The Ghost of Guilt
Have you ever committed a terrible sin and asked God to forgive you, but you still felt guilty even after you confessed it? In order to walk in victory with the Lord, you have to distinguish between the voice of the Holy Spirit and the voice of the devil. The Holy Spirit convicts of specific sin to draw you back to God. Satan throws it in your face to make you feel bad all over again and drive a wedge between you and God. Satan will not win, “for the accuser … has been thrown down, who accuses them before our God day and night” (Revelation 12:10). When Satan brings up your past, be quick to bring up his future … the lake of fire. When he condemns you over sins you have already confessed to God, that confessed sin is paid in full by the blood of Jesus Christ. Now that’s real hope.