“Heal all Wounds” 5/17/2016 written by bruce r. mills

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“Heal all Wounds” 


Revised by bruce r. mills from 9/25/2013  @ www.Godsmanforever.com


Original post @  https://godsmanforever.wordpress.com/2013/09/25/heal-all-wounds-9252013/

James 5:16Confess 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. (NKJV)

I came across this opening scripture the other day, and it really got me to thinking… All Christians will sin…  If we say we don’t sin, the apostle John tells us that we are blaspheming God; and that we are not Christians, in…

1 John 1:10If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us (NKJV)

The important thing that we as Christians must do, as soon as possible after the Holy Spirit reveals to us that we have indeed sinned…is to confess our sins…and turn and repent of 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. (NKJV)

This scripture has us confessing our sins to God…and is a necessary part of every Christian’s daily walk, if they want to remain Spirit filled (Ephesians 5:18-20), walking in sweet fellowship with the Lord…  Part of the 10 Commandments listed sins that we commit directly against God…  The rest are sins that we commit against one another…  But do you realize that when we commit a sin against another person, we are actually sinning against God ??  When we harbor bitterness, or hatred, or envy, or covetousness, or jealousy, or any number of other sins against anyone else…we are really sinning against God…

Jesus taught this need to forgive others very clear, in His “Sermon on the Mount” teaching, in…


Matthew 6:14-15…  For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.  (NKJV)

You can’t just go to God to seek forgiveness of your trespasses against another person…  The opening scripture clearly reveals that you must Confess your trespasses to one another in order to heal unforgiven wounds and grievances with one another…and then your heavenly Father will also forgive you

When you think back to people in your past from the time you became a Christian, that you may have never reconciled an argument with…that you still harbor bitterness towards…that you cannot love, even when Jesus tells us we are to love even our enemies (Matthew 5:43-44)…I pray that you think long and hard to bring these unhealed wounds causing separation and pain back into you memory…  And if your really serious about healing all past trespasses, do as David did…then ask the Lord to search your heart for any sins that are still lurking there…

Psalm 139:23-24…  Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties; 24 And see if there is any wicked way in me, And lead me in the way everlasting.  (NKJV)

If unhealed wounds and past trespasses come to mind…why don’t you call the individual that you need to make amends with, and ask them to forgive you…  This is what Jesus teaches us is requires of all of His children…so that that your sins can then be forgiven by God…  If they choose not to make amends with you…you have done all you can…

Heavenly Father, I pray Your Word would cut right to the soul of those of Your redeemed children who are still harboring trespasses that have never been healed…  I pray Lord, that we can all seek forgiveness from those we have hurt, as the Holy Spirit  brings these trespasses to our mind… I pray for this reconciliation, and the fullness of Christ that will occur when all of our sins have been confessed before you…  My prayers are made in Jesus’ most precious name and for His sake…Amen…

Blessings in Christ,  bruce

P.S.  Here is a link I reference every so often, with over 600 sins, and Bible scripture to go along with each sin…  I cannot attest to the biblical accuracy…  http://www.amazingbible.org/Documents/Bible_Studies/Sin_list_part_6.htm

Picture credit:  https://www.google.com/search?q=picture+James+5:16&rlz=1C1VFKB_enUS610US619&espv=2&biw=1096&bih=867&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjexfb-rd_MAhVJgj4KHatDAT4QsAQIGw&dpr=1#imgrc=qvKg6dDXeCyj4M%3A






About Godsmanforever

I present posts about God's Word, with a personal focus on how God's grace is received through saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ... Sinners must understand and obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ... See this link for more... https://godsmanforever.com/2014/10/26/the-truth-about-sin-10262014-by-bruce-reposted-from-7112013/
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