Did you realize that guilt is a weapon of our spiritual enemy, the devil? It’s designed to destroy the faith of Christians.
Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. (Rom 8:33-34)
Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. 2 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord does not impute iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit. (Ps 32:1-2)
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 Joh 1:9)
The enemy’s plan is to bring about such condemnation upon a person that they will abandon faith in God. That happens gradually, as the person battling guilt begins to question the very Word of God. As the person slides into self-doubt, He may begin to question God’s faithfulness. Will He really give the victory? They begin to feel alone in the battle.
ALL of these things are from the pit of hell. The Lord says that He has made a way of escape! (1 Cor 10:13) When temptation knocks, actively LOOK FOR the blessed way of escape. It is hidden in your heart in the form of Bible verses. Here are some very helpful and spiritually powerful verses to memorize and to review daily.
“No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is from Me,” says the Lord. (Isa 54:17)
There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. (Rom 8:1)
. . . even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe . . . (Rom 3:22)
. . . so that as sin reigned in death, even so grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Rom 5:21)
But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption— (1 Cor 1:30)
. . . having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. (Col 2:14)
Fill your mind and heart with these truths from God’s Word, and focus on studying the Bible. Memorizing Scriptures will give you strength against temptation.
Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You. (Ps 119:11)
Jesus is our Savior and Redeemer; He is our righteousness. He loves His children and surrounds us with His presence and His grace. Begin to appreciate these precious truths, and your faith will be strengthened as well as your Christian walk.