- 4 years ago
Dave continued his preach on identity.
I thought of calling today's talk 'Not Guilty Ma Lord' or it could have been the title to RT Kendall's book 'Totally Forgiving Ourselves'.
God has accepted us in Christ, we are in the Beloved.
Yet we can't feel accepted if we feel guilty, it's a crippling emotion.
Two kinds of guilt -genuine guilt because we know we have sinned against God and false guilt which is a pervading sense of feeling guilty without any specific sin issue
Genuine guilt requires we confess our sin and receive forgiveness. 1 John1:9 and we are clean.
False guilt needs a recognition of its source then doing battle with the lies that lock us into false guilt using the truth to preach to ourselves and to sing Gods praise.
We have an enemy - the accuser - who wants you paralysed through a sense of guilt.
'If I accept Christ has forgiven me all my past sins and failures then I must also forgive myself totally' RT Kendall
'Love your neighbour as you love yourself' presumes a