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Freedom from Guilt and Regret

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October 27, 2020
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  • Creflo Dollar: Outside ofChrist, all attempts to rid
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  • ourselves of guilt arefutile and hopeless.
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  • I really believe that.
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  • Outside of Christ, anyattempt to deal with your guilt
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  • will be futile and hopeless.
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  • You heard me right.
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  • Yeah, I know, you know,you choose therapy.
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  • You choose medicine.
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  • I'm not againstmedicine, medication,
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  • but I'm telling you, again, it'slike you're choosing all these
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  • other things to try to replacethe only one that can help you.
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  • And Jesus Christ and his shedblood is the only real way
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  • you're going to befree and understand
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  • how to deal with this guilt.
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  • Creflo: Let's look at fourScriptures just to show you
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  • the fact that there were lots ofpeople in the Bible that dealt
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  • with a guilty conscience, and soas our text today I'm gonna use
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  • four Scriptures or four areasof the Bible to show you this.
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  • First of all, Genesischapter 42:21.
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  • Genesis 42:21, and he says,"And they said one to another,
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  • We are verily guilty--" he said,"We are verily guilty concerning
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  • our brother, in that we sawthe anguish of his soul,
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  • when he besought us,and we would not hear."
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  • So, this is Joseph.
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  • He says, "Therefore is thisdistress come upon thee."
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  • So, this is Joseph.
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  • When his brothersshowed up in Egypt,
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  • they were looking for--you know,there was a famine going on,
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  • and they were looking for corn,and Joseph knew who they were.
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  • And the guilt that cameover his brothers because,
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  • you know, of everythingthey did to Joseph,
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  • how the fact that Josephwas sold into slavery,
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  • how they lied about it,all that kinda stuff.
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  • The guilt came upon them,and the guilt came
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  • as a result of what they did.
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  • And the Bible saysthat distress,
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  • that guilt, caused the distressthat was on their life.
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  • So, here you see the brothersof Joseph suffering distress
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  • because of the guilt.
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  • Now, they have guiltbecause they're guilty,
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  • but still the guilt is thereto cause distress.
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  • Now, look at 1 Samuelchapter 24, verses 5 through 6
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  • in the New Living Translation.
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  • 1 Samuel 24:5 through 6in the NLT.
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  • And in 1 Samuel hereyou see David here,
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  • and verse 5 he says, "But thenDavid's conscience," that guilty
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  • conscience, David's conscience,"began bothering him
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  • because he had cut Saul's robe."
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  • Verse 6, "He said to these men,'The Lord forbid that I should
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  • do this to my lordthe king.'"
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  • He says, "I shouldn't haveattacked the Lord's anointed
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  • one, for the Lord himselfhas chosen him."
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  • So, David was having a guiltyconscience because he
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  • so honored Saul--even thoughSaul was trying to kill him,
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  • David had a guilty consciencebecause he even,
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  • you know, cut thepart of his garment.
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  • And it just caused guiltbecause he knew that Saul
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  • was still the anointed one, eventhough Saul tried to kill him,
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  • and so David hada guilty conscience
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  • as a result of whathappened to him.
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  • Look at Ezra 9 inthe NLT, Ezra 9:6.
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  • Ezra 9:6 in the NLT and allthroughout the Bible you
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  • begin to see people dealingwith a guilty conscience.
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  • He said in verse 6,"I prayed, 'O my God,
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  • I am utterly ashamed; I blushto lift up my face to you.
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  • For our sins are piledhigher than our heads,
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  • and our guilt has reachedto the heavens."
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  • So, we see again that a guiltyconscience came as a result
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  • of sin, and for most of you whoare listening to this today,
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  • you see that a guilty consciencewill come as a result
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  • of sin in your life.
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  • And then, in Saint John chapter8, verses 7 through 11.
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  • Saint John chapter 8, verses7 through 11.
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  • You begin to look at when thiswoman was being--was about
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  • to be stoned and check outwhat happens in verse 7.
