December 19, 2014
READ: James 5:16
Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me.
Today, let us talk about the confession of faults one to another. Although confession of sins to the Father results in forgiveness, there are times it is necessary to speak to someone else about the problem you have. Confessing your faults to someone else is not done in order to receive forgiveness. Forgiveness is received from the Father when you confess your sins. There are times when we need healing and restoration within our spirit. Talking about these things and confessing them aloud helps to heal and eventually overcome the psychological wounds that are acquired through sin.
The Amplified Bible Version of James 5:16 says, throws more light on this Scripture: “Confess to one another therefore your faults (your slips, your false steps, your offenses, your sins) and pray also for one another, that you may be healed and restored (to a spiritual tone of mind and heart)…”
We all need to be restored to a spiritual tone of heart and mind. When you have made a mistake, you need restoration. Restoration comes through confessing to one another. Of course, telling your problem to the wrong person will only lead to complications.
I have noticed that people experience permanent healing and restoration through this type of confession.