Satan has tricked so many of us into believing his voice is actually the voice of the Holy Spirit. We’ve grown accustomed to the voice of condemnation that we think the only thing the Holy Spirit ever says to us is, “Stop it! Stop it! Stop it! What’s wrong with you? You’re terrible!” He speaks altogether different: “I have made you, My child. I have taken away all your sin. I could not approve of you more than I do right now. Live that way.
God… motivates us from acceptance, not toward it.
God’s approval is the power that liberates us from sin, not the reward for having liberated ourselves.
Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary - By J.D. Greear