“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. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death” (Rom 8:1, 2)
This is one of the greatest promises in the Bible. It is not enough to quote it. You must live in it and experience its power. It will totally change the way you think and behave. It says clearly that for the born again Christians there is no ‘condemnation’. It means 0% condemnation! The devil attacks and brings condemnation on many believers. You must identify and reject this painful lie!
To understand better what is there to reject, let’s see what condemnation means. To condemn it means to declare you wrong and evil after examining the evidence. It means to pronounce you guilty and sinful. This pronouncement is served by a higher authority than you. If you listen to the lies of the devil as your judge it means that you have set him as your authority. But Jesus Christ is the highest authority in heaven and on earth. This is how the devil tempts you: the devil says that he is your judge and you, child of God, have to wait for his examination and judgment. That is a lie! He can never be a fair and merciful judge to you! He hates you because he hates God who is your Father. No matter what you do, he will say you are wrong, evil and guilty. There is no need to beg the devil for he has no mercy. Everything this fake judge says is a lie, including your sentence and your condemnation. The devil says be guilty! The Holy Spirit says you are free! Lies are chains of bondage. Truth sets you free! I chose to believe the Holy Spirit! I reject the contrary voice which is a lie.
But there is still a problem. It is hard for you to believe the truth. The problem is that you are standing in the wrong court! My friend, your feet are standing in the wrong court! God has already judged your sins on the body of Jesus Christ, your Savior and your Lord. That is why Jesus died, so that you can be free. Because Jesus lives, you shall live also. Because Jesus has made you free, you shall be free indeed. Free from the punishment, shame and guilt of sin. Your case has been decided two thousand years ago, on the Cross of Calvary. You are saved and freed by the Blood of the Lamb.
What are you doing in the devil’s fake court? Why are you there listening to the lies of the devil? Right now, I command you to run away! Leave the world of sin, darkness, manipulations and lies! Run to the Cross of Christ, run to the light! Do not be foolish but understand the will of God. No more guilt! Even if you do mistakes that you cannot repair, even then, repent and move forward. Do you hear me? No more guilt! That is the end of the matter!
This is my testimony: for more than 10 years I have not indulged in feelings of guilt. Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday, today and forever (Heb 13:8). I too I am like my Lord. My past, my present and my future are all a testimony of the power of the Blood of Jesus, by which I am set free! I am happy today. I cannot be feeling guilty and sad because of my past. I cannot be anxious and sad about my future. I shout from the roof tops: Jesus died for me! I am saved! It is well with my soul! Jesus is Lord over my life! I reject guilt, grudge, doubt, fear and bitterness. My life shines with the glory of God! Let the devil run away disgraced and defeated for he cannot deceive me with his lies anymore! Stand straight, child of God. Rejoice, for this is the time to rejoice! Glory to God!