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  • "So when they continuedasking him," Jesus,
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  • "he lifted up himself,and he said unto them,
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  • He that is withoutsin among you,
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  • let him first casta stone at her."
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  • And then, in verse 8 he says,"And again he stooped down,
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  • and wrote on the ground."
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  • Verse 9, "And they which heardbegan--they which heard
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  • what Jesus said, being convictedby their own conscience--"
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  • See, they all knew they had sin,so they were being convicted
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  • by their own conscience.
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  • "They went out one by one,beginning at the elder,
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  • even unto the last: andJesus was left alone,
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  • and the woman standingin the place in the midst."
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  • I just wanted to sharethat--those four areas,
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  • those four illustrations so thatI can show you that a guilty
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  • conscience--I don't believeanybody is a stranger to guilt,
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  • and so I don't want anybodyto feel condemned.
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  • This is not acondemning message,
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  • but this is a messagefor us to travel together,
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  • to take a journey togetherthis morning so that
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  • we can understand what Jesushas made available for us
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  • to deal with guilt and to dealwith a guilty conscience.
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  • Well, first of all, guilt is one
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  • of the strongestrobbers of peace.
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  • You know, Taffi and I weretalking about that.
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  • We took Communion over that.
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  • Guilt is one of the strongestrobbers of peace,
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  • and I tell you right now ifthere's any time you need
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  • to operate in peace and walkin peace, it will be today.
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  • And some of you mayhave discovered that,
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  • you know, something that youdid in the past--maybe you feel
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  • guilty about how youtreated somebody,
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  • or maybe you feel guilty aboutwhat you didn't do or what
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  • you should have done, orguilty about some sin that you
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  • committed in your life, orguilty about a whole lotta
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  • things, how you should'vebeen a better parent.
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  • You feel guilty about a lot, butI want you to understand that
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  • guilt is the strongest--one ofthe strongest robbers of peace.
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  • Guilt stalks the minds of menand women trying to take away
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  • their happinessand mental stability.
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  • Did you hear that?
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  • Guilt tries to takeaway happiness
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  • and your mental stability.
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  • There are people who areunstable mentally today
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  • because they didn'tunderstand guilt.
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  • They didn't know howto deal with guilt,
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  • guilt that was so tormenting itaffected their mental stability.
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  • There are parents that holdthemselves guilty
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  • for the actions of theirchildren, and they beat
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  • themselves up because ofthe actions of their children,
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  • and they carry that guilt.
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  • And when you carrythat guilt you allow
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  • it to rob you of peace.
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  • You allow it to robyou of happiness.
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  • You allow this guilt to robyou even of mental stability,
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  • so I would define guiltas a product of the mind.
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  • Absolutely, a product ofthe mind, which occurs
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  • when a person realizesthat he has violated moral,
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  • religious, or ethical standards.
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  • In other words, it isa product of the mind.
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  • It is the fruit of the mindand your emotions
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  • and all that stuff when aperson has violated rules,
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  • laws, principles, et cetera.
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  • That's basically howI would define it.
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  • It's what's going on in yourmind and your emotions
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  • as a result of violatingsome standard in your life,
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  • whether it is a religiousstandard, moral, ethical.
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  • Those things I woulddefine guilt as,
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  • so here's a very importantstatement I'm about to make.
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  • With the realization that onehas done something wrong,
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  • with the realization thatone has done wrong,
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  • what comes withthat realization?
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  • When you realize, "Oh, I'vedone something wrong,"
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  • when you realize, "Oh, thatmight've been the wrong thing
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  • to do," comes the guilt and aregretful or sorrowful feeling,
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  • which decreases your feelings
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  • of personal worthand peace of mind.
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  • So, when you begin to realize,
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  • "Oh, I've done something wrong,"you raise your kids
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  • and they come up and they tellyou things that you should've
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  • did or they wish you would havedone, and then you realize,
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  • "Oh, my. I did somethingwrong when
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  • I was parenting,"or you're a member
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  • of a church, and you realize,"I did something wrong
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  • while I was in that church,"or you realize something,
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  • you hear it from the Word ofGod or some moral situation,
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  • and you realize, "Oh, I mighthave done something wrong,"
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  • when you realize thatthen the guilt comes,
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  • the regret comes,the sorrow comes,
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  • and what that will do
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  • is it will decrease yourfeelings of personal worth.
