When God forgives us, we are truly forgiven. He forgets our transgressions at the point when we ask Him for forgiveness. He wipes our slate clean. The Blood of Jesus cleanses us from all sin. And it does it perfectly. God makes us white as snow. He does not leave any trace of the old. He makes all things new for us. He gives a totally new beginning. O, how merciful He is!
But the devil always wants to mess with you. He wants you to remain stuck in the past. He keeps reminding you of the things God has forgotten about. He doesn’t want you to walk in the freedom God has given you. So, what does he do? He does all he can to keep you under the heavy weight of guilt. It keeps you from receiving the free gift God has made available for you. It keeps you behind. You won’t move forward. This guilt gives you a feeling of worthlessness.
God does not want that for you. You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. Jesus is the truth. When Jesus sets you free, you are free indeed.
The next time the devil comes to you with that baggage of guilt, simply tell him:
“THEREFORE, [there is] now no condemnation (no adjudging guilty of wrong) for those who are in Christ Jesus, who live [and] walk not after the dictates of the flesh, but after the dictates of the Spirit. . .For the law of the Spirit of life [which is] in Christ Jesus [the law of our new being] has freed me from the law of sin and of death (Romans 8:1,2).