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Spiritual warfare: Defeating guilt and shame



Home > Spiritual warfare: Defeating guilt and shame

Far too many believers are feeling dirty, worthless and ashamed of themselves. As a result, they feel unclean and therefore unworthy to approach God and have the living and intimate relationship that He wants to have with them! Shame prevents us from intimacy with God because it makes us feel unworthy and distant from Him.

What is the difference between guilt and shame?

Guilt is what takes place when a person realizes their failure. False guilt, which is what Satan is known to throw at us, is where the sin has been repented of and forgiven, but he still wants us to feel guilty or see ourselves associated with our pasts. We are speaking of false guilt in this teaching, because true guilt should prompt the person to repent and turn from their sin, but false guilt is what Satan uses to rip apart the lives of countless believers around the world.

While guilt is seeing what you've done, shame is seeing yourself as a failure because of what you've done. Guilt is looking at the sin, shame is looking at yourself. If you allow yourself to meditate upon guilt, it will turn into shame. Guilt, if not properly dealt with, turns into a stronghold called shame.

Meditating on false guilt builds strongholds

If we continue to think about our past failures, it will wear us down spiritually, and the next thing the enemy aims at is getting the picture of ourselves distorted. He wants us to look at our past failures so much that we begin to see ourselves as failures!

Anybody who has been thinking about their past sins for long will begin to see themselves as dirty sinners and failures. The complete opposite of what they really are, providing they have repented of their sins and turned to God!

Shame is one of those things that the Bible speaks of as an imagination that must be cast down:

2 Corinthians 10:4-5, "(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ."

An imagination is an image in your mind that is incorrect. If you see yourself as a failure, when you're actually a blood-washed child of God... you've got an imagination that needs to be dealt with!

Shame is very destructive to our relationship with God

There is a good reason Satan wants us to feel like failures and dirty sinners. Feeling that way keeps us from confidently approaching God's throne and having an intimate relationship with Him! The Bible tells us that the blood of Jesus was shed so that we can confidently approach an intimate relationship with our heavenly Father:

Hebrews 10:22, "Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water."

God wants us to draw near to Him with a clean conscience that has been freed from dead works!

Hebrews 9:14, "How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?"

Even look at Paul, the chief of sinners, he even made it clear that he was serving God from a clean conscience!

2 Timothy 1:3, "I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day."

Worship is an intimate way of expressing our relationship with God. The Bible is clear that we should approach Him with a clean conscience that has been purged from sin:

Hebrews 10:2, "For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshipers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins."

Shame and guilt are based upon deception, which is the opposite of truth. So how are we supposed to worship God in Spirit and truth, if there are imaginations hanging around in our minds that are contrary to the truth?

John 4:24, "God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth."

How do we defeat or overcome guilt and shame?

You need to stop thinking about your past failures. Are you ignoring them? No! You are ignoring a lie, not the sin, because the sin has been dealt with and washed away. Therefore, you are meditating on something that no longer exists! If your sins are in the depths of the sea, then why are you still thinking about them?

Micah 7:19, "...he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea."

You need to stop focusing on the problem (which has been dealt with), and begin to praise God for the solution to the problem, and think about how you have been washed clean from those failures! Instead of meditating on a lie, begin to meditate on the truth in God's Word concerning your past failures. Here are some great verses to get you started:

Isaiah 1:18, "Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool."

1 John 1:9, "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from ALL unrighteousness."

Psalms 103:12, "As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us."

Titus 2:14, "Who gave Himself for us to redeem us from EVERY lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds." (NASB)

Ephesians 1:7, "In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;" (The word 'riches' in the Greek here means abundance and fullness!)

Romans 8:1, "There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus..."

Micah 7:19, "...he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea."

Psalms 103:2-4, "Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;"

Disassociate yourself from your past!

Why do you think God wanted us to be new creations? Because He did not want your past to be a part of you anymore!

2 Corinthians 5:17, "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."

Psalms 103:12, "As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us."

Now that our past failures have been forgiven, we need to leave them there and press forward towards the things God has for us:

Philippines 3:13, "...this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before."