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  • So now, this guilty conscienceattacks your personal worth,
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  • and it decreases yourfeelings of personal worth,
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  • and it begins to again goafter your peace of mind.
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  • Now, there are manycontributions or many things
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  • that contribute tofeelings of guilt.
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  • I wanna be very practicalfirst and then get in the Word,
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  • because that's whereour answer is gonna be.
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  • I'm telling you right now thereare lots of things you might
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  • be able to substitute in theworld to try to get things
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  • to happen, but I am totallyconvinced that if you're ever
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  • going to be free from theeffects of a guilty conscience,
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  • you need Jesus,and you need his Word.
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  • So, what are thosethings that contribute
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  • to the feelings of guilt?
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  • Real quickly, number one:
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  • thinking you may havedone something wrong.
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  • I just said that.
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  • Thinking that you may havedone something wrong
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  • will lead to guilt.
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  • Number two, a poorself-esteem leads to guilt.
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  • Think about that.
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  • When you have a poorself-esteem, it leads to guilt.
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  • When you meet people whohave a poor self-esteem,
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  • most likely guiltled them there,
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  • or guilt is a partof that situation, excuse me.
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  • Number three, aperfectionist attitude.
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  • A perfectionist attitude.
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  • It's when you think youshould be happy all the time,
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  • and then on the days when youfind yourself not feeling happy,
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  • and you feel sad and youfeel full of doom and gloom,
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  • then you feel guilty becausethat perfectionist attitude
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  • says you feel guilty becauseyou're not happy all the time.
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  • I mean, you thought youshould be happy all the time.
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  • That contributes toguilt in a person's life,
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  • a perfectionist attitude.
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  • Number four, an unrealisticexpectation leads
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  • to a guilty conscience.
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  • Unrealistic expectations.
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  • You know, guilt comesbecause standards
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  • are impossible to reach.
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  • And when you realize thatthat standard that you set
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  • in your life is impossiblereach, it leads
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  • to a guilty consciencebecause you feel guilty
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  • for not being able toreach the standard.
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  • Even though it wasunrealistic, it brings guilt.
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  • Number five, a false conscience.
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  • A false conscience.
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  • Excuse me, this is what--goto Isaiah 5:20 in the NLT.
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  • I wanna define this, a falseconscience development.
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  • In other words, how was yourconscience thinking developed?
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  • How have you beentrained to think?
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  • A false consciencedevelopment leads to guilt.
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  • Now, here's what I mean by this.
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  • Look at Isaiah 5, verse 20in the NLT.
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  • He says, "What sorrow forthose who say that evil is good
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  • and that good is evil, that darkis light and light is dark,
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  • that bitter is sweetand sweet is bitter."
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  • He said that's asorrowful thing.
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  • Why?
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  • Because eventuallyit's gonna lead to guilt.
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  • I mean, if your consciousnesshas been developed to thinking
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  • that what's right is wrong,what's wrong is right,
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  • what's light is dark,and what's dark is light,
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  • man, he says there's sorrowfor those who've allowed
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  • their conscience to bedeveloped that way.
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  • That leads to guilt.
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  • See, you gotta let theWord be your guide,
  • 00:14:42.761 --> 00:14:45.297
  • and success will be yourfuture when you allow
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  • the Word to be your guide.
  • 00:14:47.533 --> 00:14:48.968
  • And then, number six, actualguilt which is produced
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  • by a healthy conscience.
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  • "What do you mean by that?"
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  • Actual guilt that's produced bya healthy conscience given
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  • by God to help men shunwrong and to do right.
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  • So, there is a guilt--I'llshare a little bit later on.
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  • There are some reallyinterestingly good things
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  • that may come out of guilt inthe fact that the guilt leads
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  • you to separate yourself fromsin, or the guilt may lead you
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  • to shun some of the wrongthat you might do in your life
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  • and then do what is right.
