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Overcoming a Condemning Conscience

Romans 8:1
“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.”

One of the things I have found that hinders many Christians from doing what they should for God is a guilty conscience. If the truth were known, everybody has done something that they regret. The reason why I know this is because everybody is a sinner. Because everybody is a sinner, there is not a person alive who hasn't done some sin that they wish they could undo. Therefore, everybody is capable of having a guilty or condemning conscience.

Before I show you how to overcome the condemning conscience, let me show you why Christians have guilty consciences. Revelation 12:10 says, “And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.” Notice this verse says that Satan is the accuser of the brethren. Satan's accusatory actions are not only performed in front of God, but he will also take our past and use it to attack us personally. Satan's accusatory attack can cause us to carry a condemning conscience.

According to the verse above there is a way that you can overcome a condemning conscience. There are three steps that God says must be taken in order to overcome a condemning conscience. First, a person must get saved. When a person gets saved all of their sins are placed under the blood of Jesus Christ. Christian, you must realize that even though Satan accuses you to condemn your conscience, you can respond back to him by saying that all of your sins are placed under the blood of Jesus Christ.

Secondly, you overcome a condemning conscience by not walking after the flesh. In other words, the best way to overcome a condemning conscience is not to live the life the flesh would like you to live. This is why preachers constantly preach that you should stop trying to live like the world. Christian, when you continue to yield to the flesh, you are feeding the conscience with things to condemn you. You will never overcome a condemning conscience while living a fleshly life.

Last of all, the way to overcome a condemning conscience is to do the things the Spirit of God would want you to do. Yes, serving God and doing what God commands you to do will help you overcome your condemning conscience. When you do right and stop doing wrong, you will have a clear conscience. There is nothing more refreshing than knowing that you did right. The greatest prescription for overcoming your condemning conscience is to live according to the Scriptures.

Are you having problems with your conscience condemning you? Then take the prescription from the verse above and follow it. You will find by following the prescription from this verse that your conscience can be guilt free. It will be guilt free because God promises that He is greater than anything else in life. When we do what God commands us to do in order to overcome the condemning conscience, then He will drive away Satan and those thoughts that try to condemn us.

Start living right today and you will see the things that used to condemn your conscience will be driven away. A happy life is the result of a guilt-free conscience.

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