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As you have probably already found out, a Christian can sin. We aren't
perfect, we are forgiven. God's plan of salvation is complete. He has made
provision for us; that if we break fellowship with Him by sinning, we can
be restored by the on going work of the Lord Jesus Christ; as He
intercedes and represents us before the throne of God, as our High Priest
and Advocate. His blood that was shed to redeemed us, has been presented
before God upon the mercy seat in behalf of the Christian, for the
cleansing of our sins as we confess them.
1 John 1:9 If we
confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to
cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
1 John 2:1 My
little children, these things I write to you, that you may not sin.
And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the
1 John 1:7 But if
we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with
another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
1 Timothy 2:5 For
there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ
Sometimes after we
ask God to forgive us, the enemy will fight against us with feelings of
condemnation etc. A Christian must stand on God's word. Speak what the
If I confess
my sins He is faithful and just to forgive me etc. (see above 1 John1:9)
If you fall down, get back up, for God is for you not against you. He gave
Jesus for you, while you were a sinner, he will not throw you away now
that you are His child.
How many times has
your children or mine, messed up as they were growing up? Did we disown
them etc. Sometimes we had to correct them, but we continued to love them.
Do you or I still
remember our children's mistakes as they were growing up? Is our love for
our children greater or more noble then God's love for us? He gave His
only Son for us, that is how much He loves us. Would you or I give our
only child for sinners?
What happens if
a Christian falls into habitual sin?
And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto
children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint
when thou art rebuked of him:
6. For whom the
Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
7. If ye endure
chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the
father chasteneth not?
8. But if ye be
without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and
9. Furthermore we
have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them
reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of
spirits, and live?
10. For they verily
for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our
profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.
11. Now no
chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous:
nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness
unto them which are exercised thereby.
12. Wherefore lift
up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees;
13. And make
straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the
way; but let it rather be healed.
14. Follow peace
with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:
In Christ's love