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  • Look at John chapter 8 and verse9.
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  • You know, in many casespeople feel guilty because
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  • they are guilty, and Imentioned that before,
  • 00:15:35.981 --> 00:15:38.784
  • but verse 9 he says,"And they which heard it,
  • 00:15:38.817 --> 00:15:42.054
  • being convicted bytheir own conscience,
  • 00:15:42.087 --> 00:15:45.724
  • they went out one by one,beginning at the eldest,
  • 00:15:46.058 --> 00:15:49.294
  • even unto the last: andJesus was left alone,
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  • and the woman standingin the midst."
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  • This is the story I sharedwith you about the woman
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  • that was about to be stoned.
  • 00:15:57.102 --> 00:15:59.905
  • And so, you know, eventhough she was a guilty,
  • 00:15:59.938 --> 00:16:03.842
  • you know, that guilt hopefullyhelped her to shun
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  • the wrongdoing thatshe was guilty of.
  • 00:16:07.880 --> 00:16:10.749
  • Now, let's get into whatthe Bible is talking about.
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  • What does the Biblesay about this?
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  • Let's look at Romans chapter 3,verse 19, and then verse 23.
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  • Romans chapter 3,verse 19 and 23,
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  • and look at what the Bible hasto say about this in verse 19.
  • 00:16:25.230 --> 00:16:28.300
  • He says, "Now we know thatwhat things soever the law,"
  • 00:16:28.333 --> 00:16:32.504
  • the Law of Moses,the Mosaic law, "saith,
  • 00:16:32.538 --> 00:16:35.040
  • it saith to them whoare under the law--" why?
  • 00:16:35.074 --> 00:16:39.411
  • So everybody under thelaw, "That every mouth may
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  • be stopped, andthat all the world
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  • may become guilty before God."
  • 00:16:45.584 --> 00:16:48.253
  • Now look at this in the NLT,just this Scripture here.
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  • That the whole world isunderstanding that the
  • 00:16:52.224 --> 00:16:55.594
  • Mosaic law brought you toa place where everybody
  • 00:16:55.627 --> 00:16:59.898
  • was guilty, 'cause everybodywas guilty of sin.
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  • And so, it brought 'emto the place for that.
  • 00:17:03.769 --> 00:17:05.604
  • The NLT says, "Obviously, thelaw applies to those to whom it
  • 00:17:05.637 --> 00:17:08.841
  • was given, for its purpose is tokeep people from having excuses,
  • 00:17:08.874 --> 00:17:15.180
  • and to show the entireworld--show that the entire
  • 00:17:15.214 --> 00:17:18.917
  • world is guilty before God."
  • 00:17:18.951 --> 00:17:21.286
  • He is guilty before God.And then, look at verse 23.
  • 00:17:21.720 --> 00:17:25.924
  • The whole world isguilty before God.
  • 00:17:26.391 --> 00:17:28.560
  • Now, verse 23 says this,"For everyone has sinned;
  • 00:17:28.961 --> 00:17:33.065
  • we all fall short of God'sglory," for God's glorious
  • 00:17:33.398 --> 00:17:37.136
  • standard, so the Bible issaying everyone has sinned
  • 00:17:37.169 --> 00:17:41.340
  • and come short ofthe glory of God.
  • 00:17:41.373 --> 00:17:43.609
  • That's why the whole worldstands guilty before God,
  • 00:17:44.476 --> 00:17:48.680
  • because everyone has sinned andcome short of the glory of God.
  • 00:17:49.314 --> 00:17:53.152
  • That's why the whole worldstands guilty before God,
  • 00:17:53.185 --> 00:17:56.889
  • and that's even more why it'simportant to hear this message
  • 00:17:57.990 --> 00:18:00.692
  • today, because there isa way to deal with this.
  • 00:18:00.726 --> 00:18:05.164
  • Before we get intothe Scriptures,
  • 00:18:05.831 --> 00:18:07.366
  • let's look at someexamples in the Bible
  • 00:18:07.399 --> 00:18:09.801
  • of people experiencingfeelings of guilt.
