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   [11 May 2011 | Wednesday]

Guilty Conscience?

Pastor Gary’s Blog

May 11, 2011

 

The dictionary defines the word “conscience” as, “the inner feeling or voice viewed as acting as a guide to the rightness or wrongness of one’s behavior”.  Can you remember the actions whether right or wrong that you did yesterday, last week, last year, ten years ago? Perhaps a word you said, a deed you did whether right or wrong? If you are a believer and you acted in an unjust way undoubtedly the enemy brings that stuff back to your minds once in a while. He is using it to condemn, harass, discourage, and keep his foot on our head because the enemy knows that once we come to the realization that having asked for forgiveness of our sins if heaven does not harass us, the devil never should be allowed either. But he often does. And if permitted our spirit man becomes weighted down, discouragement settles in and we become incapacitated and ineffective.

No one knows who wrote the book of Hebrews in the New Testament. Some attribute it to Paul. The important thing is not who wrote the book, but who the book is about. It is written to Jewish believers who understood the law, its rules and regulations. The book of Hebrews is one of my favorite.  In the 10th chapter, the second verse, the writer paints a powerful picture. He writes about what the law required of Old Testament saints. Every year, to the priest they brought a sacrifice to be atoned for their sins. Every year they were conscience of their mistakes, their sins, their just punishment.  Read the writers statement. Here is what he penned. “For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect. For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins. But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year” (Hebrews 10:1-3 KJV). Notice carefully the wording, “can never”, “remembrance”, “conscience”. There was a constance reminder of the deeds they had done. Here is what is amazing to me. Even today in the body of Christ the vast majority of us as believers are no different than those who brought their sacrifice to the high priest in the Old Testament. In prayer we are constantly asking God the Father to forgive us time and time again for the same things. Are we not to repent? That is not what I wrote. Yes we are. But, not for the same things we asked him to forgive us for last year, ten years ago, or even yesterday. But, because we do not understand the power of the covenant that New Testament believers are under today we still permit the devil to continue to harass us over the same sins again and again.

Old Testament believers lived with a guilty conscience. New Testament believers do not have to. Why? Because through the power of the blood of Jesus today at this very moment we do not have to continually repent for something we have already asked God to forgive us over. If God cannot remember why do we allow the devil to bring it back in our face? Why are we allowing the enemy access into our minds? “This is the covenant I will make with them after that time, says the Lord. I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds.”  Then he adds:  “Their sins and lawless acts I will remember no more.” (Hebrews 10:16-17 NIV)

Imagine a group of believers so free in their minds and their hearts that the freedom they walk in completely liberates their conscience from past wrong deeds. Impossible you say? If Paul was the writer of the book of Hebrews, as a former terrorist against the new church that was being birthed, he as Saul stood and held the clothes of the first martyr Stephen and gave his consent. Result, guilty conscience after salvation. It was Saul, who according to God’s word, hauled men and women from their homes and committed them to prison because they believed in the new way. Result, guilty conscience. But, he stands and speaks before Felix the governor and boldly declared that he was free of a guilty conscience (Acts 24:16). How could that be possible? Paul understood the covenant relationship he had entered in to at salvation.  But, that is Paul. No, that is the privilege of you and me as well.

Ok, here is what I propose. We have the same opportunity as the writer to the Jewish believers stated. The next time the enemy whispers in your ear to condemn you over those sins which you have aready ask God to forgive you, simply state out loud, “What sins?” If you can be kept in a state of condemnation over your past, your future will be a struggle. But, if you will allow the Holy Spirit bring you in to a position of a son and not a slave NO MORE CONSCIOUSNESS OF SINS will be our privilege as well!!!!

 

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