Joyce Meyer Daily Devotionals August 27 2022 : No More Guilt or Condemnation :
One of the major problems for many believers is the recurrence of feeling guilty and condemned for past sins that they have received forgiveness for. Satan’s great delight is to make us feel bad about ourselves, and one way to do that is by making us feel guilty. Even though it is a false guilt, if we accept it, we are affected adversely by it.
The Bible teaches that through the blood of Jesus, we have complete forgiveness and total freedom from condemnation. We don’t need to add our guilt to His sacrifice upon the cross. He is more than enough.
If the devil tries to bring that sin to your mind again in the form of guilt and condemnation, declare to him: “I was forgiven for that sin! It has been taken care of; therefore, I take no care for it.” You will find that speaking aloud is often helpful to you because by doing so, you are declaring your stand on the Word of God. Declare to the enemy that Christ has set you free.
Prayer Starter: Lord Jesus, please help me to recognize the devil’s accusations and lies from the onset and teach me to talk back to him and shut them down, amen.