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  • Once again, very quickly, numberone: Adam and Eve.
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  • Adam and Eve, theyhid themselves in the
  • 00:18:17.309 --> 00:18:19.511
  • garden because they feltthe guilt of their sins.
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  • Remember that?
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  • Genesis chapter 3,verse 7 through 13.
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  • Because of what theydid in the garden,
  • 00:18:26.251 --> 00:18:29.021
  • they hid themselvesbecause they felt guilty.
  • 00:18:29.054 --> 00:18:33.258
  • They felt the guiltof their sin.
  • 00:18:33.292 --> 00:18:35.394
  • Sin caused them tohide themselves.
  • 00:18:35.427 --> 00:18:37.829
  • Guilt was themotivation behind it.
  • 00:18:37.863 --> 00:18:40.232
  • The second example,King David, King David.
  • 00:18:41.567 --> 00:18:45.704
  • You know the painof guilt David felt.
  • 00:18:45.737 --> 00:18:48.307
  • In fact, lemme read it to you.
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  • Psalms 51, verses 1 through 3.
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  • You see the pain of theguilt that David felt when,
  • 00:18:51.777 --> 00:18:55.113
  • you know, when he had--when hefirst of all committed adultery
  • 00:18:55.147 --> 00:18:58.684
  • with another man's wife, hehad that--her husband killed
  • 00:18:58.717 --> 00:19:01.954
  • in the middle of a battle.
  • 00:19:01.987 --> 00:19:04.323
  • And verse 1 he says,"Have mercy upon me, O God."
  • 00:19:04.756 --> 00:19:08.327
  • Boy, David, knew some stuff.
  • 00:19:08.727 --> 00:19:10.095
  • "Have mercy upon me, O God,according to thy lovingkindness:
  • 00:19:10.128 --> 00:19:13.398
  • according unto the multitudeof thy tender mercies
  • 00:19:13.432 --> 00:19:16.635
  • blot out my transgressions."
  • 00:19:16.868 --> 00:19:18.937
  • Verse 2, "Wash me thoroughlyfrom my iniquity,
  • 00:19:18.971 --> 00:19:22.741
  • cleanse me from my sin."
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  • Verse 3, "For I acknowledgemy transgression:
  • 00:19:24.810 --> 00:19:28.847
  • and my sin is ever before me."
  • 00:19:28.880 --> 00:19:32.284
  • You see that David knew thepain of guilt even in his life.
  • 00:19:32.584 --> 00:19:36.488
  • Here's the third illustrationand example:
  • 00:19:36.521 --> 00:19:38.690
  • Judas committed suicidebecause of guilt.
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  • Matthew chapter 27,verse 3 through 5,
  • 00:19:41.627 --> 00:19:44.162
  • if you'll go there.
  • 00:19:44.196 --> 00:19:45.530
  • Matthew 27:3 through 5.
  • 00:19:45.564 --> 00:19:47.099
  • Judas committedsuicide because of guilt,
  • 00:19:47.132 --> 00:19:51.503
  • and, you know, we know peopletoday that they commit suicide
  • 00:19:51.536 --> 00:19:55.874
  • because they don't knowhow to deal with guilt.
  • 00:19:55.907 --> 00:19:57.776
  • That's why I'm talkingabout it today.
  • 00:19:57.809 --> 00:19:59.144
  • I want you to knowhow to deal with it.
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  • Verse 3 he says, "ThenJudas, which had betrayed him,
  • 00:20:00.545 --> 00:20:06.385
  • when he saw thathe was condemned,
  • 00:20:06.418 --> 00:20:09.354
  • repented himself, brought againthe thirty pieces of silver
  • 00:20:09.388 --> 00:20:13.625
  • to the chief priestsand elders."
  • 00:20:13.659 --> 00:20:15.661
  • Verse 4, "Saying, I have sinned
  • 00:20:15.694 --> 00:20:19.264
  • in that I have betrayedthe innocent blood."