Not only are we supposed to forget our pasts, but God Himself has chosen to completely forget our sins as well!

Hebrews 8:12, "For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more."

Recently, the Lord showed me a beautiful revelation of the kind of relationship that He wants with His children. If you wonder what kind of relationship your heavenly Father wants to have with you, then you owe it to yourself to read A love relationship with Jesus.

Other helpful teachings

- Dealing with guilt
(from GreatBibleStudy.com)

- Condemnation vs. Conviction

- The forgiveness of sins

- Forgiven sinner or saint?



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What to do with our feelings
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The Accusing Spirit
The voice of condemnation

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Correcting a mistaken identity

The Anti-self Bondages
Self-hate, self-rejection, etc.

Pillars of Inner Healing
Position yourself for healing

Defense Mechanisms
A huge key to inner healing

Inner Healing 101
Healing emotional wounds

Will God forgive me?
Advice from the Holy Spirit

Is God upset with me?
One of Satan's biggest lies

Exposing dead religion
#1 enemy of the cross!

Steps to inner healing

The Blood is Enough
Complete forgiveness!!

Who we REALLY are
Our identity in Christ

Forgiving Yourself

It's vital to love yourself!
It's not what you think!

Emotional buildup
Easily offended? Irritable?

Opening demonic doors
Even with your thoughts...

Guilt & shame from sexual sins
Why are they so embarrassing?

Our Direct Enemy
Satan? Or demons?

Identifying strongholds

Keys to Biblical Faith

Resist the devil and he'll flee
Exposing a misinterpretation

Spiritual Warfare vs. Torment

What's on your mind?
Where the battle is fought

Spiritual Warfare

Dealing with Guilt

The power of your thoughts
Where many strongholds begin

Condemnation vs. Conviction
Feeling like a failure? Guilty?

Strongholds

Anti-stronghold Bible verses

The unpardonable sin


Salvation essentials




Wicked made for punishment?
A closer look at Proverbs 16:4

The Blood is Enough
Complete forgiveness!!

Message of Salvation

Why we need Jesus

Salvation in the Bible


The Christian life




Bearing Kingdom Fruit
What is our personal role?

Doing the WORKS of God
The works JESUS did!!

The fear of the Lord
It's not what you think!

Communion and Judgment
Exposing a misunderstanding

Prosperity Gospel
Is it Biblical to be blessed?

God's will on earth
Just as it is in heaven??

How God sees us
An important key to faith!

Importance of Holiness
Two kinds of righteousness

Once-saved, Always-saved?
Or just false security?

Will God forgive me?
Advice from the Holy Spirit

Is God upset with me?
One of Satan's biggest lies

Exposing dead religion
#1 enemy of the cross!

The Jesus of the Bible

God's authority in the family

The Blood is Enough
Complete forgiveness!!

Who we REALLY are
Our identity in Christ

Forgiving Yourself

Ambassadors for Christ
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It's vital to love yourself!
It's not what you think!

Emotional buildup
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"But nobody is perfect!"
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The 10 Commandments
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Guilt & shame from sexual sins
Why are they so embarrassing?

Abortion & spiritual bondage

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John the Baptist
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Dealing with Guilt

Blessing Confessions

Condemnation vs. Conviction
Feeling like a failure? Guilty?

The forgiveness of sins
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Forgiven sinner or saint?
How the power of sin is broken

The two commandments

Forgiveness & reconciliation

Unforgiveness: Poison

Sex Outside Marriage


The Holy Spirit




The loving Holy Spirit
He loves you dearly!

Baptism of the Holy Spirit


Divine healings




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12 Vital Keys to Healing
Jesus healed them ALL!

God's will when prayer fails
More on God's will to heal

Live a LONG life!
Live out your full years

Pauls thorn & healing
And other arguments...

Biblical faith & healing

Dissociative Identity Disorder
Multiple Personality Disorder

Can you lose a healing?

God's will to heal

Divine Healing

Your Spiritual Authority


The Word of God




The Mark 16:9-20 debate


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The battle in your mind

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Combating deception

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Who you are in Christ

What God is really like

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Break the power of sin

How to forgive others

Warfare vs bondage

Christian have a demon?


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