“But now I am going away to Him who sent Me, and not one of you asks Me, ‘Where are You going?’ Yet, because I have spoken these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart. 7 Nevertheless, I am telling you the truth. It is for your benefit that I go away, because if I don’t go away the Counselor will not come to you. If I go, I will send Him to you. John 16:5-7
Do what JESUS SAYS with a SURRENDERED heart
Be CONFIDENT that the Holy Spirit is WORKING
When He comes, He will convict the world about sin, righteousness, and judgment: About sin, because they do not believe in Me; 10 about righteousness, because I am going to the Father and you will no longer see Me; and about judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged. John 16:8-11
Guilt and Conviction
Guilt comes from SATAN.
Conviction comes from HOLY SPIRIT.
Guilt is grounded in PRIDE.
Conviction is grounded in DESPERATION.
Guilt leads to SHAME.
Conviction leads to FORGIVENESS.
The difference between guilt and conviction can be seen in the DIRECTION we are FACING. If we are running AWAY and HIDING its guilt. If we are looking to the CROSS it is conviction.
The work of the Holy Spirit in an unbeliever.
Sin describes who WE ARE.
Righteousness describes who JESUS IS.
Judgement is the RESULT for those who do not SURRENDER to Jesus.