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SC6 My conscience is bothering me, so I can't be healed.

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SC6 My conscience is bothering me, so I can't be healed.

This is a continuation of section SC5, but from a different angle. When I sin, it bothers my conscience. Does this hinder my prayers? This could be true, but not for the reason you might think. The truth is, it's your heart, or more specifically, your conscience that is condemning you, not God. Your conscience is the part of you that condemns you. And if you are feeling unworthy it's difficult to receive from God, because of unbelief:

These scriptures shows that your heart can condemn you even though God does not. Many know that God can answer their prayer, but don't have the confidence that He will, because they feel unworthy. They aren't willing to stand in faith, because feelings of guilt and unworthiness, which they believe are coming from the Holy Spirit, are really coming from the enemy and this shipwrecks their faith:

In John 14:16, We see that Jesus didn't condemn people and neither does the Holy Spirit-John 3:17-19; John 14:26; 15:26; John 16:7. The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to comfort Christians and convict sinners:

In John 16:8-9 we see that the Holy Spirit only convicts us of not believing in Jesus. Some think that His sacrifice must be applied, or His blood applied, whenever we sin. Your soul and body can be defiled by sin, but your spirit never can; it's sealed forever:

If we are set apart by our salvation, this last verse says that we are perfected forever. We see that God is not withholding His blessings just because we are feeling condemned. But, on the other hand, this feeling of guilt and unworthiness must be conquered for physical healing to take place. We will address this more under attitude problems.

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