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His going forth is prepared as the morning; and He shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth. (Hosea 6:3)

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He Is Faithful and Just

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)
Many court trials fail because of doubt. Doubt exists when the case is based on circumstantial evidence. Very few judges or jury are eager to convict a person based purely on circumstantial evidence. The danger with circumstantial evidence is that in most cases the situations can be applied to more than one person. But when a case has evidence which contains a confession, then it’s a watertight outcome. Out of the mouth of the accused is the admittance of guilt, and the punishment is justly applied.

Man punishes in degrees, based on the severity of the crime, but God has only one punishment for disobedience and that is death. Genesis 2:16: “And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: 17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” When a person acknowledges that he is guilty of breaking the commands of God, he expects the full penalty of the broken law. He expects the sentence of death We are called to give God the glory, commanded to love Him with all our heart, and with all our soul, and with all our might.” Many will profess that they have only broken one of the laws and that the death penalty is too severe for such a tiny crime. That although they are guilty, they will not confess.

However, the Bible is clear, “For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.” (James 2:10). To break one commandment is to break all of them, they are intrinsically joined one to another and cannot be separated. They are the transcript of God’s character. To break one is to attempt to rip apart His character. To confess your guilt, is to admit that you are a sinner and is guilty of breaking all of Gods commandments. He that covereth his sins shall not prosper but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy. (Proverbs 28:13).

The conditions of obtaining the mercy of God are simple and just and reasonable. The Lord does not require us to do some grievous thing in order that we may have the forgiveness of sin. We need not make long and wearisome pilgrimages or perform painful penances to commend our souls to the God of heaven or expiate our transgression; but he that confesseth and forsaketh his sin shall have mercy. Those who have not humbled their souls before God in acknowledging their guilt, have not yet fulfilled the first condition of acceptance (Steps to Christ pg 27-28).

Although death is what the sinner deserves what you and I deserve, our heavenly Father has graciously provided a substitute for us. One who was willing to offer Himself as a lamb to be slaughtered for the sins of the whole world. In this you have full acceptance, the death sentence is commuted to life in the heavenly kingdom, to be with Christ, Our Father, The Holy Spirit and the holy angels, and to live in the “Place” which Christ has gone to prepare for us.

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