Romans 8:1-There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, who walk not according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.
Condemnation-The act of condemning or pronouncing to be wrong. Declaring an evildoer to be guilty and can refer to the punishment inflicted on man because of that guilt.
Without Jesus mankind stands condemned before a Holy God, not only because of the sins of Adam, but also because of our own sins.
It is sin that separates us from God. It began with our first parents, Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden.
It is sin that brings upon condemnation in our lives. But, if you are in Christ Jesus, you are no longer condemn.
Many people that confess Christ are still walking around in condemnation. I urge you on today to ake up your authority in scripture by faith and believe what it says concerning you. If Christ lives in you, you are no longer condemn!
According to scripture, if you have confessed your sins, accepted Gods' atoning work at Calvary and claim it as the penalty for your sins and if you are living according to the spirit and not the flesh, you are no longer condemn.
Yes, we allstruggle daily with different issues in different ways. We struggle with decisions and desires. Daily deciding to do what God wants us to do and what we want to do.
Yes, the flesh will put up a fight. The Apostle Paul calls this "war in the spirit" that daily takes place on the inside of all of us, therefore do not be surprised by it.
The question to be answered by this "war" that is taking place on the inside of us is who will rule our day? The flesh or the Spirit of God? You do know that you have a choice right?
This struggle within is unfortunately one of the consequences of our sinful nature that wars against the spiritual man that lives within us too.
When the Apostle Paul says you are no longer condemn, he is not saying that you will not have any struggles, you will not fail nor that you will not make mistakes. That is when you repent. What Paul is saying is that if you are in Christ Jesus by faith in Him, you are no longer condemn.
If you are not in Christ Jesus and He is not in you, you are condemned.
The key to living this Christian life is to be controlled by the Holy Spirit who came to live inside of us the moment we made our confession of faith in Christ Jesus. It is the Holy spirit that gives us the strength, power and ability to fight the flesh.
It is the Holy Spirit that gives the Christian that which is needed to walk worthy of the calling with which we have been called as believers in Christ Jesusl.
Unless we are controlled by the Spirit of God, we will never walk in humility, love, unity, understanding, wisdom and the light of Christ. It is only through the Holy Spirit that you and I can live a life of righteousness through Chris.
To walk without the Spirit of God is to walk in condemnation.
To walk with the Spirit of God is to live without condemnation. It is only through the Holy Spirit that condemnation is brought under subjection and authority of God’s Word.
We cannot live this Christian life apart from God’s Holy Spirit that lives on the inside of us. Jesus Himself declares these words in John 15:5- "I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing
Being controlled by any other spirit than the Spirit of God will cause you to live a life of condemnation.
The good news on today is that those who walk after the spirit and not after the flesh are no longer condemn.
Indeed this Christian journey is a spiritual battle.
As Christians we must know and believe that we are engaged in a daily battle between good and evil. Satan, the great deceiver, is always trying to destroy us by any means necessary. He will lie and attempt to condemn us anyway he can and most of all he will do his best in trying to keep us from a strong personal relationship with God our Father.
John 10:10 The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance.
The filling and controlling of the Holy Spirit is a profound reality in the believer's life, and understanding it can change your life.
The Holy Spirit changed my life and I am no longer the same. There is no way that you can claim to have had an encounter with the Christ and remain the same.
Know this one thing: Today, we who confess Christ as Lord and Savior in our lives are not condemned because all the sins of our entire life have already been condemned in the body of Christ Jesus at the cross on Calvary. Jesus bore it all!
Yes, He paid the price for your and my sin with blood.
Where are you on today? Feeling condemned? If so, I urge you to seek a personal relationship with God for He alone through His Holy Spirit can free you from condemnation.
There is no work for you to do, the work has already been done! JESUS PAID IT ALL, ALL TO HIM I OWE, SIN HAD LEFT A CRIMSON STAIN, HE WASHED IT WHITE AS SNOW.
God bless and do tell the Lord thank you for there is now therefore no condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus who walk after the spirit and not after the flesh.
By the blood of Christ, you and I have been redeemed. There is no more shame nor condemnation!