#171 When Confession is a Lie
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1 John 1:8 AMP
If we say we have no sin [refusing to admit that we are sinners], we delude and lead ourselves astray, and the Truth [which the Gospel presents] is not in us [does not dwell in our hearts].
I have heard very far-reaching, grand ‘confessions’ that were later proven to be just lies, not sincere sorrow nor even conviction of sin.
Our dear brother, Samuel de Roa, wrote a thoughtful comment to Shulamite Podcast #433. He said some things that I have wanted said about false repentance. We are very much aware of this word REALITY. Truth spoken from a lie is a lie!
“I believe there can be a false confession of sin —I am talking of my own experience — and that confession of sin is not real confession. Confession of sin is meant to work out in a real way, putting the reality of my sin UNDER the reality of the Kingdom. If I confess just for confessing, it doesn’t work.
“Confessing my sin is a work of letting my reality (and the Bible calls it that way…my sin is the REAL thing) come under a higher, more powerful, provision. That’s the provision of the blessed Cross of Jesus, Who ‘taketh away the sins of the world’ (the “world” it says!). That verse is letting us see the huge, unexplainable, miracle of the Cross of Jesus.
“The whole world…” Of course, that has to be taken and worked out individually, personally, but see that Power coming out of that confession itself… Jesus takes away the whole, real sin of the world, obliterating it.
“Confession, as you say, is not for confession. It is for a placement of myself out of my reality and INTO the reality of Jesus. Confession is for a change of place. You change your reality for the reality of Jesus. And that is being washed in His cleansing blood through the Spirit.”
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