Saturday, March 4, 2017

Difference between sins and faults

Joan Boney ... apostle/prophet

In the New Covenant, God says HE will not remember our sins.

Heb. 8 ...10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put MY laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to ME a people: 11 And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know ME, from the least to the greatest. 12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.

After we are born again, we enter into newness of life.  The old man which we once were in the flesh is crucified with Christ.  We are "buried" with HIM. (Baptism is a symbol of this.)  And we are given now the Spirit of God so we have another spirit living in us.  We are "raised" now with Christ so we can serve God, keeping down our flesh by the Spirit.  Following the Spirit instead of our flesh.

Our past sins have been paid for by the blood of Jesus, HIS Sacrifice for our sins.  God says HE will not remember our sins.  Neither should we do so.  And certainly we should not go about telling another person about those sins we once committed unless we are using them by the Holy Spirit as an example of salvation from sin.

Some people refuse to accept us as born again.  They remember our sins.  But God doesn't.  

Also we see that if we walk in the light, we are continually cleansed by the blood of Jesus.

I Jn. 1 ...  7 But if we walk in the light, as HE is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ HIS Son cleanseth us from all sin.

We must forgive those who do not understand being born again when they keep referring to our sins of the past.  And we must not think on other people's sins of the past, especially if that person has been born again.

We walk in the light of forgiveness ... through the sacrifice of Jesus who paid for our sins with HIS own blood.


In the KJV we read.

James 5 ... 16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed.

The KJV was written keeping as close as possible to the original manuscrips.  Other versions, NASB & NIV were written to try to put KJV into modern language and in doing so they changed the above scripture to read "Confess your sins one to another."

But sins are very different from a fault.

A fault is often a problem of character trait built up from childhood training or experiences.  For example, a person might be shy and be driven to silence because of being taught that way.  Some people as children are taught to only think good of people and therefore they are often deceived by evil.  Evil exists but some people want to see only good.  These people might need help in prayer to overcome this stronghold.  Jesus said:  Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.  Mt. 10:16

I believe the correct version of James 5:16 is "Confess your faults" ... (not sins) KJV

And even in confessing your faults, I would be very careful about this.  First I would go directly to God and ask HIM for help before going to another person.  And I would wait, giving time for God to deal with this.  If I did go to another person, I would be very circumspect in choosing that person.   


A sin is a work of the flesh through the lust (desires) of the nature of man.

Gal. 5 ... 19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

Confess your sins directly to God in prayer ... if you have not already done so.  If you have already done this, you should believe by faith that God is faithful to forgive you those sins and not keep confessing them as if you do not believe they are forgiven.

Believe in the faithfulness of God to do what HE says HE will do.

Believe the Bible. 

I Jn. 1:9 ... If we confess our sins, HE is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.


Confess your sins to God who has power to forgive your sins and walk forward in the light of God being cleansed constantly by the blood of Christ.  

God might have a person go to the person sinned against and repent ...

And walk in the light of the word and the blood of Jesus cleanses us continually from all sin.