There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. (Rom. 8:1)
One of the most perplexing issues of grace is the gift of no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus. Condemnation is simply coming under the judgment of God for our sins, which is our due penalty.The wages of sin is death, and every soul that sins must die. That is divine justice, and it must always be so as God will never change. However, those who are in Christ Jesus are in a place of grace where there is no condemnation. Adam sinned once and experienced death. As believers, we all know that even after we became born again, we have committed acts of sins from our thoughts, words or actions. But unlike Adam, we are not swallowed up by death again. Otherwise, Jesus will need to die again and again to save us repeatedly from the judgment of our sins.
But praise be to God, that He died once and for all! There is nothing more beautiful in our hearts like the freedom from the fear of judgment for our sins. A friend of mine, who is a pastor, once narrated a story to me in which he was in a car that was about to cash. They were all horrified, and he began to quickly confess his sins in order not to go to hell. I thought to myself, “what bondage to live in”! Is this how uncertain our salvation is? What if the accident occurred without him being able to confess his sins? Do we believe Jesus did what we preach He did? That He was condemned for our sins, that whoever is in Him should not be condemned?
There is no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus. For those who are not in Christ, that is a different question. We all know where we belong. The reason we are not judged is not that sin is no longer sinful. It is because God already judged the sins of humanity on the body of His dear Son. The day will come when God will judge the sins of those who refuse to receive the sacrifice of Christ. We are not part of this company. We are the chosen ones. Live for God, free of every condemnation, fear of judgment, slavish guilt or the bondage of unworthiness. Christ is our all! Praise the living God for His Son!
The Word in your mind and mouth (1 Tim 4:15; Josh 1: 8)
Speak the words of Romans 8:1 above again and again until your spirit gets a hold of them.
Water the Seed (word) to grow. Invite the Spirit’s strength! (Isa 32:15; Zach 4:6)
Praise God for the mystery of grace. Thank Him for the sacrifice of His Son, to be the atonement for the sins of the world.
APPLY THE WORD TODAY!
Your door to a blessed life today is doing God’s Word. Refuse to be a hearer or reader only! (James 1:22-26)
The best thing you can ever do in your life is to take your eyes off you and put them on Christ! Christ is the reason why there is no condemnation for you, as long as your eyes are on Him. The truth is that you become what God says you are by keeping your eyes on Christ. As you see Him, you become like Him. No matter what happens, remember that Christ is your righteousness. He wants you free from the fear of judgment, guilt, and condemnation that you can live fully for Him in praise, thanksgiving, holiness, and righteousness!
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