6. IS IT CONVICTING RATHER THAN CONDEMNING?
9 But if we confess our sins to Him, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness. (1 John 1:9 NLT)
The difference between CONVICTION & CONDEMNATION:
- Conviction is from God. He says “You’ve sinned.”
- Condemnation is from Satan. He says, "You're worthless."
10 The Accuser of our brothers and sisters… (Revelation 12:10b EXB)
"Satan" in Hebrew is literally "Accuser." So this verse is identifying Satan as the Accuser and his goal is to condemn us not to redeem us.
God convicts (aka, convinces) us that we've sinned. His purpose is to lead us to receive what Jesus offers: redemption.
7. DO I SENSE GOD’S PEACE ABOUT IT?
33 For God is not a God of confusion... (1 Corinthians 14:33a ESV)
15 And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts… (Colossians 3:15a NLT)