“The Guilt of Sin”
Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord.” And you forgave the guilt of my sin. Psalm 32:5
My guilt has overwhelmed me like a burden too heavy to bear. Psalm 38:4
You, God, know my folly; my guilt is not hidden from you Psalm 69:5
GUILT: The fact or state of having committed an offense, crime, violation, or wrong, especially against moral or penal law.
In the case of SALVATION and REDEMPTION from sin, the TRUE BELIEVER is FORGIVEN of their sins and released from the GUILT of their sin. If you are questioning your SALVATION, and your relationship with God. GUILT is a good jumping off spot to begin with.
If you are doubting, whether you are a TRUE BELIEVR, one indicator that you are a TRUE BELIEVER is, if you feel as the Psalmist felt; “the GUILT of his sins,” to the point of, being OVERWHELMED, being burdened so HEAVY that you cannot bear the GUILT, and it immediately brings you to CONFESSING your SINS and GUILT to God.
God is ALL KNOWING, and EVERYWHERE at the same time, which tells us that He KNOWS ALL about us. He KNOWS where we are, you cannot HIDE from Him. He KNOWS what you are thinking, even BEFORE you think it. He KNOWS what you will say and do, before you say or do it.
If you have walked the aisle and prayed a prayer, asking God to FORGIVE YOU, but you didn’t have it in your HEART to really LIVE a LIFE of sacrifices, and OBEDIENCE to Almighty God and His Word, and you are CONTINUING in your OLD SINFUL nature, feeling NO GUILT or REMORSE for your sins, then your SALVATION experience is NOT a TRUE LIFE–CHANGING experience, and you will spend an ETERNITY in Hell.
Satan has blinded a lot of people into believing they are SAVED, when they are NOT TRULY SAVED. If you do not experience the GUILT of YOUR SIN, then chances are you ARE NOT a TRUE BELIEVER! But God is opening a door for you to come to Him NOW, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING your sins to Him and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and be TOTALLY TRANSFORMED into a NEW CREATION, and have your SINS and the GUILT of your SINS taken AWAY, FORGIVEN. Do it NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!