Hebrews 9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
Have you heard the voice of your conscience saying things like, “You deserve hell for the sins you committed against your wife three years ago” or “Why are you surprised that your child is not talking to you? You were never around when he needed you!”
One of the reasons there are people who feel depressed regularly is because of the guilt they carry, and when bad things occur, they perceive it as payment for all the wrongs they have done. Others pay for their sins in terms of illnesses. In fact, doctors are discovering that many sicknesses are caused by guilt and condemnation because the conscience is saying, “You have done wrong. You must be punished. How can your sin not be punished?”
That is why you must have an answer that will satisfy your conscience.
When your conscience says, “You have sinned. You must be punished for this sin” - what is your response?
Your response must be:
“Yes, I have sinned. But this sin and every other sin that I have committed were punished to the maximum in the body of Jesus Christ! So there remains no more punishment for me today, for how much more shall the blood of Christ, who offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse my conscience!”
This is the response of a Restful Conscience.
This is the only way to bring peace to your conscience. It is by looking to the cross. The cross of Jesus is the only answer that will satisfy your conscience.
So the next time your conscience tries to condemn you because of sin, don’t try to silence it with your good works. Look to the cross and say:
“Father, thank You for Jesus and the cross. Jesus was totally condemned on my behalf for this sin, so there is now absolutely no condemnation left for me.”
Then, your conscience will look at the cross and say, “Ahhhh... peace.” Your conscience is now at rest. Jesus’ finished work at the cross truly sets you free!