WANT HEALING & FREEDOM?…..CONFESS YOUR SINS/FAULTS AND PRAY

WANT HEALING & FREEDOM?…….CONFESS YOUR SINS/FAULTS AND PRAY

CONFESS OUR FAULTS ONE TO ANOTHER

CONFESS YOUR SINS/FAULTS ONE TO ANOTHER AND PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER

 

 

Confess = exomologeo  –  “to acknowledge, assent, agree fully: confess, profess”.

(Source: #1843, The New Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, James Strong, LL.D., S.T.D., Thomas Nelson, 1990)

 

 

Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.

(James 5:16 – KJV)

 

Is there a trespass/sin/fault in your life that you are hiding in your inner sanctum that is silently eating away your spiritual effectiveness, strength, inner-peace and joy?

Is there a trespass/sin/fault in your life that haunts you daily, that lurks around you like a would-be robber, that no matter how you try to shine makes the skies in your atmosphere overcast and grey?

Is there a trespass/sin/fault that bounces back up every time you shove it down, that overshadows your “I’m fine mask” making it visibly distorted, that continuously subjugates the authenticity of your life?

There is power, healing and freedom awaiting you in confession and prayer.

 

 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

(James 5:16 – NIV)

 

What is that trespass/sin/fault that has you bound in fear, guilt and shame because you will not confess/acknowledge/admit it to another and request prayer even though God has told you to do so?

What is that trespass/sin/fault that has power over you because you will not confess/acknowledge/admit it to another and request prayer even though God has told you to do so?

What trespass/sin/fault do you have bottled up inside of you that you know you need to confess/acknowledge/admit to another and request prayer because God has told you so?

There is power, healing and freedom awaiting you in confession and prayer.

 

Confess to one another therefore your faults (your slips, your false steps, your offenses, your sins) and pray [also] for one another, that you may be healed and restored [to a spiritual tone of mind and heart]. The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working].

(James 5:16 – Amplified Bible)

 

Has God prompted or is He prompting you to go and confess/acknowledge/admit a trespass/sin/fault to a particular person and seek prayer?

If so, what are you going to do?

Are you going to obey Him and do it, or are you going to disobey Him and deceptively hope  that in time, it will all simply fade away?

If your answer is the latter, please know that sweeping under the carpet what God wants confessed to another or mowing down what God wants uprooted and exposed to another will never bring the healing, inner-peace and freedom you long for. It will only keep you bound, stagnated, reeling in turmoil and living a facade…..Selah.

The thought of obeying this scripture may be uncomfortable, scary, risky and even unnecessary from your point of view, but to obey God is always better than to offer Him sacrifices/alternatives; He never wants sacrifices/alternatives in the place of our obedience.

The fact that God tells us to confess our sins one to another and pray that we may be healed and restored means that every Believer has issues in their life that need to be dealt with in this way from time-to-time including the person He is telling you to confess yours to.

So in light of this, you can take some comfort in the fact that when you confess your issue/fault/sin  to this person, they really have no legitimate stones of condemnation to cast at you from their glass house…….Selah.

If God has prompted or is prompting you to go and confess/acknowledge/admit a trespass/sin/fault to a particular person, I challenge you to make today your day of obedience and do it.

There is power, healing and freedom awaiting you.

 

Make this your common practice: Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you can live together whole and healed. The prayer of a person living right with God is something powerful to be reckoned with.

(James 5:16 – The Message Bible)

 

Be encouraged!

Kim

 

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2 thoughts on “WANT HEALING & FREEDOM?…..CONFESS YOUR SINS/FAULTS AND PRAY

  1. As I read your post, something was brought to my attention. Thank you, Kim, for reminding all of us to do this humbling act, and be healed. It is God’s path for us to be set free. I plan on “confessing” the sin that God, by His Holy Sprit has again reminded me of through your exhortation. I will confess it to someone this coming Thursday, when we two meet for Bible Study on this very subject.

  2. Hi Patti…..God is good…\o/…..I thank Him for using the post to help you grow deeper in Him and in His will for your life. May His Spirit lead and strengthen you as you make your confession to the person on Thursday and may they receive what you say with the mind of Christ and God be glorified in both of you…..Blessings!…..Kim

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