Receive Forgiveness And Move On!

Someone once asked, “I’m born-again, but I’m always drawn to sin. Does that mean I’m really not born again?” That you did something wrong, having given your life to Christ doesn’t mean you’re  no longer a Christian.
1 John 1:9 says, “if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Something very important you need to realize from this verse is that it’s not referring to non-Christians but Christians. Also, read 1 John 2:1-2: “My little children, these things I write unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: And he is the propitiation for our sins…”

This lets you know it’s possible to err or fall into sin, but the emphasis the Holy Spirit communicates is that you can receive forgiveness and live in the consciousness that sin can’t rule over you. That you did something wrong doesn’t mean you’ve lost your salvation; receive forgiveness and live for the Lord.

“For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace”
(Romans 6:14).

Ephesians 2:8 says, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”  You were born again by faith when you believed in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, and confessed with your mouth that He is the Lord of your life. It had nothing to do with your feelings. 2 Corinthians 5:7 says “For we walk by faith, not by sight”.  This means you’re not to walk by your sensory perception but by the Word of God.

If you do something wrong; don’t condemn yourself; boldly and humbly commune with the Father, confess your wrong and ask His forgiveness. Once you’ve done that, receive forgiveness and move on in your walk of faith.