I know that many today are celebrating the Day Of Atonement, with much fasting in hopes that much sin is forgiven. But with that we must realize that we can boldly come before his throne of grace and give our petitions of what we desire of the Father and believe that it is done.
Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
Jesus (Yahushua) spoke against much prayer in the temple when people speak many words, If we ask we must believe that he will forgive our sins the moment we ask him, and he does, It is just that simple. Works to impress God is the wrong way to go.
Matthew 23:4 – 6
For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments, And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues, And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi. But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.
We must always be mindful of how we present ourselves before men and God.
We must automatically know that faith in knowing that he forgives sin, after asking him pleases him. Jesus was our once and for all High Priest, who took away the sins of the world. All of our works are like filthy rags this is why we must trust in what he has accomplished on the cross.
Ephesians 2:8 -9
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:Not of works, lest any man should boast.
We must not insult the Son Of The Most High God by begging to be forgiven to show a thing of works to be seen of men, and think that we are forgiven by that work we performed, Many do not realize that this is insulting and it is not pleasing to God.
Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.
I seen a very sad thing from a believer in the Most High, A person walked up to him and asked him how can one be saved he told him by following the commandments and keeping the law.
Although that is true, to a certain extent yes we must follow the commandments. But one can only be saved by the Messiah , He is the only way to be saved, he is the Door. Works will save no one.
1 John 2:1 – 2
My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
Yahushua ( Jesus) is the atoning once and for all sacrifice. If that is not good enough, then we need to check our faith, because that can only mean that a person who do not think it is good enough has fallen from grace. Be careful.