine repentance of the heart leads to full surrender and commitment. It is an attitude of being willing to allow the Holy Spirit to come in, take charge and change you. This experience keeps bringing you closer and closer to Jesus and you come to know and experience within you the true love of God. A love that is gentle, but also firm.
The call to repentance is to dig deep within...Genuine repentance ... goes deep into the essence of the man, confronts him with the supremacy of God and the right of God to rule the individual and then calls for that man to turn whole heartedly from his own life to a life consumed by God.

This turning from a life where man is obsessed with himself, which may or may not be moral and religious, to a life where man is wholly given over to God is repentance in the Biblical sense.

Quoted from The Law–Part Two–Defining Repentance By Samuel Clough
Luke 13:4 Or those eighteen who died when the tower in Siloam fell on them—do you think they were more guilty than all the others living in Jerusalem? 5 I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.”

In Part 3 we will bring back for further discussion Luke 5:23, and look at Isaiah 53:5-6 and 1 Peter 2:24. Forgiveness of sin goes hand in hand with the healing of the body. The series will continue and offer an answer to the question "what about 'sin' after repentance and the forgiveness of sin;" and will sum up with the true message that genuine heart repentance yields forgiveness of all sin, past present and future, and with the forgiveness of all sin/being sinless before God, healing and wellness becomes the norm. The missing ingredient offers explanation as to why there are not more healing miracles taking place.

It is essential to read part 1: You Are Sinless, You Are Healed (Part 1)

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John Knox @watchmanjohn ·

revgenlink [Dorothy] I refer to the above paragraph;-

I offer this example: When I was a teenager in Confirmation, I accepted Jesus as my Savior. But, truthfully, I was not willing to "give up everything" of this world to follow Him. I was pretty much like, perhaps, most people who faithfully go to church, are active in church, do some good works, work at being good and behave most of the time in a godly fashion. But, I was in truth still in a state of rebellion. I was still at war with God.

This was my experience - I went forward at an Easter camp as this was expected of me - but there was no repentance it was a decision like any other one can make concerning life. But God has chased me through 3 sickness's to bring me closer to him.

Good powerful insightful blog and I look forward to the rest of your series.

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Kip Petzold @peoplepower ·

Thanks for this encouragement to yield totally to the Father.

The greatest failing of most people - even Christians - is to be so insecure that they will not yield control.

Yet our controlling mind holds our hearts in bondage.
There is great reward in "Sweet Surrender"

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Sister: Your blog raises many questions. For instance, when Sandy came through New York City on Oct. 25th; were only sinners killed? Were not small children taken, even though they were not accountable to God at their toddler age? Also in today's service we learned of two more who have been diagnosed with cancer. These two have been faithful Christians and born much spiritual fruit.
Doesn't it rain on the just and the unjust alike?

Do not include honorifics.
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