You have confessed your sins, and repented of them. Then, believe that God has accepted you because He has promised. Jesus taught that the gift which God promises us, we must first believe we do receive, and then it become ours.
Jesus healed the people of their diseases when they had faith in His power; He helped them in the things which they could see, thus inspiring them with faith in Him concerning things which they could not see–leading them to believe in His power to forgive sins. “That ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith He to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house” (Matthew 9:6).
The paralytic at Bethesda could not move and he could have said, “Lord, if Thou wilt make me whole, I will obey Thy word.” But, instead he believed Christ’s word, believed that he was made whole, and he made the effort at once; he willed to walk, and he did walk. He acted on the word of Christ, and God gave the power.
Likewise, you are a sinner. You cannot change your heart and make yourself holy. But God promises to do all this for you through Christ. You should believe Him. And God will fulfill His word to you. Just as Christ gave the paralytic power to walk when the man believed that he was healed, God will do the same for you.
Do not wait to feel that you are made whole, but say, “I believe it; it is so, not because I feel it, but because God has promised.”
Jesus says, “What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them” (Mark 11:24). There is a condition to this promise–that we pray according to the will of God. And we know that it is the will of God to be free from sin. “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit” (Romans 8:1).
Believe God’s promise that says, “I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins” (Isaiah 55:7; 44:22). Through this simple act of believing God, the Holy Spirit will start a new life in your heart. You will become a child born into the family of God.
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