Do you struggle with feelings of guilt and shame? Do you have difficulty reconciling your past as actually past? Are you ready to live life as Jesus Christ called you to live it—gloriously unburdened by sin? Bought with Blood is the book that will help you shake off the accusations of the enemy and take up the easy yoke of our heavenly Father.
Bought with Blood on Guilt:
Satan’s primary weapon against humanity is guilt. Be very careful about anyone or anything that makes you feel guilty; it does not come from God. The Holy Spirit ‘[convicts] the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment’ (John 16:8)—but that is different from guilt.
When the Holy Spirit convicts of sin, He says, ‘You did this. It was wrong. You need to repent and put it right. This is how you do that.’ Once you have confessed and repented and done whatever is necessary to make restitution, the matter is closed. There are no afterthoughts, nothing further that you should or should not have done.
With guilt, however, you never quite know if you have done enough. Perhaps someone feels you did not treat him or her right and is feeling rejected, upset and hurt. Yet somehow it does not matter what you say or do to that person; it is never enough. That is not the Holy Spirit working; that is another, evil power, from a different source.
Be on your guard, then, against anything that makes you feel guilty. This is a denial of the work of the cross—very different from the specific conviction of the Holy Spirit. Guilt never ends; it goes on and on. Nothing you can do is ever sufficient. If Satan persists in his attempts to make you feel guilty, you can take your stand on God’s promise in Isaiah 54:17: ‘No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage [or inheritance] of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is from Me,’ says the Lord.
Derek Prince’s Bought with Blood takes its reader step by step through the incredible power and promise of the Blood of Christ just waiting for every believer to step into and receive. With suggested prayers and Scripture readings, this teaching is intended to be interactive, even relational, as the Holy Spirit anoints each chapter individually. Bought with Blood is full of clarity and practical wisdom for Christians young and old who lack the bold joy that marks a forgiven, Blood-covered life!