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Love Worth Finding - Dec. 18, 2008

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December 18

Release from the Ghosts of Guilt

“Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.” Jude 1:21

Guilt dogs the footsteps of mankind. It gnaws. It growls. It eats away at the joy God intends for us. Is there no peace from guilt? Will the ghosts of our guilt always lurk nearby?

Not with the convicting work of the Holy Spirit and the healing power of our Lord in us!

The devil is the prosecuting attorney who is going to point his bony finger of accusation at you. But the Holy Spirit is not the accuser. He is the Convictor. In love, He convicts to lead us to confession. Then we can confidently come to God and ask for cleansing.

No psychologist or psychiatrist can take away guilt. Only Christ Jesus can.

Read the story of the adulterous woman in John 8:1-11. Praise God for His lovingkindness and generous mercy!

John 8:1-11 – Jesus went unto the mount of Olives. And early in the morning He came  again into the temple, and all the people came unto Him; and He sat down, and taught  them.  And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto Him a woman taken in adultery; and  when they had set her in the midst,  They say unto Him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.  Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?  This they said, tempting Him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with His finger wrote on the ground, as though He heard them not.  So when they continued asking Him, He lifted up Himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.  And again He stooped down, and wrote on the ground. And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.  When Jesus had lifted up Himself, and saw none but the woman, He said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned  thee?  She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more. 



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