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Now No Condemnation

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. Romans 8 v1-2
By the time you finish reading this post, you will be able to knock the devil off his perch. This is his weapon that I am going to expose again.
He has used it to keep Christians away from realising their full potential in Christ. This weapon is called condemnation. He uses condemnation, instilling a feeling of guilt in people for the mistakes and the short comings they make. Have you ever noticed how guilty you feel when you sin and how you feel unworthy before God when you know deep inside that you were not supposed to do what you will have just done?

sin is evil and nothing to tolerate. However this does not pose a justifiable reason for us to resort to Old Testament doctrines on sin.

The devil then takes advantage of the sin and bombards your mind and conscience with the memory of the wrongs that you will have done. Why really does he do this? Well, the devil knows very well that Christians are so uneducated and ignorant of the effects and meaning of the death of Jesus on the cross, they do not know exactly how they ought to live and what God thinks about them now. So much reference is made to the Old Testament and even today, 80% of the messages preached in modern Churches are based on the Old Testament, and this does nothing but keep Christians away from knowing what Jesus really died for. Such a message as this one you are reading will be considered as blasphemous especially to Christians who are so much being indoctrinated with knowledge of the Old Testament, the law, the law of sin and death.
The opening scripture tells us that there is no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus. I want you to know something pretty important about that scripture. The scholars who translated the Bible into English added all those words (who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit). The words were not there in the original script but the Scholars failed to believe that such a thing was possible, but the original script read, There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, and ended there. The scholars failed to believe it because they were convinced that one had to work and put extra effort to be free from condemnation. The condition for anyone to be free from condemnation is not walking after the spirit, but the only qualification is being in Christ Jesus through faith (Ephesians 3v17). The Bible says if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are past away; behold, all things are become new (2 Corinthians 5v17). It says the man who is in Christ is a new creature, so there is no condemnation to such a person because he is a new creature, born of God and with no past for which you can condemn him. It was too hard for the scholars to believe this and they ended up changing the original Bible to suit what they believed. The Gospel of Christ is too simple and its simplicity has caused it to be rejected across the Christianity divide because believers have been taught that you have to work hard for you to be in good books with God. Now we know brethren that we live not in the Old Testament but in the New Testament. During the Old Testament days there was a law which was operating, and this law was called the law of sin and death. This was the same law that consisted of immediate punishment for sin. Just remember how Gehazi was cursed and became leprous just because of collecting an offering from Naaman (2Kings 5v27). That is an example of the law of sin and death. No one could ever be free in his mind after missing the mark by sinning but rather he would have a lot of guilt feeling and self-condemnation because of that mistake. Now the Bible tells us that we are now free from that law because we are in Christ Jesus. Just remember that woman in John 8 who was caught in the very act of
adultery. They condemned her and brought her to Jesus to snap up His opinion. Instead of urging them to stone her, Jesus just asked them to only stone her if none of them had ever committed sin in their lives. They all went away one by one and left Jesus alone with the woman. Jesus did not condemn her, but He forgave her and let her go. That was a pure demonstration of what the New Testament is all about, freedom from the law of sin and death. This then explains one thing; no one has a right to feel guilty for committing sin, because there is no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus. By telling you these things I am not condoning sin, but I am telling you the reality of what Jesus’ death really means. Many people have mistaken teachers of the New Testament for people who support sin just because God forgives. However this does not pose a justifiable reason for us to resort to Old Testament doctrines on sin because their perspectives are based on the law of sin and death. Folks, sin is evil and nothing to tolerate.
There is another law that is now in operation, and that law is called the law of the Spirit of life. That is the law which is the backbone of the New Testament, and under that law, there is therefore now no condemnation. The law of the Spirit of life does not condone self or external condemnation. It is a law that teaches us to run to God for forgiveness with confidence. The Bible says in Hebrews 4v16: let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. Now do you see what the law of the Spirit of life says? We should come boldly, confidently to God’s throne, the throne of grace to obtain mercy and grace. We ought to pray with confidence and boldness and not with fear, shame, inferiority, condemnation, trembling and feeling guilty.
In one way or the other, guilt is a sin. Watch this: In Isaiah 43v25, God says I, even I, am He that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins. God says it Himself that He will not remember your sins. If God says something in His Word we ought to believe it. The Bible says whatever is not of faith is sin (Romans 14v23), and that means if you do not believe that God has forgiven you when you asked for forgiveness, you are simply not acting in faith and that according to Romans 14v23 is sin.  Unbelief is sin. It is difficult to believe that God is not mad at you but if you choose to believe the Word more than your conscience you will experience victory over condemnation. God is not a man; He is not a human being. He cannot be limited by emotions, whatever you can do, God can forgive. That means you have every right to receive forgiveness for sins and be thou very confident that God forgives and forgets, He is not like your friend who says he has forgiven you but next week he will be saying, ”do you remember that you lied to me about my money which you had stolen for which I forgave you?“ Therein lies the difference between God and man. God forgets sin, because He is too holy such that His mind cannot accommodate memories of your sins. Take advantage of this truth and seek God when you make a mistake. Do not feel guilty, you do not lose your salvation, you will still be loved by God. All it takes is not walking after the spirit like the scholars said; all it takes is being in Christ and having faith in that identity because faith is the universal currency in the kingdom of God. It takes faith; the Bible says we are justified by faith (Romans5v1). To be justified means to God we are Just-As-If we never sinned. We were justified, in other words we were declared not guilty. Now this is a typical scenario of what happens when you sin. You are taken to court. In that court, God is the Judge (2 Timothy4v8), Jesus is your lawyer (1John 2v1) and the devil is the complainant, the Bible calls him the accuser of the brethren (Revelation 12v10). Now imagine such a court, do you in any way think that the devil can win in such a court scenario? I bet he won’t, the devil is a loser and so is his mother in law. There is no reason ladies and gentlemen for us to feel guilty because of a sin for which we have been justified, declared not guilty by God the Judge through Jesus the advocate. No one has a right to condemn you. The devil cannot rear up his ugly head and tell you that you are nothing before God. When you make a mistake, do not let him condemn you, run to God and say God I am sorry, after that, rejoice and know that God has forgiven you and declared you not guilty. You are justified and sanctified through the blood of Jesus, and do you know what you need to qualify? You need faith! I tell you the truth brethren, my conscience bearing me witness and before God I lie not; if you make use of this truth you will never be a victim to the devil’s suggestions, you will knock him out, knock him off his perch. I will explain to you in my next message about how you can live with a clear conscience, free of guilt and condemnation.
Stay blessed and till then remember,
Jesus Is Lord!!! TLG