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The conviction of sin is the first phase of self-image correction.

… Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. When he comes, he will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment: about sin, because people do not believe in me …

He who is blind to his own condition is blind also to God’s willingness to save others!

To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable: 10 “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people—robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.’

13 “But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’

14 “I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”

Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst.

  1. The realization that I am a sinner is the first phase of self-image correction.
  2. The second phase of self-image correction is that my sins are forgiven.


… the Lamb who was slain from the creation of the world.

How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God!

  1. The realization that I am a sinner is the first phase of self-image correction.
  2. The second phase of self-image correction is that my sins are forgiven.
  3. The third phase in our self-image correction is that we are new creations in Christ Jesus.

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!

… his old being has passed away and behold, all has become new.

… his old life has disappeared, everything has become new about him.

His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness. Through these He has given us His very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.

It becomes a must that you see yourself the way that God sees you.

I am a hopelessly lost sinner without Jesus Christ He forgave me of my sins by the awful things that He suffered.

He created a new spirit within me so that I can have the nature to follow and act like Him.

New Year, New You - Part Four