God is for you! His Favor will give you opportunities that you could never have otherwise. God is love and His love is focused on you. Watch this message from a recent Wednesday evening at Better Life.
Proverbs 21:8 The guilty walk a crooked path; the innocent travel a straight road.
Guilt will burden you to the point that you will not be able to walk straight and purposefully. Under it s weight, you will stumble, wobble, weave, and strain to get anywhere. Guilt is a paralyzing force. You soon become ineffective in your pursuits and inefficient in your ability to live life in a meaningful way.
God created you with a definite purpose and intention. As a result, the enemy of your existence will try to betray you with your own conscience. Your own memory can be his greatest tool against you. He will say to you:
Understand that this not the voice of God.
When you miss it, be quick to repent so the devil won’t have any room to torment you.
Thanks, to Jesus Christ, guilt is now obsolete.
Romans 8:1-2 “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.” NKJV
Acts 13:39 “Everyone who believes in him is freed from all guilt and declared right with God – something the Jewish law could never do.” NLT
1 John 1:5-10 “This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word has no place in our lives.”
What do you do with guilt?
You have made mistakes in the past… Great ,now you know to do it differently.
Understand that God has gone through a lot so that we can be free from condemnation. It is His desire that we walk in freedom from guilt. When it comes we must be aggressive and put it in its place or we become ineffective members of the body of Christ. We have authority over sickness and sin and we must keep our peace of mind and spirit so that we can hear the voice of God in order to be obedient to His instruction.
Jesus has given us peace. His Peace.
John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
A guilty heart is a troubled heart. Don’t let it be troubled. Deal with it head on. You are forgiven. Accept that wonderful truth and live from an understanding that God has already made a way for you. Guilt is self-punishment for sin and Jesus paid the full price of our sin on the cross. There is no need for punishment so let it go and give it to God.
Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
“The peace of God will guard our hearts and minds.” Dwell on that picture in your mind for a moment. God’s peace is our guard and a protector. Live free from a guilty conscience and empowered by God’s presence and His peace.
Legalism is the preferred status of church folks who are still in “Adam” and are focused on rules and finite measures of holiness as a way to earn God’s favor and approval.
You can’t earn it. Those who are in “Christ” recognize that Christ has provided righteousness to us as a gift that cannot be earned. It’s Grace.
Those in Christ are those who have a divine revelation of the righteousness that has been assigned to us by Christ, have a shift in focus and awareness. Our heart is full of the desire to honor and love God as a result of the love and grace we have been given.
We are called to receive and manifest love. When you are driven by love then you aren’t pursuing sin. You are pursuing the heart of God.