Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Romans 8:1  New American Standard Bible
As a believer,  have you ever had a thought from something you did in the past that tried to ride your mind or just bug you.  Perhaps with the nagging thought, “Remember what you did?  You know that was not right!”  It could be something from a very recent incident, perhaps just a few moments ago.  Those are thoughts of condemnation and they are not from God the Father or Jesus or The Holy Ghost.  Those thoughts are from the devil.  Do you know who else had to deal with such thoughts?  The Apostle Paul.  Before Paul was Paul he was Saul and guess what his job was?  Persecuting and murdering or overseeing the murder of Christians!!!  Because of Jesus and His Grace, Saul became Paul and Paul went on to write over 3/4 of the New Testament.   But do you know Paul still had to deal with those thoughts especially at the beginning of his conversion.

Not only did he have his own thoughts to deal with, but I am sure that many people brought up constant reminders of what he used to do.  Paul had to overcome those things and by the grace of God he did.  Paul talked about those things.

Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead. Phillipians 3:13 English Standard Version

The word condemnation is the greek word katakrima. Katakrima means the exact sentence of condemnation handed down after the due process of establishing guilt.  So in order for condemnation to work the enemy has to convince you that you are guilty.  But you are not guilty YOU ARE RIGHTEOUS!!!  Jesus took all your guilt, sin and shame on and in His person at the Cross.  Condemnation also means the punishment for after guilt has been established.  Jesus took all our punishment.

4Yet it was our weaknesses he carried;
it was our sorrows that weighed him down.
And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God,
a punishment for his own sins!
5But he was pierced for our rebellion,
crushed for our sins.
He was beaten so we could be whole.
He was whipped so we could be healed.
6All of us, like sheep, have strayed away.
We have left God’s paths to follow our own.
Yet the LORD laid on him
the sins of us all.

Isaiah 53:4-6 New Living Translation

Since Jesus took our punishment, you cannot be punished or condemned because the same crime cannot be tried twice.  So  never allow the enemy to condemn you with anything because all your sins have been covered by The Blood of Jesus.

All the “blessed” to you!!! Shalom!


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