Guilt: God’s Internal Alarm System

Guilt is not a popular dinnertime topic. Yet it is something we all experience. The common reactions to feelings of guilt include denial, trivialization, covering up, avoidance, blame shifting, rationalization, dulling the emotions and one’s conscience with an addiction, anaesthetizing the soul with psychiatric medication, or punishing oneself. Such responses invariably point to a “negative view” of guilt and thus a hesitation or unwillingness to face feelings of guilt, one of the “indicators of the soul“.

Do you have a smoke detector in your home? I have one, which can also detect carbon monoxide and thus will send a signal upon detection. When there is smoke in your home from a fire or carbon monoxide poisoning you will be thankful for the alarm system. You will probably leave your home quickly, thankful for your safety. Now what if those feelings of guilt function like a spiritual alarm system when something is “smoldering” deep in your soul? What if this is actually God calling you to forgiveness, repentance, healing, restoration and to a deeper relationship with Him? True, feelings of guilt are “not pleasant”, but neither is smoke which can irritate the eyes and much more. It takes courage to face our pain, our past, or our guilt. But what if the “negative feelings” are designed to lead you to an incredibly positive outcome? Is it possible that you are “guilty” of a negative view of guilt?

I invite you to listen to my audio message on Freedom from Guilt which develops the theme of how guilt can lead us to God’s grace.

Author: Dieter K Mulitze, PhD

Dieter has written three books on the ministry of transforming and healing prayer. One of Dieter’s main roles in this ministry is teaching the seminar series and speaking at conferences. Dieter’s three books serve to articulate and strengthen the theology and practice of the ministry of transforming prayer for the whole person. Dieter graduated from the U. of Guelph (BSc) and holds a PhD in quantitative genetics from the U. of Saskatchewan. Dieter was an associate professor with the University of Nebraska, and has co-authored scientific papers in several professional journals. He is a graduate of Regent College, Vancouver, B.C., with the Master of Christian Studies (MCS) degree, concentrating in spiritual theology. Dieter has served as an elder in a number of churches. Dieter is bi-vocational, serving as the Chief Scientific Officer for Agronomix Software, a software development company which develops, distributes and supports a software application for plant breeders and agronomists worldwide. With his experience in the corporate world, Dieter has also taught on the theology of work. Dieter is no stranger to international travel – having lived in Syria and Morocco for a total of 6 years and travelling to over 50 countries worldwide for business or ministry. Dieter and his wife Ellen live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. They have one daughter, Karissa, who lives in France with her husband and children.

3 thoughts

  1. This message strikes at the core of the soul through the light, love and truth of Jesus, with Holy Spirit healing power, bringing conviction, repentance, forgiveness, restoration, grace and freedom in Christ.

    There is no other way to wholeness and true freedom for our wounded human souls apart from Christ Jesus.

    This is the HOPE of our Heavenly Father
    WHO’S LOVE is far greater than our
    sin and guilt and shame (see also the anointed message on “Shame“)
    Our Heavenly Father so loved us that HE gave Jesus to die for us on the cross and rise again in glory, so that we may be free of guilt and shame and be reconciled to HIM through Christ and in turn,
    to ourselves and one another.

    This is an anointed message to ‘’heal the
    brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound “ (Isaiah 61:1)

    May GOD Bless this ministry abundantly in Jesus Name


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