Gal. 6: 7-8
When seeds of destruction are sown in a life amongst good seeds which have been planted, it seems like once they are growing they still affect the field of harvest even though they are not watered and nurtured any longer.
Does a time come in this life when the weeds which were sown will be burnt out and no longer have an effect on the field?
Perhaps we need to spend more time caring for, and feeding the good crop and that will cause it to outgrow and smother the weeds and hindrances.
No, that is good, and it is necessary to fill our minds and spirits with God’s Word and His teachings, but if that was all we did the weeds would be sitting dormant waiting to spring up and attack at any opportunity.
Gal. 6:1 says persons who are spiritual, if they know of someone in sin, should restore him gently. I believe the Holy Spirit also does this, and He is the best Restorer.
The Holy Spirit gently restores one who has been broken and fallen, and places him back in the Body again to fulfill the purpose which our Lord Jesus has for that person, and to enable that person to be, and to feel useful.
First John 1:9 also says, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just, and will forgive us our sins, and purify us from all unrighteousness.”
When one confesses, all sin is forgiven and purification from all unrighteousness is done. This would mean that all the weeds have been removed, not just covered or starved.
Then I acknowledged my sin to You and did not cover up my iniquity. I said I will confess my transgressions to the Lord. ………..
And You forgave the guilt of my sin.
Acts 13:39 (New Living Translation)
Everyone who believes in Him, (Jesus), is freed from all guilt and declared right with God-something the Jewish law could never do.
(And something my own acts and works could never do.)
When we confess our sins and ask forgiveness of Jesus, we are immediately forgiven and cleansed. What also needs to be done is to receive total forgiveness as Jesus has given it.
As well as receiving forgiveness, we need to let go of any guilt we may be holding on to God has forgiven the guilt of our sin as well, so it need to be released. If guilt is not released to Jesus, even though we have been forgiven we keep beating ourselves and that prevents us from moving on with Jesus and doing what He would have us do.
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.
Once we have been forgiven, there is no condemnation that can be held against us.
If anything from the past is said against us, or if thoughts from the enemy come into our mind, we can declare that Jesus paid the penalty for us and in Him we are righteous in the eyes of God.
Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with Him. For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, He cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over Him The death He died, He died to sin once for all: but the life He lives, He lives to God.
In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. Do not offer the parts of your body to sin, as instruments of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God, as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer the parts of your body to Him as instruments of righteousness.
Each part of our being is to be offered to God to serve Him.
Jesus Christ lives in us, and because of Him we have life.