CONFESSION and REPENTANCE are the KEY here. Both include going back to the one you wounded and making amends. If there is no Holy Spirit conviction going on to cause you to confess and repent then there is no way that you could possibly be saved. This grace applies to genuine Christians who respond to conviction and repentance. Grace is a not a license to sin or destroy anyone who gets in your way. -Admin-

Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. Romans 8:34 (NKJV)

Many Christians fail to grow in their relationship with Christ, not because of indifference or sin, but because of nagging feelings of guilt and condemnation. They feel unworthy of God’s blessings. They are convinced He cannot love them anymore because of what they have done or said.

This kind of thinking is false. God has accepted you completely—based on the forgiveness provided by Christ Jesus on the cross. You are no longer under God’s wrath, but you are a recipient of His grace, which is given without respect to performance. Grace came to you freely at salvation and continues to flow thereafter. No misdeed can sever your personal relationship with God. If you have sinned, confession and repentance restore total intimacy. Sacrifice or penance in the form of good works or self-denial is useless.

If feelings of guilt have stunted your fellowship with Christ, they can be removed instantly by your humble confession. Never let your performance hinder God’s grace.

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