Humans are imperfect. When someone wrongs us, we might forgive them, but very rarely will we completely forget about it. I’m so glad we serve a God who is the opposite of this! He does NOT keep record of His children’s wrongdoings, or mention it to make them feel guilty and condemn them. Anybody who preaches this is going against God’s word. Jesus paid a single sacrifice, and if we believe this we are forever perfected and made holy (blameless).
“For by a single offering He has forever completely cleansed and perfected those who are consecrated and made holy.” Heb 10:14
It is therefore a waste of time to continually tell God how bad you are, how many times you’ve sinned or how guilty you feel. The Word says He won’t even recall your sins – so why should you spend all your time and energy on it?
“The Lord your God is in the midst of you, a Mighty One, a Savior [Who saves]! He will rejoice over you with joy; He will rest [in silent satisfaction] and in His love He will be silent and make no mention [of past sins, or even recall them]; He will exult over you with singing.” Zeph 3:17
He rests in silent satisfaction when He looks at you – making no mention of past sins, or even recalling them! All that He sees is the fact that you believe in His Son, and the fact that you are now perfected through His work on the cross. Another verse comes to mind:
“As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.” Ps 103:12
I’m delighted about this! If this is God’s word – never let anyone convince you that you need to confess all your past sins in order to be purified. If you believe in Jesus, you have been set free and made holy!