Posts Tagged ‘guilt’

You are Forgiven

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017


If you are a child of God, you are forgiven. Jesus died on the cross for your sins so that you could be set free from condemnation. He justified you before God, and all of your sins were nailed to the cross: past, present, and future.

If you accidentally sin, you can confess your sins to God and ask Him to help you overcome the sin (I John 1:9). God will set you free from each sin, either instantly or over the years as you are transformed into the image of Christ. There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ (Romans 8:1).

As soon as you find out that you’ve sinned, you can ask God’s forgiveness, and He forgives your sin as far as the east is from the west (Psalm 103:12).

If you have a vague sense of condemnation, this is not from God but from the enemy. True conviction from the Lord is specific, and when you confess it, it’s gone! You feel fresh and clean.

You can feel fresh and clean right now. There is never a reason to feel defeated. We are more than conquerors in Christ (Romans 8:37).


If someone is trying to make you feel condemned, they are doing the work of the enemy. Don’t live under their oppression, but let them own their own sin of being condemning. Put up your shield of faith and don’t let their words of death go into you and wound you. God does not slice into us and whip us and harm us. If you are feeling beaten down, this is the enemy and not God.


Here is another blog post explaining the difference between a rebuke and an accusation, and why we should not allow ourselves to feel defeated: How Do You Overcome Accusation?

And if you need to know the difference between true guilt and false guilt, here is another helpful article: True Guilt and False Guilt

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True Guilt and False Guilt

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

true-guilt-and-false-guiltHave you ever been in the presence of God in prayer, wondering why you weren’t connecting? Did you have a vague feeling of defeat, knowing you probably sinned more times than you could count, and that you just weren’t making progress in your walk with God? And then your mind condemns you. You ask God for forgiveness, and the sin doesn’t go away. You’re just sitting there feeling defeated, and how can you pray?

One way that you can know that you are experiencing false guilt is if the enemy throws in your face a sin from the past that you already repented of and that God already forgave you for. I John 1:9 says that “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” If we have already repented of the sin, it’s gone. Stand on the truth. Don’t let the enemy throw it back in your face.

Secondly, God is never vague about sin. He is definite and specific. If you feel a general sense of defeat and yuckiness, you can know that it’s not from God. God wants us to walk in victory over sin (I Corinthians 15:57). Our enemy, however, doesn’t want us to have victory. So he uses our hormones to make us feel defeated. But we do not have to be fooled by his schemes “so that no advantage would be taken of us by Satan, for we are not ignorant of his schemes” (II Corinthians 2:11).

True guilt is when God convicts you of a recognizable sin that you haven’t repented of. There is a definite solution to the problem, which is confession and repentance. The sin will go away instantly. If it doesn’t, I’ve picked up the phone to call a mature sister in Christ, who prays for me. At that point I am always released from sin.

Do not let the enemy tangle you up in a web of lies that keeps you away from having fellowship with God. Conviction and condemnation are different, even though they feel similar. “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.” Romans 8:1-2

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