The majority of Christians (and other religions) continue to beat their breasts (some even whip themselves) when asking God for forgiveness of their sins. They ceaselessly find themselves unworthy of approaching the Bread of Life, of spiritually nourishing themselves with the Holy Body of Jesus, before confessing that they are sinners and unworthy. This guilt complex must be put to an end, inspired by the enemy to slow us down. I am sent in order to liberate you by reminding you that God, our Father, annuls our sins for three reasons:
- For believing that Jesus is the Christ, announced by the prophets (Acts 13,38 / 26,18).
- For believing in the Bread of Life, the divine gift for the forgiveness of sins (Matthew 26,28).
- For believing in the Apocalyptical message as revealed by Jesus (Revelation 1,5-6).
Does this mean that we can go on sinning and automatically obtain forgiveness by our faith in Jesus? Certainly not! Those who think so, understand nothing of the words of God and do not fathom his intentions. In fact, those who have really encountered Jesus on their road, and who have truly believed in Him with all their hearts, have their sins forgiven and sin no more. Here is what St John says of this:
“Anyone who lives in God (Jesus) does not sin, and anyone who sins has never seen Him or known Him.” (1 John 3,6)
“No one who has been begotten by God sins; because God’s seed remains inside him, he cannot sin when he has been begotten by God.” (1 John 3,9)
“We know that anyone who has been begotten by God does not sin, because the begotten Son of God protects him, and the Evil One (Satan) does not touch him. We know that we belong to God, but the whole world lies in the power of the Evil One.” (1 John 5,18-19)
“He (Jesus) loves us and has washed away our sins with his blood, and made us a line of kings and priests to serve his God and Father (Revelation 1,5-6) … those who refused to worship the Beast or his image, and would not have the brand mark on their foreheads or hands; they came to (spiritual) life, and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. This is the first Resurrection; the rest of the dead (those of the past) did not come back to life until the thousand years were over (at the end of the world, during the second resurrection of all the dead for the final judgment). Happy and blessed are those who share in the first resurrection; the second death has no power over them but they will be priests of God and of Christ and reign with Him for a thousand years (until the end of the world).” (Revelation 20,4-6)
Let us therefore free ourselves of this false humility, which makes us bow, for no legitimate reason, our heads before our Father. It is inspired by the devil and his fiends on earth. God desires his children to look him in the face, to jump onto Him, just as a child does when running spontaneously towards his father. Jesus tells us:
“When these things begin to take place, stand erect, hold your heads high…” (Luke 21,28)
I remind you all of this so that you may be in full assurance next to our Father, by your total faith in Jesus and your refusal of the Antichrist who has failed to “mark you on the right hand or on the forehead” (Revelation 13,16-17). Saint Paul already invites us to have this attitude of assurance: “This is why we are bold enough to approach God in complete confidence, through our faith in Him” (Ephesians 3,12). In fact, John says: “In love there can be no fear, but fear is driven out by perfect love: because to fear is to expect punishment (as the result of sin; and yet the true disciples of Jesus no longer sin), and anyone who is afraid is still imperfect in love”, he concludes (1 John 4,18).
This is the why we no longer ask the Father to forgive our sins; this is already granted! Do we still ignore it?! We do not want, nor should “bombard his ears” about an affair already concluded between Him and us. Let us thank Him rather, unceasingly, for forgiving us and forgetting our sins, for having made us participate in the First Resurrection, for having made us, moreover, his priests and intimate friends, and for having gathered us around his Son’s Holy Table. And let us not forget, above all, in the euphoria of this heavenly bliss, our gratitude to Mary, Mother of Jesus and our Immaculate Mother, for her Compassionate Intercession!
That is how our wonderful and Holy Father wants us to behave with Him from our stay on earth: to be “bold enough to approach Him in complete confidence… because fear is driven out by perfect love”. May His Will be done “on earth as is in Heaven!”
Glory forever to the Holy Name of the Father through Jesus, the Messiah, our Savior. Amen.