I’ve been a Christian since I can remember and one thing that passed by my lifestyle is the Gospel. There was a point in my life where I thought “the Gospel is for the people who don’t know about Christ.” I couldn’t be more wrong.
Living life isn’t easy and I tried my best to know more about God everyday but I didn’t make the Gospel a part of my life anymore – why? Because I thought I didn’t need it because I was already saved.
Then I realized that only though the Gospel can there be forgiveness of sins. Only through remembering Christ and what He did for me can there be righteousness by faith and only through the Gospel can I realize that I am fully cleansed of all sin and the guilt is lifted.
Guilt is a design implemented by God in us. It is supposed to be a good thing – something that would bring us into repentance and back to God. But the devil is very clever and his schemes of malice has twisted guilt into something that is dreadful to Christians. It has become a burden that weighs too heavy to a believer. Satan has made guilt a very powerful tool at his disposal. How was this possible?
Because people (yes even Christians) have given the Gospel little power in their lives. The moment you think that the Gospel “is only for unbelievers” then it loses authority and power in your life. It has become little more than a ticket for you to get to heaven – a ticket you can share to other people for them to get to heaven too.
In truth, the Gospel is God’s ultimate display of forgiveness, mercy, grace and love. It must never be taken for granted even when you are already saved, even when you are already living with Jesus as your Lord, the Gospel is the foundation of it all and it is the key to taking away guilt in your life.
That’s why we remember Christ and what He did for us every communion in Church. But why wait for communion? Every time you eat or drink or sleep, remember Christ, our Messiah. Remember what He had to go through for you. It is the greatest thing that has ever happened to our world that the Son of God should die for the people who has forsaken Him. The Gospel of Christ is the most important part of your Christian life – it’s where it all started. Remember it.
Only the love of Jesus displayed to us through the Gospel can help us remember that guilt has already no hold on us the moment we repent and tell God “I remember you. Save me”