GET TOGETHER- FREE FROM CONDEMNATION
Ro 8:1 ¶ There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.
If there is one thing that I have learned from over twenty-three years as a Pastor/Evangelist and for twenty-nine years as a Christian it is that Satan hates for Christians to know that we have been forgiven of our sinful pasts. Praise God for the many passages that are in the Book of Romans that remind us that God has forgiven the repentant sinner by faith in the Blood of Jesus and therefore we are free from condemnation. Ro 3:24-26 being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed, to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus. Paul goes on to say this in Ro 5:1 ¶ “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” And in Ro 5:9,10 Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.
Now I believe that there are a few reasons that the enemy wants to send that spirit condemnation toward God’s people. First of all, there is no forgiveness for his sin and he wants to convince us that there is none for ours. Also, he is miserable and desires to make God’s people miserable. Condemnation can make you feel miserable. Another thing is that if he can convince us that we are not forgiven he knows that we cannot share the good news of being free from condemnation with a world that is lost and is under condemnation. Jesus said it like this: Joh 3:18 “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”
I have found that a lot of times when the enemy brings up my sinful past that it comes before God is getting ready to do something very special. As I said earlier if the enemy can make us think that there is no forgiveness for the sins of our past then he can paralyze us from sharing this good news with others. And all of us are called to share the Gospel with others.
A few nights ago, the enemy really tried to attack my mind about sins from my past. The Holy Spirit is always so good. I attended a service Sunday morning and a couple sung very anointed and very passionately one of my favorite’s about the price that Jesus paid for us to be forgiven and to be free from condemnation. The song was Jesus Paid It All. I am sure that most of you have heard the song. But at the end of this message I will post a link that you can hear the song and listen to it. Maybe you have heard the song many, many times. Don’t ever take lightly the high price that was paid so that you and I can be forgiven from condemnation both eternally and here on this earth.
As I was thinking about the passion that this song was sung with yesterday morning I thought about this passage. 1Co 14:26 ¶ How is it then, brethren? Whenever you come together, each of you has a psalm, has a teaching, has a tongue, has a revelation, has an interpretation. Let all things be done for edification.
The song that was sung not only blessed the Lord, but it edified the believer. And as one of those that the enemy will often try to bring that spirit of condemnation toward tears flowed from my eyes! It is great to be free from condemnation. Again, in Romans the Apostle Paul gives us these words to help us to walk free of the condemnation and shame that Jesus paid the price for us to be free from!
Ro 8:31 –39 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written: “For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. “Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.(NKJV)
Let Us Pray
We thank You Jesus for the precious blood that You shed at Calvary that frees us from condemnation and shame. We thank You that You have paid the ultimate price for our freedom. Help us through the Holy Spirit to walk in that freedom in a way that brings glory to Your Holy Name!
In Jesus Name
Here is the link. Sing it and celebrate your freedom from condemnation forever and ever! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FHwdx5BIvc