Nehemiah 9:1-5 (NKJV) Now on the twenty-fourth day of this month the children of Israel were assembled with fasting, in sackcloth, and with dust on their heads. 2 Then those of Israelite lineage separated themselves from all foreigners; and they stood and confessed their sins and the iniquities of their fathers. 3 And they stood up in their place and read from the Book of the Law of the Lord their God for one-fourth of the day; and for another fourth they confessed and worshiped the Lord their God. 4 Then Jeshua, Bani, Kadmiel, Shebaniah, Bunni, Sherebiah, Bani, and Chenani stood on the stairs of the Levites and cried out with a loud voice to the Lord their God. 5 And the Levites, Jeshua, Kadmiel, Bani, Hashabniah, Sherebiah, Hodijah, Shebaniah, and Pethahiah, said: “Stand up and bless the Lord your God Forever and ever! “Blessed be Your glorious name, Which is exalted above all blessing and praise!
The children of Israel confessed their sins and the sins of their fathers. For the Word of God revealed to them their sinfulness. See that after hearing the Word of God they confessed their sins and then they worshiped God. My friend, if you feel that you have no sins to confess, then you need to come to the Word of God. Read the Laws and Commandments of God. Then like the children of Israel do something about what you have read. Confess your sins. For we cannot reach a state of perfection. If you think you have, then you deceive yourself. “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:8-9 NKJV). My friend, if you read the Word of God and are truthful, you will see that you are a sinner. And you will want to confess your sins. Confession is agreeing with God that sin is sin instead of making excuses or trying to rationalize your actions. Confession is calling what we are doing or thinking exactly what it is; it is sin. When we confess our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive us. Unfortunately, there are many believers who are attempting to serve God today who are not walking with God. “If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin” (1 John 1:6-7 NKJV). My friends, it is not how you walk, but whom you walk with that is important. Are you walking with God, or are you walking with the ungodly? When you walk in the light of the Word of God, you will see that you fall short of the glory of God. And if you are a true child of God, you will come to God in confession. If you don’t, then you have no fellowship with God. My friend, read the Word of God and confess your sins. If the Word of God has an effect on you, then you will go to God in confession. This is the start of revival in your own heart. There is no other way to initiate a revival in our hearts. It starts with the Word of God. Then after you have made your confession, praise and exalt God. This is what we need to do. We need to hear the Word of God, confess our sins, and then praise and worship God. This is what the churches needs today. They need the Word of God.
God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.