Sunday, November 14, 2010

Are you living in condemnation?

How often I have found myself under condemnation and even hiding from God because of the suspicion that He is blaming me! Has this happened to you?

Could you be putting the blame on the wrong Person? Romans 8:31 says that God is for us. God does not want us to live in guilt. God condemned sin in our Lord Jesus. Sin was paid for and when we believed on our Lord Jesus we were justified.
Though Condemnation still exists, it is not from God. God convicts of sin, but He doesn't condemn us. Conviction is for our good. It helps us to change but condemnation leads to punishment.

Of course when we sin or do wrong things we walk out of God's will. We may experience condemnation from society, Satan and personal conscience but it is not from God! Jesus makes intercession for us so He cannot condemn and interceed at the same time!
Satan is the one who condemns us, but the Holy Spirit has given us the power to escape that condemnation.

Romans 8:1 "There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit."

No comments: