“For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” Colossians 1:13-14
“As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.” Psalm 103:12
Are guilt, shame and condemnation keeping you from walking in the freedom that you know God has given you? I know that it’s easy to tell someone to move on from the past, but when that subtle little voice begins whispering in your ear, it can cause us to relive past mistakes in a continual loop. It’s something that triggers a memory that releases the condemnation, the thought that God couldn’t forgive such a “huge” sin, or that we are not worthy. Some see it as penance from the past, but when we continually focus in on it, it becomes a bondage- one that we struggle to break free from.
No one wants to live a life condemned by the past, and yet many believers are stuck there. Why? Because Satan is holding them captive there. They have meditated on the following thoughts and they have taken root. Thoughts such as:
- “Did God really forgive you? That sin was pretty bad. I don’t think He could every forgive you for that!”
- “You’re not worthy to be forgiven.”
- “You keep sinning. God can’t be in the presence of sinners. Why try? You’ll never get free!”
- “Remember when you did this…” And reliving the guilt/shame/condemnation all over again in a continual loop.
- “Look at the harm you did…”
This technique is common. It is when Satan attempts to harass you, and it’s called demonic vexation.
So How Do You Break Free From Guilt, Shame & Condemnation?
Randy Williams discusses what to do when the enemy constantly harasses you about your past, and how to overcome the condemnation that accompanies it. He will shed some light on the truth about forgiveness so that you will no longer be bound by a past, but able to walk confidently in a bright future.
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