KEY SCRIPTURE: Rom 8:1 KJV” There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit”.
Our key scripture tells us there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Those ‘who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. To walk after the Spirit is to acknowledge that it is Christ who is personally at home in you. Whatever you do or achieve is done by Him. What does it mean to be condemned.? To be condemned is to be judged and cast down. Many children of God are living under condemnation. It is a feeling of failure coupled with rejection and God’s anger against them. A guilty consciousness aggravates this sense of condemnation. The man who feels condemned cannot amount to anything good for the Lord. He would not be able to possess any promised blessings. A feeling of condemnation can stir up all kinds of diseases in the individual. It is not the will of the father to see His children feeling condemned.
The root cause of the feeling of condemnation is a life in the flesh. As the king James version states it, a man who does not count his Christian experience on the bases of the presence of the Spirit of Christ at work in him would attribute everything to himself, whether failure or success. When such a person is successful, he attributes it to his efforts. When he fails, he feels defeated, guilty and rejected? The Lord condemns no one. It is one’s own self-justification that gives way to this sense of condemnation. God does not condemn anyone in Christ
IF you are feeling condemned in any way, please note that it does not come from the Lord. Rom 8:34 KJV” Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.” It is your own personal inconsistencies and refusal to acknowledge that it is no more you that does anything. It is not what you achieve that matters, rather all praise and glory goes to Christ. He works through you; He receives the glory. With this understanding no situation can make you feel condemned.
I never feel condemned, for I live not for myself but for Christ. It is Christ who expresses Himself through me. I have no successes to glory in, neither do I have any failure to be guilty about, He receives all the glory.
Philippians 2:13 KJV” For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.”
2 Corinth 5:15 KJV” And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again”.