  • 00:20:19.298 --> 00:20:21.900
  • "I have sinned in that I havebetrayed the innocent blood."
  • 00:20:22.267 --> 00:20:27.072
  • Wow, that's a sermon I'mgonna preach one day.
  • 00:20:27.105 --> 00:20:29.107
  • "And they said,What is that to us?
  • 00:20:29.141 --> 00:20:32.177
  • See thou to that."
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  • Verse 5, "And he cast down thepieces of silver in the temple,
  • 00:20:34.713 --> 00:20:38.984
  • departed, and went,and he hanged himself."
  • 00:20:39.017 --> 00:20:41.887
  • Guilt can be--when you don'tknow how to deal with guilt,
  • 00:20:42.321 --> 00:20:45.424
  • when you don't understandhow to deal with it
  • 00:20:45.457 --> 00:20:48.660
  • and how it deals with you,oh, my goodness.
  • 00:20:48.694 --> 00:20:52.964
  • God forbid, but peoplehave committed suicide
  • 00:20:53.131 --> 00:20:55.734
  • because of a lack ofunderstanding in that area.
  • 00:20:55.767 --> 00:20:58.003
  • And then, final illustrationis the Jews
  • 00:20:58.036 --> 00:21:00.072
  • on the day of Pentecost.
  • 00:21:00.105 --> 00:21:01.406
  • Look at Acts chapter 2,verse 36 and 37.
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  • The Jews on the day of Pentecosthearing about Jesus
  • 00:21:04.609 --> 00:21:08.313
  • and remembering whathappened on that cross.
  • 00:21:08.347 --> 00:21:11.183
  • He said, "Therefore let all thehouse of Israel know assuredly,
  • 00:21:11.216 --> 00:21:14.353
  • that God hath madethat same Jesus,
  • 00:21:14.386 --> 00:21:17.055
  • whom you have crucified--"He's made the one--the guy
  • 00:21:17.089 --> 00:21:20.392
  • who you crucified, God madehim Lord and Christ.
  • 00:21:20.425 --> 00:21:24.363
  • And look at verse 37.
  • 00:21:24.396 --> 00:21:25.731
  • "Now when they had heardthis," when they heard this,
  • 00:21:25.764 --> 00:21:28.367
  • "they were prickedin their heart,
  • 00:21:28.400 --> 00:21:31.370
  • and said unto Peter and tothe rest of the apostle,
  • 00:21:31.403 --> 00:21:34.439
  • Men and brethren,what shall we do?"
  • 00:21:34.473 --> 00:21:36.908
  • Their heart waspricked with guilt.
  • 00:21:37.109 --> 00:21:39.177
  • The same one that wascrucified on the cross,
  • 00:21:39.478 --> 00:21:42.514
  • God says--and he made surethat this--that they knew
  • 00:21:42.547 --> 00:21:44.950
  • that he was both Lordand Christ and King
  • 00:21:44.983 --> 00:21:49.187
  • and all of thesewonderful things.
  • 00:21:49.221 --> 00:21:50.522
  • Now, in light of it you--I hope
  • 00:21:50.555 --> 00:21:53.525
  • that you have thereality of guilt.
  • 00:21:53.558 --> 00:21:55.861
  • That guilt is something thatthe whole world deals with.
  • 00:21:55.894 --> 00:21:58.463
  • Guilt is something that peoplein the Bible dealt with.
  • 00:21:58.497 --> 00:22:02.134
  • It's just not this littleprivate issue
  • 00:22:02.167 --> 00:22:04.236
  • that a few people have.
  • 00:22:04.269 --> 00:22:06.471
  • That at any given time,if you're not cautious
  • 00:22:06.872 --> 00:22:10.475
  • and if you're not educated, whenthat guilt visit your house
  • 00:22:10.509 --> 00:22:14.246
  • and you don't know how to dealwith it, it will deal with you.
  • 00:22:14.279 --> 00:22:17.115
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  • 00:22:17.516 --> 00:22:20.986
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