New Testament forgiveness means more than a vague ‘It’s ok, it doesn’t matter’, our usual response to an apology, but is a powerful doorway to freedom. The Greek word used for ‘forgive’ means ‘to send away or set free’.
He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins
and purify us from all unrighteousness.
In fact, rather than waiting for a special time or season for repentance, it is good to keep short accounts with the Lord. One way of doing this, is by reviewing each day with the Lord at bed-time. Along with thanksgiving for the blessings of the day, we can receive forgiveness & cleansing for the mistakes and failures.
Although we do not need an intermediary to receive forgiveness, it is sometimes helpful to confess our sins to another person, when the conscience is particularly troubled. Choose someone who is humble, trustworthy, & understands their authority in Christ to bind & loose [Matthew 18:18].
Hearing a faith-filled declaration of freedom, in the name of Jesus, can bring a greater depth of healing & release to a troubled soul.
The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
Whatever it requires, take steps today to deal with guilt - freedom beckons!
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