This is a gentler, slower Wide Screen version of the Youtube Header vid in 1 John 1:9 playlist: youtube.com/playlist?list=PL61AE19EEF0544D3E . This vimeo version is half the speed (so twice the length), and with better music; so you can actually THINK as you see the Bible Proof from OT and New, on why you need 1John1:9 like breathing. Your life really does depend on it. Paul almost died because he didn't use it; so too, David (confessed by Paul in Acts 22, David in Psalm 32:5, 66:18). If you or some other Christian is sick, it's probably due to not using the verse. I've had relatives (and myself too) get sick for not using it. USE IT.
The vid, goes through the Biblicity. For no Christian can read Bible or grow spiritually, absent using this verse like breathing. There is much controversy over it, because 99% of Christians are CARNAL, and so deny this verse. Video shows that it's ALWAYS been required, since Adam. By BELIEVERS (duh, you won't confess sins to a God you didn't ALREADY believe in)! So do this and grow. Don't do it, and you will stay a spiritual baby. Forever. Original video description, follows below.
Gist: YOU CANNOT COMPETENTLY READ BIBLE IF YOU DO NOT USE 1JOHN1:9. All Bible you read will but inflate the ego, if you don't use this verse. For you need Spirit's Brains, instead, says Greek of Eph 4:23 (hence I call myself 'brainout', to remind me to use the verse).
You won't get His Brains, and you'll never have your own, if you don't habitually use this verse. Every day. I use it like breathing. You can PRAY that God remind you to use the verse. He will.
Why all this? Well, think of 1John 1:9 as a PREPAID VISA GIFT CARD, bought for you BY CHRIST when He was on the Cross. For that's exactly how John describes it, in 1John 1:6-10. It's the ONLY Card accepted in Heaven, as it's based on the CROSS (literal text of 1John 1:7's Greek). So if you don't use it when you sin, your money (i.e., works, prayer) is no good.
Shallow Bible understanding and teaching, bad Bible comprehension and teaching all come from NOT using 1Jn1:9. For post-salvation, the issue is to be filled with the Spirit. In OT and New (i.e., that's why you had all those OT sacrifices by BELIEVERS), you had to name your sins to God, or you were disciplined, and the Spirit didn't fill you with His Brains (OT version was pimplemi, much lower than our Royal Plerow level which Christ had).
So it's worse than sin, to not use 1Jn1:9, and you get clobbered for it, Col 3:25, 1Jn5:16 (capital punishment if refusing to use it too long).
So this issue is POST-salvation fellowship. Yes, Christ paid for all sins. But the desire to be filled with the Spirit -- which being in a state of sin abrogates, just as in the OT the person or Temple was defiled -- the desire to be filled with the Spirit, is a volitional issue. And sin abrogates it, so one must name his sins to God.
BTW, it doesn't mean agonizing over the sins. I usually say "I confess my arrogance" in thinking a bizillion times a day, often knowing what kind of arrogance it was, but sometimes not. It still works. Try it, see for yourself.
So if you aren't naming your sins to God, you are NOT spiritual, and full of nothing but hot air, fantasizing yourself spiritual like the strawman in 1Jn1:6,8,10. If you're not regularly using 1Jn1:9 but are a Christian, you have NO spiritual life: think of it as spiritual apnea.
So Learn to use 1Jn1:9 instinctively. It will work, even when you sleep, if you start the habit now.
File Name: Why1John1-9remix.wmv, made 11/26/13. Original was Why We Need 1 John 19.wmv . Original made 2/4/08. The remix merely halves speed and changes the music.