The Crucified Life Ministries Blog

Take Up Your Cross January 4th 2015

Have you opened your spiritual relief valve?

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 KJV)

Confession of sin is not simply purporting our mistakes by verbal means or for the purpose of discussing them “out on the table” from within your personal dark closet, or in light of horrible natural consequences which have overtaken your life.  Confession of our sin is rather to whole-heartedly agree with God about our natural propensity to sin grievously; admitting to choosing to live in enmity against the holiness of God.

When we confess our sin we are foremost personally admitting to God, and publically verbalizing to those around us, that we have done wrong; personally sinning against the nature of God.  The law of God exists  like a mirror serving to point out our natural shortcomings to sin before a perfect and holy natured God.

It is a natural born instinct for mankind, from birth, to lean in their own strength towards prevailing in a sinful environment covered up to their ears in the filth of sin living in enmity to the holiness of God.  It is unnatural or peculiar for mankind to live according to God’s supernatural power and will in an environment filled with abounding sin and wickedness from the god of this world.

This powerful scripture verse serves as a spiritual relief valve.  Propelling us to confess our natural sin nature before God and man upon the earth; opening up a flood of new spiritual life in Christ to come to dwell within us allowing His grace and mercy to shine forth for us unconditionally, despite our natural sin nature.  This causes us to see first-hand, our own frightful spiritual condition void of His holy presence in our life.  This true reflection in God’s mirror makes us consider our natural standing in this world awakening supernatural spiritual restraint to live according to God’s supernatural prescription and will for our life; setting aside our natural inclination to live among wickedness and sin of the world.

takeupyourcrossredocmclearHave you opened your spiritual relieve valve, confessing your sin in front of God through His Son Jesus Christ and allowing the spiritual flow to remove burdens or the weight of your sin from your weakened shoulders placing them upon God’s fortified shoulders and resting peacefully in the finished work of His Son Jesus Christ upon the cross?

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