KEY SCRIPTURE: Romans 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.
Condemnation is one of the main roots of human problems. This can be seen in the experience of our first parents, Adam and Eve. The Bible says they ruled over all of God’s creation until they sinned against God. They had fellowship with God without any feeling of fear or intimidation. After they sinned, they started hiding from God’s presence. What brought the fear? It was that deep feeling of condemnation. Man’ s problem of fear for whatever it may be proceeds from a deep seated root of condemnation. Condemnation robs you of every sense of security, superiority, acceptance and finally leaves you vulnerable. Fear also leads to stress.
Stress is a feeling of discomfort and a deep emotional instability. These three states become the root cause of more recognizable challenges. They include anger, sicknesses, failure in a number of endeavors. There are some Christians who are living very frustrated lives because they feel inadequate and condemned. Some Pastors are also struggling deep down in their hearts and even feel like giving up. My good news to you is that God says He does not condemn you. The Lord told the woman brought to Him, who was accused of adultery, that neither do I condemn you, go and sin no more. (John 8:11)
He says He does not condemn you. He says further’, allow me to take over your life and consciousness’. As apostle Paul said, it is no longer I that lives but Christ who lives in me (Gal 2:20). With Him you are perfectly righteous, you are endured with an incomparable power. All devils are subjected to you because He is in charge of your life. You have no condemnation, no fear and no stress. You reign in life by the abundant grace received through Christ. Stop living in the flesh and put on Christ, so you would walk in the Spirit. Remember grace simply means Jesus living through you.
I have put on Christ. I have His righteousness, His wisdom and His supernatural power, I cannot feel condemned because it is Christ who expresses Himself through me. I reign in life, making exploits wherever I go.
Romans 5:17 KJV” For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)”
Galatians 3:27 KJV” For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ”.